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The 14 best supplements for men

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The 14 best supplements for men

In the May 2012 issue of Canadian Living, we're featuring a great story on the best supplements for women. I'm sure you'll love the article and find it really useful. I never know what supplements I should be taking, but now I will know! Be sure to pick up a copy of the issue when it's on newsstands on April 2. Since we're talking about supplements for women, we decided there's no better time to also talk about the best supplements for men. Below, Sara Henderson, ND and Naturopathic Advisor to Jamieson Laboratories shares her top picks for the best supplements for men. [caption id="attachment_2520" align="aligncenter" width="299" caption="Do you take any supplements? What about the men in your life?"] [/caption] Saw palmetto Good for: prostate health/BPH (urogenital tract support); potential use for the prevention and treatment of male pattern baldness (with Beta Sitosterol). Omega 3 (fish oil, and hemp, flax and chia seeds all contain omega 3 and 6) Good for: reducing inflammation anywhere in the body; joint support; improve quality of hair and skin; good for bowel irregularity; helps with mood imbalance; prevention of dementia and age related cognitive decline. B complex Good for: supports energy pathways in the body; reduces mental and physical fatigue. Resveratrol (phytochemical found in red wine) Good for: strengthening the lining of our blood vessels (cardiovascular protection); an antioxidant; can potentially help with weight loss and longevity. CoQ10 Good for: works as a potent antioxidant with a focus on the heart. Nettle Good for: supportive to genitourinary tract; prostate enlargement (BPH) and cancer; an anti-inflammatory. Lycopene Good for: a great antioxidant for men; helps with male infertility issues and prostate health. DHEA Good for: can increase the body's ability to transform food into energy and burn off excess fat; anti-inflammatory; can enhance brain function and memory; men with high plasma DHEA-S levels are less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. Note: This is difficult to find for purchase in Canada, and should be prescribed by a doctor. Turmeric Good for: a strong anti-inflammatory agent (arthritis, GUT issues, post work-out recovery); anti-cancer agent; mild acid blocker (good for heart burn); supportive to the liver. Maca Good for: can potentially balance blood pressure; chronic fatigue (supports stress, or adrenal, glands); increases stamina and libido. Probiotics Good for: intestinal (digestive) support; immune support. Vitamin D3 Good for: immune support; cardiovascular support; bone health; can balance mood and treat depression; prevention of AI disease; good cancer and diabetes prevention. Vitamin C (with bioflavonoids) Good for: immune support; boosts health of skin (collagen) and helps heal wounds; concentrated in stress (adrenal) glands; and an anti-histamine. Milk thistle Good for: liver support; helpful if you have a liver pathology, are taking medication, or eat a poor diet and consume alcohol on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing, Sara. Remember to consult your family doctor before adding any new supplements to you regimen. Do you take supplements? If so, what kind?
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