Bluebonnet Nutrition Targeted Multiples Age-Less Choice for Men 50+
Bluebonnet Nutrition Targeted Multiples Age-Less Choice for Men 50+ is a multinutrient formula specifically designed for the nutritional needs of men ages 50 and over. Men in their prime are often accused of acting like young men in their 20’s, developing a second wind in the back half of their life. The only problem is that their bodies don’t often work like they did when they were young. Realizing that the bodies of mature men don’t always keep up with their minds, the nutritional scientists at Bluebonnet have included the right nutrients to address their aging heart, joints and brain so that they can continue to be “young at heart” well into their senior years. In fact, this innovative multiple for men 50+ contains pomegranate, tomato extract and coenzyme Q10 to support the health of their aging heart, as well as the popular and potent antioxidants, vitamins C, E and beta-carotene and extracts from turmeric, elderberry, marigold, green, white and black teas to combat the ravaging effects of free radicals caused by a lifetime of stress, pollution, smoking, drinking and processed fast foods. Additionally, scientifically researched ingredients like saw palmetto, pygeum, rhodiola, stinging nettle and quercetin have been integrated into the formula to help them maintain the health of their prostate, a growing concern for maturing men. In an effort to help men in their prime stay physically active, mobile and mentally healthy and alert, glucosamine, MSM and Perluxan™ hops extract were included to support joint health, as well as acetyl-L-carnitine, ginkgo biloba extract and phosphatidylserine, which not only increases oxygen to the brain but also facilitates communication between the brain cells for enhanced focus and memory.
The human body requires a broad range of essential and nonessential nutrients for general health and well-being, each of which has a specific function. Essential nutrients are ones that the body cannot manufacture or are produced in limited amounts; therefore, they must be obtained from the diet. These include carbohydrates, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and water.
Vitamins are essential organic (carbon-containing) nutrients that are found in food, and they contribute to good health by regulating metabolism and assisting in the biochemical processes that release energy from digested food. They are classified as either fat- or water-soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins include A, D, E and K. The water-soluble vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, B12, biotin, pantothenic acid and vitamin C (ascorbic acid). With the exception of B12, water-soluble vitamins are stored in the body in limited amounts and are excreted within one to four days; therefore, they must be replenished on a daily basis. Fat-soluble vitamins; however, are stored in the body's adipose tissues and liver.
Dietary minerals make up 60-80% of all the inorganic (noncarbon-containing) material in the body and fall into two categories: macrominerals and microminerals. There are seven macrominerals Ð also known as major or bulk minerals: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and sulfur. They are present in virtually every cell in the body. In fact, the human body needs at least 100 milligrams (mg) of each every day Ð just for normal functioning and well-being. Microminerals, commonly called trace minerals, are required in smaller quantities Ð typically less than 100 mg per day. Still, some are considered “essential” for good nutrition. Essential microminerals include chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium and zinc. Dietary minerals serve a life sustaining function by helping the body operate properly and remain strong. Minerals not only build skeletal and soft tissues, they also regulate processes Ð such as heartbeat, normal blood clotting, internal fluid pressure, nerve reactions, impulse transmissions, muscle contractions, oxygen transport, acid-base balance to keep the body pH neutral, and enzyme and hormone systems.
In today's fast-paced world, many individuals rely on fast food and a not-so-well-balanced nutritious diet. Therefore, most people do not get the daily recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are required for optimal health and wellness. Both vitamins and minerals are fundamental in the growth, development, metabolism, maintenance and repair of tissues, coenzyme systems and general ongoing health. Multiple vitamin and mineral formulas help to bridge the nutrient gap in daily diets. So, no matter one's activity level, dietary habits, age, gender or health status, supplementing the diet with a multiple vitamin and mineral formula can provide benefits that the whole body can utilize