Your mom deserves the best, so why not treat her to a day or weekend out in her favorite area with her favorite people? But before you do that, make sure you boost her health too so she can enjoy Mother’s Day. Young or old, all mom’s can benefit from a little hydrating boost! So for fun weekends out, golf outings, or just hanging out by the pool, we’re here to help you both enjoy it!
This blog isn’t saying you should give your mom vitamins for Mother’s Day, but knowledge is power. It can even be a simple gesture of buying her more vitamins when you’re at the store! Regardless, today is all about celebrating your mom. What better way than to learn about ways to keep her healthy?
Vitamins That Are Perfect for Moms
Vitamin D and calcium are essential for a woman’s health. They work with your body’s natural estrogen hormones to strengthen and fortify your bones. Unfortunately, the older women get, the less estrogen their body produces — it starts dropping off in your mid-30s. That’s no reason to be alarmed though. It’s totally natural.
All it means is that your body is going to need a little extra help at fortifying and maintaining your bones. That’s where vitamin D and calcium come in.
Most vitamins have 2,000mg daily dose, which is healthy for the average woman. As always, talk with your doctor before taking new vitamins! They will tell you what vitamins and dosage are right for you, but you don’t need a prescription to take them.
Or, a good food source for vitamin D is tuna, mackerel, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. To boost your calcium intake eat cheese, yogurt, milk, and figs.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
We know, they sound gross. However, Omega-3 fatty acids are great for your heart. They help prevent irregular heartbeats, reduce plaque buildup in the arteries, inhibit inflammation and keep blood sugar levels in check.
The three main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is found mainly in plant oils such as flaxseed, soybean, and canola oils. DHA and EPA are found in fish and other seafood.
The recommended dose is 1,000mg of EPA and DHA omega-3s.
The older you are, the more vulnerable your system is to unhealthy bacteria. A healthy stomach means a healthier you. Probiotics help by replenishing the good bacteria in stomachs and digestive tracts. This helps boost its efficiency and health.
A good source of them are yogurt, kefir, kimchi, and dark chocolate (yum!).
Senior Vitamins For Senior Moms
If your mom is a senior or over the age of 60, her vitamins needs may be a little different. Dietary requirements change naturally as people get older and our stomach becomes a little less efficient.
Supplementing your mom’s diet with these key nutrients should help her stay on top of her game.
Even a mild vitamin B12 deficiency may put older adults at risk for dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
However, your stomach isn’t as efficient as processing foods that contain B12 when you get older. This often leads to vitamin B12 deficiency. Symptoms include:
Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness
Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
Constipation or diarrhea,
Loss of appetite,
Nerve problems like numbness or tingling
Depression, memory loss, or behavioral changes
Thankfully, you can circumvent the digestive tract all together with mobile IV hydration therapy. An IV places hydration and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, which increases absorption rate to nearly 100%. Our nurses come to you and your mother to deliver a hydrating IV that is filled with vitamins of your choosing. That means your mom can get the vitamin B12 she needs, and you can get the hydration you need to have a wonderful Mother’s Day together.
For Mothers in Their 70s
In addition to all of the vitamins we’ve listed here, moms in their 70s shouldn’t forget about protein.
When you hit your 70s, your ability to build muscle mass deteriorates. Your muscle mass is important to keep your immune system running strong. In other words, the less muscle mass you have, the less efficient your immune system is.
The good news is that supplementing protein is pretty easy. There are plenty of protein powders or pills to help increase lean body mass and muscle. Talk with your mom and her doctor to make sure this is right for her! She’ll appreciate it too — you showing an interest in her health is the ultimate sign that you care and love her.
From us at IV Revival, happy Mother’s Day!