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Our Picks: Best Multivitamins and Supplements for Men and Women Over Age 55

Our Picks: Best Multivitamins and Supplements for Men and Women Over Age 55

| Abigail McShinsky | August 3, 2018 |


It’s not news that at MegaFood, we believe multis are king for foundational nutrition support! While there may be conflicting soundbites and articles that question their necessity, CDC data tells us a different story – findings reported in July 2015 by the Center for Disease Control show Americans do not consume enough of the right foods to get all the essential nutrients we need to maintain good health1:

  • 15 million people have low serum vitamin C
  • 18 million are deficient in B12
  • 30 million are deficient in vitamin B6
  • 66 million have vitamin D insufficiency

If multis are king, however, then options are queen – we know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition. We’ve talked a lot about our doctor formulated multivitamins in the past, but not everyone wants to take two tablets a day. That’s where one-a-days come in! Our line of One Daily multivitamins have been around forever, but it was missing some options, so we fixed that:

Introducing Women Over 55 One Daily & Men Over 55 One Daily!

MegaFood Women Over 55 One Daily Multivitamin MegaFood Men Over 55 One Daily Multivitamin

Our nutritional needs change as we progress through life, as do the health concerns that we tend to focus on. While we offer over 55 formulas in our doctor formulated multivitamin line, we didn’t have an age-specific offering for the One Daily fans.

Why one daily?

There are a number of reasons someone may prefer a one-a-day multivitamin:

  • Convenience of one-and-done
  • Easing into supplement use
  • Those who aren't interested in a big supplement routine
  • OR, those who take a range of other supplements, and want to keep their tablet count limited

One Daily multis are a great way to conveniently fill the gaps in your diet without overloading your pill box. One Daily’s not your style, though? Not to worry...

Other supplement considerations for men and women over 55

Looking for higher potencies? Multi for Women 55+ and Multi for Men 55+ both deliver excellent nutrition (including the methylated forms of B12 and folate as well as choline) in two tablets daily. Less convenient? Maybe. Super complete? You bet!

MegaFlora® and MegaFlora® for Over 50 probiotics both support optimal digestive health*, though MegaFlora for Over 50 contains turmeric root to help maintain a healthy GI inflammation response* as well as probiotic strains to promote regularity, healthy bowel function and proper digestion for reduced gas and bloating.*

MegaFlora for Over 50 Supplement Facts Label

In addition to our original 14-strain blend, MegaFood® MegaFlora® for Over 50 provides additional amounts of Bifidobacterium lactis (HN019) and Lactobacillus plantarum (LP115) to promote regularity, healthy bowel function and proper digestion for reduced gas and bloating*

Bone Health typically becomes front of mind as we get older, and with good reason. Did you know, though, that it is recommended to take your calcium and magnesium at least two hours apart from your multi? “Why?” I hear you asking. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but this super cute animation explains why it’s so important (be prepared to learn AND smile!).

What’s all this mean for you?

Regardless of where you are on your health journey, MegaFood strives to have options that fit you and your wellness goals. One-a-day or two? You get to pick what works for you and your supplement routine, all with that “over 50” age-specific support you’re looking for.


References

1 The CDC Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population

 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.