Here are our suggestions on supplements for people over the age of 50:
Vitamin B-12 is found in fish, shellfish, meat and dairy products. Some people find these foods difficult to digest as they age, and thus, may not be finding enough Vitamin B-12 in food choices. A deficiency in Vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia, Chron's or Celiac disease, Gastritis and more.
Vitamin B-12 is stored in the liver. There is an easy blood test to help determine your Vitamin B-12 levels if you don't wish to account for it by reviewing your diet.
Calcium is about keeping bones strong, something that becomes important as you age. Strong bones in your 50s help provide longer opportunities for independence in your 70s and 80s. With falls being a major source of ailments among seniors, being able to prevent falls with healthy bone density is something you can work on early.
People absorb Vitamin D from the sun, and staying out of the sun is often recommended for people as they age. If you are not getting Vitamin D from the sun, you may need to use a supplement to ensure your levels are appropriate. Vitamin D helps absorb Calcium, which we know is important for bones and strength, but which is also important for muscle function.