Guys: Are you getting the nutrients you need?
Men and women are different.
I’m guessing you are not exactly shocked by that statement…
But what you may not know is that men need different nutrients than women do.
Especially as men age, they need MORE of certain vitamins.
And today, I’ll show you the adjustments you can make to ensure you’re getting what you need...
The “Big Eight”
If you’re like most men, you probably ignored your health when you were younger.
Sound familiar? Then it’s time to catch up!
To SLASH your risk of disease, stay healthy, and help ensure your quality of life, make sure to get enough of the following vitamins and minerals:
- Antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E and others): Men need antioxidants as they grow older to protect their cells and squash tumor growth. Antioxidants are important for brain health, as well as protecting the heart and brain from damage.
- B vitamins: These vitamins are involved in energy metabolism and red blood cell production.
- Omega-3: Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can reduce heart disease by up to 52 percent. Fish oils work by reducing inflammation and softening up arteries so that they stay flexible. I recommend between 1,000 and 3,000 milligrams a day.
- Vitamin D: Enough vitamin D is crucial. Men need it in order to make enough testosterone, maintain strong bones and strong muscles, to protect their brain, to prevent mood disorders like depression, and to help keep cholesterol and blood pressure under control.
- Vitamin K: The “forgotten vitamin” (vitamin K) is needed in order to maintain good bone health and muscles. It also plays a role in preventing heart disease – which is currently the leading cause of death among men.
- Zinc: The prostate gland needs zinc for proper functioning and health. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, beef, and spinach. Supplement to make sure you are getting enough.
- Vitamin E and Selenium: These antioxidants help to protect your cells from damage.
- Prostate Help: Herbs that support good prostate health include Pygeum and stinging nettles. A fiber-like substance called beta-sitosterol is especially good for the prostate.
Finally, even though it’s not a vitamin or mineral, one of the more important nutrients men need is protein...
Protein helps build and maintain muscle and bone. It’s also necessary in the production of enzymes, hormones, and other body molecules.