Vitamin Deficiency in Later Life

We get most of our vitamins from the foods we eat, from nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and fish.

If we, our parents or our grandparents don’t have enough vitamins in our diet, this can lead to a range of health problems such as feeling tired, sick, weak or having shortness of breath.

Most of us are able to get the vitamins we need from maintaining a varied diet, however, studies reveal that age may be a factor in vitamin deficiency.

Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, have found that one in two persons aged 65 and above have suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood. This was said to be as the result of an insufficient intake of micronutrients from foods.

Results also found that twenty-seven percent of older adults had vitamin B12 levels below the cut-off.

Futhermore, in eleven percent of older adults, iron levels were too low, and almost nine percent did not have enough folate in their blood.

So, what can we do if we suspect we have a vitamin deficiency?

As well as making sure we are following a nutrient-rich diet, it may be worth considering taking vitamin supplements.

The study also found that regular intake of vitamin-containing supplements slightly improved levels of the respective vitamins absorbed into the body.

For maximum absorption, we recommend products containing liposomes which are special fatty acids that won’t get broken down by stomach acids before they can be absorbed into the body.

Nutrivitality uses liposomes to give you eight times more absorption than traditional nutritional supplements.