We love to keep the men in our lives happy, healthy, active and eating right. However, we know that while we try to eat right, there are many times when our busy lives lead us off-track. Consider these top nutrients shown to be beneficial to men’s health.
Nutrition Information Worth Sharing
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)
These PUFAs are supported by research for benefits in cardiovascular health (i.e., maintaining normal blood pressure and blood lipid levels), supporting normal mental health and vision. Found most readily in fish and marine oils, nuts and seed oils, and some fortified foods, most health professionals recommend 500-1,000 mg omega-3 PUFA per day.
Vitamin D plays a critical role in bone health, muscle function, immunity, and keeping the cells of the body working properly. Although our bodies can make vitamin D when we get sun exposure, research has shed light on the potential need for higher intake levels of vitamin D, so at the moment, a wide range of recommended daily levels exists for adults: 600 IU to 5,000 IU, depending on need and age.
B-Vitamins: B12, Folate
Key for brain function and an overall healthy metabolism, vitamin B12 can be found in protein foods like shrimp, chicken, beef, milk and eggs. Important for heart health, folate is found in leafy greens, strawberries and avocados. If you’re able to include these foods, or a good fortified cereal, in your daily routine, you may reach the recommended intake levels of 2.4 mcg of B12 and 400 mcg of folate.
Antioxidants: Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Lycopene
Linked with many health benefits including healthy vision, immune function, and protection against oxidative stress, you can find these nutrients in the food supply, mainly in a variety of fruits and vegetables: vitamin A in carrots, spinach, broccoli and milk; vitamin C in citrus, bell pepper, potato and melon; lycopene in tomatoes, tomato sauces and watermelon. Aim for 3,000 IU of vitamin A and 90 mg of Vitamin C. Lycopene intake recommendations vary widely based on research findings, age and needs, so discuss with your physician.
Eating a varied menu balanced with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils, and lean proteins is a terrific start, but dietary supplements can help when your diet may fall short in essential nutrients. Consider an age-appropriate multi-vitamin that includes these key nutrients for men.
Neptune Nutrients: Customizing Your Men’s Health Formulation
Neptune’s offerings now include a wider set of high-quality complementary marine & seed oils as well as innovative ingredients which are easily customizable to meet your needs.
• Marine options: Krill oil, Wild Alaskan Salmon oil, Farmed Salmon oil, Tuna oil, and Cod Liver oil
• Non-marine options: Flax seed oil, Chia seed oil, and Camelina oil
• A broad range of specialty extracts and vitamins
We develop product concepts in collaboration with our customers as turnkey finished supplements that are ready for sale under their brand, primarily as softgels, liquids, emulsions and powders. Through our global network of suppliers, we source ingredients and formulate the ideal product. The ingredients are sent to third-party manufacturers, where the formula is developed and packaged. We are responsible for quality testing each product, which will then be approved for sale.
Contact us for concept development and the support you need.