Women experience lots of change throughout their lives, one of these changes being menopause. Menopause is the end of menstruation and can be explained as three stages; perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. Menopause is officially diagnosed once a woman has not had a period for 12 consecutive months. The postmenopausal stage includes the years after menopause, as the name suggests, during which menopausal symptoms tend to ease. Menopause is defined as the gradual decline in oestrogen, typically occurring at 51 years of age - although menopause can occur much earlier or later. The awareness of menopause has grown rapidly in the past few years, and nutrition for this life stage has grown with awareness. Our Multivitamin tablets for Women over 50 Years have been designed to suit your health requirements, including the following nutrients: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D3, E, K2, Biotin, Calcium Chromium, Copper, Folic acid, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium and Zinc. Our Multivitamin tablets also benefit from extracts of the Maca root and Sage leaf, two herbal extracts that provide health benefits suited towards a woman over 50 years.
Vitamin A is known as the vitamin to prevent night blindness, the deficiency disease of the vitamin that prevents optimal vision in poor light. Vitamin A also works with Copper to promote Iron metabolism which is required in the transportation of oxygen around the body. Each of our Multivitamin tabletsprovides 400mcg of Vitamin A.
The B vitamins
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) contributes to the normal function of the heart, psychological function and the nervous system. Additionally, Thiamine contributes to energy metabolism to convert oxygen and food into energy. Each of our Multivitamin tablets provides 5.93mg of Thiamine.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) aids vision, normal skin, the mucous membranes, and maintains red blood cells. By contributing to the normal metabolism of Iron, the vitamin reduces feelings of fatigue. This is further enhanced by the vitamin’s antioxidative properties.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, further enhanced by its energy-producing properties. Niacin is also required for normal functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of the mucous membranes, normal skin and reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B5 is also known as Pantothenic acid, a vitamin that contributes to mental performance, and the synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, Vitamin D and certain neurotransmitters. Vitamin B5 also helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue, working with the majority of B vitamins. One serving of these Multivitamin tablets provides 166% of the NRV for Vitamin B5.
The Vitamin B6 included in our Multivitamin tablets takes the form of Pyridoxine and contributes to the normal metabolism of homocysteine and the synthesis of cysteine, two of the amino acids that form the building blocks of protein. Vitamin B6 also plays a role in the nervous system, protein and glycogen metabolism and psychological function. Additionally, the vitamin helps in the regulation of normal hormonal activity which is important for women who are experiencing menopause.
Our Multivitamin tablets contain Methyl Cobalamin, a form of Vitamin B12 that naturally occurs in the body. Vitamin B12 contributes to the formation of red blood cells which are the most abundant cell in the blood. Red blood cells transport oxygen around the body, reducing feelings of fatigue and symptoms which women may experience in menopause. The vitamin also plays a role in the process of cell division, homocysteine metabolism and optimal functioning of the nervous system.
As a natural antioxidant, Vitamin C regenerates other antioxidants (such as Vitamin E), which enhances the optimal functioning of the immune system and reduces feelings of fatigue. Vitamin C also increases Iron absorption which is essential for women who have not yet experienced menopause. In addition, women benefit from Vitamin C as the vitamin contributes to collagen formation which is required for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, teeth and skin. Two of our Multivitamin Tablets for Women over 50 Years contains 100mg of Vitamin C, exceeding the daily NRV for women.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required for the utilisation and absorption of Calcium and Phosphorous, increasing the amount of calcium in the blood. Vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness - falling is a risk factor for bone fractures among women over the age of 60 years. Vitamin D3 is a type of Vitamin D that is naturally synthesised by the action of sunlight on the skin.
Our Multivitamin Tablets for Women over 50 Years contains Alpha-Tocopherol, the type of Vitamin E that is most readily absorbed by the human body. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative damage initiated by free radicals, molecules that are highly reactive and cause damage to DNA, proteins and lipids. One serving of our Multivitamin tablets provides 279% of the daily NRV.
Vitamin K2 is a type of Vitamin K that is most readily absorbed by the body. The vitamin contributes to normal blood clotting and the maintenance of normal bones which is useful for the older woman as bone density decreases with age, hence why bone strength is very important to maintain.
