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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Men Over 50

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Our bodies need essential vitamins and minerals in order to function properly, regardless of our age. However, as we start to get older, our bodies can find it more difficult to absorb the essential nutrients we need to stay healthy.

 

Alongside a balanced diet, men over 50 can look to support their health with the help of vitamins and supplements. At Garden of Life, we’ve got a wide range of suitable vitamins for men over 50 that will help to keep your body in check, supporting everything from your immune system health to your overall wellbeing.

 

Should Men Over 50 Take Supplements?

 

Most of the essential nutrients our bodies need are obtained through a healthy, balanced diet, as well as exposure to the sun.

 

However, men over 50 should consider supplementing their diet with vitamins to encourage extraordinary health – especially as our bodies may see a decline in nutrient absorption as we age.

 

We’ve put together the six best supplements for men over 50 to help boost immune health, bone health and overall wellbeing.

 

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Top Vitamins for Men Over 50

 

1. Multivitamins for Men Over 50

 

To ensure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, a multivitamin for men over 50 is a great place to start. At Garden of Life, you’ll find a range of multivitamins made specifically for the needs of men over 50.

 

Our Vitamin Code 50 and Wiser Men formula contains raw whole food nutrients and provides men with vitamin C, E, zinc, selenium and manganese, as well as digestive enzymes and lactic bacteria that help to keep men over 50 in optimal health.

 

For those who’d prefer a chewable gummy vitamin, our mykind Organics Men’s 40+ Multi Gummies contain a blend of nine organic whole fruits and have been designed for men over 40. They’re a great source of vitamin D3, as well as vitamin E and folate.

 

 

2. Vitamin B12 (plus all other B vitamins)

 

One of the most important vitamins for men over 50 is vitamin B12. It’s the only vitamin that the body requires but doesn’t produce itself.

 

Although we can get some vitamin B12 naturally through our diet, men who don’t consume animal products should look to support their health with a vitamin B12 supplement. As we age, our bodies may not absorb vitamin B12 from food as well as they would when we were younger. Our mykind Organics Vitamin B12 Spray can support heart health and metabolism [1], as well as promote concentration and energy [2] in men over 50.

 

 

Instead of targeting vitamin B12 only, men over 50 can also consider taking a vitamin B-complex supplement to ensure they’re getting all eight B vitamins. Our Vitamin Code Raw B-Complex contains all eight essential B vitamins and raw nutrients from whole food fruit and vegetables. Men over 50 can benefit from taking vitamin B-complex supplements, as all B vitamins together can help to maintain a normal psychological function [3] and contribute to a normal energy-yielding metabolism [4].

 

 

3. Vitamin D for Men Over 50

 

The ‘sunshine vitamin’ plays a key role in supporting our immune system and the maintenance of normal bones.

 

Men over 50 should consider taking vitamin D supplements during winter, as there’s less exposure to the sun, but it’s just as important to continue taking vitamin D throughout the rest of the year – especially for men over 50. As we age, our bones may start to become weaker and can become more prone to damage or breakage from falls. Vitamin D supplements for men over 50 can help to maintain optimal bone health, as vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in their bones, keeping them strong and healthy. Check out our range of suitable vitamin D supplements for men over 50 at Garden of Life:

 

 

4. Calcium Supplements for Men Aged 50+

 

In addition to vitamin D, men over 50 can benefit from taking calcium supplements for the maintenance of normal and healthy bones.

 

We can get calcium from a variety of dairy products, but those who are following a plant-based diet often need to find an alternative source of calcium. Plus, bone health is especially important as we get older, as it plays an integral part in staying strong and active. Our Dr Formulated Organic Stronger Bones is the perfect calcium supplement for men aged 50+ as it contains ESC® Organic Eggshell Calcium, is one of the most absorbable forms of calcium available, as specialised proteins are found in organic eggshells.

 

 

If you’re looking for a vegan calcium supplement, check out our mykind Organics Plant Calcium Tablets, made with certified organic whole foods and easy-to-digest plant-sourced calcium.

 

5. Omega-3

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for helping to maintain normal brain, eye and heart health. You can get omega-3 naturally from oily fish like tuna, salmon and mackerel, but if you don’t eat much fish, you can easily up your intake with omega-3 supplements.

 

Omega-3 can have many benefits for men over 50, helping to maintain a healthy heart, vision and brain function.

 

Get the lowdown on our range of omega-3 supplements in our blog:

 

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6. CoQ10 for Men Over 50

 

CoQ10 is short for Coenzyme Q10, which is found naturally in our bodies and in some of the food we eat. It plays an important role in our body and acts as an antioxidant, which helps to protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals.

 

As natural CoQ10 production decreases with age, it’s important for men over 50 to take supplements to make sure you’re getting everything you need. Just one capsule per day will provide you with 200mg RAW CoQ10, as well as alpha-linoleic acid to help maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels too.

 

 

Read more on the best health supplements for men here:

 

Men’s Health Supplements: The Lowdown

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[1] Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism 

[2] Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue  

[3] Biotin (B7), vitamins B9, B3, B1, B6 and B12 help to maintain a normal psychological function 

[4] Biotin (B7), vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 contribute to a normal energy-yielding metabolism 



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