Supplements for Women Over Age 40

Today’s segment comes from a show that originally aired October 17, 2011. We see the top supplements for women over age 40. Dr. Oz throws beach balls with supplement names on them into the audience, and the person who catches them brings them up to the stage to participate in a demonstration. The three balls caught are: horse chestnut seed extract, borage oil, and astragalus.

Varicose Veins & Horse Chestnut Seed Extract

Horse chestnut seed extract works to reduce the appearance of varicose veins by contracting their walls. This prevents the veins from leaking as much, so they are not as visible. For best results, you should mix 10 drops of horse chestnut seed extract into a glass of water and drink. The audience member who came on stage to taste the mixture claims it was not bad.

Hair & Borage Oil

Borage oil is a source of essential fatty acid which works on the hair and mails to make them shiny and strong. Audience member Yolanda comes on stage to try this. When Dr. Oz remarks about her hair, she states that she’s wearing a wig, and they both laugh. Yolanda admits that beneath her wig, her hair is dry and gray. Using borage oil will improve the overall condition of your hair, but it is important to realize it will not work overnight. Internal supplementation is best, but it can be applied topically to help relieve redness and itching. Expect to use this for several weeks before you start seeing results.

Stress & Astragalus

To help combat stress naturally, Dr. Oz recommends taking 200 mg of Astraglus twice daily. This will help reduce stress and fatigue while also relaxing the blood vessels and improving blood flow to the brain.

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