70 is the new 50 right?

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You might have noticed how ageing has changed.

Gone are the days when everyone quietly retired at 65. Instead, many grown-ups have long, action-packed bucket lists and want to be out and about achieving them.

That means staying healthy and active for as long as possible. The right supplements can offer support.

Maybe your brain has great ideas but your knees and hips don’t agree? Or your joints are fine but your memory is flagging! Maybe you’re stressed, got a few aches and finding it hard to sleep peacefully?

Research shows B vitamins are supportive during times of stress, support a calm, balanced mood and healthy energy levels. They’re the ‘get up and go’ complex and also, essential to overall wellbeing. We don’t always get enough B vitamins in our diet because we tend to choose too many refined foods.

The mineral magnesium is also a good choice as it helps eases tension and supports muscle relaxation and healthy sleep. Sleep patterns can become disrupted in ageing and it’s common to have muscle tension.

Blackmores Executive B Stress combines B vitamins with the minerals magnesium, potassium and calcium to support the nervous system in stress and to support healthy sleep when taken regularly. You don’t take it at night but regular day time use is supportive of a healthy nervous response and peaceful sleep.

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Magnesium, on its own, can be taken before bed. Blackmores Muscle Magnesium is a high quality magnesium citrate with a pleasant lemon taste. A teaspoon in a glass of water, half an hour or so before bed makes a healthy night cap!

Healthy brains can benefit from curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric and found in Blackmores Brain Active™. This product is great for healthy working memory and thinking on your feet. Just one capsule a day is all you need.

And, the knees might benefit from some glucosamine and chondroitin, found in Blackmores Glucosamine 1500mg, Joint Formula and Joint Formula Advanced. These evidence-based formulations support joint comfort, flexibility and ease of movement.

If you are generally well and fit and free of niggles, don’t forget the value of a multivitamin as nutritional insurance to make up for deficiencies in your diet. Multivitamins are a good way to get key vitamins and minerals. Blackmores Focus Multi also contains ingredients for healthy eyesight and focussed thinking and Blackmores Exercise Multi also offers energy and antioxidant support with Siberian ginseng and green tea.

If you would like to know more about how Blackmores products can support health ageing, go to blackmoresnz.co.nz and check out the many products and health tips or phone the Naturopathic Advisory Line on 0508 75 74 73.