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  • Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b-5)

    Calcium pantothenate, also know as vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin found in most foods. It is naturally produced in the body by bacteria in the intestines, but people must supplement their intake by either absorbing the vitamin through the ingestion of food or by taking a vitamin B complex. Calcium pantothenate is essential for the body’s production of hormones, energy production, fat storage, and many other bodily processes.
    While produced naturally, calcium pantothenate is not stored in the body, so people must obtain vitamin B5 from food or supplements each day. Pantothenic acid is found in many foods and is easily obtained, but the vitamin is usually lost in the heating or freezing process. Vinegar and baking soda also destroy the vitamin. Vitamin B5 is found in most meats, egg yolks, saltwater fish, liver, kidney, vegetables, whole grains, royal jelly, and legumes. Grains are not always a good source, as a large amount of the pantothenic acid is lost during the milling process. Cereals, yogurt, and avocados are also good sources of B5.
    Hercules B-Complex Plus Vitamin C-Vitamin B-Complex represents a family of eight (8) chemically diverse, water-soluble vitamins that work in combination to promote heart health, energy and support your metabolism. Hercules combines B-complex with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to complement one another and maximize vitamin absorption. B-Complex
    • Eight interacting, diverse B vitamins, also known as "Stress B"
    • Helps the body obtain energy from food, strengthens the nervous system and red blood cell formation
    • Enhances immune response

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    Supplements for health in older age

    Some older people may be advised to take some nutritional supplements to help protect their health or correct any vitamin or nutritional deficiencies.

    Nutritional supplements may not only help decrease the risk of certain diseases, but they also fill up what may be missing in an elderly person's diet. Although many elderly people eat well, especially if they are supervised in care homes or by relatives, in many cases their diet doesn't have a sufficient number of calories to cover the essential nutrients. Older people tend to have smaller appetites and usually eat fewer calories.

    Some supplements are specifically recommended for older people like:
    1. Vitamin D works with calcium to help maintain bone health and protect against broken bones. Most healthy adults get all the vitamin D they need from safe exposure to the summer sun and from their diet, but older people tend to get less sun exposure.

    2. B12 deficiency is linked to anaemia and neurological problems, including memory loss.

    3. Iron is an important mineral for healthy red blood cells.

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