Supplements are chemicals or certain foods that serve as supporting the body's wellness. Supplements were once considered only to be consumed by women because of weak physical condition. But now men was doing the same thing, of course, against the background of a variety of reasons.
Even so, because the circulation of the many and diverse supplements, consumer confusion was likely to determine which supplements are necessary for their body and what is not so necessary.
So that it did not happen, consider first a review of 9 supplements are important and needed by men as quoted from menshealth on Monday (7/30/2012).
According to some studies, men with the highest boron intake had 65 percent less likely to get prostate cancer than men who intake less. All you need is 3 milligrams per day. This supplement not only against cancer because of USDA researchers found that a dose of 3 milligrams of boron best to improve memory and concentration. Unfortunately this supplement is not sold freely. If you can not find it, just eat raisins and almonds.
Not all men get a recommendation of 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day (or almost equal to the calcium content in 3 cups of milk). Whereas men have the highest calcium intake weight average smaller than men who consumed less calcium. All you need is 1,200 milligrams of calcium citrate, half-consumed in the morning, half at night to maximize absorption. But if you eat 3 servings of dairy products as much as it was enough. Be a risk of its own if you overload the maximum intake of calcium is 2500 milligrams.
You probably already know if chromium is a muscle-forming supplements, but if you are overweight or your family have diabetes, "Taking chromium is one of the best things you do to keep your insulin levels," said Richard Anderson, Ph.D., a Researchers from the USDA. This is because the chromium increase sensitivity to insulin so that blood sugar levels under control. Choose daily intake of chromium picolinate with a rate of 35 micrograms.
4. Coenzyme Q10
Actually, your body can produce coenzyme Q10 to help the cells handle your body's energy supplies. But as we age, production will decrease. The only way to restore the levels are taking a supplement. Recent studies have shown that coenzyme Q10 may fight cancer, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease and even thin the blood to prevent heart disease. Q10 is also loaded with antioxidants that can fight free radicals as well as slow down the signs of aging. Researchers recommend 100 mg of coenzyme Q10 per day.
Researchers from Australia stated that the ability of memory and intelligence will increase after 6 weeks of taking creatine. All you need is 5 grams per day. You can mix it with whey protein shakes to get the optimum benefit. However, the number of male body can not respond to creatine by itself. Therefore creatine can be consumed along with large amounts of sugar to be responded by the body.
6. Folic Acid
Folic acid helps prevent clogged arteries and improve blood flow to the brain to suppress levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that can increase the risk of blood clots. High homocysteine levels are often associated with early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease such as dementia and memory loss. Researchers in Sweden found that Alzheimer's patients tend to have a shortage of folic acid. Levels of folic acid you need is 500 micrograms per day because it can help lower homocysteine levels by 18 percent. Folic acid can also be obtained from foods such as oranges, nuts, breads and cereals.
There are many people who do not have as much as the amount of normal cartilage. To prevent bone damage from this cause at the same time rebuilding your cartilage, the people with such disorders are advised to take glucosamine supplements are made from the shells of crabs and lobsters. In a study for 3 years and involved 200 participants who suffer from joint problems as well as published in the journal Lancet found that glucosamine reduces pain and stiffness by more than 25 percent and help prevent the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee.
8. Omega-3 acids
Omega-3 acids to maintain blood pressure and triglyceride levels remained low and the heart beating regularly. This acid also makes it slippery blood, blood clots and reduce the risk of clogged arteries. Some studies show that men with higher levels of omega-3 has the highest lowest risk of dying from a heart attack. For healthy men, you need 1,000 milligrams of omega-3 per day. For men who have heart problems may need about 2000-4000 milligrams.
"There is no single nutrient that can prevent cancer as effective as selenium," said Gerald F. Combs, Ph.D., director of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA. Basically, this supplement is able to force cancer cells to destroy itself. Combs has also linked increased selenium intake with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, colon and lung. All you need is 200 micrograms per day, but the dose will be increased if you're sick. According to a study conducted on rats by researchers from the University of North Carolina showed that low levels of selenium that would make it easier viruses to mutate and worsen the symptoms of flu. You can also find a natural selenium from Brazil nuts containing 100 micrograms of selenium in each grain.