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5 vitamins men need to take after 50

5 vitamins men need to take after 50 Women and men need vitamins as they age (illustration: Freepik)

Vitamins and minerals are essential for the normal functioning of our bodies. However, due to distinct physiological differences between men and women, the recommendations vary. Additionally, vitamin needs change at different ages.

RBC-Ukraine provides insights into the vitamins men need after age 50.

Sources used for material preparation: National Institute on Aging, Ministry of Health, Bukovinian State Medical University, WebMD, Pharmacy D.S.

Vitamin A

This vitamin is necessary for maintaining immunity, normal metabolism, and eye health. It's also essential for tissue regeneration and speeding up healing processes by stimulating collagen synthesis. Vitamin A affects the condition of nails and hair and strengthens cell membranes.

Vitamin D

Our bodies need it to absorb calcium and prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin D helps muscles, nerves, and the immune system function properly.

The body synthesizes this vitamin through sunlight exposure, but the ability to convert sunlight into vitamin D decreases with age. It's harder to obtain this vitamin from food, but fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines are good sources.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is necessary for protein synthesis and oxygen saturation in the body. It also participates in cellular metabolism. It also prevents capillary fragility and skeletal muscle dystrophy, enhancing overall endurance.

However, caution is advised when consuming it after an acute myocardial infarction.

5 vitamins men need to take after 50

Vitamins to take for men after 50 (illustration: Freepik)

Vitamin B12

Like other B-group vitamins, vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy red blood cells and nerves. However, some people over 50 may have trouble absorbing vitamin B12 from food sources, so they may need vitamin B12 supplements or foods enriched with this vitamin.

Vitamin C

This vitamin has antioxidant properties, helps restore bone and connective tissues, and is necessary for dental, gum, and hair health. Additionally, vitamin C strengthens blood vessel walls and aids bone healing after injury. And, of course, this vitamin is essential for maintaining immunity.

How to take vitamins effectively

Vitamins and minerals are best absorbed in combination with food - in vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and animal products.

Despite the body's reduced ability to absorb certain vitamins with age, it's essential to consult a family doctor for health assessment, tests, and advice before taking any vitamin supplements.

Self-administration of supplements without qualified individual recommendations can have a negative impact.

By the way, we previously discussed which

Also, read about which fish is beneficial for people over 50.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.