How to choose a men’s multivitamin

Men have different physiology to women, so may benefit from a tailored men’s multivitamin formula that takes their specific needs and lifestyle issues into account.

These tips will help you choose the right supplement for yourself or your partner.

Select a broad-spectrum, high-potency formula

Studies by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that many men’s diets fall drastically short of the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables.

Taking a multi that supplies therapeutic quantities of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals may help men who struggle to include enough fresh produce in their daily diets obtain the recommended quantities of key vitamins and minerals.

Look for a readily-absorbed form of zinc

Many Australian men don’t obtain the recommended quantity of zinc from their daily diets, so it’s essential that your multi contains zinc, and does so in a form that’s readily absorbed and utilised.

Zinc is essential for men’s sexual vitality and reproductive function as well as immune health, tissue repair and cognitive functioning, so we recommend choosing a supplement that contains zinc glycinate, an organic form of zinc that’s highly bioavailable.

Prioritise heart health

Men are significantly more likely to experience certain cardiovascular issues than women, so need to take extra care to maintain the health of their hearts and circulatory systems.

From that perspective, important nutrients to look for in a men’s multi include selenium, vitamins B1, B6, C and E and folic acid.

Ideally your multi should also include lycopene, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in tomatoes that has benefits for cardiovascular health.

Enhance stamina and stress resistance

With many men facing constant pressure at work or in their personal lives, the ability to adapt to and resist stress is a core component of good health and wellbeing.

However, men’s requirements for some vitamins and minerals increase during times of stress, potentially exacerbating any dietary shortfalls of certain nutrients that can occur when you neglect your diet (as often occurs when you’re under pressure).

Among others, nutrients that are involved in maintaining the body’s stress-coping mechanisms and that may help to relieve the stress of work and study include vitamins B2, B5, B6, B12 and C.

Korean Ginseng may provide additional benefits in helping the body cope with and adapt to stress and change, working by supporting adrenal function.

Support sexual vitality and reproductive function

Korean Ginseng has been used to support men’s sexual vitality and reproductive health for thousands of years, and is often taken in combination with Withania (also known as Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng) and Horny Goat Weed for these purposes.Mens_Multi_Advanced_60_tabs

Mr Vitamins recommends:

Fusion Health products, premium quality Australian-made supplements that combine the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and the science of modern Western herbalism, including:

Remember, for the best advice for your health needs, ‘Ask a Naturopath’ as Mr Vitamins.

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