Men have specific health issues that are unique to them, but their natural response to illness is to sometimes tough it out. If the illness has the remote chance of embarrassment, suffering in silence is typically has been the better option. But societal reactions and expectations of men are changing and, thankfully, allow them to speak up about their health concerns without suffering any unfavourable harm to their reputations. Men are even supporting each other, providing platforms and discussion groups to share their experiences in health.
Men are also starting to look at their health from a different perspective. They now look for preventative ways to care for themselves rather than wait to try to fix what part of them is broken. There is a push toward having a more fulfilling life, less stress, better managing chronic conditions, and more sustained energy. They want to understand their anatomy better and prepare for physiological and psychological changes as they age.
Did you know what happens in a man's life as he ages has a lot to do with hormonal changes? The entire body is run on a system of hormones that affect energy, physical performance, sexual health, prostate function and stress reduction. Each of these issues can impact men's health at various ages and stages of their life.
Men differ in their anatomical and physiological make-up and lifestyle habits and have a different propensity to disease than women. Finding and using protective measures to stand up to life's many changes and challenges for men can increase an individual's optimal wellness.
Did you know the most important things to optimize men's health are Sleep- Hormones -Nutrition and Energy-Digestion- Mood- Stress- Prostate?
Taking Control of Men's Health with Prevention
Did you know That 50% of men between 51-60, and 90% of men over 80 suffer from benign prostate enlargement? Two main risk factors for BPH are advancing age and family history, both factors that are out of their control. What can be controlled is knowing the risks, the symptoms and how to take preventative measures to reduce your statistical probability?
The severity of symptoms in people with prostate gland enlargement varies, but symptoms tend to worsen gradually. Common signs and symptoms of BPH include:
- Frequent or urgent need to urinate
- Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
- Difficulty starting urination
- Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts
- Dribbling at the end of urination
- Inability to empty the bladder
- Urinary tract infection
- Blood in the urine
Ultimate Prostate is a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients that helps relieve the urologic symptoms associated with mild to moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia and the discomfort of prostate enlargement. Containing Saw Palmetto & other potent plant extracts, Ultimate Prostate helps improve urinary health, reduces the frequency of urination, relieves urinary tract discomfort, reduces swelling & pain, protects & nourishes the prostate and can help reduce the discomfort of prostate enlargement.
Testosterone production begins to decline in men after the age of 30. While reduced testosterone is often dismissed as part of the normal aging process, this decline in testosterone can affect energy, performance, muscle mass and fat distribution, hair growth, and even emotional and cognitive well-being. Ensuring a good intake of essential nutrients needed for testosterone production can help support male reproductive health, energy metabolism, and hormone health in men, whatever their age.
There are several options to enhance the body's production of testosterone without taking testosterone itself. By supporting the function of hormones, the body can optimize its testosterone levels
Ultimate Testosterone Boost is a synergistic formula designed to address stress and support testosterone production. Ultimate Testosterone Boost is formulated with KSM-66, a full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. KSM-66 has been shown to cause a significant improvement in testosterone levels as well as other areas related to male health and vitality. Aside from the energy and performance supporting effects of ashwagandha, Ultimate Testosterone Boost also contains other male health-supporting nutrients such as; zinc, vitamin D3, B vitamins, chromium, cordyceps and 3’-diindolylmethane (DIM), which support the normal processes of detoxification, including the proper elimination of hormone metabolites
Men want to feel at their best; they want to have stamina, energy and vigour, and when their hormonal responses are not in balance achieving this can be more difficult. Certain plants and herbal extracts can be used to maintain normal levels of circulating testosterone and provide antioxidant protection to support men's health and energy as they age
Ultimate Male Energy is specifically formulated to assist men close to or over 35. It is designed to help improve testosterone production, which will, in turn, help maintain healthy testosterone levels. Lower testosterone is associated with all kinds of symptoms, including fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and even obesity. Testosterone levels tend to decrease with age.
