Okay, first and foremost, I’m not a doctor or a vitamin expert. Please consult your healthcare provider for more information on vitamin supplements specifically for you.
Alright, this might sound obvious, but when it comes to vitamins, try to get it from food first. Our bodies are designed to pull nutrients from the food we eat, so as long we’re eating a well-balanced diet, we’ll get all the nutrients we need. However, I realize eating correctly isn’t always possible, so in this video, I’ll list a few vitamins that are generally important as we get older, and at the end, I’ll show you the multi-vitamin that I take on a daily basis.
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. The benefits of vitamin C include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and even skin wrinkles. It helps form and maintains bones, skin, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is water soluble, so the body doesn’t store it. Whatever your body doesn’t need gets released through your urine.
The B-vitamin complex helps sustain our body’s energy supply by breaking down the micro-nutrients we consume (fats, proteins, carbs). Vitamin B-12 also works to keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy.
Calcium helps support teeth and bone health, nerve and muscular contractions and cardiovascular function. One cup of dairy has about 300 mg. If you don’t eat dairy, look for dairy alternatives that have been fortified with calcium and vitamin D.”
Vitamin D and calcium work together to build strong bones. Vitamin D is also one of the most commonly deficient nutrients in America, with one study finding nearly 40% of Americans are deficient.
Horney Goat Weed
Okay, This one’s optional fellas, but lots of people refer to horny goat weed as a “natural Viagra.” The plant is believed to stimulate male and female hormones to improve sexual function and arousal, as well as help treat Erectile dysfunction, low libido, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, joint pain, Bronchitis, Heart disease and high blood pressure.
Omega-3 fatty acids keep blood pressure and triglyceride levels low and the heart beating regularly. It’s been shown to help decrease inflammation, cardiovascular disease and joint pain.
Fiber helps decrease cardiovascular disease by clearing out cholesterol and plaque build-up in the artery walls. It also helps digestion and has been found to decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Magnesium is great for your muscles and muscle relaxation. It keeps them smooth, flaccid and prevents cramps and spasms. It’s also been found to help control and lower blood pressure.
Zinc tends to be low in older people and anyone under a lot of stress, which is basically everyone. Zinc supports the immune system and helps the body use carbohydrates, protein, and fat for energy. It also aids in healing wounds.
Okay, the multi-vitamin I take every day is this one from Source of Life. Guys, I encourage you to talk to your doctor if you have more specific questions supplements. I also encourage you to leave a comment below and share any supplements you’re currently taking. Again, I’m no expert on this, but it’d be nice to get some friendly conversation going down in the comments.