Men's Health

Generally speaking, men are less likely than women to prioritize their health—or speak of it. In fact, according to a Cleveland Clinic survey, 53% of men say their health just isn’t something they talk about. But if a man is going to talk to someone about a health concern, chances are good (48%) that it will be his wife or significant other. The longevity gender gap is well-known:

Women live an average of five years longer than men.

Not only that, but they tend to fall ill at a younger age and have more chronic illnesses than women. Harvard Health attributes this health gender gap to a combination of biology, social factors, and lifestyle.

Among biological factors, hormone, prostate, and abdominal weight gain present the biggest challenges for men. Socially, men may face stressful work environments, and they may not establish a strong social network to help them cope. Stress impacts immunity, digestion, sleep, and many aspects of health. Both men and women benefit from intentional efforts to reduce and manage stress. Smoking, excess drinking, and risky behavior are often more common among men. Women tend to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.

When men think about preventing future health problems, the conditions they’re most concerned about are heart attack, cancer, weight gain, and stroke—and with good reason. Those are conditions that afflict men as they age. 

Luckily, strategic nutraceutical support can stave off the frustrating side-effects of male aging. Check out our recommendations below to find a formula that will bring you back the vitality and energy you deserve. 

our favorite picks to support male health and prevent disease:

Essential Multi:

More energy, sharper brain function, better mood, stronger immune system, better digestion. These are reasons to add a multivitamin supplement to your health regimen. Essential Multi takes ordinary multivitamin supplements to the next level by using pharmaceutical grade nutrients in bioavailable forms. It features a proprietary blend of highly potent herbal extracts rarely found in the diet. It’s a great way to make sure you’ve got your general health bases covered.
Liposomal DHEA:
 
DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a natural hormone produced by the adrenal gland. Since peak production of this hormone occurs between the ages of 20 and 24, it’s sometimes called the “youth hormone.” It’s used by the body to make sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Taking a DHEA supplement can help you maintain your vitality as you age so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. The liposomal spray formula allows your body to absorb the ingredients while avoiding the digestive tract.
His Vitality:
 
Antioxidants can help protect your body from free radicals and balance out male reproductive hormones. Drawing upon Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and other cultural medicinal practices, His Vitality provides potent support for healthy male sexual function and libido. Plant-based adaptogens can help increase your energy and balance your mood.
I-3-C Plus:
 
This is another great product to help balance hormones, especially estrogens, which must be in proper balance with testosterone for optimal male health and function. It contains indole-3-carbonol and DIM, both of which are abundant in cruciferous vegetables. These compounds are powerful antioxidants and improve immunity. I-3-C can indirectly increase testosterone levels by releasing bound testosterone and by inhibiting an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen.
Calcium d-Glucarate Plus:
 
For men as well as women, irregular levels of estrogen in the body can lead to irritability, difficulty losing weight, poor immune function, and more. Calcium d-Glucarate helps clear the body of estradiol and estrogen precursors by metabolizing them more quickly, which helps optimize testosterone. Normalizing hormone levels can help improve vitality and improve your quality of life.
Dynamic Performance Drink:
 
To help repair muscles, reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, and prevent muscle breakdown, take this nutrient-rich formula before and after working out. Each scoop of Dynamic Performance Drink contains a wide range of B vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and additional nutrients to support athletic performance. Make this supplement a part of your training program to give your body the support it needs for an intense workout and full muscle recovery.

Prostate Support:

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), one of the most common ailments aging men experience, causes discomfort while urinating and hinders the ability to fully empty the bladder. Over-activity of certain enzymes causes these prostate and urinary issues. In clinical trials, saw palmetto extract has been shown to reduce the activity rate of key enzymes. It also blocks a hormone, DHT, from binding to specific cells on the prostate. Prostate Support also contains antioxidant micronutrients and amino acids that help support healthy prostate and urinary tract function in men, such as lycopene, zinc, L-alanine, vitamin D, and vitamin B6.

Testro Balance:
 
Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, wanes as men age past 30. If levels drop too low, quality of life suffers. Powerful plant-based compounds can act on enzymes that metabolize male hormones. Specifically, isoflavones, catechins, curcuminoids, and oleanolic acid can help regulate testosterone levels, so Testro Balance contains soybean root, green tea, turmeric root, and olive leaf extracts. Flaxseed lignans, betaine, and phytosterols work synergistically with the herbal extracts to promote a healthy balance of testosterone and testosterone precursors, such as DHEA.