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Disclaimer: I am not an RD nor, as I would choose if I could take time to do it and the other 3 more degrees I’d love to have, a functional Certified Nutritionist. I do share based on research for and included in my soon to be released You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula For Women. 

Seeking Ways to Make the Most of Your Fitness Dividends and Boost Energy?

A few tips on just how to do that. If you’re not taking at least one of these below, there’s a chance you’ll feel better if you do. 75% of my clients feel better and suffer from fewer digestive issues (pending they’ve cleaned up emotional stress that contributes to belly aches) with an enzyme or a probiotic. I personally needed an Iron supplement last summer and stopped feeling breathless running at altitude within a week.

Who needs Iron?

You very well do if you:

  • are premenopausal
  • are pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • have kidney failure, ulcers or gastro-intestinal disorders,
  • workout out intensely
  • follow a vegan or vegetarian diet

How much?

18 mg taken apart from a multi on an empty stomach at midday. That is, if you (ideally) have a multi that you take am and pm doses of, you want your iron midday so it won’t compete with nutrients in the multi.

Do you need an enzyme?

Digestive enzymes are optional if you’re healthy and habitually avoid processed foods. Yet even cooking can deplete enzymes that allow optimal absorption of nutrients. Look for a product that contains amylase, protease, and lipase as well as bromelain, ox bile, pancreatin, papain, pepsin and betaine HCL.

What’s in a probiotic?

Look for labels that state 5-7 billion viable organisms and a brand with as many different types of probiotic species as possible (at least five).

Prefer to eat them?  Kombucha, sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, – it only takes a couple forkfuls or a few sips a day.

Chances are if you have been ill have or take antibiotics a pill form of probiotic may get more good gut guys into your system and speed gut healing.

~Debra


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