June is Men’s Health Month. While health and wellness may take a mental backburner most of the year, now is the perfect time to reevaluate your health and think about common issues most men face and how to mitigate them.
One is micronutrient deficiency. Top of mind are often macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fats – but micronutrients are the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients you likely don’t think about daily but are absolutely essential for foundational health. While a healthy non-GMO whole foods diet, full of a colorful array of vegetables and fruits is the best source of micronutrients, it can be very difficult consuming this diet every day. A whole foods multivitamin is excellent insurance to ensure you’re getting the micronutrients you need. Whole Earth & Sea® Men’s Multivitamin & Mineral from Natural Factors provides the full range of nutrients needed to support the demands of physical stress and dietary limitations, as well as metabolic inefficiencies. This bioenergetic formula contains meaningful levels of over 20 vitamins and minerals, along with a wide array of enzymes, antioxidants, and polyphenols from our Farm Fresh Factors™ and other whole food ingredients. For example, vitamin A from algae, vitamin C from amla fruit, vitamin D3 from lichen, and lycopene from tomatoes. Just two tablets a day can provide peace of mind that you’re getting many of the important nutrients your body needs.
Did you know that 30% of men over 50 experience low testosterone andropause symptoms? Believe it or not, testosterone is converted in the body to estrogen in both men and women. Every man needs low levels of estrogen for important functions, including sperm production and mood. However, too much estrogen can lead to a number of problems, including increased fatty breast tissue and low energy and mood. The occurrence of low testosterone and high estrogen associated with aging is often referred to as “andropause.”
The problem is not necessarily a lack of testosterone production. As many men age, they are still producing sufficient testosterone – it is just getting converted to estrogen. That is because the enzyme that controls this conversion, aromatase, is too active. Making more testosterone or taking a testosterone prescription is often not the answer, as it can simply lead to more estrogen being produced.
The answer is to use AndroSense® T-Correct®. This special formula contains several synergistic ingredients that maintain proper conversion of testosterone to estrogen as well as the ability to help the body eliminate excess estrogen. AndroSense T-Correct contains several nutrients found in cabbage-family vegetables that play a key role in proper hormonal metabolism. These compounds, indole-3-carbinol (I3C), di-indolylmethane (DIM), sulforaphane, and calcium-D-glucarate positively impact the ability to maintain proper hormonal balance and promote proper detoxification.
Each serving of AndroSense T-Correct contains health-supporting plant nutrients that are equivalent to two pounds of cruciferous vegetables (e.g., broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc.). These ingredients work synergistically in many ways to help support health and hormonal balance.
Prostate problems—this is something most men are reluctant to discuss. Any man entering middle age has this underlying concern. When will my prostate problems begin and what can I do when they start? Prostate symptoms include difficulty in starting urination, a diminished urinary stream, a feeling of a full bladder even after urination, and the need to urinate many times at night. Short of the annual physical, there is a natural way to maintain prostate health well into old age.
Prostate Health from Natural Factors combines seven of the best known and researched herbs to support prostrate health throughout a man’s life: saw palmetto extract, phytosterol, nettle extract, rye flower pollen extract, pygeum extract, turmeric extract, and tomato extract.
These are just a few things to consider as you age. Men’s Health Month is a great time to commit to better health. Do it for yourself and your family.