Vitamin A works with Copper to contribute to the metabolism of Iron. Additionally, the vitamin contributes to the maintenance of mucous membranes, normal skin and vision, and the immune system function. Some men find that their eyesight decreases with age, therefore sufficient intake of Vitamin A reduces the risk of vision problems. Our Multivitamin tablets contain 100% of the NRV for Vitamin A in every two tablets.
The B vitamins
Vitamin B2 is scientifically known as Thiamine, a nutrient which contributes to normal cardiac function, psychological function and the nervous system. Thiamine also enhances energy metabolism, converting food into energy.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) plays a role in the maintenance of normal red blood cells, skin, vision and the metabolism of Iron. Riboflavin also helps to reduce symptoms of fatigue by playing a role in energy metabolism. Each tablet provides 1.02mg of Vitamin B2.
Niacin, or Vitamin B5, is known for its role within the maintenance of normal skin and the mucous membranes, energy metabolism and the functioning of the nervous system. Niacin also contributes to normal psychological function, aiding the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B5 is scientifically known as Pantothenic Acid, a nutrient that contributes to the synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, Vitamin D and certain neurotransmitters. By aiding energy metabolism, Vitamin B5 also helps to reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue which enhances cognitive performance. Two of our Multivitamin tablets for Men over 50 Years supply 168% of the NRV for men.
The Vitamin B6 included in our Multivitamin tablets for Men over 50 years is in the form of Pyridoxine, a nutrient that contributes to the synthesis of cysteine and the metabolism of homocysteine. Vitamin B6 is also needed for the normal metabolism of glycogen and protein, as well as red blood cell formation to reduce the symptoms of fatigue and the regulation of hormones.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) aids the metabolism of cysteine and homocysteine, one of the amino acids that form the building blocks for protein. Like the majority of B vitamins, Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy metabolism. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and is lost very easily, hence why our tablets contain 488mcg of Vitamin B12 in each tablet.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which regenerates other antioxidants and benefits the immune system to reduce feelings of fatigue. The vitamin also increases Iron absorption, particularly non-haem iron which is less readily absorbed. Additionally, Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen production which benefits the blood vessels, cartilage, gums, skin, bones and teeth of the older adult.
Vitamin D3 is the form of Vitamin D acquired from the sun. The presence of Vitamin D enables the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorous, contributing to normal blood calcium levels, benefiting bone and tooth health as a result. However, men over the age of 50 years benefit from Vitamin D as the fat-soluble vitamin helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness – falling is a risk factor for bone fracture in the older adult.
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, found in plant oils, nuts and seeds, and wheatgerm. Antioxidants are molecules that absorb free radicals, highly reactive particles that cause oxidative damage to DNA, proteins and lipids.
Vitamin K2 is the more readily absorbed form of Vitamin K, a nutrient that contributes to normal blood clotting. Vitamin K also aids the maintenance of normal bones, helping the body to absorb calcium. Two of our Multivitamin tablets provide just over 100% of the NRV for Vitamin K2 in every two tablets (one serving size).
Biotin (Vitamin B7) is commonly supplemented among men, particularly those over the age of 50 years, as the nutrient aids the maintenance of normal hair, in addition to normal skin, mucous membranes and the function of the nervous system.
Calcium plays a vital role in structural health, including the bones, teeth, blood clotting, muscle function and neurotransmission. Calcium is also required for the normal function of digestive enzymes and the cell division process to replenish degenerating cells.
Chromium plays an important role in the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels to control the sugar in our bodies. The nutrient also contributes to the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats, boosting normal energy levels. Each Multivitamin tablet offers 40mcg of Chromium which meets the daily NRV for men.
Copper works in synergy with Iron, transporting the mineral around the body in the haemoglobin. Copper is also often supplemented for healthy pigmentation of the skin and hair, acting as a natural antioxidant to aid the function of the immune system.
Many are not aware that Folic acid differs from Folate; Folic acid is the supplemental form of the nutrient and Folate is naturally found in many foods, including broccoli, brussels sprouts and other green, leafy vegetables. Each Multivitamin tablet provides 50% of the NRV for Folic acid, meaning that one serving of two tablets offers 100% of the NRV.
Iodine is responsible for the normal production and function of the thyroid and thyroid hormones. As we age, our thyroid becomes less active. Ensuring an adequate Iodine intake reduces the risk of an underactive thyroid gland, a component of the body that controls the conversion of oxygen and calories into energy. In addition, Iodine aids the functioning of the nervous system and cognitive system.
Iron is a component of haemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body. This reduces symptoms of fatigue, combined with Iron’s ability to promote normal energy metabolism. Iron is also beneficial for normal cognitive function, the immune system and the process of cell division.
More and more men over the age of 50 years are becoming interested in strength training. Studies have shown that strength training can reduce the loss of bone mass in the older adult. Magnesium aids strength training since the mineral contributes to electrolyte balance which is needed for normal muscle function. In addition, the mineral contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth and the functioning of the nervous system.
Men over the age of 50 years benefit from Magnesium as the mineral contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. As men age, bone density decreases, causing bones to become more fragile which increases the risk of bone fractures. Manganese is also a natural antioxidant and is required for the formation of connective tissues.
Men benefit from Selenium intake as the mineral contributes to normal spermatogenesis. Selenium also contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the thyroid glands, in addition to acting as an antioxidant. Selenium is a very important part of our diet, hence why each of our Multivitamin tablets provides 40mcg of Selenium.
Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis and aids the metabolism of macronutrients, including acid-base metabolism which is the balance between acidity and alkalinity. Zinc is also important for the metabolism of Vitamin A and the maintenance of hair, nails and skin. Men particularly benefit from Zinc as the nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood.
Maca is extracted from the root of the Lepidium meyenii plant, a plant that is native to the Andes mountains in South America. Although Maca is traditionally known as an aphrodisiac, the root extract is more commonly known to contribute to energy levels and strength. We have included Maca in our Multivitamin Tablets for Men over 50 Years as the bone density decreases with age, and Maca is believed to enhance bone strength to reduce the risk of bone fractures.
Ginseng is extracted from the Panax ginseng plant, translating to ‘cure-all’ in Greek. Our Multivitamin Tablets for Men over 50 years include Ginseng which contain ginsenosides, the active ingredient in the plant. Ginsenosides promote energy production and glucose metabolism to prevent sudden falls in blood glucose levels, reducing fatigue.