Best Supplements for Men to Support Active Living

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Guy stretching before he runs after taking supplements for menIt’s no secret, women outlive men. In fact, research shows American men have a 60 percent higher mortality rate than women. Nearly 40 percent of this difference is due to the fact that more men develop and die from heart disease.There is no magic pill to make you stronger, leaner or healthier. However, when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise program, certain supplements for men can help promote longevity and prevent disease among men.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. In fact, 70-89 percent of sudden cardiac events occur in men.

Cardiac risk factors that can be controlled through lifestyle modification include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Weight
  • Regular aerobic exercise

Omega-3 Supplements for Men to Prevent Heart Disease

Omega-3 is one component of a balanced diet that may reduce your risk for heart disease.  American Heart Association recommends adults consume at least two servings, 3.5 oz each, of fish each week, preferably oily fish such as salmon, albacore tuna or trout. In addition, taking an omega-3 supplement can play a role in improving heart health.

If you’re not consuming enough omega-3 in your diet alone, try Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3. The product contains 1,200 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in each two-softgel serving, which can be beneficial. Cooper Clinic recommends at least 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA per day.

Natural Prostate Health Supplements for Men to Prevent Enlarged Prostate

More than 50 percent of men 60 and older experience symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. This gradual enlargement is caused by hormonal fluctuations.

BPH is not dangerous, but the symptoms can be uncomfortable and include:

  • Discomfort (feeling of pressure) in the groin area
  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • A stop-and-start urine flow or weak urine stream
  • Nocturia (waking up during the night to urinate)
  • A feeling the bladder hasn’t emptied fully

Cooper Complete Prostate Health supplement contains ingredients such as saw palmetto, lycopene and pygeum. These nutrients are clinically proven to promote a healthy prostate. Cooper Clinic recommends men undergo Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing beginning at age 40.

Joint Health Supplements to Prevent Osteoarthritis

As we age, our bones and joints feel the impact. When the cartilage or cushion between joints wears down, it can lead to osteoarthritis.

According to the CDC, osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million American adults and occurs most often in the knees, hips, lower back and neck. It’s most common in people older than 65 and can cause stiff joints and limited range of motion.

Cooper Clinic recommends bone density screenings for men beginning at age 60. Men with risk factors for bone loss, such as chronic steroid use for asthma or an autoimmune disease, heavy alcohol use or low vitamin D and low testosterone, may receive bone density scans prior to age 60.

If you experience joint discomfort, consider Cooper Complete’s Joint Health supplement. The supplement contains a key ingredient called glucosamine, which research has been shown to help control pain and stop or reverse the progression of osteoarthritis. Besides stimulating the production of cartilage, studies show glucosamine supplements for men can help improve joint function.

Multivitamin Supplements to Prevent Illness

Long days at the office and sleepless nights can cause you to fall into an unhealthy lifestyle pattern. Add stress into the mix, and you’re setting yourself up for a weakened immune system.

Stress management and maintaining a healthy diet are two of Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper’s 8 Steps to Get Cooperized™. If your diet isn’t where it needs to be, consider taking a multivitamin to help make up for any nutritional shortfalls. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one-third of all Americans take a multivitamin.

Most men choose an iron-free formulation, such as Cooper Complete Original or Cooper Complete Basic One multivitamins. Both contain 2,000 IU of vitamin D3, 200 IU of vitamin E as well as high levels of vitamins A, B, C and magnesium. These key nutrients address common low vitamin levels and promote optimal health.

Clinical research shows a Cooper Complete Original Multivitamin Iron Free lowers the high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, a key marker of inflammation in the body related to heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases.

Remember, it’s important to talk with your physician before starting a new supplement regimen. To shop the entire line of Cooper Complete supplements, visit coopercomplete.com.

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Display the production information for the first item you would like to add to your cart, and click on the blue “Get Started” button to create a subscription. From there, choose a shipping frequency of 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or 120 days and the quantity desired, and add the item to your cart. Repeat this process for as many different products as you like, and choose a shipping frequency that best matches your use of that product. For example, you might want Advanced Omega-3 fatty acids and Joint Health supplement every 30-days, and a bottle of Basic One Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement every 60-days. Click here to start your subscription for Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3.

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