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Vitamins and supplements

Vitamins and minerals are two of the main types of nutrients that your body needs to survive and stay healthy. For people who don’t get enough vitamins and minerals from their daily diet, doctors may recommend a dietary supplement to provide missing nutrients. Find information on the vitamins and minerals older adults need and how to get the recommended amount from healthy foods and dietary supplements.

Vitamins and Minerals for Older Adults

Older adults may have different vitamin and mineral needs than younger adults. Find recommended amounts and information on calcium, sodium, vitamin D, and more.
Variety of vitamins in a person's hand.

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