Vitamins for Senior Women

Vitamins for senior women are much different in some ways than men, while in other ways they are the same.

Women naturally have different needs than men and there also seems to be more women than men who are vegans or vegetarians and this also brings in a certain challenge or need for nutrients.

There are several key vitamins for senior women and like men; they will also include some other nutrients.

Vitamins for Senior Women

They will include the following

  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • B-12
  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • B-6
  • Vitamin D
  • Folic Acid
  • Fish Oil

Let’s start with Coenzyme Q-10 as the first of the vitamin for senior women although technically is not a vitamin.

Instead it is considered a fat soluble antioxidant and is considered to be perhaps the best anti-aging nutrient out there.

However, before discussing tis nutrient it may be helpful to understand the difference between fat soluble and water soluble.

Water soluble nutrients of any kind dissolve in water and are easily flushed through your body, thus the need for a daily intake in some form.

Fat soluble nutrients, on the other hand, dissolve in fat and as a result can easily be stored in your body tissues.

Coenzyme Q-10

Because of this you will need to be very cautious with fat soluble nutrients and not overtake them.

There is however, one exception to water soluble vitamins and that is B-12 which will be covered later.

Coenzyme Q-10 has proven to slow the aging process and this is why it is covered first for the Vitamins for senior women.

I have yet to meet a women not concerned about aging.

However, it is also a very powerful anti-oxidant that helps to fuel the production of the energy found in your cells.

This is very important if you have a family history of any type of cancer or heart disease.

It is critical if you are a vegan or vegetarian as meats and fish is where it is found in a daily diet.

Next on the list is B-12 which is also a very powerful energy nutrient and is also vital for vegans and vegetarians.

It helps boost your metabolism which helps you keep off weight and also helps make red blood cells.

A Word of Warning

However here is a word of warning from experience.

While it is classified as a water soluble vitamin it is stored naturally in your liver from food sources.

This is a nutrient that needs to be checked by your physician via blood tests.

I take this nutrient because I like a couple of glasses of wine and alcohol depletes it from your body.

My wife took it for energy reasons in large doses and now has stopped entirely because of high levels in her blood.

She does not drink at all so be very careful with this nutrient unless you drink or are a vegan or vegetarian.

Next on the list of vitamins for senior women is Beta-carotene and your body naturally changes it into Vitamin A which is well known for vision as well as soft skin and tissues.

When you combine it with Vitamin A you add a double layer of protection against several issues as we age.

Perhaps these 2 nutrients biggest tasks are fighting the onset of age-related muscular degeneration.

As we all know, this is the leading cause of blindness for all adults over 50 and combined they help relieve oxidative stress as well as protection of the retina.

Next on the list of vitamins for senior women is Vitamin C and E, both very powerful anti-oxidants.

Vitamin C is essential in the healing of any type of wound or injury but it also helps to increase noradrenaline.

Noradrenaline is a powerful brain chemical that helps with both memory and concentration. Vitamin E helps in the fight to keep your cells healthy and fighting this aging process we are experiencing.

However, it also has one other very important function; cell membrane integrity.

Because of its importance with cell integrity it lays the groundwork for B-6 to do its job.

B-6 works in this battle as it helps boost metabolism and helps with brain functions.

It is considered to be perhaps the most critical of the nutrients in feeding your neurotransmitters, which send messages to your brain.  

Folic acid also helps the above nutrients with brain functions and supporting your spinal cords overall health.

However, it also plays perhaps its biggest role with your DNA and RNA.

A Weak DNA Structure

There is a lot of new evidence that a weak DNA structure that may cause it to change is one of the leading causes of cancer, especially in women.

Next on the list, just like with older men, is Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is critical in the absorption of calcium, especially as we age and experience this process.

If you are not getting the correct amounts of this nutrient and transporting calcium to your bones, you are at risk osteoporosis.

Finishing the list of vitamins for senior women is Fish Oil and my wife swears by it for several reasons.

It is well know that the highly unique fats found in fish help with keeping your joints healthy and loose as well as fighting off inflammation.

She recently had rotor-cup surgery and to her fish oil was a life saver in fighting through the process.

However, it does not end here for this nutrient, as it linked to brain functions in preventing moodiness and depression.

As I stated in the senior mens page, you do have a choice of selecting a multi-vitamin.

However, my wife agrees with me that taking these nutrients individually shows a lot better results.

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