Last updated Apr. 9, 2019
As we age, we are not always able to collect sufficient nutrients from food alone. That’s why vitamins can play such an important role in the health of older adults.
More than two out of every three Americans over the age of 65 take vitamin supplements every day.1 Find out which vitamin supplements are most popular for seniors, and learn more about why it can be a good idea for many older adults to consider taking vitamins.
There are 13 different vitamins:
So which vitamins are most essential for senior adults?
There are several reasons why older adults should take vitamins.
There are a few instances in which Medicare may provide coverage for vitamins and supplements for beneficiaries.
Speak to your doctor about any vitamins or dietary supplements that may be recommended for you.
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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs.
1 Swift, A. Half of Americans Take Vitamins Regularly. (Dec. 19, 2013). Gallup. Retrieved from news.gallup.com/poll/166541/half-americans-vitamins-regularly.aspx.
2 Chin, K., et al. Physical Activity, Vitamin D, and Incident Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Whites and Blacks: The ARIC Study. (Feb. 17, 2017). The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 102(4), 1227-1236. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2016-3743.
3 Mandal, A. Memory boosters for seniors – vitamin B12 and folic acid: study. (Jan. 15, 2012). News-Medical.Net. Retrieved from www.news-medical.net/news/20120115/Memory-boosters-for-seniors-e28093-vitamin-B12-and-folic-acid-Study.aspx.
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