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Best Supplements for Men's Health

Best Supplements for Men's Health
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Men's Health Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are nutrients your body needs in small amounts for it to work properly and stay healthy. A varied and balanced diet can provide the body with the correct nutrients to support its needs. However, according to the HSE, only one-third of the Irish population consumes the recommended amounts of each food group each day. Therefore, it is vital you take extra nutritional supplements to prevent deficiencies, support a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Signs and Symptoms of Malnutrition in Men

  • Weakening of the muscles
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • An increased exposure to infection
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Brittle nails
  • Skin that has become dry and flaky
  • Persistent diarrhoea
  • Depression

Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency in Men

  • Skin problems or rashes
  • Swelling of your tongue
  • Poor vision at night or in dim light
  • Feeling breathless
  • You experience a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears
  • Paleness inside the mouth or eyelids
  • Pain in the bones or joints

Vitamins & Minerals that Men Should Consider

We have outlined below, the key vitamins and minerals that men should consider taking, outlining the benefits of each.

  1. Vitamin D Benefits
    • Good for bones, teeth, and muscle health
    • Regulates the amount of calcium in your body
    • Can help prevent upper-respiratory tract infections
    • Promotes cell growth
    • Can help reduce the risk of bone deformities
  2. Magnesium Benefits
    • Reduces tiredness and fatigue
    • Regulates muscle and nerve function
    • Assists our body in turning food into energy
    • Helps maintain blood sugar levels
    • Supports the manufacturing of protein, DNA, and bone development
  3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefits
    • Essential for the maintenance of good eye health
    • Supports brain health during pregnancy
    • Aids the reduction risk factors associated with heart disease
    • Plays a support role in the management of metabolic syndrome symptoms
    • May be beneficial in improving chronic inflammation

  4. B Group Vitamins Benefits
    • Thiamin (Vitamin B1) to keep the nervous and cardiovascular system healthy
    • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) helps the body release energy from food and for a healthy nervous system
    • Niacin (Vit B3) to keep your skin healthy
    • Pyridoxine (Vit B6) aids the body in the formation of haemoglobin
    • Biotin (Vit B7) is a catalyse for the digestion of fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids in the body
    • Vitamin B12 supports in the maintenance of a heathy nervous system
  5. Vitamin C Benefits
    • Helps to protect cells and to keep them healthy
    • Essential for the maintenance of healthy skin, blood vessels, bones, and cartilage
    • Supports wound healing
    • Aids the absorption of Iron
  6. Vitamin E Benefits
    • May reduce markers of oxidative stress and enhance antioxidant defences
    • Evidence suggests it lowers chances of developing of heart disease
    • May benefit those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Supports the reduction cognitive decline
    • Aids better skin health
  7. Vitamin K Benefits
    • Supports Bone Health
    • May help reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease
    • May improve insulin sensitivity in men with diabetes
  8. Vitamin A Benefits
    • Helps your body's natural defence against illness and infection
    • Improves your vision in dim light
    • Keeps your skin and the lining of some parts of the body healthy
  9. Iron Benefits
    • Supports growth and development of cells
    • Essential for the production of Haemoglobin
    • Essential for the production of Myoglobin, responsible for oxygen transport
    • Aids the production of certain hormones in the body
    • Plays a role in maintaining a healthy immune system


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