Stress is practically unavoidable in our western culture. It triggers a hormonal pathway and cascade that places excess demands on the body’s nutrient and vitamin stores over and above of what is required for normal function. Almost every cell and metabolic pathway in our body requires nutrients, vitamins and minerals to act as co-factors. Co-factors are molecules that act like keys that open each step that leads to the production of essential cell components such as energy or the formation of essential proteins. This article highlights 4 key non-herbal factors that are essential to the body for dealing with stress.
Once you get into your 40s, your body undergoes some changes that you need to keep up with. These wellness challenges include additional stress, reduced energy levels, sex drive changes, heart health changes, urinary tract challenges, prostate health risks, aging skin and fatigue. Remember that these things can come on gradually, but they can be stopped or hindered with the correct supplementation. Here are some recommended supplements for each condition.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Adaptogenic herbs are ones that specifically help to fight the effects of stress. Ashwagandha has been shown to reduce cortisol by up to 30%. Gandha-600 supports the body’s response to stress, the immune system and the liver.
Heart and Energy
Heart health is especially important for men in their 40s. Reduced oxygenation is one of the reasons for low energy in this age range. CoQ10, which can be found in AOR’s CardioNOx™ supplement, contains CoQ10 with nitric oxide, which helps the body absorb this powerful nutrient.
The supplement to take in your 40s to fight fatigue is selenium. As men age, low levels of selenium lead to fatigue, mental “fog” and “slow” thinking. SeMet™ is a superior form of selenium that is non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. Another supplement to take for fatigue is Tri B12 Synergy by AOR. B vitamins turn the food you eat into fuel that your body uses to produce energy to do the things you love. Vitamin B also helps reduce stress, which can bring you down and make you feel too “tired” to deal with stressors. Tri B12 Synergy has three forms of B12 in a highly bioavailable form.
Urinary and Prostate Issues
Almost every man experiences changes in the prostrate gland in their 40s. You can help to mitigate prostrate and urinary flow issues by supplementing regularly with saw palmetto. Saw palmetto is a natural herb that has been found useful in helping keep the prostrate healthy for as long as possible.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is an effective antioxidant that works on the inside to keep you looking younger on the outside. This natural supplement can be found in AOR’s R-Lipoic Acid, which is the most bioavailable form of lipoic acid. Lipoic acid also works to support numerous systems in the body, and benefits things like weight management, vision, liver function and energy metabolism. The other important supplement to take for aging skin is collagen. Collagen is the material that produces that firm elasticity in youthful looking skin. As men get into their 40s, collagen is drastically depleted. Collagen supplements help give your body what it needs to produce more collagen, elastin and fibrillarin, all of which help your skin retain its smooth, firm texture.
These recommended supplements for men over 40 will help to insure that you get the vitamins and nutrients you need to sustain health over your lifetime. For more information about natural supplements for men please contact AOR today.