Never Take This After Age 50, Warn Experts

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, "as you become older, changes in your body might impact how medications are absorbed and utilised."

Changes in the digestive system, for example, might impact how quickly drugs enter the circulation. Body weight fluctuations might affect how much medicine you need to take and how long it remains in your system.

Iron is a mineral found in many multivitamins formulated for women of reproductive age; however, iron supplementation is generally not necessary for postmenopausal women and women over 50.

Iron

The risk of developing high blood pressure increases with age. Adults with high blood pressure should avoid taking licorice root, a popular herbal supplement often used to support adrenal gland function. 

Licorice Root Supplement

Vitamins B3 (niacin) and B9 (folate) in particular can accumulate and place a burden on your liver as it attempts to drain the excess out of your bloodstream. 

"Exercise Caution" Using B-Complex Vitamins

This over the counter medication is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it narrows the blood vessels. This can cause an increase in blood pressure, which can be dangerous for those over 50

Pseudoephedrine

Always read the ingredients on such products, and keep in mind that a product touted for its energy boosting properties is likely to cause a boost in your blood pressure as well."

Herbal Stimulants

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