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What's #ManCrushMonday? A day of the week dedicated to guys and gals alike talking about their favorite men.
In honor of the Internet celebrating men everywhere, we wanted to talk about men’s health. No matter whom you have chosen as your favorite guy is this #MCM or what his wellness goals and concerns are, this list covers information about five vitamins and supplements that we think he might be interested in learning more about.
Multivitamins: Did you know that not all multivitamins were created equally? Gender and age are just two factors that can affect which vitamins, supplements, and nutrients a person might need. For example, men might want to take a multivitamin that supports the prostate, whereas a man over the age of 50 might want to take one that also helps to support normal joint function.
Saw Palmetto: Saw Palmetto is made from the berry of the Saw Palmetto plant which is native to the southern United States, most prevalently in Florida. For centuries, the berries have been used in Native American wellness and dietary practices. Today, Saw Palmetto has gained popularity as a supplement for men because it can provide support for a healthy prostate.**
Maca: Maca extract is derived from the root of the Maca plant, indigenous to the Andes Mountains in Peru. South American traditions dating back to the Incan Empire have used the root as a dietary staple, but also to support energy and encourage sexual health.**
Pumpkin Seed Oil: Pumpkin seeds contain nutritional properties such as vitamins, zinc, and catechin flavonoids. This naturally occurring combination has been used by men to help maintain bladder function and urinary tract health while supporting a healthy prostate. **
L-Arginine: L-Arginine is an amino acid associated with nitric oxide, which can encourage circulation and may help maintain cardiovascular health.** L-Arginine can support athletic activity by promoting endurance and helping to build muscle. ** It has even been used to help optimize sexual performance in men.**
Who’s your #MCM this week and could one (or more) of these supplements be right for him?