Back to the Basics: What Men Really Need to Stay Healthy

Written by InVite® Health, June 2018

Nutrition is at the core of a healthy body; what you feed your body can be the difference in how you feel, your weight, your risk of chronic diseases, and your overall health. It’s important that you put your health first and make self-care a priority. By taking steps to get and stay healthy, you’ll set your body up to keep your energy high and your body strong.

What Are Nutrient Depletions?

Nutrient depletions occur when your body is not receiving the correct amount of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and other important nutrients. This can be caused by numerous factors, such as following an unhealthy diet, prescription drugs and medications, and free radical damage.

“We live in an increasingly polluted environment, loaded with toxins; the soil we grow our food in is often nutrient-depleted and many consume processed, factory-made foods supplying scant nutrients. Ironically, our bodies wind up requiring even more vitamins and minerals to effectively metabolize nutrient-depleted goods. Add that depletion with less time spent outdoors, minimal exercise, prescription drugs and medications, and chronic stress, and the result is that many individuals are truly nutritionally deficient,” reports Archana Gogna, MS, CNS, MBA, Director of Nutrition for InVite® Health.

If you are currently taking non-prescription, over-the-counter, or prescription medication, you must be aware that they may cause potentially serious nutrient depletions. Click here to view InVite® Health’s Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart with a list of drugs and non-prescription medications and the nutrients they deplete.

Balanced Nutrition

Nutrient-rich foods provide energy, this includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and protein. You’ll want to avoid excess calories from added sugars, saturated fats and alcohol. Men have different needs than women, so there are a few nutrients and vitamins that they should take special care in consuming.

High-protein foods found in red meat, turkey and fish provide good health and energy levels for men. Supplemental protein, especially whey protein, has been shown to support healthy muscle mass and satiation.

Potassium is part of every cell and is needed to keep your heart, nerves, muscles, and brain working efficiently. It can be found in fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat.

Fiber helps to support healthy cholesterol, blood sugar, intestinal, heart and brain health. It can be found in grains and beans.

Calcium is crucial for strong bones and teeth, heart health, muscle function and nerve signaling. It can be found in dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt, but also in seafood, leafy greens and legumes.

It has been estimated that approximately 70% of Americans have Vitamin D deficiencies. This is due to combination of factors, including low levels of sunlight, obesity and low consumption of foods high in Vitamin D like fatty fish. Vitamin D has been shown to support normal blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and promote a healthy immune response.

Be sure to include a balance of these foods in your diet in order to reap the benefits of each nutrient.

A Superior Multivitamin

For these reasons, healthcare professionals are advising men to begin taking a safe, reliably-made, high-quality multivitamin mineral formula on a daily basis to fill the nutritional deficits in their diet. Scientific Director and Pharmacist, Jerry Hickey, understands that men have different nutritional needs and recommends a multivitamin that contains, not only a superior base of vitamins and minerals, but four additional ingredients that naturally support men’s health.

  1. Maca root has been used for its beneficial effects on sexual health, energy levels and endurance. It may also provide benefits for the prostate.
  2. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that supports cellular health, endothelial health, and healthy immune function. It also supports prostate and urinary health.
  3. Black Cumin, or Nigella sativa, supports lung health, metabolism and prostate health.
  4. Beta-Sitosterol supports healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range, immune system health and prostate health.

With a solid base like a healthy, balanced diet, a superior multivitamin and moderate activity daily, men can help lay their own healthy foundation in order to keep their bodies as active as possible.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.

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