Although there are many nutrients that both men and women need for optimum health, certain supplements can specifically aid in men’s health by enhancing fertility, increasing testosterone, athletic performance, metabolism, and mental, gut, and prostate health.
This is even more important with the low testosterone epidemic in men due to EMFs from cell phones, chronic stress, environmental toxins, mineral deficiencies, and more.
Some of these essential vitamins and minerals include the following: fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, B vitamins, especially L-methylfolate and methylcobalamin (B12), iron, vitamin C, calcium, omega-3s, zinc, selenium, potassium, magnesium, CoQ10, boron, copper, manganese, and glutathione.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITES SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEN ARE AS FOLLOWS:
COD LIVER OIL contains important nutrients for fertility and heart health, such as the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, vitamin D, and vitamin A.
My favorite is Rosita Cod Liver Oil. It is wild-caught, raw, and sustainable. Unlike other fish oils, it is cold-pressed using an ancient technique without the chemicals and the worry of heat oxidation, allowing it to retain all the nutrients and omega-3 fats for optimum nutrition.
A PRENATAL MULTIVITAMIN FOR MEN is formulated to help with male fertility. It includes many of the vitamins and minerals listed above, aiding in the mitochondrial DNA function of sperm, testosterone levels, and reduction of overall inflammation. I love the Fullwell Prenatal because it is third-party tested, major allergen free, bioavailable for absorption, RD-formulated, and OBGYN recommended.
GRASS FED BEEF LIVER is also considered one of the best multivitamins, containing many of the above vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A (aka retinol), choline for brain health, folate for detoxification, vitamin B12 for sexual and mental clarity, CoQ10 for energy, more bioavailable iron for those neurotransmitters and muscles, hyaluronic acid for the skin, copper for fertility, and more.
I recommend Ancestral Supplements specifically because it is pasture-raised, grass-fed, and grass-finished. It is free of hormones, pesticides, GMOs, fillers, and flow agents. It is also third-party tested and allergen free!
ASHWAGANDHA is an Indian medicinal herb often thought to help with anxiety, but it does more than that. It also aids in male fertility by boosting testosterone levels. A study showed that men taking 675 mg of ashwagandha daily for three months increased sperm counts by 67%, semen volume by 53%, and sperm motility by 57%. Another study showed an increase in muscle mass and strength as well.
N-ACETYLCYSTEINE “NAC” is used by the body to make cysteine, an amino acid that is the building block of proteins. The body then converts cysteine into glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress, increase testosterone, and enhance sperm quality. NAC has also been proven to suppress prostate cancer and help with erectile function.
SPORE-BASED PROBIOTIC; Megasporebiotic by Microbiome Labs is a unique spore-based probiotic that includes a combination of five Bacillus spores that bypass harsh environments like our stomach acid, allowing them to survive and make their way to the small intestine where they can recondition the gut, promote microbial diversity, maintain a healthy gut barrier, and aid in immune function. It also has a five-year shelf-life and does not need refrigeration.
*This is not medical advice. Please consult with your physician before starting herbs/supplements.
As a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor at Sundara Wellness, Audrey is coaching others on their journey towards freedom from stimulants as well as others struggling with ADHD, autism, autoimmune, hormonal imbalances, and debilitating chronic health conditions due to poor gut health. Visit Audreystimpson.com or @audreystimpson on Instagram.