With thousands of supplements out there in the market, it has become totally impossible for men to choose which healthy supplement to go for. The right supplements can make your immune system strong, help your heart, or can even improve your sexual life. But, at the same time, the wrong ones can be harmful or just a money wasters. Moreover, don’t just go for these uncommon supplements on your own (i.e. without prescription) as you never know in what way it can bring harm to you or it may react with any other medication you are taking.
After a thorough study and consultation from some top doctors, here is a list of best uncommon supplements for men.
1. Fish Oil
It is one of the important supplements for fitness in men as it has important omega-3 acids DHA and EPA, fish oil reduces triglycerides, increases good cholesterol, and decreases blood pressure.
However, it’s not just your heart which is at advantage: these healthy fats can also reduce infection and enhance cognitive performance.
Dosage: 500mg EPA & 500mg DHA everyday
Natural Sources: Tuna, Salmon, other fatty fish
2. Psyllium Husk
For diabetes, this fiber supplement proves quite helpful as it reduces blood sugar level along with insulin response. It also suppresses a hormone named ghrelin that is intended to make you feel hungry. It is also a good colon cleaning fiber and is among the 5 soluble fibers approved by FDA for lowering LDL cholesterol.
Dosage: 20-35g per day, divided & taken with 8 ounces or more liquid
Natural Sources: Fortified cereal grains
This antioxidant is good for men having low endurance as some recent study has revealed that those who take 500 mg of Quercetin daily can do cycling 13% more than others who don’t take this. Moreover, it can improve your capacity of endurance by 3%.
Dosage: 500mg, twice daily
Natural Sources: Parsley, Onions, Apples, Grapefruit, Red wine
Research has revealed that glucosamine is highly effective compared to Tylenol when it comes to treating knee osteoarthritis, normally caused in young men due to joint injury. It also plays some role in slowing down of osteoarthritis progress.
Dosage: 1500 mg daily
Natural Sources: Crustacean shells
5. Vitamin C
While not uncommon, it was important to include the health benefits for Vitamin C. In every ten men, one doesn’t get sufficient Vitamin C in their food which is important for preventing tissue-damaging, healing wounds, and is the key item for collagen production in tendons and ligaments.
Dosage: 1000 mg daily taken in parts
Natural Sources: Sweet peppers, kale, broccoli, sprouts, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons etc.
This antioxidant is normally seen in tomatoes and it slows down the early stages of prostate cancer to almost non-existing, according to a research. It works by altering hormones metabolism and making cancer cells to destroy themselves.
Dosage: 15 -20 mg daily
Natural Sources: Cooked or fresh tomatoes, fruits having pink/red flesh
If you are looking for head to toe fitness then there is a synthetic form of amino acid, SAMe that is as good at treating depression as antidepressants prescribed by doctors. It is also good for reducing inflammation and joint pain.
Dosage: 600 – 1600 mg daily depending on patient’s problem severity
Natural Sources: Developed by human body after consumption of oranges and meat.
Sometimes low magnesium in your body is the reason behind stress or anxiety as the lower magnesium levels excessively pump adrenaline, and having too less of this nutrient can result into stress. Magnesium deficiency is also linked with some bigger problems like ADHD, depressions, schizophrenia, colon cancer, diabetes etc.
Dosage: 400 mg daily
Natural Sources: Almonds, Scallops, Black Beans (cooked)
Overweight men who drink green tea burn 17% more fat after normal workout than those who take medicines. EGCG is the highly active antioxidant present in green tea and is also good for preventing certain kinds of cancer. It is also known to improve health of heart.
Dosage: 890 mg daily, green tea extract having 340 mg EGCG
Natural Sources: Green tea
This antioxidant fights free radical stress in your brain and stops nitric oxide degradation that preserves neural connections. In recent research, it has proved to improve memory and helps in having a better blood circulation. This improved blood flow helps in fighting muscle cramps and joint pain.
Dosage: 150 mg daily
Natural Source: Pine Bark
So, these are just some of the best supplements listed above for total body health and fitness however, you shouldn’t blindly start eating supplements without looking for the side effects. Moreover, the dosage mentioned is what has been used in studies so always consult your doctor for the right dosage and exact supplements your body needs as excess of some minerals can also prove harmful for your body and may at times result in severe problems.
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