Women over the age of 50 years benefit from Biotin (Vitamin B7) as the nutrient helps to maintain normal hair and skin. Biotin is also required for normal psychological function, macronutrient metabolism and functioning of the nervous system. Each Multivitamin tablet offers 30% of the NRV for women.
Calcium helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women, hence its importance for the older woman as low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures. Calcium also contributes to normal blood clotting, neurotransmission and muscle function.
Chromium has two main functions: to contribute to the normal metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fats) and to help maintain normal blood glucose levels. Maintaining blood glucose levels benefits women as spikes and sudden falls in blood glucose can initiate sleep disturbances and mood changes, two factors that are also heightened during menopause.
Copper is a trace mineral that is essential for normal hair and skin pigmentation. This benefits women over the age of 50 years as hair tends to change colour with age. Copper also works with Vitamin A to aid the transportation of iron around the body. In addition, the mineral is a natural antioxidant and helps the immune system function optimally.
There are two forms of Vitamin B9; Folic acid and Folate. Folic acid is the form often used in supplements although the Folic acid provided in our Multivitamin Tablets for Women over 50 Years contains 97.5% pure Folate. Oxford Vitality offers 100% of the NRV for Folic acid in every two multivitamin tablets.
The main role of Iodine is to contribute to normal thyroid production and the formation of thyroid hormones. As women age, the thyroid gland often becomes less active, therefore certain bodily functions slow down which can cause dry skin and fatigue. Attaining an adequate intake of Iodine ensures that the thyroid gland operates optimally.
Iron is primarily known to reduce symptoms of fatigue as the mineral is a component of haemoglobin, the molecule that transports oxygen around the body. However, Iron also plays a role in optimal cognitive function, energy metabolism and cell division to renew cells. Each tablet provides 5.01mg of Iron.
Magnesium is an electrolyte that aids normal muscle function, further benefited by the mineral’s use in protein synthesis. Women over 50 years benefit from optimal Magnesium intake as the mineral helps to maintain normal bones and teeth, two bodily components that are very important to be aware of with age.
As well as contributing to normal energy production, Manganese plays a role in the maintenance of normal bones and connective tissue. The mineral is also a natural antioxidative and can be found in green vegetables, cereals, nuts and bread.
Like Biotin, Selenium is also widely supplemented for its properties to maintain nails and hair health. Selenium also works with the thyroid glands to ensure their full functionality and benefits the immune system. Two of our Multivitamin tablets provide 145% of the NRV for Selenium as each tablet contains 40mcg of Selenium.
Zinc has many benefits, including its contribution to the synthesis of DNA, the metabolism of macronutrients and Vitamin A, and the balance between acidity and alkalinity in the blood. Women also benefit from this trace mineral as Zinc is required to maintain normal hair, bones, skin and vision. As a natural antioxidant, Zinc also contributes to the health of the immune system.
Maca was traditionally taken by the Inca warriors in the Andes mountains of South America as the extract was believed to offer strength before battles. Nowadays, the extract from the Lepidium meyenii plant is still believed to offer strength properties, contributing to bone strength to prevent the reduction of bone density and prevent the risk of falls.
Sage is botanically known as the Salvis officinalis plant, originating from the Latin term salvere which means ‘to be saved’. Sage is believed to bring comfort to those who suffer from feelings of discomfort during menopause, contributing to a normal hormone balance. In addition, Sage benefits the body’s natural defence systems by providing anti-septic and antioxidative properties.
Our Multivitamin Tablets for Women Over 50 Years
All of our Multivitamin tablets are packed full to the brim with nutrients. This means that the tablet size of our Multivitamins for Women Over 50 Years is fairly large and we recommend against purchasing these tablets if you have trouble swallowing. Each tablet is shaped in the form of our large torpedo - for more information on tablet sizing, please click HERE.
This product is not suitable for vegetarians and vegans. This product may also contain traces of Gluten.
Please note - we advise you to contact your health professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication before use. Certain medications may interact with Vitamin K2, including those for diabetes and anti-coagulants, and Vitamin K2 supplements should not be taken alongside these medications.
We recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 product options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.