There are a lot of health related issues that people have to deal with when they get old. The process of aging brings along weak bones and muscles, heart diseases, lack of energy, dementia and a lot of other problems. Along with a good diet and some light exercises, once you get old, you need to take some extra care too. There are a lot of supplements that you can take in order to maintain a good health.
Andrew Weil, MD, director of Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine says that for awesome aging; you need healthy whole food and enough exercise but strategically selected supplements can help keep that young-looking spirit in your step too.
Here, we are mentioning a few supplements that he recommends for six very common health issues in elderly people. But before adding any supplements to your current diet and the medicines that you take, you need to ask your doctor first.
Lack of energy
1. SUPPLEMENTS: Acetyl-L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid
There are energy producers in our cells called mitochondria. By taking combination of acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid the number of mitochondria (the energy producers ) in our cells increases and becomes more efficient.
Dosage: Take 1,000 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine and 200-400 mg of alpha-lipoic acid one time in a day.
2. SUPPLEMENT: Rhodiola
It is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body fight a variety of stressors and upsurge the energy levels in our body.
Dosage: 100-400 mg of a standardized extract once a day