In recent years, we have seen more and more articles discussing the health issues that men face. All too often, the adverse effects seen with aging are blamed on declining testosterone levels. Men perceive that if they supplement their declining levels of testosterone, they will once again have the vitality of youth. However, the question that needs to be addressed before testosterone replacement is, “Why are the testosterone levels declining?” Age alone does not condemn a man to low testosterone levels. However, a more sedentary lifestyle, a less-than-healthy diet, and an increase in weight gain have much more to do with the decline in testosterone levels and the increased risk of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and erectile dysfunction (ED).
The problems associated with the aforementioned health issues all have something in common: poor vascularity and poor blood flow. So the key to maintaining youth and good health in aging men is a healthy diet with smaller portions, less processed food and minimal alcohol consumption to minimize atherosclerosis. A complete multivitamin, like Active Life Nutrient Capsules, can help provide essential nutrients that may not be present in the diet. Active Life Nutrient Capsules and a professional-quality vitamin B complex, like CoEnzyme-B, can help a man to feel more energized and pursue more activity. Another critical nutrient for men is zinc. Approximately 70 percent of men are deficient in zinc, which accumulates in the prostate gland and helps block the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Saw Palmetto is another consideration for men as they age and is found in our product Saw Palmetto 320 mg Standardized. Saw Palmetto has been shown to support prostate health and urinary function. Another important nutrient for men is vitamin D. The genitals are an area of concentration for vitamin D in the body, and vitamin D receptors are found in the hair follicles of this region.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) quite often appears due to a circulatory problem, not just a testosterone decline. The primary system in the body that regulates blood flow is fueled by the amino acid L-arginine. Daily supplementation with 4-6 grams of L-arginine can help to fuel increased blood flow throughout the body. A new product in our nutritional line, Neo40 Pro, has been shown to increase blood flow and oxygen distribution in the body through a secondary system. This secondary system increases nitric oxide production, much like the commercial products Viagra® and Cialis®.
Not only is it important to increase blood flow below the waist, it is also important to increase blood flow above the neck. As we age, the cumulative effects of poor diet and lifestyle can take a toll on our brain, causing increased deterioration of memory and focus. Memory Plus is a unique product that helps to restore and improve cognitive deficits caused by aging and reduced circulation in the brain. As we age, we want to grow
wiser, not just older. Our nutritional team can recommend products to help support men’s health.