The need for the proper balance of vitamins and minerals has been recognized as essential for all phases of life. Since our bodies do not produce essential vitamins and minerals, a poor diet may not meet the nutritional needs required for healthy living. That is why doctors recommend their pregnant patients, seniors and young infants with necessary needs take a multivitamin and mineral supplement.
The world’s senior population may especially benefit from a daily multivitamin supplement due to their high requirements and/or low absorption abilities. Poor eating habits and/or limited access to nutritional foods can also be contributing factors to the need for a multivitamin. In 2006, the United States Congress passed The Older American Act Amendments, stating that ""While diet is the preferred source of nutrition - evidence suggests that the use of a single daily multivitamin-mineral supplement may be an effective way to address nutritional gaps that exist amongst the elderly population."
High-quality multivitamins for seniors can provide the essential nutrients needed for healthy living and daily activity**. Fat-soluble vitamins that are stored in the body – such as vitamins A, D, E and K – are added to the body as necessary, while water-soluble vitamins – vitamin C and all of the B-vitamins, which dissolve in water and are not stored – are replenished daily, all from one convenient source. And minerals – which our bodies cannot produce at all – are delivered each and every day. One tablet or capsule – one great source for supplementing the needs of seniors.
- Essential vitamins cannot be manufactured or stored by the body
- Minerals cannot be manufactured by the body at all
- Multivitamins provide the essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health**
- Vitamin-Mineral supplements are a convenient way to fill in the gaps in seniors’ daily nutritional needs