Everyone has unique nutritional needs when it comes to what vitamins and minerals their body needs. Most men consume supplements that claim to help with the obvious like sexual performance and athletic performance, but which are the best ones out there?
When it comes to our diets, it is best that we get our vitamins and minerals naturally. Unfortunately due to popular diet in western culture we eat a lot of nutritionally devoid foods when it comes to these vitamins and minerals. It is because of this why many people would benefit from taking a multivitamin, and should.
Environmental stressors including everything from your own personal relationships to exposure from cosmic rays puts stress on our bodies, and we use these important vitamins and minerals to repair the damage as a result.
This makes taking a multivitamin a great option for many people because most are not only deficient in one of these important vitamins or minerals, they need many of them.
All Multivitamins Are Not Created Equal
If you can, try to do some research in to the product you are buying, because some multivitamins are more potent than others. Be familiar with the company you are purchasing it from.
Another thing to consider is the content of fat soluble vitamins in your multivitamin. Vitamins can either be fat soluble or water soluble. Water soluble vitamins are easily eliminated by the body through urination, so if you consume too much of these it is not an issue.
Fat soluble vitamins on the other hand have to be digested within the body, and can’t be eliminated through urination or defecation. This means that you could potentially poison yourself if you consume too much of this type of vitamin, so this is something essential you must keep in mind.
Multivitamins can help you to fight off disease, illness and allows your body to function optimally making a multivitamin something that everyone should incorporate in to their daily regimen.
Importance of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is probably the most widely known dietary supplement in existence because of its wide range of benefits, prevalence and that it is inexpensive.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps to fight against free radicals which cause oxidative stress. That may sound like a bunch of jargon, but what it means is that it will help prevent the hardening of your arteries among other things.
It is recommended that the average person get at least 100-200mg of Vitamin C a day to fight off heart disease, but more is required to fight off illnesses like the cold or flu in the neighborhood of 1,000-2,000 mg per day.
If Vitamin C was fat soluble this may present an issue but thankfully it is not. Vitamin C can be taken in excess of daily recommended amounts because it is water soluble and any additional Vitamin C that they body doesn’t need can be easily eliminated.
All of these benefits that Vitamin C provides with little to no negative effects makes it a supplement everyone should take.
Conenzyme Q10 for Improved Energy Levels
Coenzyme q10 is a relatively new phenomenon that really was unheard of until very recently. Coenzyme q10 is great for people who are lacking energy, have a problem processing information, bad memory or just a foggy mind in general.
This is because coenzyme q10 works by assisting the cells in turning glucose in to a molecule called adenosine triphosphate or ATP, which the cells use for energy. Coenzyme q10 is especially effective when it comes to cognitive function and heart function as well because of the energy requirement of these tissues.
Conenzyme q10 can also be beneficial to those taking medications for the heart such as statins. This is because as mentioned earlier, the heart requires a lot of energy in the form of ATP, which is depleted by these medications. Coenzyme q10 replenishes these reserves, making it something every patient on heart medications should take.
Reduced Risk of Cancer With Antioxidants
Studies have shown that eating a diet high in lycopene reduces the risk of getting cancers, especially prostate cancer.
Lycopene also has other uses, and has recently been used for the treatment of HPV, which can lead to uterine cancer.
The best sources of lycopene are foods like tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit.