Supplements for seniors
As we age, the vitamin D increased need. The Vitamin Information Office advises anyone over seventy years to a daily supplement containing 20 micrograms take. Vitamin D
In the United States everyone gets over fifty years the advice to take extra vitamin in the form of fortified foods or a supplement. B12 In the Netherlands this is not yet the case. For many older people is not so much the intake, but rather the inclusion in the body a problem. The absorption of vitamin B12 from supplements and fortified foods is usually not a problem. The dose of vitamin B12 for achieving a good vitamin B12 'stock' in the body has yet to be determined. In any case, attention for vitamin B12 is of great importance in the elderly.
About a quarter of the Dutch elderly have a vitamin B12 deficiency. The main cause of this vitamin deficiency in the elderly is not the amount of vitamin B12 in the diet, but a reduced absorption of vitamin B12 in the intestine. Vitamin B12 should be pre-processed before it can be absorbed in the intestine. Into the stomach Many older people have, however, suffer from gastric mucosal inflammation causing vitamin B12 may be in the stomach is not good for editing and recording in the gut is compromised. Vitamin B12 in supplements and fortified foods can be included. To a small extent, without preprocessing