Ultimate Male Energy contains several key ingredients. Some are used to address the regular detoxification of hormones, while others are used to try and stimulate the production of specific molecules. For instance, Nettle helps increase testosterone levels by binding to the protein sex hormone "globulin (SHBG)" so that less is available to bind to testosterone. Additionally, the beta-sitosterol in Stinging Nettle supports prostate health and helps reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), such as urination difficulty and prostate enlargement. Chrysin is the active component in passion flower that elevates blood testosterone levels. It works by blocking the activity of aromatase, an enzyme needed to convert testosterone into estrogen metabolites. Ultimate Male Energy also contains other ingredients to that support hormone balance in men, such as indole-3-carbinol, Quercetin, Turmeric and BioPerine
Ultimate Male Energy helps reduce excess body fat, increase natural testosterone production, preserve and build muscle tissue, enhance cellular repair mechanisms and overall liver function, and maintain prostate health.
- Reduces excess body, fat-especially in the abdominal region
- Increases the body's natural production of testosterone
- Preserves and builds lean muscle tissue
- It helps maintain prostate health
- It helps the body deal with excess stress
Andropause describes age-related changes in male hormone levels. (Also known as testosterone deficiency, androgen deficiency). While the process of dropping testosterone in men may be a natural part of aging. The increased presence of estrogens (from man-made chemicals BPA, BPS, and Phthalates) are known to mimic hormones like estrogen found in aging men. This is not only concerning but can lead to early-onset andropause Male menopause can cause physical, sexual, and psychological problems. They typically worsen as you get older. They can include:
- low energy
- depression or sadness
- decreased motivation
- lowered self-confidence
- difficulty concentrating
- insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- increased body fat
- reduced muscle mass and feelings of physical weakness
- gynecomastia, or development of breasts
- decreased bone density
- erectile dysfunction
- reduced libido
Ultimate Maca Energy is a cutting-edge formula designed to tone hormonal processes by acting on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. Clinical studies show that maca helps balance estrogen, follicle-stimulating hormones, progesterone, and adrenocorticotropic hormone levels. It helps to increase increases free testosterone levels and decreases estrogen dominance. It provides increased overall energy, reduces stress and supports mood.
There isn't much difference in cortisol production between men and women, but the hormone oxytocin is a different story. When stress strikes, hormones called cortisol and epinephrine works together to raise blood pressure and circulating blood sugar level. At the same time, cortisol also lowers the effectiveness of the immune system to ward off illness.
In times of stress for women, oxytocin is released from the brain, countering the production of cortisol and epinephrine, which were released into the bloodstream at the first signs of stress. Oxytocin promotes relaxation and nurturing emotions.
However, while men also secrete the hormone oxytocin in times of stress, it's in much smaller amounts, leaving men on the short end of the stick for calming hormones. Rather than producing a more calm, relaxed state, they get more "fired up." Couple this with how society has raised men to compartmentalize their emotions, stress, and anger, and the result is that men tend to have more health-related issues caused by unmanaged stress.
- Normalizes adrenal function
- Improves overall ability to deal with excessive stress
- Induces relaxation without sedation
Men require vitamins and minerals for their bodies to function properly. While few of these substances are naturally produced by the body, others have to be acquired from other sources, namely multivitamin supplements. Multivitamins are one way to ensure that you consume optimum levels of the nutrients we wish were in the foods we eat. They also have the potential to offset deficiencies in the diet that can affect the totality of men's health
Whole Earth & Sea formulas are the next generation of whole food supplements, delivering raw, whole food nutrition with real health benefits. Many of the vitamins and minerals in this nutrient-packed formula are sourced from plants such as lichen, algae, kelp, natto, garlic, tomato, and sunflower. Food-source nutrients are more easily absorbed and used by the human body.
Every Whole Earth & Sea formula contains meaningful amounts of each vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient – The Pure Food Men's Multivitamin & Mineral contains vitamin and mineral complexes important for men, including calcium and magnesium, vitamins D3 and K2, easily absorbed active forms of folate, vitamin B6 and B12, zinc, and selenium. Enzymes, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients are also included for energy and vitality, making this vegan-friendly formula ideal for any man looking for a raw-food-based multi packed full of organic ingredients