We're young and carefree. In our 50s, we notice creaks, cracks, and other new sensations.
Age raises our risk for osteoporosis, cancer, and hypertension. 50-year-old and 20-year-old bodies are substantially different.
Taking some supplements may have unexpected impacts as we age. Nutritionists recommend these over-50 supplements.
In recent years, many have started using vitamin D supplements. This supplement is second only to a multivitamin in popularity among Americans.
The body makes vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Most of us don't bake in the sun like we used to, reducing our vitamin D production.
Plus, older people's skin produces 25% less vitamin D than 20–30-year-olds exposed to the same quantity of sunshine.