The Five Best Nutritional Supplements for Men

Vitamin & Supplement UpdateMen have specific health needs that require certain vitamins in order to perform at optimum levels. While there are hundreds available, knowing the ones that are best for you can help promote superior health and even prevent some health problems.

The following list will cover five of the most important supplements and vitamins that men should take: 

Multivitamins

There is no question that most people do not get enough vegetables or fruits, in fact this is true for up to 80 percent of men. Rather than taking hundreds of pills each day, find a quality multivitamin. Usually a good multivitamin will cost more money, but it will work more effectively. A multivitamin can help fill in any missing gaps in your healthy diet. Also, be sure to select an option that is specifically designed for men’s health and that does not contain extra iron.

Protein Powder

While you can likely get enough protein in your diet, using protein powder has many other advantages as well. It is usually lower in calories and can provide superior muscle recovery after a workout. The two most popular types of protein powders that are used are casein and whey. Casein is actually digested very slowly which provides the body with longer lasting nutrients, while whey is absorbed much more quickly. Taking a mixture of the two can help to sustain the actual release of different amino acids in to your blood for an extended period of time.

Creatine

This is a substance that is naturally produced by your body, however can also be supplemented with synthetic versions. It provides additional energy for your muscles to use during exercise. There have been many studies that have proven that creatine helps to speed the recovery process after a workout, as well as the growth of lean muscle mass.

Green Tea

Green tea is a natural way to fight fat. It is also a great way to boost your energy and get in a good dose of healthy antioxidants. In order to reap all the benefits that are offered you should either drink up to eight glasses of green tea a day or take a 90 milligram supplement.

Fish Oil

Chances are if you are in your 20s or 30s you are not thinking about your heart. However, if you have a history of heart problems it is important to implement fish oil into your diet. This provides superior protection against this disease. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for when it comes to fish oil. Cheaper brands can have you tasting the after effects all day long. Therefore spend a little more to get a higher quality product.

Using these five supplements can help any man reach optimum health and well-being. While there are other supplements you may want to consider for specific benefits, these are the basic items that should be implemented into any nutritional plan.

 

Remember to always consult your primary physician before following any medical advice.

Story Credit, Image Credit: Vitamin & Supplement Update by Lauren Silverman. Used under Creative Commons license.

 

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