November is Men’s Health Month so we’re highlighting some of the key vitamins that men should be considering as essentials in their daily health routine!.
Collagen: As men age, their collagen production decreases which can have a direct impact on muscle tone, skin elasticity, hair strength, energy and metabolism. Adding a collagen supplement can help improve muscle mass (it’s a source of protein), reduce the signs of wrinkles, reduce hair loss and help with joint mobility!
Male Fertility: There are a number of environmental and lifestyle factors that can contribute to male infertility, especially as it relates to oxidative stress. Supplementing with key nutrients can help reduce this damage and improve sperm quality, mobility and sperm cell health. Furthermore, this formula can help support prostate and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D: It’s estimated that close to 40% of the population is deficient in Vitamin D which is surprising given the thorough amount of research available highlighting the importance of this critical nutrient to overall health. It’s important to get tested to determine how much your body may need to resolve the deficiency, but starting with a solid foundation is key.
Multivitamin: In an era of doing more, eating a well balanced diet can often fall by the wayside. As we age, our nutrient and energy demands can change so it’s important to ensure that you are filling in the gaps with a high quality daily multivitamin.
Ashwagandha: This herbal supplement is a well rounded adaptogen that has been shown to be beneficial for improving male sexual health, fertility, and muscle performance. Additionally, it can be helpful in reducing the stress and anxiety that we are often faced with on a daily basis.
Omega 3: A quality omega 3 fish oil supplement is critical for overall health including reducing inflammation as well as supporting cognitive functioning and joint health. In today’s society, we see an alarming imbalance between the ratio of inflammatory Omega 6 to Omega 3, so supplementing is essential.
Cranberry: This pure supplement helps with bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and flow which is critical for men to consider as they age. And while UTI’s are generally more common in women, at least 12% of men will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime, most often caused by incomplete emptying of the bladder.
This is just a summary of some of the key nutrients that can be considered for men’s health. Be sure to take the health assessment to find out what other vitamins and supplements are key to your foundational health routine!