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6 Essential Supplements for Men

6 Essential Supplements for Men | Mr Vitamins
Men have their own unique health needs, yet they may not know how to find the right supplements for men, to give their overall health a boost. Find out not only which supplements men should take, but also when they need those supplements the most.

Our top 6 supplements for men

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

CoQ10 works as an antioxidant, helps convert food into energy, and is essential for heart health. CoQ10 levels decline with age, thus CoQ10 supplements are ideal for older men as well as individuals suffering from respiratory issues, fatigue, or depression or those taking medications for high blood pressure or cholesterol.

Green foods

Green food supplements also provide your body with antioxidants protecting you from cell damage, cancer, heart disease, and other serious conditions. As a bonus, green food supplements are great for detoxifying your body, cleansing your gut, and optimising your immune system.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 offers a long list of health benefits including fighting hypertension, lowering heart disease risk, reducing inflammation, and supporting brain function. Taking an omega-3 supplement, like fish oil or krill oil, can help men take advantage of these benefits while avoiding mercury or other pollutants sometimes found in fresh fish.


Containing live bacteria naturally found in the gastrointestinal tract, probiotics aid in digestion, enhance immunity, lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, and improve oral health. Eating yoghurt or fermented foods works for some people. Nevertheless, taking a probiotic supplement may prove much easier for you.

Vitamin D

Men who are deficient in vitamin D are twice as likely to have a heart attack as men who maintain adequate levels. After all, vitamin D protects your cardiovascular system along with your bones, teeth, skin, and immune system. It also reduces your risk of colorectal and prostate cancer.


While health professionals would prefer for men to get their daily essential nutrients from their diet, that may not be realistic for adolescents or older men with poor diets. So, seek a multivitamin that contains lycopene (for prostate health), saw palmetto (for shrinking the inner lining of the prostate), and zinc (for cell protection). Other nutrients men need in their multivitamin or as separate supplements are: Prior to starting a new supplement, you should always ‘Ask a Naturopath’ what type and what quantity of supplements are right for you. Once you have that information, you will be well on your way to better health.