When it comes to vitamins, men and women both have different needs. Men over 60, in particular, will require specific vitamins to help them stay fit and healthy and we're here to help!
Best Vitamins for Men Over 60
Of course, we suggest taking a look at your diet first before you consider delving deep into the supplement world. A healthy diet that includes a variety of foods - including healthy fats - can help the health and wellbeing of men over the age of 60. Therefore, it's important that you're consuming a healthy and balanced diet. Once your diet is in tip-top condition it's time to look at the best vitamins.
Man 60+ Multivitamin
To help support the overall wellbeing of men over the age of 60, we've created a Primal formula that consists of 27 vitamins, minerals and plant extracts.
Man 60+ differs slightly from man 40+ in that we've added SIX times the European Union’s Nutritional Reference Value of Vitamin B12! Why? Because the absorption of Vitamin B12 is a highly complex process that often becomes less efficient with age, increasing the likelihood of Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is important for a functioning nervous system and also boosts the immune system. It also contributes to both normal psychological function and red blood cell formation... Plus - and it’s a big plus - it helps to the reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Finally, we all want to prevent our skin from ageing so - just as we have with women 60+ - we've included Biotin, Iodine, Niacin, Vitamins A & B2 to help maintain healthy looking skin.
Calcium is crucial when it comes to teeth, bone, nerve, muscular and cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, as we age, the calcium in your bones and other parts of your body decline - which makes you more prone to osteoporosis. Maintaining strong bones as you age may be a difficult task (because it requires a lot of energy to burn), however, making sure you're calcium levels are a healthy level is a good start.
One cup of dairy has roughly 300mg of calcium and it's recommended that we aim for 1,200mg daily.
One way to help boost your vitamin C levels can be to up your vitamin D intake. You see, vitamin D and calcium work cohesively to build strong bones and believe it or not, one is not beneficial without the other.
Vitamin D also has the following health benefits which again, are vital for men over 60:
- Contributes to normal blood calcium levels, and to the maintenance of normal bones, muscle function and normal teeth.
- Contributes to the normal function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division.
- Supports calcium absorption in our teeth and bones, preventing osteoporosis and reducing the risk of cancer.
- Lack of sunlight darkens our mood, so our Vitamin D3 may help to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety for a healthier, happier mind
- Decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes and other diseases by boosting your body's defence system for increased immunity.
- High strength tablets with 10 times the Nutritional Reference Value with 2000iu to support cell division and muscle maintenance.
Unlike many brands out there, our Vitamin D3 formula contains a whopping 2000iu which is 10 times the Nutritional Reference Value, meaning you’re getting 10 days worth of the sunshine vitamin in one powerful tablet.
Magnesium is not only amazing for our muscles and muscle relaxation, but it's also essential for healthy bones, teeth and the nervous system.
Also, as we get older, our immune systems tend to slow down and as a result, you're more prone to feeling tired and fatigued. Fear not, however, as magnesium has the benefits of reducing tiredness and fatigue. If you're finding yourself feeling drowsy during the day then taking a magnesium supplement could help you get a better night's sleep.
Unlike many brands out there, our Magnesium supplement has been formulated from high potency Bisglycinate - Magnesium in its most highly bioavailable form to maximise absorption!
Unlike when it’s formulated from Oxide, our Bisglycinate formula impacts the body quickly and effectively. Also, like all of our other primal supplements, it is 100% natural and free from anything artificial.
Did you know that your body produces coenzyme Q10? In a nutshell, CO Q10 is required by every cell in the body and is used for the treatment of heart problems and protects cells from the effects of ageing.
However, as you get older the production of CO Q10 decreases. The only way to boost these levels back up is by taking a supplement. Sadly, the concentrations in meat and fish are so low that we can't ingest enough to significantly increase CoQ10 levels inside us. Thankfully, we have our own C0 Q10 supplement to help you!
We recommend taking twice daily to meet the requirements of our heart and skeletal muscles and prolong energy.
Despite whether you workout or not, making sure your protein consumption is meeting the average suggested daily intake is important. We suggest aiming for 30g of protein for each meal, however, if you're not meeting that, then it may be time to turn to our whey protein.
Whey protein is a very bioavailable protein source. It's a complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids and is needed for building, maintaining muscle mass and of normal bones. I don't think we need a reminder how important it is to look after our muscle and bones as we get older!
Take a look at our natural protein powder here!
Thanks to its ability to block inflammation, curcumin can help stop disease-causing inflammation found in cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, and depression.
Turmeric is packed full of antioxidants that are crucial for good health in general and have even been known to provide a glow and radiance to your skin. We believe Turmeric is one of the key supplements everyone should take each day - no matter your age!
It will also come to no surprise to hear that turmeric is one of our popular supplements! To grab your own tub, click here!