As women get older so their basic vitamin and nutritional needs will change. With a bombardment of supplements out there promising to be the holy grail, what are the best daily pills for women over 40?
Vitamin K activates proteins that play a role in blood clotting, calcium metabolism and heart health.
One of its most important functions is to regulate calcium deposition.
In other words, it promotes the calcification of bones and prevents the calcification of blood vessels and kidneys.
Vitamin K has been shown to provide protection against tooth decay and chronic disease.
In a study published in the National Library of Health, vitamins K1 and K2 as essential vitamins required for human health were looked at.
The study’s main message was that vitamin K may be a useful adjunct for the treatment of osteoporosis.
It may also significantly reduce morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular health by reducing vascular calcification.
Vitamin K2 appears promising in the areas of diabetes, cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Other important vitamins recommended by experts for women over 40 include:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Omega-3 fish oils.