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10 Supplements for Men

By:
Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, is medical director of the integrative health center Amitabha Medical Clinic in California.

Most men (and women) need a nutritional boost beyond healthy diet alone. High-quality supplements supply extra vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds to support health and vitality.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids--The body doesn't manufacture omega-3 fats, so we have to get them through diet or supplements. Omega 3s lower triglycerides, benefiting heart health, and may also help fight prostate cancer.
 
Vitamin D--Supports calcium balance to prevent arthritis and osteoporosis. It also reduces blood pressure, boosts immunity, and strengthens muscles and bones. Testing your levels is important.
 
L-Carnitine--In addition to burning fat, L-carnitine supports heart health and immunity. It may also increase sperm count.
 
Quercetin--An antioxidant bioflavonoid that protects DNA and helps fight prostate cancer.
 
Magnesium--Benefits cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health, regulates blood sugar, and detoxifies the body.
 
Resveratrol--A powerful antioxidant, resveratrol protects against age-associated diseases such as prostate cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's.
 
Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP)--A specific type of citrus pectin, MCP controls galectin-3, a protein associated with inflammation, heart disease, and cancer. Clinical studies also show that MCP fights prostate cancer and safely removes heavy metals from the body.
 
Maitake Mushrooms--High in beta glucans, vitamin D, and other compounds, maitake mushrooms support immunity, energy, digestion, and healthy blood sugar. Can help prevent cardiovascular disease.
 
Green Tea--Compounds in green tea boost immunity, fight prostate cancer, and help protect cardiovascular health.
 
Garlic Extract--Garlic benefits the heart, fights infection, and supports the immune system. May also control blood pressure.