Attention, men: You do not have to be overwhelmed. Yes, I said it. You do not have to be overwhelmed in the vitamin and supplement aisles. You may have decided to take a vitamin or supplement but have no idea which is best for you. There is even a possibility that you are embarrassed to ask a doctor. Don’t worry. I won’t tell.
What matters most is to know what to look for and get started. There have been many reviews and recommendations. Loads of scientific research is available to you and working up the courage to speak to a doctor should certainly be at the top of the list. Do not forget that.
Here is a list of three recommended vitamins and supplements that appear universal for men.
Top 3 Recommended Vitamins/Supplements for Men
- Multivitamin: The multivitamin you choose should include 100% DV, or daily value, of the recommended nutrients. Multivitamins are taken “Ã¢Â?Â¦to increase nutrient intakes and to improve health, prevent chronic disease, or both.” Split your multivitamin into two doses to give your body the opportunity to absorb more. Your digestive system will eliminate a portion, varying from person to person. Check the ingredients on the multivitamin to be sure it includes iodine. Many will not include this key nutrient.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids/Fish Oil: These little capsules have a plentiful list of benefits. Fish oil promotes heart health, protects against cancer, improves mental health, and relieves pain and fights arthritis, as well as many other benefits. While it has been argued that it is best to gain this nutrient through food, there are supplements available to you. When choosing your supplement, you again should check for the DV. Your supplement should also provide what type of fish was used as well as guarantee that it is 100% pure. Finally, do not purchase a product that is listed only as “Fish Oil.” Be sure it is also Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
- Calcium with Magnesium: Combination supplements are an easy option to gain both of these nutrients. The recommended intake is 600mg Calcium and 400mg Magnesium. This can be taken as separate supplements as well but whether you choose a combination supplement or individual, you should take it once per day.
You may have a sudden moment of panic when you walk into the pharmacy and glance down the ever-growing options in front of you. Remain calm and know it is okay.
You do not have to replace meals with pills. These few supplements are reasonable and will help you and your body. If you are still unsure, take the step to speak with your primary care physician. Above all, have no fear in providing your body the nutrients that it needs.