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6 Important Vitamins & Supplements for Men Over 40

Key Takeaways:

  • Men over 40 might be most in need of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B12, zinc, and CoQ-10.
  • Our health needs change as we age‌ — ‌seek supplements specifically designed for your age and sex, like Solgar® One Daily Men’s Multivitamin.

Men in their 40s are faced with new changes to their bodies. For instance, men in this age group can lose around 1% of their lean muscle mass per year.1 Natural aging is something to embrace and enjoy, rather than feeling distressed about slowing down or experiencing more discomfort.

Fortunately, there are ways in which you can support your health that are easier than scheduling regular health check-ups. Supplements can help support you as you age by making up for some of the nutritional shortfalls you may start to experience.*

Don’t forget: always consult a doctor before changing your supplement routine.


1. Men’s Multivitamins

A classic starting point. Multivitamins can be easily incorporated into a supplements routine: just one capsule per day can help support heart health*, immune health*, muscle & bone*, and energy & stress levels.*

Solgar® One Daily Men’s Multivitamins provide vitamins and minerals in highly bioavailable nutrient formats. What’s more, they’re uniquely tailored to the specific needs of your age range*.

Multivitamins For Men Over 40

Solgar® One Daily Men’s Multi

This premium formula contains 18 essential vitamins and minerals at 100% or more of the recommended Daily Value to deliver whole-body support for men of any age.†

Solgar® One Daily Men’s Multi 50+

As our bodies and their nutrient needs change as we age, so too should our supplement routines. This unique formulation was designed specifically to support the health of men over 50, containing higher levels of Vitamin D and B12 than Solgar® One Daily Men’s Multi.†

Just one capsule a day helps support:

  • Prostate Health†
  • Heart Health†
  • Energy & Stress†
  • Muscle & Bone†
  • Immune Health†


2. Vitamin B12

Speaking of B12, this essential, water-soluble nutrient helps us to make red blood cells and must be acquired from the diet. According to an article published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, our ability to absorb B12 becomes less efficient with age.2

The National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements reports that 6% of adults younger than 60 in the United States and United Kingdom are deficient in Vitamin B12.3 This rate jumps to 20% in people over 60 years of age.

B12 can be found in animal-based foods like fish, eggs, and poultry. Men who are less able to absorb the vitamin, or who follow a plant-based diet may need to supplement.

Best B12 Supplements For Men Over 40

Solgar® Liquid B12 with B-Complex

Contains 2,000mcg of B12, along with other B vitamins to support energy metabolism.* Just one drop under the tongue in your mouth up to twice a day may support the health of older men who experience deficiencies in B12.*

Solgar® Methylcobalamin B12 1000mcg Nuggets

Containing a body-ready, active form of B12, these fast-dissolving nuggets may help to:

  • Support conversion of food into energy*
  • Support nervous system health*
  • Support a healthy cardiovascular system*


3. Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral that’s‌ best known for its role in supporting immune health.* That said, the T.H Chan School of Public Health at Harvard points out that it is necessary for almost 100 enzymes to complete biochemical reactions4 and that its role extends to DNA creation and cell growth.

Like Vitamin B12, older adults are at higher risk of zinc deficiency.5 In the case of zinc as well, men who don’t get enough zinc from their diet due to age-related malabsorption may want to consider supplements.

Chelated Zinc

Some supplements contain chelated forms of minerals. Binding minerals to compounds called chelating agents may make them easier for our bodies to absorb.

Chelated Zinc Supplements For Men Over 40

Solgar® Chelated Zinc Tablets

Helps support:

  • Immune system health*
  • Healthy skin and eyes*
  • Normal taste and vision*
  • Normal skeletal, endocrine and reproductive system functions*

This premium formula delivers zinc in a highly-absorbable chelated form that’s gentle on the stomach.*


4. Selenium

Free radicals are unstable molecules known to damage DNA and other components of cells.7 Some free radicals are the result of known health hazards, such as pollution and smoking. Many are simply the byproducts of natural bodily processes.

Antioxidants are central in the efforts of our bodies to tackle excess free radicals. Zinc is one antioxidant‌ — selenium is another. This essential trace mineral is a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, known to help recycle Vitamin E, adding additional antioxidant support.*

Selenium can be obtained through your diet, most notably, in significant quantities in Brazil nuts, as detailed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)8. Most men with balanced diets will absorb enough selenium through their food, but if you aren’t getting enough from your diet, you may wish to take a supplement.

Selenium Supplements For Men Over 40

Solgar® Selenium 200mcg Tablets

Solgar® Selenium 200mcg Tablets deliver selenium from primary-grown yeast.* It’s also non-GMO, vegan, dairy-free, and kosher.

For those with gluten sensitivities or yeast allergies, there’s Solgar® Yeast-Free Selenium 200mcg Tablets, which delivers yeast-free selenium as L-selenomethionine.


5. CoQ-10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10) is a vital antioxidant found in your heart, liver, and kidneys, and levels may decline as you age9

Men seeking to support their health as they grow older may want to increase their CoQ-10 levels, but changes to their diet may not be enough in this case. The Mayo Clinic writes that food sources of CoQ-10 aren’t enough to significantly increase amounts of the molecule in your body10.

Taking a CoQ-10 nutritional supplement helps maintain heart health,* provide antioxidant support,* and support cellular energy production.*

CoQ-10 Supplements for Men Over 40

Megasorb CoQ-10 200mg Softgels

Men can support their healthy aging and heart health with just 1-2 softgels per day of this important dietary supplement.*

Ubiquinol 200mg (Reduced CoQ-10) Softgels

Ubiquinol is the reduced form of CoQ-10, which delivers CoQ-10 in a ready-to-use state to help fight free radicals.*


6. Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Our joints can start to change as we age. Over time, the lubricating fluid inside our joints decreases, cartilage becomes thinner, and ligaments shorten. Muscle mass shrinks, putting extra pressure on those joints to support us.

For men looking to remain active and to maintain joint comfort as they age, nutritional supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin might provide some support.*

Glucosamine is a biochemical compound found in cartilage, which can help support healthy joints by supporting chondrocytes, the cartilage-forming cells that create the cartilage structure. Chondroitin is a component of glycosaminoglycans‌ — ‌the essential structural material in healthy cartilage‌ — ‌and supports mobility and flexibility.*

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Supplements for Men Over 40

Solgar® Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Shellfish-free Tablets

This triple-strength formula contains glucosamine and chondroitin to promote mobility and to ease occasional joint stress due to exercise or physical activity.* Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) provides a naturally occurring, bioavailable source of sulfur.


Summing it up 

Supplements can support your health in ways tailored to your needs throughout various life stages. For men, consider supplementing with antioxidants like Selenium and CoQ-10, supporting your aging joints with glucosamine and chondroitin, maintaining a healthy immune system with zinc, or opting for a simple supplement routine with a multivitamin.*

While you can’t stop your body from changing, it’s important to know what changes to expect and how you can support your body through those changes. For more information and tips on healthy aging, follow us on Instagram.

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