The Bold and the Supplements
Health problems rise with age and even the strongest man you've known is not exempted from being affected by them. Men's health, in particular, is threatened by heart problems, cancer, physical injuries, and stroke. These are the top health hazards for men nowadays. Also, male infertility, erectile dysfunction, prostate problems have become more and more prevalent over the years. Progressive decline of men's health is triggered by various factors such as stress, depression, low hormone levels, alcoholism, and nutritional gaps.
Truly, the body depreciates over time and its capacity to heal itself weakens. Balanced diet, exercise, and good sleep would help us remain in good shape. However, supplementation is still necessary. Nutritional deficiency is almost impossible to avoid in these modern times. We need to supplement our diet to ensure that we meet the nutrient requirement of the body. Men, being known as the stronger sex, are not excused from this need.
So, what supplements do men really need? Here are the top health supplements recommended to address the most common health concerns of men.
1. Vitamins B and E
Vitamin B and E help address the number one threat to men's health: cardiovascular disease. Vitamin E lowers the risks of coronary heart disease by preventing the formation of blood clots and LDL cholesterol while B Vitamins are helpful in preventing hardening of the arteries. B Vitamins also regulate the production of testosterone. Vitamins B1 and B2 support the thyroid and adrenal glands. Vitamin B6 regulates the hormone that converts testosterone to DHT, and helps prevent swelling of the prostate.
2. Red Clover
Red Clover herbal supplement contains powerful antioxidants that fight off cancerous growths. Red clover inhibits DHT formation, thus, inhibiting enlargement of the prostate gland and its effects. Prostate problems are very much common to men in their 40's and above.
3. Zinc and Lycopene
Zinc is an important mineral for many bodily processes. Deficiency in zinc predisposes infection of the prostate gland that raises the probability of prostatitis and prostate enlargement to take place sooner than expected. Lycopene extract contains powerful antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and prevent prostate cancer.
4. Ginkgo Biloba and AL-Arginine
Gingko improves circulation of blood to the penis, addressing erectile dysfunction. Gingko also regulates the mind and helps with concentration. During sex, men need to also concentrate on the sexual feeling and the activity itself. It also helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression which may be a cause of impotence. Similarly, the essential amino acid, AL-Arginine, has been shown to increase blood flow to the penis.
5. Muira Puama and Tribulus
Muira puama, also known, as potency wood, has been shown to increase both male and female sex drive and to balance sexual hormone levels. It also helps men maintain erections. Tribulus has been shown to help with impotence and infertility.
Selenium is not easily obtained from diet. It is scarce in food supply. About half of the selenium in a man's body can be found in his testicles and in the seminal ducts. It is important to have a sufficient supply of this mineral as it defines one's sexual function.
7. Gotu Kola
Gotu kola improves circulation for overall well-being and enhances mental performance and concentration. This would basically help men with their work-life balance.
To learn more about herbs used for prostate care, please visit Ayurstate's Ingredients Page.
To learn more about herbs used to enhance virility, Kama Raja's Ingredients Page.
To learn more about herbs used to enhance fertility, Sukraja's Ingredients Page.