When thinking of men’s health, many people conjure images of protein powders and one a day multi vitamins. However, there are a variety of supplements that may be incredibly beneficial to men that are often overlooked in supplement clinical testing. Today, we'll look at some of the health claims associated with the most common ingredients in men’s supplements.
Vitamin D and Testosterone
While vitamin D deficiency is very common in Americans, it can actually cause issues in one’s physical and mental health if left unchecked for long periods of time. Vitamin D can help with mood-stabilizing and is also a crucial component for the absorption of calcium (and therefore is a factor in maintaining healthy bone density.) In men specifically, Vitamin D can help to improve low levels of testosterone, which otherwise may cause health issues such as poor metabolism and sleep health, low libido, fatigue, and even poor heart health.
There is a wealth of supplement clinical research pointing to the importance of magnesium on overall health. Magnesium deficiency is also common among men and can lead to a variety of issues in mental and physical health such as anxiety, muscle cramping, fatigue, and even heart palpitations. The health claims associated with magnesium supplements are largely related to energy levels and overall wellness, and it may be an important factor in any man’s supplement routine.
Omega-3 fatty Acids
We have written about omega 3’s many times on the blog (read more about the benefits, here), and for good reason. The health claims associated with omega 3 supplements range from improvements in joint health to a reduction of depression symptoms and even chronic pain.
Omega 3’s may be especially important in men, as they tend to consume far more of the Omega 6 inflammatory acids than the beneficial Omega 3’s. The addition of an Omega 3 supplement, such as Fish Oil, can help with brain health, heart health, joint health, and even mental health. The healthy fat is also readily available in fish, as well as in plant-based sources such as flaxseed, leafy greens, and nuts such as walnuts.
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