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The Best Mens Health Supplements

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Mens health needs a number of exercise and supplements in order to stay fit. Following are some of the supplements that are good for the health of men:

Vitamin A

Why you need it- Men with high level of the vitamin A have lower risks of the lung cancer, though benefits did not extend to the supplements- only to individuals who prepared foods with the vitamin A as a vital part of the diet.
What it does- It is an antioxidant which is very essential for maintaining the mucus membranes (to protect the body from disease), color vision and low light, and the skin cells.
How to get it- Carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, and kale are excellent sources of the beta-carotene, which human body converts into the vitamin A. Many multivitamins contain the vitamin A as well, or you can always take it by yourself. But keep in mind, too much amount of the vitamin A can be toxic. Guidelines by Institute of Medicine suggest not to take more quantity than 10,000 IU each day.

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Why you need it- It helps in improving the metabolism and healing the brain. An Italian study has showed that taking this supplement reduces depressive symptoms in the alcoholics. Another study at University of Massachusetts has showed that it improves cognitive performance and memory in the older adults. It may protect from the heart attacks as well. Especially for men, L-Carnitine has now been proved to improve health of the sperm and even reducing the insulin sensitivity.
What it does- It is a kind of amino acid, which moves the fatty acids into mitochondria of the cells, especially muscle cells, and moves the generated waste back to be discarded.
How to get it- Easiest form to get L-Carnitine for the body to use and digest is red meat. As a matter of fact, an 8-ounce steak has between too to 320 milligrams of L-Carnitine whereas you absorb around 15% to 18% from the oral supplements. You can take about 1,000mg to 2,000 mg each day to boost the levels of your body. Keep in mind that 3,000mg or more daily may cause vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.

Vitamin C

Why you need it- Studies have showed that the intake of vitamin C reduces the duration of cold by almost a day or two. It can reduce frequency of the exercised-induced asthma as well, and prevent the upper respiratory infections for those who are taking trainings for the marathons or other endurance races. New studies show that vitamin C may have beneficial effects for brain.
What it does- It is a booster for your immune system that prevents illness and the infections in wounds. It converts the inactive folic acid as well into active form and thus plays an important role in the hemoglobin formation, the protein which carries oxygen in the red blood cells.
How to get it- It can be found in fruits like oranges and multivitamins which you should take 200mg at least daily. Physicians recommend increasing the dosage to around 1,000mg or 2,000mg a day, just for the time period when a person is sick.
Apart from all these supplements, calcium, beta-carotene, butterbur, boron, chromium picolinate and coleus forskohlii are also some important supplements for mens health.