We’ve talked about how vitamins could help you in your 20s, 30s and 40s in our previous posts. However, being in your 50s, with your most youthful days in your rear-view mirror (though in this case, objects are farther than they appear), you may wonder what a bunch of vitamins could possibly do for you.
Your body can actually feel golden in your golden age, when you give it what it needs – vitamins! With the right vitamin combo, you’ll feel stronger and healthier, more mentally acute, agile, and mobile. These superior vitamins are: vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.
Are you excited? Your journey to the best 50s ever starts now. Take these vitamins, so Benjamin Button can’t hold a candle to you.
The Vitamins You Need at 50… And Their Many Benefits
In your 50s, people start classifying you as old. Unconsciously, it’s easy to begin to see yourself the same way.
You accept the ailments that come with old age…
Be it maybe reduced vision, wrinkles on the skin, weaker muscles, and so forth.
But, who said you must dance to society’s trope?
With these vitamin supplements, you can smash through these barriers. Complete personal development doesn’t stop for men who are committed! You might even start as early your 30s, and if you missed that, then your 40s aren’t too late for vitamin supplementation.
Evidence reveals that vitamin A is responsible for fantastic vision.
It also keeps you feeling healthy down south, in case you want to run back the clock! Vitamin A actively combats prostate cancer, and that’s not all.
This vitamin is responsible for cellular growth and division (mitosis).
It also has antioxidant properties. This means that your body’s protected against harmful free radicals and oxidative stress. If these accumulate in the body, you run the risk of getting heart diseases or cancer.
You can easily get vitamin A from food and supplements. However in your 50s, you might not want to eat constantly to stay on top of intake. This makes easy supplementation, rich in vitamin A increasingly attractive.
But don’t get too excited, or go about gorging on this vitamin in order to obtain its many benefits.
Doing that can actually be more harmful, or result in blood thinning, joint aches and pains, in the bones, etc. Take within the daily recommended dose, or whatever your doctor has suggested for you.
Vitamin B is a crucial vitamin in the body! When you hit your 50s, there are certain B vitamins you need, to adequately fuel your system.
Let’s unpack ’em:
Vitamins B2, B3 & B5
The vitamins B2 and B5 work together to help your body disintegrate carbs, proteins, and fats. They assist your body in absorbing the needed nutrients from them.
Vitamin B3 on the other hand, allows your digestive system to work optimally, while boosting the production of good cholesterol in your body and booting out the bad.
Vitamin B6 is a powerhouse vitamin, and research shows you need more of it as you grow older.
This vitamin helps in the treatment of age-related ailments like:
- heart disease,
- high levels of homocysteine in the blood,
- age-related vision loss,
- kidney stones,
- hardening of the arteries
… and many more! This cooperative vitamin works well with other vitamins listed, to provide the best benefits for your body overall. Also, it aids brain capacity improvement, development of nerves and also combats moodiness and depression.
This vitamin works well with vitamin E to ensure a healthy, glowing skin complexion as you grow older.
It also helps improve the growth of your nails and a redefining of the hair follicle production process. Thus, with old age, you can worry less about thinning hair, as this vitamin it will decrease the speed of your journey to age-related baldness.
At this age, there’s a far higher risk of heart disease, especially in the west with the standard diets… which is exactly why you need vitamin B9.
Studies show that it can also help prevent stroke. This vitamin is crucial in the formation of red blood cells, the growth of cells and tissues, and protection against certain types of cancers. It may also even improve your appetite!
Vitamin B12 performs the function of producing DNA, red blood cells, production of folate, breaking down of food for fueling the body, and so on.
As you can see, it is quite a necessity…
You need to remain conscious that your body is stacked with B12, as it’s one the body doesn’t retain for long. The excess gets disposed of via urine.
Vitamin C is a gem, plain and simple. It helps your skin, by facilitating the production of collagen.
True, collagen production reduces when you get older, but with vitamin C, you can still produce enough collagen that helps your skin retain much of its smoothness.
Also, this vitamin helps repair and strengthen tissues and joints.
The older you become, the more necessary this vitamin becomes.
This situation is not helped by the fact that the older you become, the less able you are to get this vitamin from sunlight. And, it could also be even harder to difficult to get from food.
Thus, the best option you have, is to obtain what you need from vitamin supplements and food, and sunlight. It all adds up and is helpful; but be careful not to take too much!
This vitamin is fantastic for muscle growth.
It helps build strong bones in the body, thereby improving skeletal strength. It also boosts immunity and brain functions, regulates mood, strengthens the heart muscle, and crushes cancer-causing genes.
The skin loses its suppleness with age…
This starts as soon as you clock thirty, and it slowly gets worse if you don’t do something about it.
The lack of skin vigor and elasticity comes from the fact that the older you get, the less your skin produces collagen. To prevent the loss of your skin to age, you should consider supplementing with vitamin E.
How These Vitamin Supplements Work Together (Combined Effects)
OK, so you know vitamins are helpful against things like anti-aging, digestion, cellular regeneration, and much more…
But what about when you start combining them? Are the effects different – better or worse? We’ll tackle that next.
Vitamins A, B And D & Their Impact On The Prostate
Vitamin D is good for… well, the D!
It works miracles for mens’ testosterone levels, which may begin to decline when you clock thirty. You’ll probably be noticing that you don’t feel that “urge” as much as you used to.
However, vitamin D can actually get you back up and running when you take supplements, or even combine them with your diet and sunshine.
Vitamin A helps reduce the chances of you developing prostate cancer, while Vitamin B12 improves the quality of your sperm cells.
Vitamins B2, B3, B5 & D: The The Guys Who Lift the Vibe of the Party
Vitamin B3 allows your digestive system to work efficiently, while B2 and B5 help with breaking down carbs, protein, and fat.
Also, B2 and B5 help the body to better absorb nutrients gained from this breakdown. These vitamins also work well with vitamin D, to ensure your cell mitochondria are working optimally, thus increasing your energy output.
Vitamin D is also essential for a good mood and overall mental health – studies have found that low amounts of vitamin D have been linked with symptoms of depression.
You’ll be doing yourself a world of good by feeding your body this vitamin.
Vitamins D, B6 & B12 For Building Strength
Muscle mass tends to reduce when you hit your 50s.
This is why you need to get enough of vitamins D, B6, and B12.
B6 makes sure your muscles recover properly after each workout. B12 provides oxygen for the muscles, while vitamin D allows for high absorption of protein, which prompts muscle growth.
Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, D & E For Heavenly Sleep
Findings disclose, that vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, and B12 help with quality sleep…
… as they aid in the production of melatonin, and adenosine levels.
Lack of Vitamin D on the other hand, leads to a fitful sleep. Vitamin E helps prevent restless legs syndrome, which in turn makes your sleep overall more enjoyable.
The Average ’50-Something’ Guy’s
Supplement & Vitamin Intake Needs
As you can see, vitamins are essential nutrients… the building blocks of YOU.
They perform a great number of roles in your body, from increasing bone strength, to boosting your immunity (which is quite important in your 50s), and plenty more.
This selection of vitamins also breaks down food into energy, and is responsible for rapid cell repair.
However, this doesn’t mean you should go wolfing down vitamin supplements all day – a bit of caution won’t hurt.
Stay in contact with your doctor, and never be reluctant to seek out medical advice if any complications arise.
Overall, if you keep an eye on your health and energy levels, and supplement with the right combo, you can experience a fruitful and stress-free 50s decade!
Here’s to you!