Supplements Top 10 for men
Men and women both have different vitamin needs. In this blog, we will tell you which vitamins and minerals are extra important for you as a man, and why.
On our Men's Health page, you will find all the products we offer on this topic.
Men and prostate health
Prostate health plays a big role in men, especially at a slightly older age. With prostate complaints, it is important to support and maintain prostate health. Fortunately, there are supplements available that specifically aim to promote healthy prostate function. A popular supplement for prostate support is saw palmetto extract. Saw palmetto contains substances that can help reduce prostate inflammation and improve urine flow. It can also help maintain a healthy prostate size.
Our product Prostathera from Klaire Labs contains other supporting substances such as concentrated plant extracts of pygeum bark, nettle root and Cernitin® flower pollen extract in addition to saw palmetto berry extract.
Zinc for men
Zinc is an important mineral for the health of specifically men. Zinc is an essential mineral involved in the regulation of prostate cells and the production of prostatic fluid. It can help reduce inflammation and promote a healthy prostate.
In addition, zinc is involved in the regulation of testosterone production. Testosterone is the male sex hormone. This hormone is responsible for maintaining muscle mass, bone density, libido, energy levels and general well-being in men.
DHEA for men
To stay in the same corner of male sex health, we can immediately mention DHEA as another supplement often prescribed. DHEA is not only a mood enhancer, but is also associated with healthy testosterone production. This can be beneficial for good muscle mass, libido and energy levels.
Finally, there is some evidence that DHEA supplements can improve sexual function in men with low libido or erectile dysfunction.
Always discuss the use of DHEA with your doctor, who can decide with you whether it is suitable for you.
Vitamin D for men
Vitamin D is an important all-rounder for both men and women. It helps the body absorb calcium. This is important for strong bones. In addition, vitamin D is also involved in the immune system and can help reduce the risk of certain diseases.
Normally, we make vitamin D through our skin. If we spend enough time outdoors, this happens naturally. In more northern countries like ours, this is rarely enough to maintain healthy vitamin D levels.
Especially interesting for men, vitamin D can contribute to yet another healthy testosterone production and healthy muscle function.
Vitamin D is also associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. It can help maintain healthy blood pressure and reduce inflammatory markers associated with heart disease.
You can take vitamin D as a dietary supplement on its own, or as a combination of vitamin D + K. The combination of D+K provides even better absorption and gives an extra boost to for healthy cardiovascular function.
Vitamin K for men
Taking vitamin K along with vitamin D can be beneficial for men in some cases, as these two vitamins work complementarily to each other. They support each other in certain body processes, for example in maintaining good bone health.
Both vitamin D and vitamin K play a role in bone health. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium from food into the body, while vitamin K is important for regulating calcium in bones and preventing calcium deposits in blood vessels. Together, they can contribute to strong bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
In addition, vitamin D and K work together on cardiovascular health. Vitamin K has an important function in regulating blood clotting and can help promote healthy blood circulation. When combined with vitamin D, vitamin K can contribute to healthy heart function and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Consult with your doctor whether it makes sense for you to take a vitamin K supplement, or possibly a combination product of vitamin D+K.
Probiotica for men
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in our bodies, especially in our digestive system. A deficiency of these bacteria can lead to annoying intestinal problems. A supplement can then help get the gut flora back in order. This, of course, applies to men AND women. However, there are a few more reasons why probiotics are even more important for men:
Firstly, probiotics can help maintain prostate health. In addition, some probiotics can also affect sexual health. A healthy balance of bacteria in the urinary tract and urogenital system can be beneficial for sexual health in men.
Omega 3 for men
Omega 3 are essential fatty acids that are important for the health of both men and women. For instance, they help maintain good heart health and a strong immune system. However specifically for men, Omega 3 fatty acids play an additional role in health. Omega 3 can help reduce the risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in men.
In addition, Omega 3 fatty acids can help promote muscle recovery after exercise and can contribute to healthy muscle growth and muscle function.
Magnesium for men
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is important for men's (and women's) health. It plays several crucial roles in the body and offers several benefits specifically for men.
For instance, magnesium plays a role in muscle relaxation and contraction. Sufficient magnesium can help maintain healthy muscle function and contribute to faster muscle recovery after exercise.
Magnesium can also help maintain healthy testosterone levels and hormone balance in men. It is involved in the production and use of sex hormones.
Finally, a benefit of magnesium for everyone: Magnesium can help maintain a healthy heart rhythm and promote healthy blood pressure. It can also help reduce inflammation and protect heart health.
Proteins for men
Proteins are essential nutrients that are important for men (and women) because of their many vital functions in the body. For men in particular, the following functions of proteins are of interest:
Proteins are the building blocks of muscle. They play a crucial role in promoting muscle growth and helping repair muscle damage after physical activity, such as strength training and exercise. If you are active in strength training or sports, you may have an increased protein requirement to support muscle recovery and growth.
As men age, they may lose muscle mass due to ageing. Consuming enough protein can help maintain muscle mass and reduce the risk of muscle loss.
Protein is also essential for the production of hormones, including key sex hormones such as testosterone, which affect men's health.
B-vitamins for men
Vitamin B is important for men (and women) because of the many important functions this group of vitamins performs in the body. Vitamin B includes several individual vitamins, such as B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid) and B12 (cobalamin). Each B vitamin has unique functions, but together they play a crucial role in metabolism and proper functioning of the nervous system.
Several B vitamins play a role in a healthy immune system, as well as good heart health and red blood cell formation.
Vitamin B is essential for converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats from food into usable energy. Vitamin B supports metabolism and helps maintain healthy energy levels.
Biotin (B7) is known to promote healthy skin and hair.
Consult with your doctor whether taking a specific B vitamin and B complex may be of interest for your symptoms.