Senior's Vitamins: Overview
A seniors' vitamin is a dietary supplement specially intended for people over age 50 that provides one or more necessary vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. A healthy diet based on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, etc. should provide adequate amounts of most nutrients for seniors. However, seniors have special nutritional needs and may require additional supplementation for good health.
Individuals over age 50 should choose an iron-free multivitamin, as excess iron has been linked to heart disease. People 50+ years of age also have an increased need for calcium (1200 mg/daily), vitamin D (400-600 IU; 10-15 mcg), and B-complex vitamins. Talk to your doctor about choosing the right supplements for good health.
Using Seniors' Formulas
Use as directed. Any negative side effects resulting from a Senior's Formula dietary supplement should be reported immediately to your health care provider.