Ever wondered what you as a man, or the man in your life really need to be doing (or eating!) everyday to stay healthy? Well, we want to help!
Rather alarmingly, the evidence shows that men are more likely to smoke, consume too much salt and red meat and drink to more dangerous levels - cheers! They’re also more likely to consume too little fruit and veg, which means they’re more likely to be missing out on essential vitamins and minerals which are vital for staying healthy.
There are also some health conditions that men are more susceptible to, including heart disease, liver disease and diabetes.
We’ve got good news though! There’s plenty men can do to support their health by focusing on a healthy balanced diet with plenty of physical activity and staying hydrated.
- MACRONUTRIENTS FOR MEN
THE MOST ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR MEN'S HEALTH
- VITAMIN D
- VITAMIN B6
- VITAMIN B12
- VITAMIN C
- OMEGA 3
EVITY'S AMAZING BONUS INGREDIENTS
- PANAX GINSENG
MACRONUTRIENTS FOR MEN
Let’s start by getting to grips with the basics so we can understand the most important nutrients that keep men healthy. We all need to focus on macronutrients, these are the proteins, carbs and healthy fats that make up our daily diet.
As we’re all unique, the requirements of these nutrients fluctuate from person to person as everyone varies in size and activity levels take them as a guide rather than a target. Below you’ll find the daily guidelines for men.
|Nutrient||Dietary Reference Value|
|Energy (Kcal)||Approx. 2500|
Once you’ve got your macronutrients covered, it’s time to focus on the micronutrients. These are vitamins and minerals that the body still requires daily, but in much smaller quantities.
We’ve made it our mission to create the best multivitamin for men , because we know it’s likely you’ve spent many years searching for the top multivitamins for men , but you’ll be pleased to know that the search is over. Evity's Multivitamin For Men is a great way to ensure that you’re hitting your daily micronutrient intake. It’s been formulated with men in mind and includes the best nutrients for men, in easy to swallow capsules, in the best nutrient forms.
THE MOST ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS FOR MEN'S HEALTH
Men and women both need to include these micronutrients in their diet, just in slightly different quantities to ensure they’re in the very best of health. So, let’s take a look!
Vitamin D is hailed as one of the best supplements to boost testosterone!
Yes you heard that right, a daily dose of vitamin D can help keep testosterone levels topped up. Lack of vitamin D is associated with low testosterone levels which can cause a whole host of problems for men including poor sleep, fatigue and low libido.
Vitamin D also supports heart health which men are especially prone to having problems with as they age. Our daily multivitamin for men includes your daily dose of vitamin D3 to give you ultimate peace of mind.
Zinc is one of the most important nutrients for male fertility.
Studies show that zinc deficiency is associated with low testosterone levels which has a direct impact on a number of key players in men’s fertility; one of the most notable being poor sperm quality.
Zinc is also essential for the immune system and cell growth. Some of the best sources of zinc include pumpkin seeds, seafood, chickpeas and red meat. You’ll also find a daily dose of zinc in our daily multivitamin.
Vitamin B6 helps men support their heart health.
Figures show that men are at a greater risk of developing heart disease as they age. The good news though is that it's understood that vitamin B6 may help to fight cardiovascular disease by supporting the regulation of homocysteine levels.
Vitamin B6 is also thought to support the body’s response to stress as it helps to support certain neurotransmitters in the brain including serotonin. This suggests that vitamin B6 can help to improve symptoms of anxiety and stress - particularly important to men burning the candle at both ends in highly stressful jobs!
Folate is great for men that suffer with erectile dysfunction.
A 2014 study found a link between men who suffer with erectile dysfunction and folate deficiency; which shows how important it is for men to hit their daily requirement. Folate is also essential for supporting energy levels, normal psychological function and boosting mood.
Our specially formulated multivitamin for men contains folic acid in an optimal form known as methyltetrahydrofolate. This is a biologically active form which means it gets right down to business! You can find out more about our nutrient forms here.
B12 is another essential nutrient for men’s health, perhaps even more so for older men.
Deficiency is associated with lack of energy, forgetfulness and a decline in memory with age. It’s no surprise that nutrient requirements change depending on gender, but also on lifestage. We set out to create the best supplement for men over 50 and we’re really pleased with the result.
You’ll find highly absorbable methylcobalamin in our Evity Multivitamin , providing your daily dose of vitamin B12 to support optimal wellbeing. You can also find B12 in good quality meat and fish as well as dairy products.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals that supports men’s health.
Studies show men that supplement with magnesium experience less tiredness and fatigue, may be at a lower risk of heart disease and may experience a boost in testosterone levels too. Magnesium is one of the most commonly deficient minerals but is responsible for over 300 biochemical processes within the body, so it really is essential.
Signs of deficiency include muscle cramps and twitching, poor muscle coordination and fatigue. This makes magnesium a great supplement to support your sports and exercise regime! Supporting muscular strength and muscle recovery after exercise too. Leafy green veggies, dark chocolate and nuts are great food sources, but if you want to make sure you’re getting enough then you’ll find your daily dose in our Multivitamin.
Vitamin C is essential for supporting men’s long term health.
Vitamin C plays a number of roles within the body, its essential for immune function, supporting the nervous system and iron absorption. It also supports the body during and after extreme physical exercise. The body is unable to store vitamin C, which means that it is essential to include it in your diet everyday. Some of the best sources of vitamin C include red peppers, berries and broccoli.
Iodine deficiency has been associated with poor fertility in men.
A recent study found that deficiency in iodine in men resulted in reduced sperm quality. It is also known to be essential for the nervous system and supporting energy levels, all of which support a boost in men’s health! Some of the best sources of iodine include seafood, yoghurt and cheese.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a great way to boost men’s health!
Modern diets often include far too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids. The trouble is omega-6 fatty acids are inflammatory, which can take their toll on a number of aspects of men’s health. Omega-3 fatty acids support brain health, heart health and hormone balance. If you’re not consuming at least 2 portions of fish each week then it's a good idea to take an Omega 3 Supplement alongside your daily Evity Multivitamin for Men; we like Link Nutrition’s high-quality Omega 3 Fish Oil.
TAILOR MADE FOR MEN
There are also certain nutrients that men need, but don’t require quite as much as women. We’ve lowered the doses of some nutrients like vitamin K2 and iron, to reflect those needs. But why? Of course men need iron! It’s essential for red blood cell production, heart and muscle health and immune function but men don’t menstruate like women, so they don’t require as much daily - and excess iron isn’t good either! So why pay for them if your body doesn’t require high doses? Well, you don’t have to! Our Multivitamin is tailored for men, because when it comes to choosing the best supplements for men we want to put men's needs first.
EVITY'S AMAZING BONUS INGREDIENTS
Here at Evity, we like to go one step further. We look at more than just the nutrients that your body needs and consider other things it might want. Alongside the 14 essential vitamins and 10 fundamental minerals you’ll find two phytonutrients, four herbals extracts and a botanical. Ever wondered what to look out for in a Multivitamin? Check out our guide to making the best choice here.
We’re pretty proud to say we’ve created what we believe to be the best supplement for men. We’ve picked some amazing bonus ingredients because they’re perfect for men, let’s take a look at exactly why.
Ashwagandha can supercharge your energy levels!
Ashwagandha’s rejuvenating properties can help to boost energy levels and fight fatigue. Daily life can be busy, which can take its toll on your body. But ashwagandha can help you to feel your best. Studies also show ashwagandha can help to increase muscle mass and muscle strength, which is good news if you’re hitting the gym!
Spirulina is a powerhouse, it is jam-packed with nutrients that support men’s health.
It can help to lower blood pressure, good news for men who we know are at greater risk of heart disease. Similarly, it can help to regulate blood glucose, key for reducing the risk of diabetes, another big one for men! It gets better though, a reduction in the risk of both high blood pressure and diabetes can reduce the chances of erectile dysfunction. Sounds good right? You’ll find a daily dose of spirulina in our Evity Multivitamin for Men, giving you that extra support.
Panax ginseng is often hailed as one of the best herbs, and with good reason!
Studies have found panax ginseng can boost testosterone levels so is a great herb to include daily. ‘Panax’ actually means ‘all-healing’ so it’s no surprise that it can also support heart health, immune function and cognition.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Unfortunately, when it comes to health there isn’t a quick fix. There are a number of other factors that men need to consider when it comes to staying healthy including getting plenty of exercise, sleep and adequate hydration. It’s also important to remember that there are a number of other factors that can have an impact on how well the body is able to absorb the nutrients that we give it including your alcohol consumption and stress levels. Here at Evity we’re all about the ‘Food First Philosophy’, if you want to find out more then check out our blog here.