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What Should Men Over 50 Look For In A Multivitamin?

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Supporting your health is an important priority regardless of age, but becomes more important as you get older. Our bodies change a lot when we age, and sometimes these changes aren’t for the better. Getting enough of the nutrients your body needs is essential to aging gracefully and maintaining vitality.

Below, we’re sharing some of the most important vitamins to get into your diet for men over 50.

What vitamins are best for men over 50?

The 13 essential vitamins that are recommended for men over 50 include:

In addition to vitamins, minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus are also important for your health. These minerals all serve several important functions in the body, such as supporting healthy bones, muscle growth, and sleep.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is naturally found in many foods, such as leafy greens, tomatoes, bell peppers, milk, and eggs. For this reason, many people get enough vitamin A through diet alone, but supplementing vitamin A can aid those who have more difficulty getting enough vitamin A into their system. The functions of vitamin A include supporting normal vision, boosting the immune system, and promoting reproductive health.

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Vitamin D

A surprising number of people are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is important as it aids calcium and phosphorus absorption. It also promotes a healthy immune system and hormonal balance, and it may influence mood.

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Vitamin C

Many people are familiar with vitamin C, which helps with immune function. It also protects the body against harmful chemicals called free radicals. Getting adequate amounts of vitamin C can help your body fight off infection and may even prevent cataracts.

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Vitamin E

Taking enough vitamin E can influence your brain, eye, and skin health. The connection between vitamin E and prostate health is unclear– some studies say that increasing vitamin E intake may increase your risk, while others say it can decrease it. Either way, you should talk with your doctor before taking a vitamin E supplement if you have an increased risk of prostate cancer.

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K helps with blood clotting and calcium absorption. Getting enough vitamin K can help prevent a build-up of calcium in the arteries, which may occur in older age. Vitamin K is naturally found in dark leafy greens like spinach and kale, but it can also be taken as a supplement.

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Because vitamin K helps with blood clotting, you should be wary of taking supplements that contain this vitamin if you’re on a blood thinner. Always talk with your doctor before incorporating a supplement into your diet, especially if you also take other medications.


Thiamine is a form of vitamin B that helps the body convert food to energy. This nutrient is important since it helps to support healthy nervous system function.


Another member of the vitamin B family, riboflavin helps to reduce inflammation and prevent oxidative stress. Riboflavin is a type of antioxidant, so it helps to protect the body against free radicals, which can damage the body over time.

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Niacin is a B vitamin that can help support cardiovascular health with age, potentially lowering “bad” cholesterol levels. It may also play a part in preventing erectile dysfunction.

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 helps maintain normal brain function and keeps the immune system functioning well. This vitamin can ensure high cognitive function into older age while protecting the body from sickness and infection.

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Vitamin B12

You are more likely to have a vitamin B12 deficiency in older age, so supplementing this vitamin when you get past the age of 50 is important. Vitamin B12 helps with brain function and energy levels.1

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What is the best way to increase vitamin levels?

Keeping your vitamin levels where they should be is incredibly important in all phases of life, but the stakes become higher as you age. When it comes to increasing vitamin levels, you can choose between taking oral supplements or getting an IV infusion. IV infusions are a popular choice for vitamin supplementation since they give your body an immediate boost of nutrients and work quickly due to being administered directly to the bloodstream.

In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration

Our mobile IV infusions are a convenient way to restore key vitamins and replenish your body quickly. Our vitamin IV treatments take less than an hour and are administered by one of our registered nurses.

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Vitamin IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

What is IV therapy, and how does it work?

IV therapy is a process in which fluids, vitamins, minerals, and/or medications are administered into the bloodstream via a catheter. The catheter is inserted into a blood vein, the IV infusion bag is hung over the patient’s head, and gravity slowly drips the contents of the bag into the patient’s bloodstream.

Who can benefit from IV therapy?

Individuals in many walks of life can benefit from IV Therapy, including:

  • Athletes wanting to recover from an intense workout quickly
  • Busy parents who need a natural pick-me-up energy boost
  • Individuals who struggle with low vitamin levels or digestive absorption issues
  • Travelers who want to overcome jet lag quickly
  • Individuals who want fast relief from hangover or stomach flu symptoms
  • Individuals who want a quick infusion of beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals

What types of IV therapy treatments are available?

Drip Hydration offers a wide range of IV treatment options. Our IV infusions contain vitamins, fluids, minerals, electrolytes to help address many health and wellness targets.

We offer the following IV therapy treatments:

  • Dehydration
  • Energy Boost
  • Hangover
  • Immune Boost
  • Stomach Flu
  • Myer’s Cocktail
  • Recovery
  • Beauty
  • Super Immune
  • All-Inclusive
  • NAD+
  • NAD+ Boost
  • Iron

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy offers many potential wellness benefits, including:

  • Rehydration
  • Boost low levels of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes
  • Help boost immune health
  • Help provide fast relief from symptoms of hangovers, stomach flu, headaches, jet lag, and more

In addition to these benefits, specialty treatments such as NAD+ may provide additional anti-aging, metabolic, and neurological benefits.


[1] Health Quality Ontario. - Vitamin B12 and cognitive function: an evidence-based analysis.;