Senior's Vitamins

Written by Gregg Ruais
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As people age, their need for vitamins and minerals increases. A 20-year old with poor eating habits and nutritional intake will, in all likelihood, reach the age of 30 unscathed. He may not even feel the effects of his poor diet until he's well into his forties. The same cannot be said for people over the age of 50.

The body cannot function without adequate vitamins and minerals, and people approaching their senior years need to take care of themselves more than ever. Many vitamins designed especially for seniors also include various herbs that promote overall health. One example is garlic, which promotes cardiovascular health.

Many nutritional companies believe that seniors should be especially dedicated to eating plenty of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. Zinc also supports the immune system. The B vitamins, which support energy levels and moderate anxiety, are also essential. People feeling the effects of aging should pay close attention to their intake of calcium, which is necessary for bone strength.

Overall Health for Seniors

Doctors recommend that seniors exercise in addition to taking vitamins and minerals. People advancing in years should not overwork themselves. Some experts say people past certain ages should walk briskly or hike instead of run, or play doubles tennis rather than singles. Remaining active has been said to improve motor skills and even mental alertness in seniors.


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