A recent study at the Harvard Medical School suggests that men who are over 50 years of age could cut cancer rates by 8% just by taking a daily multivitamin. Showing a modest but significant benefit in cancer prevention is an exciting outcome of this study and promotes the daily use of a multivitamin.
Why a Senior Multivitamin?
The answer lies in the low doses of a variety of vitamins and minerals instead of megadoses of a particular nutrient. A low dose of several nutrients from a daily supplement is similar to eating a balanced diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein and whole grains. Because many people don’t actually eat a balanced diet, a multivitamin is an easy and convenient alternative to boost immunity.
What Nutrients Do Seniors Need?
According to the National Institute on Aging, seniors need the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin B12 to keep red blood cells and nerves healthy. As they age, people have a harder time absorbing vitamin B12 and may need a supplement if they aren’t getting enough of this vitamin through diet alone.
- Vitamin B6 to form more red blood cells which provide oxygen to the body.
- Calcium to keep bones strong and prevent bone loss which can lead to fractures.
- Vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium.
Remember, the importance of the recent study shows that supplementing a diet with just one of these vitamins or minerals doesn’t provide the same benefits that daily low doses from a multivitamin does.
What Nutrients Aren’t Compatible with Medication?
Seniors with common health concerns may be taking prescription medication or over the counter medication that may be contraindicated with popular vitamins or minerals. Therefore it’s important that mature adults check with their doctor or pharmacist before they take any dietary supplement, including those containing:
- Vitamin K
Luckily, Rainbow Light offers a supplement designed for mature adults, called Active Senior™ Multivitamin. This one-a-day complete vitamin provides comprehensive daily nutrition in just one tablet a day – providing a balance of nutrients supportive for this age group. Active Senior™ provides 20 vitamins and minerals yet is free of iron, vitamin K, iodine, and PABA.
It’s gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free and is easy to digest. We recommend talking to your doctor about your nutritional needs and then supplementing your diet with Rainbow Light Active Senior™ multivitamins to start boosting your immune health and promoting brain heart, bone, joint and eye health with one simple tablet a day.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.