Men’s Health

Men's Health  |  Brannick ClinicAs a young man, you feel invincible—full of energy and able to keep up with the fast pace of life. By middle age you start to feel the toll of long workdays followed by the endless weekend “to do list.” Before you know it, you have more body fat, less lean muscle mass, decreased energy, poorer concentration, decreased stamina and libido.
 
While exercise, adequate sleep and a diet based in wholesome fruits and vegetables provides the conditions for health; sometimes the body needs extra support to sidestep the common side effects experienced by aging.
 
Given heart disease is still the leading cause of death among men; it is imperative to support the cardiovascular system as we age. When the cardiovascular system is not working efficiently, men often experience decreased energy or fatigue, poor concentration, decreased stamina and libido. CoQ10, magnesium and omega-3s are some of the basic nutrients that support cardiovascular function leading to increased energy, better concentration, increased stamina and libido.
 
CoQ10 is needed for energy production and helps support the muscle of the heart—leading to more efficient blood flow to the brain and muscles. Magnesium helps decrease blood pressure and vasodilates (expands arteries) to allow for more blood flow to tissues throughout the body (including the reproductive organs). Omega-3s act similarly to magnesium while also supporting brain health, lowering cholesterol, decreasing bad cholesterol (LDL), increasing good cholesterol (HDL) and decreasing inflammation.
 
These are just a few of many natural supplements that help support the body through the aging process. Along with a healthy, well balanced diet and exercise, targeted nutrition and supplementation can help reduce some of the common health risks and conditions men face, and maybe even turn back the clock.