The Micronutrient Needs of Older Adults: When Does a Supplement Make Sense?

Monday, Oct. 18, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Central

Suboptimal levels of various nutrients, including vitamin D, vitamin B12, calcium, zinc and choline, are concerns for older adults.  Underlying causes include low dietary intake, reduced intestinal absorption and a decline in metabolic enzyme function.  While strategic food selection can bridge most nutrient gaps, supplementation may be warranted in select circumstances.  Attendees will learn when and how to utilize dietary supplements to meet the micronutrient needs of adults 60 and older.

Presented by FNCE® Sponsor: Pure Encapsulations

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the underlying causes of inadequate micronutrient status in U.S. adults 60 years of age and older 
  • Identify types of clients in this age group who may benefit from a single-micronutrient supplement
  • Explain how to select and use a single-micronutrient supplement in an evidence-based manner

Speaker

Kelly Heim, PhD
Senior Scientific Director, Pharmacology & Genomics
Pure Encapsulations

Kelly Heim, PhD

Kelly Heim, PhD