September 28, 2023

Hey everybody! I’m going with a brief publish in the present day. Yesterday, my son invited some pals over to hang around. I took them to the archery vary and the basketball court docket. We had a ton of enjoyable, however I’m utterly worn out. I used to chase these youngsters everywhere in the playground once they had been younger. However I can’t sustain with them anymore. My proper knee is all achy in the present day and I awoke approach later than common. The youngsters additionally ate a ton of our meals! Now I see why some households’ grocery payments are so excessive. Anyway, I need to discuss a bit about dietary supplements in the present day. The query is – do I have to take extra dietary supplements as I become older?

Dietary supplements

This morning, Mrs. RB40 informed me she ran out of multivitamins. Okay, I’ll order some on-line. Whereas I’m at it, I can order another stuff too. I’ve been which means to be taught extra about different dietary supplements.

After I was in Thailand, my dad saved telling me to take noticed palmetto and cordyceps. He’s taking them on daily basis and thinks they’re useful. Nonetheless, I’m a bit skeptical. I at all times consider in case you eat proper, you don’t want dietary supplements. Additionally, I’m low-cost and don’t need to spend cash unnecessarily. However, I get older and wealthier. I can afford dietary supplements now. Possibly I ought to take some in the event that they’ll assist. Well being turns into extra necessary as we become older. Over these previous couple of years, I discovered that life is much more fulfilling once you’re wholesome.

At present, the one complement I take is omega-3 fish oil. My physician recommends it as a result of it helps decrease my triglycerides.  

Noticed palmetto

My dad is taking noticed palmetto to assist with the signs of BHP (enlarged prostate). He has to go to the restroom extra typically as of late. It seems like many older males have this drawback. He stated taking noticed palmetto now may assist me keep away from BHP. Apparently, noticed palmetto might scale back the extent of DHT, which might promote prostate enlargement and hair loss. That’s a whole lot of maybes.

I did some research on-line and it appears saw palmetto isn’t any more effective than a placebo. Hmm… Ought to I inform my dad about this? I assume if it makes him really feel higher, then simply let him take it. I’d in all probability skip it for now. I’ll ask my physician about noticed palmetto the following time I’m going in for a checkup.


Cordyceps is a fungus that turns ants and caterpillars into zombies. Try this video from the BBC.

Cordyceps is among the most prized substances in conventional Chinese language drugs. They’ve many useful properties together with anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, pro-sexual, and anti-HIV. Cordyceps additionally improves train efficiency and cardiovascular well being.

Wow, cordyceps looks as if an exquisite complement. Research have proven there are some real benefits to this fungus. There are unintended effects, however they’re typically delicate or nonexistent for most individuals.

Nonetheless, I’m a bit involved in regards to the worth disparity. A bottle of 200 cordyceps capsules from Walmart prices lower than $15. However 1 oz of complete fruiting physique price $50 from one other on-line store. Is a budget stuff as efficient because the costly specimens? I would like to determine the place to purchase this complement from. Subsequent time I’m going see my dad, I’ll deliver him one thing good.

Ought to I take extra dietary supplements?

I’m a bit reluctant to purchase extra dietary supplements. Nonetheless, I get older. Some dietary supplements could be useful to my well being. I’m not too anxious about the fee so long as it’s cheap. I don’t thoughts paying for one thing that may preserve me wholesome. It’s onerous to see my mother and pa take care of numerous illnesses of their 70s.

Many individuals should really feel the identical approach. The U.S. complement market is value $50 billion and rising yearly. Nonetheless, I don’t need to purchase one thing that’s ineffective. The noticed palmetto doesn’t appear to do a lot. The cordyceps sounds fairly good, although. I simply want to determine the place to purchase it.

Do you are taking dietary supplements? What are some good dietary supplements for folks over 50 years outdated?

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