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As life expectancy continues to rise, we're doing everything we can to maintain our vitality as we age. This means staying fit and active, limiting our consumption of alcohol and tobacco and getting enough of the right nutrients.
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EPA and DHA — Each year, heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States, according to the CDC. Exercise, abstaining from smoking and maintaining a healthy weight and cholesterol levels are great ways to support your heart.
Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, found abundantly in fish oil, can promote healthy cholesterol levels. If you don't get enough fish in your diet, supplementing with fish oil such as our Ultra EPA + DHA can help you increase your omega-3 intake.
CoQ10 — Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant found naturally in all human cells that's critical for us to function properly. Organs that require more energy such as the heart, liver and kidneys contain the highest concentrations of CoQ10.
As we age, CoQ10 levels naturally decrease. Certain medications such as statins may also accelerate the depletion. Supplementing CoQ10 may help restore levels in the body that have decreased due to these factors.
Magnesium — Older adults are most likely to be deficient in magnesium because as we age, gut absorption of magnesium naturally decreases. In addition, older people tend to eat less magnesium in their diets than young people, according to the NIH. Magnesium is crucial for over 300 bodily functions and plays an important role in bone health, muscle and nerve function, blood pressure, and more.
Vitamin K2 MK-7 — Emerging studies show that Vitamin K2 plays a synergistic role alongside calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in maintaining healthy bones. K2 is said to regulate calcium in the body and direct it away from arteries and to bones.
Bone health is especially important for older women who are susceptible to osteoporosis, bone fractures and other complications from low bone density.
Vitamin D — One of the most common deficiencies in American adults is vitamin D. Aging is associated with a reduced ability for our skin to synthesize vitamin D naturally from sunlight, so supplementing vitamin D is even more important for older people.