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Men’s Total Health: Start Feeling and Looking Younger with Supplements

Mar 03, 2013 05:33PM

The essentials for optimal health and longevity include proper nutrition, but many of us fail to get that through our diets. One easy way of addressing this problem is by taking a multivitamin everyday. This is especially important for the millions of men who suffer from vitamin deficiencies, since only five percent of men seek treatment for those deficiencies. It’s also important, however, to consider quality when choosing a multivitamin. Many over-the-counter supplements are poorly manufactured, diluted, or composed of ‘fillers,” inactive ingredients that have no therapeutic value. There are no benefits in taking a supplement if it’s a poor-quality product. 

Another key to good health is hormonal balance, which is just as important for men as it is for women. We know that after the age of 30, men have a decrease in testosterone production.  Low levels of testosterone may also be attributed to diabetes, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption.

The following are part of a Total Health Pack offered by Dr. David Barrett of Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to achieve optimal health:

  • DHEA. This hormone, secreted by the adrenal glands, serves as a precursor to testosterone. It’s been successful in treating depression and managing weight loss. It’s also been shown to increase energy, improve exercise capacity and increase libido.
  • Vitamin B6. This vitamin is an essential ingredient in the formation of dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters that play a key role in regulating mood.
  • Chromium.  Studies have shown that chromium deficiency significantly lowers sperm count. In addition to this mineral’s effect on reproduction, it also plays a critical role in sensitizing insulin, leading to a normalization of blood sugar and decreased risk of developing diabetes.

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