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Why A Men's Vitamin Is Essential For Men — an article on the Smart Living Network
December 19, 2007 at 1:02 AMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Why A Men's Vitamin Is Essential For Men

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Men: General Health Maintenance

There are many essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that must be consumed in proper amounts on a daily basis to fulfill minimal nutrition requirements by means of dietary substance intake.The average individual does not typically acquire all of these nutritional values on a daily basis, even from a healthy diet.Providing these essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals is necessary to ensure overall general health and proper health maintenance.

Nutritional Requirements

All individuals have daily minimal nutrition requirements that in addition to a healthy diet can be supplemented with daily multi-vitamins.These nutritional values are not the same for all individuals, but change based on sex, age, lifestyle, diet, location, and particular situations, including present diseases or nutritional deficiencies.Vitamins have been specially formulated to compensate for these differences, providing more or less of specific substances (vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids) dependent upon these circumstances.

Men vs. Women: Nutritional Requirements

While the sexes are similar, there are distinct differences between the male and female body that make the daily nutritional requirements for men and women different.This is due to many causes, particularly physiological and hereditary factors.Typically, men have a larger build and have increased amounts of lean muscle mass than women.In general, men have higher blood circulation rates than women.Physiologically, men need particular specially formulated nutritional supplementation to ensure prostate health.

Special Formulation for Men

There are several key ingredients provided in a specially formulated multivitamin for men, as well as key function.Some of these include:

  • Vitamin A:Also known as retinol, vitamin A is generally associated with eye health.
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1): Required as a coenzyme catalyst for production of Coenzyme A, necessary for metabolism of carbohydrates and fats into energy.Vitamin B1 aids in the maintenance of the heart, nervous, and digestive system functioning.
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): Required for proper metabolism and energy generation.
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3): Involved in metabolism and energy generation, as well as proper removal of toxic chemicals and hormonal steroid production.
  • Pyroxine (Vitamin B6): Involved in general metabolism and energy production.
  • Folic acid (Vitamin B9): Involved in DNA synthesis and cell division. Folic acid is necessary for maintenance and generation of cells.
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12): Necessary for proper metabolism and energy generation.
  • Vitamin C:An antioxidant, vitamin C is necessary for the prevention of oxidative stress in cellular systems.
  • Vitamin D: Responsible for regulation of calcium and phosphorus concentrations.Promotes bone formation and growth and provides immune system support.
  • Vitamin E: Necessary as a co-factor for numerous metabolic pathways.
  • Vitamin K:Primarily effects bone formation and blood coagulation.
  • Magnesium: Required for catalytic action of enzymes.
  • Iodine: Present in specific hormones, typically secreted from the thyroid.
  • Calcium:Substantial requirement for bone growth, repair, and formulation.
  • Zinc:Necessary in protein configuration and DNA synthesis.
  • Copper:Located in plasma proteins in the blood and necessary as a co-factor for some enzyme function.
  • Selenium:Is a cofactor for many biological reactions.
  • Chromium:Responsible for metabolism of sugars.
  • Biotin:Essential for proper metabolic function and synthesis of fatty acids.

Sources: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/supplements/NU00198

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  • Garchow Garchow

    I'm getting a multitude of multivitamins after work.

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