We have searched around the web to find the Top 10 most beneficial supplements for men. As a man there are lots of things to be worried about. You health should be one of your top concerns. We believe the list that we’ve assembled below includes supplements that are easy to find, and are beneficial to you.
Why? To protect against Prostate Cancer.
Boron has been proven to protect against Prostate Cancer. Boron affects the amount of human steroid hormone levels in your body. Boron also reduces PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) and shrinks Prostate Tumors. According to some studies Boron can reduce your risk of Cancer by up to 64%. Not only that, but it helps maintain bones, joints and neurons. With 250,000 cases of Prostate and Testicular cancer in the US in 2010. We believe Boron is a much needed supplement for men.
Not all stores carry Boron. However you can find it very easily online. If you feel more comfortable finding it naturally in food then your top 10 foods for boron are: Raisins,Nuts (Almonds, Hazel Nuts), Apricots, Avocado,Brazil Nuts, Peanut Butter, Red Kidney Beans, and Cashews.
Why? To Ward off Diabetes
With the every growing number of diabetes in the USA we have to take a stand. Chromium has proven to be the most beneficial to diabetes patients. It helps the natural insulin producers in your body make more insulin and make it go further. It also improves blood sugar metabolism
Doctors suggest if you’re diabetic you should look to consume 50-200 mcg per day.
3) FOLIC ACID
Why? To Cut Alzheimer’s Risk.
None of us want to think about growing old and not being able to take care of ourselves. We’ve heard all sorts of tips. That range from doing crosswords to playing video games. However some of the latest research states that Folic Acid is a great way to reduce Alzheimer’s risk. Folic Acid is known to help prevent clogged arteries which restrict bloodflow to the brain. According to research by doctors in Sweden memory tests that were administered to patients taking Folic acid performed as if they were 5.5 years younger. Folic Acids can be found in your wheat foods. Breakfast cereal, wheat tortillas, pasta, and orange juice. Don’t over look this fantastic supplement the next time you’re in the cereal aisle. Put down the Lucky Charms and go with something that will help your heart and brain!
4) COENZYME Q10
Why? TO BOOST ENERGY
We all need that boost of energy in the day. Some may get it from a cup of a coffee, a soda, or even those 5 hour energy drinks. But next time you need to make it through that afternoon slump, think about taking some COENZYME Q10. Not only does it boost energy, it acts as an antioxidant, and enhances the immune system. As you get older your production of COENZYME Q10 decreases. By taking this as a supplement you can help ramp up your levels back to your teenage years. Who wouldn’t want that?
Doctors suggest taking 30-200 mg a day.
Why? TO BOOST MUSCLE AND MEMORY
Everyone knows about creatine and how it helps you build muscle. As time goes along your muscles start to deteriorate and they need help in rebuilding. So why not take some creatine to help out? Be sure to squeeze some workouts in as well. A good workout routine and some creatine can go along way in your health. It can also help with your memory, its been shown to correlate with improved reconition memory and with reduced mental fatigue. See who said you couldn’t have brains and brawn. Creatine can help both!
Why? TO GREASE YOUR JOINTS
Do you make that old man sound when you get up out of your recliner and all of your joints pop back into place? Do you wish you could spray some WD-40 on those knees? Well glucosamine is the just the thing. Over time you lose cartilage in all of your joints. You’ve probably noticed that by now, but you don’t know how to reverse it. Glucosamine can actually help. If you’re suffering from arthritis take some Glucosamine and see if you don’t feel better.
Doctors suggest 1,500 mg a day. If you’re exercising frequently and putting a lot of pressure on your joints you may want to look at upwards of 2,000 mg a day. Chances are you’re wearing through that cartilage fairly quickly.
Why? TO LOSE WEIGHT AND STRENGTHEN BONES
Everyone knows that calcium can strengthen bones. That has been proven for years. But to lose weight? Studies show that 3-4 low fat servings a day can turn your body into a fat burning machine. Now I know we don’t all like yogurt or dairy products. But they contain so many great vitamins and supplements. It’s not a magic bullet, but it does help increase your metabolism while you’re sitting idle in your comfy office chair. Now you can feel better that you’re burning calories while you’re busy sending emails!
Why? TO PROTECT YOUR HEART
Omega 3s seem to be on the rage lately. It’s for good reason though. The fatty acids are good for your heart. They help lower your cholesterol which is obviously good news. Chances are if you’ve read any medical news lately you know all the benefits of Omega 3s and your heart. You probably know that the best place to get are by eating fish. The Omega 3′s are wonderful, however if you’re like me and don’t enjoy fish, then you can easily find these in a supplement form.
Why? TO FIGHT OFF CANCER
Recently sales of Selenium have surged. That’s due primarily to the breakthrough recent that has stated Selenium forces cancer cells to self destruct. Selenium has proven itself as a powerful anti-cancer medicine. I knew it wasn’t on the Periodic table for sheer confusion sake. It does actually have a purpose. With more research flooding in, Doctors are very hopeful in the fact that they might have found a great cancer fighter.
Suggested amounts vary, but a good compromise would be 200mcg / day.
Selenium can be found in nature by way of the Brazilian nut which contains an exponential amount.
10) VITAMIN E
Why? TO SLOW THE EFFECTS OF AGING
Vitamin E is described as the master anti aging vitamin. Now I know wrinkles are supposed to be a sign of wisdom and character and all of that. But why not help yourself look younger for longer? Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, both of which help provide foundations in your skin. Oils and Almonds are great sources of vitamin E. However if you’re looking for stronger doses you’re going to have to get a supplement of it.