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prostatitis found that 200 mg of curcumin,

taken with 100 mg of quercetin and an

antibiotic for 14 days, worked better than

the antibiotic alone in eliminating the

infection and preventing recurrence.

For prostate-cancer prevention, 100 mg

of curcumin combined with 40 mg of

soy isoflavones effectively lowered a

risk marker for the disease. Turmeric or

curcumin are often taken alone to reduce

inflammation or relieve pain. Typical

daily doses range from 500 to 2,000 mg

of curcuminoids, which should be noted

on the label.

ARGININE

An amino acid found in many protein-rich

foods, arginine is needed to produce sperm

and dilate blood vessels, helping to address

high blood pressure, angina, low sperm

count, and erectile dysfunction. It also

helps to prevent infection and heal injuries.

Arginine can be in short supply in times

of stress, infection, or injury. In studies,

1,600–2,800 mg daily, taken for 6 weeks,

has been effective for ED for many (but

not all) men. To enhance sperm count

and fertility, try 4,000 mg daily for a few

months. For heart health, doses vary.

MAGNESIUM

An essential mineral for hundreds of body

processes, including muscle relaxation,

magnesium is depleted by antacids and

heartburn drugs, and is lacking in any

diet that isn’t rich in vegetables and fruits.

Adequate magnesium can prevent muscle

cramps and sleep problems. And research

shows that magnesium supplements

increase levels of testosterone. Helpful

doses are 200 mg daily or more.

THEANINE

Tea doesn’t have a macho connotation

in our culture, but it was the favored

drink of legendary Samurai warriors.

It contains theanine (also called

"L-theanine”), an amino acid that has a

relaxing effect while enhancing mental

focus. Taking a theanine supplement

during the day can help bust stress or

relieve anxiety without making you feel

drowsy, and taking it in the evening can

help you sleep. Common doses range

from 100 to 400 mg daily. If you’d rather

get your theanine in tea, avoid brews

with lots of sugar.

MANLY BENEFITS SNAPSHOT

SUPPLEMENT:

TAKEN FOR:

Multivitamin ....................... Overall health, prevention of heart disease and cancer

Vitamin D ........................... Overall health, testosterone production

Maca .................................. Physical stamina, sexual function

Saw palmetto ..................... Prostate health

Arginine ............................. Dilation of blood vessels, sperm production, sexual function

Turmeric or curcumin ......... Inflammation, pain, prostatitis

CoQ10 ................................ Heart health, energy, fertility

Pumpkin seed oil ............... Prostate and heart health, blood sugar support, hair growth

Magnesium ........................ Relaxation, sleep, testosterone production

Theanine ............................ Stress, mental focus, sleep

FORMULAS FOR MEN

Natural Factors

Whole Earth & Sea Men's

Multi features 100%

organic, non-GMO

plant-based ingredients.

Everything is grown on

Natural Factors’ farms and

harvested at their peak.

Redd Remedies At Ease

contains L-theanine,

magnesium, and other

nutrients designed to

support relaxation and

mental focus.

Solgar Full Spectrum

Curcumin is a unique

water-soluble form of

curcumin, making it

immediately body-ready

and faster absorbed.

NOW Prostate Support

is a blend of nutrients and

standardized extracts

including saw palmetto and

pumpkin seed oil.

Quality of Life

CoQ10-SR features

MicroActive CoQ10, a

patented, 24-hour sustainedrelease

form of the nutrient.

JUNE 2019 • 31

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