6 Vitamins Seniors Should Be Taking

December 06, 2021

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At any age, it can be a challenge to get the vitamins and nutrients we need solely through diet. Though, as we age, it’s even more important to make sure we’re getting the fuel that our bodies need to function at their best. To avoid any vitamin or nutrient deficiencies and prevent certain health issues and diseases, you may want to consider taking daily supplements.

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Here are the top vitamins you should be taking to maximize your health.

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C, which can be consumed through many fruits and vegetables, is a great supplement to take as it can boost immunity. It’s also said to help manage high blood pressure and may help prevent iron deficiency, as it supports the absorption of iron. Did you know red peppers have up to 95 milligrams of Vitamin C per half cup?

2. Probiotics

If you suffer from any sort of stomach, intestine or digestion issues, a probiotic may become your new best friend. This supplement helps your body in the process of digesting food, and in turn, can help keep your mind and heart healthy.

3. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is beneficial in supporting bone health which is crucial for the older population. This supplement can help build and maintain strong bones, which in turn can limit the risk of falling and injury.

4. Calcium

Speaking of bone health, many older adults suffer from calcium deficiencies, leading to brittle bones and osteoporosis. While foods with milk, such as cheese and yogurt, are known to be packed with calcium, a supplement can also be taken to ensure proper levels are consumed. Additionally, many seeds, beans and lentils provide a considerable amount of calcium.

5. Vitamin B

According to, "B vitamins are essential for healthy nerve function, heart health, and blood pressure. Vitamin B12 deficiencies have also been linked to brain disorders.” Furthermore, this vitamin helps with digestion, eyesight, energy levels and cell health.

6. Omega Fatty Acids

If you’ve ever heard of the supplement Fish Oil, you know that omega fatty acids are valuable to your health. Aside from aiding the symptoms of arthritis, omega-3’s can decrease levels of depression, lower triglyceride (blood fat) levels and can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Of course, talk to your doctor before taking any major supplements or vitamins, or if you have questions about which vitamins you may need to take specifically based on any deficiencies.

If you’re a Moorings Park Communities, you may consult with your concierge physician on any concerns you may have. To have a strong body is to have a strong mind; knowledge is power.

Learn more about all Moorings Park Communities has to offer members in terms of leading a happier, healthier life by visiting or calling 239-643-9111.

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