Find out what supplements NOT to take and what supplements to take as you age, especially if you’re over 50.

0:00 Introduction: What to take and what not to take as you age
0:18 Iron supplements
0:30 Side effects of iron supplements
1:05 Calcium supplements
1:28 Hypercalcemia
1:50 Synthetic vitamin A
2:30 What supplements to take as you age

Today, I’m going to tell you about the best and the worst supplements to take as you age.

Let’s start with iron supplements. Our bodies do not have a good way of eliminating excess iron, which can damage the liver. Too much iron can increase your risk of infection and also deplete zinc. Donating blood can help eliminate excess iron.

If you have anemia, the best sources of iron are red meat, liver, grass-fed liver pills, or spleen extract.

Many people consume too much calcium, which can build up in the arteries and kidneys.

Synthetic vitamin A can cause damage to the liver, osteoporosis, and increased intracranial pressure.

Best vitamins to take as you age:
1. Vitamin C
2. Vitamin B3
3. Magnesium
4. Vitamin D
5. Vitamin K1
6. Vitamin K2

While most synthetic vitamins should be avoided, synthetic vitamin C can be beneficial under certain circumstances.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this video increases your awareness about the worst and the best supplements to take as you age. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @C.N.1 says:

    VITAMIN X 😂 I PROMISE I CAN’T STAND IT WHATSOEVER. 💯 Thanks, Dr. Berg! Have a wonderful day, everyone! 🙂

  • @1977dobermann says:

    Avoid: iron, calcium, vit A. Take: sodium, vit C, B3, K1, K2, D, Magnesium,

    • @ulflyng4072 says:


    • @here_for_the says:

      & overwhelm the human body w/
      *_Vitamin RM_* – at any age…..
      R = *_RUMINANT_* 🐄 🦌 🐑 🐏
      M = *_MEAT_* 🥩 🍖 🥩

    • @EnnAye says:

      @@ulflyng4072 He said you expected to see sodium on the avoid list but it’s not because you need it for energy as you age. Following on from that let’s look at what you need to take more of: Vitamin C, D, B3, K1&K2. So is he saying you need to take more sodium or just that it is not on the avoid list because you need it i.e carry on as normal with that. Don’t take more of it or avoid it???❓❓❓🤷🤷‍♂🤷‍♀🤷🤷‍♂🤷‍♀

    • @laserhobbyist9751 says:

      He left me hanging when he didn’t advise which form of vitamin K2. MK4 or MK7?

    • @roselanikane574 says:

      MK7. Minimum 100mg oh K2 per 10,000iu of D3​@@laserhobbyist9751

  • @here_for_the says:

    Thankyou once again, Dr. Berg.
    Your advice is always welcome, & you have helped me (& clearly many many others) change my life for the better.

  • @dc-sw9ws says:

    Please do more over 55 diet related videos. Especially for people on blood pressure meds. Thanks

  • @theresacampbell6287 says:

    This information is perfect timing today. I am 53, my mother is 73. She fell & broke a hip May 27, had to have hip replacement. We are BOTH lacking in all of the vitamins you listed as being essential as we age. THANK YOU Dr Berg, we appreciate you!!! 😊

    • @PhilLesh69 says:

      I don’t want to be morbid but be aware that the 18 month mortality rate for women over 65 who break a hip is dismally high. Pay careful attention to your mother’s health from now on. Be hyper alert for illnesses and increase all the healthy lifestyle diet and habits.

  • @sampiazza327 says:

    In the discussion of Vitamin D3 supplementation and hypercalcemia, you forgot to mention pairing with vitamin MK7. The MK7 diverts the calcium away from blood vessels and sends it to the teeth and bones where it belongs

    MK7 is a bioavailable form of K2.

    I take 10,000 IU D3; 200 mcg MK7

  • @Coco5555 says:

    I remember when “over 50” sounded so far away. Now here I am, taking in all the info 😄 Thank you!

  • @a.williams10 says:

    Great helpful advice, Dr Berg. Always love your insightful content. Thank you 🙏🏻

  • @genxena23 says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg for another important video! Passing this on to my family!🙏🏾

  • @mekman4 says:

    Thank you and good morning! I’m getting up there in age, so I appreciate this.

  • @helpinyerdasellavon says:

    Great advice! You look amazing for your age, Dr Berg. Thanks for your insightful videos ❤

  • @janetw1946 says:

    Thank you Dr Berg. This is very helpful. I stopped taking iron tablets years ago for the reasons mentioned and I am over 60

  • @Whattheheck829 says:

    I LOVE the people that always post a quick overview of the video! Thank you so much! It makes it easier on us. 😊

  • @Non-random_Earthling says:

    For anyone who is anemic, don’t stop taking your iron supplements because of this video. Do your research and consult with your primary care physician before making drastic changes. Only you and/or your physician know your personal situation and can advise you best. Serious anemia is nothing to play with.

  • @kelleennordquist5697 says:

    I’m 61 and living in sunny Florida. I spend 45 mins a day out in the sun riding a bike. I’m good on Vitamin D. That’s what i recommend!

  • @lovethewordofgodjn321 says:

    Found Dr. Berg about 10 years ago. So glad we did 👍

  • @panagiwtisn13 says:

    Dr.berg is the type of doctor we all wanted but few got

  • @valeriewalker954 says:

    I take 45000 of vitd3 in winter in Canada. This stopped my hot flashes and made me calmer.

  • @longstroker68 says:

    I am over 50 & stopped taking supplements around 8 years ago, best thing i ever did. After the last 4 years i would not trust pharmaceutical companies as far as i could throw them. I obtain all my vitamins & minerals from the food i eat & i have never felt better.

  • @kcts7757 says:

    Three years ago my doctor told me I was dangerously low in vitamin D and warned me that I could be susceptible to cancer. I started taking a D Supplement but just a few months later I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer,. I did the surgery and radiation so I’m good now, hopefully. Now I tell everyone that will listen to PLEASE take your Vitamin D & K.

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