As we age, physiological changes occur in all body systems, influenced by life events, illnesses, genetics and lifestyle factors. Metabolism slows and we may be taking prescription medications. As part of this, our appetite can diminish and this can impact upon our nutrition status as less calories means less nutrients.
In addition, these changes can make some foods more difficult to chew, taste or digest and absorption of nutrients can decrease. As appetite falls and nutrient intake diminishes, it may be useful to add some key supplements to help to support health.