While very similar, the functions of women’s and men’s body do differ slightly. The balances of hormones, reproductive functions and stressors are different between the genders and hence health concerns vary. Choosing a multivitamin to supplement your diet is an excellent way of getting all the essentials mineral and vitamins that the body many not be getting through your regular diet. However, given the differing nature of men’s and women’s bodies, it may be a good idea to consider a tailored multi for your needs.
If you’re in the market for a new multivitamin, here are some men’s health issues you should consider before making your decision:
The fact that women don’t have prostates is a critical difference in nutritional requirements between the two genders. The prevalence of prostate cancer in Australia is relatively high and studies still can’t tell us the exact causes. For this reason, ensuring that you have a healthy, functioning prostate is good for optimum health maintenance. Both Selenium and Lycopene are common ingredients used in men’s multivitamins to help boost prostate health and prevent the onset of disease.
It takes two to tango and the same came be said for couples looking to start or grow their family. A healthy sex drive is important for men and sperm quality and health is important for producing healthy babies. Magnesium and B vitamins have been proven to be effective in improving the quality and health of sperm and are therefore found in higher quantities in men’s supplements. Calcium, Zinc and Sulphur are also great for promoting reproductive health.
Until the age of 55, men are more likely to develop heart conditions compared to women. Potassium and Zinc are known to be effective in addressing cardiovascular health and are therefore important ingredients in any supplementation option.
As with all supplements, however, it’s important to remember that they are doing just that – supplementing your diet. Vitamins and minerals are best absorbed by the body when taken in their natural forms and with the fibres offered by the fruits, vegetables and proteins that we consume.
In addition, ensuring you lead a healthy lifestyle with a sound diet and regular exercise is important for ensuring an optimum level of health care. Regular chiropractic care
is also important to boost the immune and nervous systems to ensure that our body’s functions are working to their best.
If you have any questions regarding supplementation or your personal dietary needs, please do not hesitate to ask any of the knowledgeable Adelaide chiropractors at Walkerville Chiropractic during your next consultation!