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50+ Multivitamins

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Vitamins for Ages 50+

Multivitamins are supplements that provide multiple vitamins and minerals in one serving. They can be used to deliver certain nutrients when there are gaps in your diet. There are a variety of multivitamins that are tailored to help address the specific needs of people 50 and older. Multivitamins for those 50+ come in many forms, including tablets, powders, and gummies. All of these forms are available for purchase in stores and online at Walgreens.

What are multivitamins good for?

Multivitamins can help people who aren’t able to consume enough of certain nutrients from diet alone. Multivitamins typically contain as many as 26 different vitamins and minerals, and they usually offer 100% of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for the nutrients they contain.

No matter what kind of multivitamin you’re looking for, be careful to choose vitamins that have been tested for quality and safety. Look for labels that contain a seal of approval from testing services such as United States Pharmacopeia (USP), National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), Consumer Labs, and Underwriters' Laboratories (UL). These seals mean the vitamins contain the nutrients listed on the label and that they don’t contain harmful contaminants. All vitamins available at Walgreens are tested through reliable services to ensure quality. Speak with your healthcare provider if you have questions about multivitamins.

Should older adults take a multivitamin?

Not everyone needs a multivitamin, as some people get enough nutrients from a healthy and varied diet. However, older adults may need more of certain vitamins and minerals than younger people do. Older adults are often more likely to face deficiencies in vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin B12 than younger people. Your healthcare provider can help you determine which nutrients you may need in your diet and if a 50+ multivitamin is right for you. When choosing a 50+ multivitamin, be sure to check the label to see which vitamins and minerals are included in the supplement.

Do multivitamins for older adults cause side effects?

If you follow the recommended dose on the label, multivitamins for older adults are unlikely to cause side effects. However, too much of certain vitamins and minerals can be harmful. It’s important to get most of your vitamins and minerals from your diet. Multivitamins should only be taken when recommended by your healthcare provider to help reach nutritional goals. Consider how much of each nutrient you get from your diet, and be careful to follow the recommended dietary allowance (RDA).