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SUPPLEMENTS FOR A HEALTHY MAN AGE 70-80

Given the limited nature of products that are currently available, here is a reasonable set of supplements to be discussed with a physician, linked to pages where dosage is discussed.

Ingredient
Dosage
% Daily Value
Vitamin B3, niacin
500 mg
25xRDA
Vitamin C, ascorbic acid
500 mg in morning and at night
1,111%
Vitamin D, cholecalciferol
2 to 5,000 iu
500-1,250%
Vitamin E, alpha- or mixed tocopherols
200 iu
666%
Vitamin K, phylloquinone (update)
500 mcg
400
fish oil, 180EPA, 120DHA
3 times per day
n/a
aspirin, 325 mg, standard pill
M,W,F
n/a
Vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin
3.35 mcg
55
SAMe
400mg
n/a
multivitamin
daily
100%
Juvenon
2 tablets
n/a
Resveratrol
1 tablet
n/a
Melatonin
3 mg 4 nights a week
n/a
Calcium (calcium phosphate)
just get vitamin D
0
Zinc (zinc gluconate)
50 mg 3x per week
0

THOUGH THESE HAVE ONLY BEEN WIDELY USED IN THE 21ST CENTURY, THESE SUPPLEMENTS ARE ALSO TAKEN BY ME:
Resveratrol - taken every morning
Melatonin - 3 mg, four bedtimes per week
Juvenon - taken every morning

Eat a good diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. One particularly needs vitamins B6, B9, and B12. If you don't get enough veggies, consider a B-complex, but be sure it contains Folic Acid, B9, as many do not.

There is likely advantage to obtaining the vitamin E containing gamma-tocopherol.

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