Vitamins to take for women over 50

addietief Community Member December 29, 2007
  • I am a 54 year old women who is concerned with taking the right type of vitamins.  What vitamins should I be taking and how much of each should I take?
5 Comments
  • Anonymous
    bcominghealthy
    Oct. 22, 2009

    If you are showing no particular deficiency signs and your diet is balanced and healthy then you probably don't need to take any.  You need to be careful not to 'overdose' on some vitamins (i.e. get them from your diet and then more from a supplement) as they can cause damage to internal organs.

     

    Best advice - check your general eating habits to...

    RHMLucky777

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    If you are showing no particular deficiency signs and your diet is balanced and healthy then you probably don't need to take any.  You need to be careful not to 'overdose' on some vitamins (i.e. get them from your diet and then more from a supplement) as they can cause damage to internal organs.

     

    Best advice - check your general eating habits to increase natural sources of vitamins and remove items that can deplete them.

  • Anonymous
    Marsha Watson
    Jan. 07, 2009
    I recently watched a talk show on ABC in the morning. They recommended the following Vitamins and supplements. Vitamin D. This vitamin is not produced by our body. We can only get this Vitamin mainly from the sun. Cod Liver Oil Fiber- Fibercon, Metamucil, Citicrel Ie Calcium -Viactive ie The program stated that these supplements are good in order to be a healthier...
    RHMLucky777
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    I recently watched a talk show on ABC in the morning. They recommended the following Vitamins and supplements. Vitamin D. This vitamin is not produced by our body. We can only get this Vitamin mainly from the sun. Cod Liver Oil Fiber- Fibercon, Metamucil, Citicrel Ie Calcium -Viactive ie The program stated that these supplements are good in order to be a healthier person. I saw this program during the first week of 2009. I hope this help. You can check with your doctor for better advise. Regards
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Jan. 10, 2010

      A supplement that has made a big difference in my life and of a few friends I shared this with is vitamin B-12, 1000mg.  I was waking up feeling tired and sluggish for a long time.  I felt a huge difference in my energy level after only 3 days of taking the B-12!  It is needed to turn food into energy.  It was a wonderful, cheap fix for...

      RHMLucky777

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      A supplement that has made a big difference in my life and of a few friends I shared this with is vitamin B-12, 1000mg.  I was waking up feeling tired and sluggish for a long time.  I felt a huge difference in my energy level after only 3 days of taking the B-12!  It is needed to turn food into energy.  It was a wonderful, cheap fix for me!

    • Red
      Red
      Aug. 16, 2012

      Thank you so much for sharing your exeperience - I am going to try your recommendations.  I too feel tired and sluggish but I feel that way ALL the time.  Doctors do not seem to be able to help.

       

      Thanks again

    • Red
      Red
      Aug. 16, 2012

      This was very good advice - thank you for s

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