The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARE) is recommending a range of supplements to help people deal with the impact of aging.
The group’s latest recommendations include a range and range of prescription and non-prescription products.
“In the future, we want to look at supplement options for people who need a variety of different products,” said Mark Parnell, a senior research scientist at CARE.
He said some of the supplements could be helpful for older people who don’t have the money to buy them individually, but could also be useful for people with more financial resources.
The agency also said it is looking at other supplements that may be effective.
The list includes anabolic steroids, muscle-building supplements, herbal supplements, muscle and joint-strengthening supplements, and some vitamin supplements.
These include vitamin B6, beta-carotene, thiamin, vitamin D3, riboflavin, calcium and vitamin B12.
Parnill said the supplement market is saturated, and the industry needs to take action to improve the products people are taking.
“We know that the cost of drugs is the leading reason for the decline of older people,” he said.
“And we know that it’s a factor in the rate of chronic disease, which in turn is a factor for the growth of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.”
Some of the non-Prescription supplements are also for people on a budget.
The supplements range includes a range that costs $20 to $300, while others are priced at $50 to $400.
Pardell said some supplements are effective for specific conditions, but that some are more appropriate for older adults.
“I would encourage people to look for some that they think are the most effective and the cheapest,” he told CBC News.
“Some may be more appropriate than others.”