About The Supplement
Energising, Fighting Fatigue and overall vitality
Staying active as you get older is probably the most important thing you will do, in order to have a long and healthy life, whether this is at pre-retirement and still working hard, or whether this is post-retirement.
A failure to keep active as we age can lead to an overly sedentary lifestyle, which if continued, can lead to rapid loss of muscle mass and strength and bring on the onset of frailty far too early on in life. No-one wants to lose strength and mobility as they age. Keeping active also has positive effects on many other aspects of health too such as heart health and brain health…and of course, your weight too!
Keeping bones strong and joints as healthy as possible has been discussed in many other narratives. Also, muscle health and overall strength is key to musculoskeletal health and fitness, most notably balance, an as good balance can help prevent falls, which tend to be more and more common as we age.
Maintaining energy levels through the day is more and more difficult as we age, so we need to ensure that our nutrition is healthy, as this is a major contributor to how we feel from day to day.
Getting those essential B Vitamins (and there are many types such as B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folate and pantothenic acid) is important if we are to ensure that our energy producing metabolism is at its best.
Minerals too play a vital part in helping us generate energy efficiently. Such minerals include iron and magnesium. Iron, of course, is an integral part of haemoglobin, our oxygen carrier in our red blood cells, while zinc and magnesium also contribute by helping to maintain our muscle function efficiently.
Vitamin C also helps to increase the absorption of iron.
The Prime Fifty Fighting Fatigue product comprises all the above, together with additional healthy ageing ingredients, to help enhance bio-availability or better absorption of key nutrients.
Behind the formula
Prime Fifty Fighting Fatigue formula
Prime Fifty Fighting Fatigue formula has been specifically developed for the needs of the over 50’s, as part of a nutritional range designed to help you stay active. Keeping your energy levels up through the day helps you get more from each day and this unique formula includes the following key nutritional ingredients.
Otherwise known as thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, these B vitamins play a key role in our energy metabolism. The proven science tells us that these vitamins in particular contribute to reduced tiredness and also help to maintain normal energy levels. Metabolising iron too is a key process involved in energy production and one of these B vitamins in particular (riboflavin) also helps with the metabolism of iron within our bodies.
Vitamins B6 and B12 are used in all Prime Fifty products, bringing a range of over 50’s relevant benefits such as red blood cell formation and contributing to normal levels of homocysteine.Homocysteine is associated with cardiovascular problems and therefore it is important to maintain normal levels and not allow homocysteine to get too high. Some older adults can find it difficult to absorb B12 from food, hence its relevance to the Prime Fifty range of products.
Folate is also a Prime Fifty ingredient used across the entire product range, as folate also helps maintain normal levels of homocysteine. It also has other health benefits such as red blood cell formation and is involved in energy metabolism too. Nearly 40% of older adults don’t get the recommended intake of folate.
Iron absorption is important for energy and to help with the absorption of iron we have added Vitamin C to the formula. Iron in turn plays a role in forming red blood cells which carry oxygen around our bodies.
Iron has been proven to contribute to the reduction of tiredness and also the formation of our red blood cells and haemoglobin. It is important to also keep our muscle function in good shape too, so both zinc and magnesium have been formulated into Prime Fifty in order to help contribute to muscle protein synthesis. Such muscle protein synthesis is necessary to avoid losing muscle mass over time, something highly relevant to the ageing adults.
Also known as ubiquinone, this is a naturally occurring nutrient found in the mitochondria (the energy producing centers in cells). Unfortunately, as we age, the efficiency of our CoQ10 synthesis in our cells drops.
Finally, you will find that across the entire Prime Fifty range, we have formulated in certain minerals that are more soluble and therefore more bio-available than most, namely bis-glycinates. These are much more quickly absorbed than the more normal oxides and carbonates. In addition, we have included a patented ingredient called Bioperine too, which has been proven in separate studies to also enhance the bio-availability of certain vitamins and minerals.