Multivitamins are natural substances that your body needs to grow, develop and function normally when your body needs more Vitamins than usual. Multivitamins should be taken who need extra Vitamins, who cannot eat enough food to obtain the required Vitamins or who cannot receive the Vitamins from food they eat(1).
Vitamins are key Micronutrients that do not provide energy but play an important role in physiological function and energy metabolism. Minerals, such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium and Magnesium are also Micronutrients which assist in the creation of body tissues i.e. bones, maintenance of fluid balance and muscle contraction (2).
Who should take Multivitamins specially designed for age 50+?
Nutrition is an important determinant of health in elderly patients. Over the past decade, the importance of nutritional status has been increasingly recognized in a variety of morbid conditions including cancer, heart disease and dementia in elderly persons (3).
Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. Moreover, their nutritional requirements are not well defined. where both lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with age (4).
Elderly people, who are accompanied by a reduction in muscle mass and muscle strength. The gradual loss of muscle strength results in functional impairment. The need for assistance in the performance of daily activities and an increased risk of falling and nonvertebral fractures (5).
Many of the diseases suffered by older persons are the result of dietary factors. These factors are then compounded by changes that naturally occur with the ageing process. Degenerative diseases such as Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, Osteoporosis and Cancer, which are among the most common diseases affecting older persons are all diet-affected (4).
Women are at greater risk because their bone loss accelerates after menopause (4).
It associated with decline in functional status, impaired muscle function, decreased bone mass, Immune dysfunction, Anemia, reduced cognitive function, Poor wound healing, delayed recovering from surgery (6).
Life On Multi-Life 50+ has the perfect blend of Essential Multivitamins and Multi-minerals which provides improved health benefits for elderly people, it has Anti-Oxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium, Zinc. B-complex factors such as Vitamin B (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12), Folic Acid, Vitamins like Biotin, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K1. Macro and Micro Minerals like Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Sodium Selenite, Molybdate and plant derivate such as Ginseng, Guarana, Lutein, Saw Palmetto.
Life On Multi-Life 50+ is a perfect blend with essential Vitamins and Minerals like Antioxidants, Micronutrients, Macro Nutrients, B-complexes and important plant extracts it helps in providing improved health benefits for elderly people.
Vitamin A contributes to Iron Metabolism, helps in maintenance of normal Mucous membranes, Skin, Normal vision, functioning of the immune system, process of cell specialization (7).
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) plays a critical role in wound repair and healing/regeneration process as it stimulates Collagen synthesis. Vitamin C protects against oxidation of isolated LDL by different types of oxidative stress and modification, lipid per oxidation of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) are implicated in development of atherosclerosis (8).
Vitamin E, a potent peroxyl radical scavenger is a chain-breaking antioxidant that prevents the propagation of free radical damage in biological membranes (9).
Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of normal mucous membranes, red blood cells and skin (10).
Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the Nervous system, Homocysteine metabolism, function of the immune system, reduction of tiredness and fatigue and process of cell division (11).
Pantothenic Acid contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of Steroid hormones, Vitamin D and some Neurotransmitters, Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption, utilization of Calcium, Phosphorus, maintenance of normal bones, muscle function and teeth (12).
Calcium and Vitamin D help to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for Osteoporotic bone fractures, claim may be used only for food supplements which provide at least 400 mg of Calcium and 15 μg of Vitamin D per daily portion (12).
Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, functioning of the nervous system, normal macronutrient metabolism maintenance of normal hair and mucus membrane (13).
Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting and maintenance of normal bones (14).
Zinc helps in maintaining healthy hair, nails and skin it promotes to maintain the testosterone levels in the body(15).
Copper helps in maintaining the strong connective tissues all over the body, promotes in protecting the cells from oxidative stress(16).
Iron improves in formation of red blood cells, Haemoglobin, energy metabolism and normal cognitive function. It contributes to oxygen transport in the body to reduce tiredness and fatigue. It increases the role in the process of cell division (17).
Siberian Ginseng helps in preventing colds and flu, herpes viral infection, improves mental and physical performance and increase energy, longevity and vitality (18).
Guarana used as a stimulant, which reduce mental and physical fatigue and anxiety (19).
Leutin helps in preventing eye diseases including Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts and Retinitis Pigmentosa (20).
Saw palmetto helps in preventing colds, coughs, sore throat, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome and migraine headache. It is also used to increase urine flow and promotes relaxation to enhance sexual drive(21).
Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, maintenance of normal bones, contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue, protects cells from oxidative stress(22).
2.Multivitamins - Minerals, the Irish sports council,institute of sports.ie https://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ageing/en/index1.html
3.Nutrition and Aging: Assessment and Treatment of Compromised Nutritional Status in Frail Elderly Patients,https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2682454
5.Vitamin D deficiency, muscle function, and falls in elderly peopleajcn. nutrition. org /content /75/4/611.full,
6.Assessment and management of nutrition in older people and its importance to health,
7.Vitamin A, https://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims
8.Vitamin C in human health and disease is still a mystery ? An overview
9.Vitamin E: beyond antioxidant function, ajcn.nutrition.org/content/62/6/1501S.abstract
11.Vitamin B12, https://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims
12.Vitamin D, https://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims
14.Vitamin K, https://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims