Although ‘our mission’ should focus on providing our body with the nutrients it needs through a natural and healthy diet, supplementation can become a great ally to compensate for imbalances that occur at specific moments in which our lifestyle is altered, both by exogenous circumstances (such as the coronavirus) and endogenous reasons (health problems, hormonal changes, etc.).
Conceived as supplements to a healthy diet -Never as substitutes- and prescribed by a specialist to determine which are the best for us, supplements can provide that ‘plus’ we need to alleviate certain deficiencies and improve our quality of life in critical moments like andropause, in the case of males.
During this period, in which man does not lose his fertile capacity, but can see their potency and sexual desire diminished, diet is more important than ever as an “influential factor in the production of testosterone”, according to the specialists of Neolife, a Madrid clinic specializing in preventive and anti-aging medicine.
In this scenario, wear a balance diet (which guarantees an adequate supply of proteins, vitamins and minerals) and carry out a physical activity well planned is essential to maintain a Healthy weight, provide the energy levels required and avoid that loss of muscle mass that ‘lurks’ after 40.
To get where food cannot, Neolife experts recommend taking supplements that contain:
Zinc. It not only helps in maintenance of testosterone production, downward when entering maturity, but also in the immune system booster, something very necessary in the times of covid-19.
Zinc contributes to improve the mood and look better, thanks to its beneficial effects on the skin and hair.
Is present in nuts, dark chocolate, legumes, fish, meat, and shellfish.
The diet should provide 11 mg of Zinc per day. However, the needs may be greater when there are some diseases or in case of malnutrition.
Vitamin D. Actually, it is a hormone that allows calcium to be absorbed from the intestine and that, in addition, modulates the immune system favorably. We need it for various reasons, but winter, inadequate nutrition and confinement are responsible for that, today. we have deficit levels
Vitamin D is found in foods like eggs, blue fish (such as salmon and mackerel) and dried shiitake mushrooms. The mushrooms also have a good concentration.
The recommended daily dietary intake is 600 IU in adults and 800 IU, from 70 years of age. However, the needs can be much higher if there are risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, such as low sun exposure, age, and certain medical treatments.
Omega 3. Sedentary lifestyle is increasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels, with a consequent risk of cardiovascular accidents that rises in andropause due to falling hormone levels.
In addition to adequate supplementation prescribed by a professional, it is essential to include in the diet avocados, sardines and season salads with seeds. All these ‘healthy fats’ – unsaturated ones – favor the testosterone production.
The indicated doses will be 1.6 grams per day in adult males and three to four grams when used to treat high triglycerides.
Antioxidants We are talking about vitamins C and E and polyphenols and carotenoids, which they prevent the advance of cellular aging. They are also a barrier against the negative effects of cortisol, the stress hormone.
The general recommendation is to take fruits and vegetables, prioritizing red fruits, tomato, carrot and peppers.
Finally, Neolife experts encourage you to include in the shopping list cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cabbage, and cabbage, for their anticancer properties.
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