Supplements to Take for Men Over 40
Some men may find it hard to accept that they are not 20 years old anymore. I know I do. When they feel great, they think that it will last forever and they don’t have to do anything about it.
There are those who notice some changes, but they attribute it to their age and do nothing.
Both groups are wrong.
It’s true, you’re getting older and yes, you’re changing. Though that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to help yourself.
I’ve been doing research and asking my doctor what I can do to help myself a little.
The most important things are the right work-life balance, healthy diet, and exercise, but not everything can be dealt with naturally.
There are supplements that can be helpful, but, as their name suggests, they should only supplement your healthy lifestyle. They can’t do the job if you don’t take care of yourself in general.
So what should you consider taking?
The first thing to know is that you should always consult with a doctor. Especially if you are starting any type of supplement regime.
Different vitamins can react differently according to your age, health, or prescribed medications.
Read on to discover which supplements to take for men over 40.
After the age of 30, the levels of testosterone in a man’s organism decrease by 1% per year.
Since you probably already know that testosterone is linked not only to your libido and sperm production but also to the state of your muscles and bones.
However, you should remember that it’s completely normal, and not every man after 30 should take testosterone supplements.
If you’re worried about the levels of your hormones, speak with your doctor about the possibility of testosterone therapy.
Read some reviews, e.g., Test X Core review to know what you should and should not be looking for. A little research never hurts!
Vitamin D3, K2 and calcium supplements
Vitamin D is the vitamin that you get from the sun. There’s a big chance you lack it during winter when there’s less sunlight, during the summer if you always use sunscreen, or even the whole year if you don’t go out much.
Vitamin D is vital for everyone, especially after a certain age. As it helps our organisms to absorb and maintain calcium.
Calcium, on the other hand, is essential when it comes to keeping our bones healthy and strong.
Apart from that, vitamin D helps to prevent autoimmune conditions and helps the heart.
To make sure you’re fully-protected, take vitamin K2 along with vitamin D3. It helps to move calcium into the right areas in your body. It also helps to remove it from where it shouldn’t be.
When it comes to calcium itself, you should have it under control as well. Often, people can’t provide their bodies with the right amount simply by eating well.
Calcium can be found mostly in dairy products. Consider taking supplements if you don’t consume it.
Coenzyme Q10 supplements
It’s naturally located in the mitochondria of cells. It helps to produce energy and supports your organism on a daily basis.
For example, during the contraction of muscles or the production of protein.
The right amount of it can prevent and treat heart diseases, high blood pressure, and diabetes. So you may see why it may be necessary after the age of 40.
Especially that these conditions are all in the top 10 causes of death among men.
It’s essential for the proper functioning of your body. The deficiency of magnesium can lead to various changes and conditions.
Including insomnia, mood swings, impotence, cardiovascular disease, kidney and liver damage. As well as osteoporosis or hypertension.
If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, taking magnesium could help you improve your sleep quality.
These Omega-3 fats can help you stay healthy in general. They especially support the condition of your heart and brain.
They reduce inflammation in your body. Its deficiency can manifest in poor memory, mood swings, joint pain, heart and autoimmune diseases, and more.
Omega-3 can be found in both animal (krill oil, fish oil) and plant (chia, hemp) sources.
Fish oils contain some brain-healthy fats (EPA, DHA), which can be beneficial but are not essential.
While plant omega-3 has ALA fats that have more benefits, and can also convert into EPA and DHA.
Make sure always to familiarize yourself with the chosen supplements’ labels. What’s more, never take anything without consulting it with a doctor first.
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Now you have a little insight on what supplements to take for men over 40, hope it helps!
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I am a retired GP that is passionate about health, parenting, and helping others. I am a grandparent to 3 amazing little boys and mama to 2 incredible women.