in your 40s

The age­ing process is start­ing to be no­tice­able in your skin and your mus­cles, and de­clin­ing gut health and stress can im­pact your over­all health.

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niacin (B3) Dr Rux­ton ad­vises, “In perimenopause, you can suf­fer sleep prob­lems, mood swings and en­ergy dips. Niacin can help with all of these.” Vi­ta­min A “Our diet used to sup­ply plenty, thanks to eat­ing more liver and an ar­ray of colour­ful veg­eta­bles, but now some women need more vi­ta­min A. Try a daily mul­ti­vi­ta­min if you think you may be low, for healthy eyes and skin.” in­ulin pow­der “Bloat­ing and con­sti­pa­tion can in­crease in your 40s, par­tic­u­larly due to stress. Pre­bi­otic fi­bre in­ulin can re­bal­ance the gut. Sprin­kle on por­ridge or over break­fast ce­real.” pro­bi­otics “Adding a pro­bi­otic boosts the im­pact of in­ulin. In­tro­duce it slowly, as you may get tem­po­rary wind!” Col­la­gen “Pro­tein isn’t just for gym go­ers, you need to main­tain mus­cle tone and joint health in later life too. It’s also great to start taking it now to coun­ter­act the nat­u­ral loss of elas­tic­ity in your skin as you get older.”

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