The Nuts and Bolts of Men’s Health

Blue September is here, reminding our men folk to put their health focus top of the list this month.  It’s great to see and hear that more men are taking charge of their health.  Male role models in our communities are bringing the taboo subjects up for discussion.  Guys are researching and asking questions more today than ever before – however in most cases their loving partners are still the ones bringing home health products to keep the men in their life healthy and fit.

So what are some of the key nutrients that men should include in their daily regime beyond those for general energy and immunity – let’s take a look:

Selenium

The importance of this mineral is underestimated when it comes to men’s health.  It is an essential trace mineral that is needed for optimum health and is depleted in New Zealand and Australian soil. Selenium is an important nutrient for male fertility.  It protects the DNA inside all cells from damage; therefore it protects the DNA inside sperm. In addition to this it is a great antioxidant, needed for healthy immunity plus thyroid, liver and heart function.

Lifestream Natural Selenium in a 100% organically bound, natural food form of high selenium yeast which means it is easy for the body to absorb.

Berries and fruit

Daily doses of berries and fruit rich in plant nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and a variety of antioxidants help to nourish our cells and help our body to fight the free radicals which can cause oxidative damage to our cells.

Poor diet, pollutants, cigarette smoke, and sun overexposure can generate so many free radicals that your normal antioxidant defenses become overwhelmed and this can lead to disease.

Pomegranate is one of the top foods for men’s health, and it is particularly beneficial for prostate and heart health. Filled with antioxidants, this fruit can help support a healthy sex life, prostate health, circulation and heart, and brain health.

Lifestream Essential Berries is a mix of 7 berries and fruits bursting with antioxidants to support multiple areas of health including Acai, Noni, Pomegranate, Cherry, Blackberry, Blueberry and Raspberry.

Spirulina with extra Phycocyanin

Spirulina is a nutrient dense superfood well known for turbo boosting energy and supporting immunity.  What is unique to Spirulina is a protein called Phycocyanin which has antioxidant properties for added protection against oxidative stress, either from a stressful daily life or from your daily workout.  It also supports our helper T cells to ‘fight the good fight” against invading bugs.

Lifestream Spirulina Performance has 23% phycocyanin, 50% more than other spirulinas.  These little electric blue tablets are bundles of nutrition to support male health.

So let’s keep the conversation going to make sure that all men in our lives are in the know and have the on-going support with their health to be the very best that they can be.

Karin Spicer N.D, Dip Med Herb

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