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Men’s Health Matters
 
 
Men have specific health issues that are unique to them but their natural response to illness is to sometimes “tough it out” and if the nature of the disease has the remote chance of embarrassment, suffering in silence is the better option. But societal reactions to and expectations of men are changing and allowing them to speak up about their health concerns without suffering any unfavourable harm to their reputations. Men do get
all the same diseases that women get, except those that are attributed to hormonal changes, because their hormonal makeup is different from women’s. The entire body functions on an integrated system of hormones that are responsible for energy, physical performance, sexual health, prostate function and stress reduction – each of these issues can impact a man’s health at various stages of life. Did you know the most important things to optimize men’s health are sleep, hormones, nutrition-energy, digestion, mood-stress and prostate and that 50% of men between 51-60, and 90% of men over 80 suffer from benign enlargement of the prostate?
 
 
Top Men’s Supplements for Top Men’s Ailments
 
 
Common health concerns for men are BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia), with the most significant risk factors attributable to advancing age and family history. Both of these elements are out of your control, but what is in your control is knowing your risks, the symptoms and how to take preventative measures to reduce your statistical probability. The severity of symptoms of BPH vary but tend to gradually worsen over time. Common symptoms of BPH include frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia), difficulty starting urination, weak urine stream or a
stream that stops and starts, dribbling at the end of urination, inability to empty the bladder, urinary tract infection and blood in the urine. Prairie Naturals ProstForce is a synergistic blend that helps to both relieve the urologic symptoms associated with mild to moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia and the discomfort of prostate enlargement. ProstForce helps improve urinary health, reduces the frequency of urination, relieves urinary tract discomfort, reduces swelling and pain and protects and nourishes the prostate. Another common concern for men is that as they age their testosterone levels naturally decline. A supportive supplement often suggested for Testosterone is Tribulus Terrestris, an ingredient in Prairie Naturals TribForce. Tribulus has a long history of use to help your body stimulate its production of naturally occurring testosterone. Healthy testosterone levels contribute to a more robust libido, prostate health, fertility, and better sexual function. It also encourages muscle development and may contribute to weight loss, contribute to better sleep, stabilize mood, promote a greater ability to deal with stress and help maintain energy levels, especially when combined with ginseng, all of which are known to decline with age and the onset of andropause.

Andropause describes age-related changes in male hormone levels, (also known as testosterone deficiency, androgen deficiency). While this process of dropping testosterone in men may be a natural part of ageing, the increase of presence of estrogens (from chemicals BPA, BPS, and Phthalates) are known to mimic hormones like estrogen found in ageing men. Some symptoms of Andropause include low energy, depression, sadness, decreased motivation and self-confidence, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, increased body fat, reduced muscle mass, feelings of physical weakness, reduced libido and erectile dysfunction. Prairie Naturals Andro-Force is a cutting-edge formula designed to block estrogen, reduce stress-induced cortisol production and help restore hormonal balance in men. It works to increase free testosterone levels and decrease estrogen dominance. It also provides increased overall energy, increased sex drive and helps reduce body fat. Some other notable products to consider as part of your male solution program are Prairie Naturals VigorForce – a blend of doctor-researched, therapeutic botanicals that help balance male hormones and can also provide a distinctive boost to energy and libido. With adaptogen type herbals, it is also supportive with the stressful climate in men’s lives. Prairie Naturals ZMag Force is a mineral rich supplement that contains zinc, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. Zinc supports your immune system and muscles. The combination and ratios of this supplement show support in building lean muscle, increasing strength, expediting recovery and improving your quality of sleep.

 
Resources
 
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