Men’s health supplements are typically defined by two main categories: a multivitamin and a prostate health supplement like saw palmetto, lycopene or pumpkin seed oil. While prostate health is often the number one concern for men, overall health and wellness support from a high quality multivitamin and mineral complex designed specifically for a man’s body is also important. The following guide may help you pick the right supplements for your health goals.
Prostate Health Supplements
Even though saw palmetto is the most popular herb for prostate health, several other nutrients have been the focus of research and studies lately for their potential supporting benefits. These nutrients include lycopene (the nutrient from tomatoes), selenium, zinc, pumpkin seed oil and DIM (diindolylmethane).
Saw palmetto is available in two forms: a whole herb, which provides the nutrient the way it appears in nature, and a standardized extract, which is guaranteed to provide a certain percentage of fatty acids and sterols as stated on the label. While some people view the standardized extract as better because the fatty acid content is higher, a whole-herb formula provides other natural compounds unique to saw palmetto. The whole herb form also provides the possible synergistic benefits derived from the natural mix of fatty acids and sterols. Many people recommend trying both to see which works best with your body.
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a natural compound derived from cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and kale. BioDIM is the only stabilized, bio-available form of dietary DIM, which provides natural prostate health support from green vegetables. BioDIM also provides dietary support for women concerned about the effects of midlife changes.
Lycopene is that old familiar nutrient found primarily in tomatoes. It is a member of the carotenoid family, which includes beta-carotene and lutein and has potent antioxidant capabilities that naturally support optimum prostate health. Thanks to lycopene’s natural health advantages, you now have another reason to enjoy tomato-based dishes and sauces.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil, a great natural source for daily prostate support, features a nutritional profile ideally suited for mature men. Pumpkin seed oil was used by Native Americans for generations for a wide range of applications because of its bountiful nutrient profile, which includes essential fatty acids (both omega-3 and -6 fatty acids), amino acids, phytosterols (e.g. beta-sitosterol), minerals and vitamins.
Even though some people may not think of zinc as a prostate health nutrient, this trace mineral packs a healthy punch throughout your entire body. In fact, zinc is a component of more than 300 enzymes that are utilized for everything from immune support to fighting free radicals. It also promotes healthy hair, skin and nails. Research indicates that the body may more readily absorb zinc when it is chelated to picolinic acid, which is the case with our Swanson Premium Zinc Picolinate supplement, making it a natural choice for prostate support.
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Combination Prostate Supplements
Want the best of everything? Consider a combination formula that combines the natural power of the most popular nutrients for prostate support.
The nutritional needs of the male body are very different than the needs of a female or child’s body. That’s why Swanson has developed multivitamins that are tailored for the unique needs of men, focusing on providing nutritional support for cardiovascular health, healthy blood pressure maintenance and prostate health. Several formulas also include nutrients that promote healthy sexual function.
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Natural Japanese Oyster Extract
When it comes to natural health, the Japanese have proven again and again that they understand the natural power of Mother Earth and her bounty of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Natural Japanese Oyster Extract is no exception, as it has long been popular in Japan and is just now catching on worldwide. It has historically been used to stimulate the libido (as you might have guessed), but new evidence suggests more broad-spectrum benefits thanks to oyster's zinc, glycogen, taurine and other nutrients. Try it today and see why it is one of the more popular sexual health supplements around.
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