Maintaining good health is essential to everyone. Men's health is no exception. And what better time to remind ourselves of that than this month when we’re celebrating Father’s Day?
Let's focus on three tips for maintaining or improving men's health to keep you doing the things you love, whether it's showing the kids who’s boss on air guitar, teaching the newborn how to walk, or powering through that morning run. A good diet and exercise paired with the right supplements can help all men – not just fathers – by supporting the immune system, prostate health, and overall wellness.
Zinc For Immune Support
There are many reasons that men can't afford to ignore zinc. It's the most used mineral in the body and is utilized specifically by many bodily functions that support immune system repair and defense. According to the NIH, “Zinc is required for the activity of > 300 enzymes, covering all six classes of enzymes."
Zinc has been linked to numerous men’s health benefits including cell growth, wound healing, and increased testosterone levels. The natural decline of testosterone is something no man is looking forward to, making it even more important to maintain healthy levels of Zinc through proper nutrition and supplementation as we age.
Proper zinc intake has been shown to aid in the production of keratin, the main protein in human hair. When there is a deficiency in zinc, the production of keratin stops, which can lead to weaker hair follicles, hair thinning, and even hair loss. Although there are other factors that can contribute to hair loss (genetics, low iron & vitamin levels, and lack of healthy proteins), a build-up of keratin can strengthen the health of your hair. It’s true, getting enough zinc in your diet might possibly prolong the internal debate of having to go full Bruce Willis or creating extra space for a hat collection.
A healthy diet with foods high in zinc include oysters, organic beef, nuts & seeds. However, many men fail to get enough zinc in their diet due to food choices and a busy lifestyle. In that case, a quality zinc supplement can make up the difference.
Pure Essentials’ Ultra Zinc is formulated to be easily absorbed by the body, offering a unique blend of fully soluble energized zinc. The formula includes two forms of zinc – picolinate and citrate – to optimize absorption no matter how each body processes nutrients and minerals. Ultra Zinc also includes vitamin B6 which helps ensure the uptake of zinc in the body, making it this daily supplement a potent way to support men’s overall health.
Which leads us to the elephant in the room. Prostate health can be an uncomfortable topic, but it's imperative as men get older, they be proactive about their health. That includes tackling subjects that may have been avoided in the past.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It's the most common type of cancer among men in the U.S after skin cancer. As men age, the prostate gland can become enlarged, leading to common health issues such as urinary problems or sexual dysfunction.
The prostate, when compared to other tissues, has a high concentration of zinc. In addition to age, studies have shown that men with lower levels of zinc are more likely to experience prostate issues such as enlargement or inflammation. The prostate is affected by testosterone & estrogen. Testosterone is converted to estrogen via an enzyme called "aromatase". Aromatase levels increase in men as they age, resulting in a decline in testosterone levels and an increase in the body's production of estrogen.
Pure Essentials’ Ultra Prostate Formula includes zinc, selenium, vitamins A and C, natural aromatase inhibitors and botanicals to help prevent estrogen levels from increasing. Together, these ingredients aid in hormone metabolism, supporting a healthy urinary tract flow and overall prostate health.
A Multivitamin For Men’s Health
The age-old adage "don't forget to take your vitamins!" has never been more applicable than it is today. A necessity evolving from the busy and stressful lifestyle that many men have become accustomed to. Trying to find a proper multivitamin, that works effectively but doesn't contain sugar, fillers, or other hidden ingredients, is enough to make any man a skeptic when choosing a supplement brand.
Pure Essentials is committed to purity and potency. That’s why we formulated our #2 multivitamin as a 100 percent bioavailable multivitamin equipped with 40 important nutrients. It’s essentially five products in one. The #2 formula excludes any oxidants like iron & copper to lower the chances of degrading the included antioxidants. Krebs salts are included for increased nutrient uptake while alkalizing and energizing the body to promote vitality. This multivitamin includes high purity forms of vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, as well as B vitamins, zinc, and selenium, all of which are important nutrients men need for optimal health.
Most men understand that wellness can be maintained through a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and proteins, and whole grains. Adding regular exercise to help maintain a healthy weight and keeping up with the necessary doctor's visits also helps reduce the risk of health issues. However, in many cases, often due to lifestyle choices, dietary preferences or restrictions, and an all-too-common disregard for one’s own health, diet and exercise alone may not be enough to fully support men’s health priorities like keratin production, prostate health or overall wellness. When nutrition is lacking, the impacts can be offset with a regimen of supplements that help ensure adequate intake of zinc, selenium, and vitamins that every man needs.
A proper balance of healthy diet, exercise and high-purity supplements can be the starting point for a longer, healthier, and happier life.