As Father’s Day approaches, we celebrate the remarkable journey of fatherhood and the importance of supporting the health and vitality of the men who play such pivotal roles in our lives. This month, our spotlight shines on our product of the month, Multiple for Men 40+  supplement. Crafted with the specific needs of men in mind, this comprehensive supplement is designed to promote overall well-being, vitality and resilience. Whether you’re a father, a father-to-be or simply looking to optimise your health, join us as we explore the unique benefits of our Multiple for Men 40+ formula and honour the men who give their all every day.

What is Multiple for Men 40+?

These multivitamin/mineral supplements have been formulated to support balanced nutrition for long-term supplementation.

As we get older, our absorption of micronutrients becomes less, as changes in the gastrointestinal tract occur as discussed in the paper “Aging and the intestine”. These changes include increased gastric emptying time, decreased saliva, decreased gastric acid secretion, decreased intestinal motility and decreased absorptive capacity of intestinal cells.

All of the ingredients included in the Metabolics Multiple for Men 40+ are in highly bioavailable forms, meaning forms that the body uses to save further use of micronutrients in the conversion of that nutrient, or forms that the body uses very easily. It is tailor-made for men to support men's health, including important nutrients such as Glutamine, Alpha Lipoic Acid and CoQ10.

A multivitamin for men should aim to provide essential nutrients that support overall health and address potential nutritional gaps in their diet. Here are some key nutrients that are in our Multiple for Men 40+ and why:

Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a crucial role in men’s health. Firstly it is known for supporting bone health, facilitating calcium absorption and thus ensuring bone strength and integrity, which is particularly vital as men age. Beyond skeletal support, vitamin D is integral to muscle function, contributing to muscle strength and performance, essential for maintaining mobility and physical activity levels. It is also known to influence testosterone levels, which is also essential for fertility and conception support.

Mental well-being is also intertwined with vitamin D status as it is implicated in mood regulation and reduces the risk of mood disorders.  Maintaining optimal Vitamin D levels is paramount for supporting men’s overall health, spanning from bone strength to hormonal balance to mental wellness.

B Vitamins

As people age, their bodies become less efficient at absorbing Vitamin B12 from food. This can lead to lower levels of B12 in the body, even if dietary intake remains constant. B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells and the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. B12 is therefore necessary for energy production and a deficiency can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and weakness.  B12 can also play a crucial role in cognitive function and may help reduce risk of cognitive decline and neurological disorders. Ensuring sufficient intake of B12 is important for maintaining brain health as men age.

Vitamin B6 is crucial for men over 40 in regards to health and well-being because it supports heart health by regulating homocysteine levels. It also aids brain function and mood regulation by synthesising neurotransmitters, helps maintain energy levels through metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and delivers immune support by producing antibodies. It also assists in hormonal balance including testosterone production and may contribute to eye health by reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

Vitamin B9, also known as folate, helps to support cardiovascular health by regulating homocysteine levels, aids cognitive function and mood regulation, and supports DNA synthesis and repair. It also contributes to red blood cell formation and may help reduce age-related cognitive decline. Ensuring sufficient intake of B9 is crucial for maintaining vitality and supporting multiple aspects of health as men age.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. This antioxidant activity is particularly important as men age as it may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease. Vitamin E has been associated with cardiovascular health benefits, including its ability to help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which is also a risk of heart disease.

Vitamin E also supports immune function by enhancing the activity of immune cells, which is important for maintaining overall health and resistance to infections. Vitamin E can play a role in maintaining skin health by protecting against damage from UV radiation and promoting skin repair and regeneration. This can be beneficial for addressing age-related skin concerns such as wrinkles and dryness.

Overall, ensuring sufficient intake of Vitamin E can help support men’s health and well-being, particularly as they age, by providing antioxidant protection, supporting heart health, immune function, skin health and potentially cognitive function.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential for the health of men over 40 due to its numerous roles. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps neutralise harmful free radicals, protecting cells from oxidative stress. This is particularly important as men age, as oxidative stress contributes to various age-related health issues including cognitive decline.

Vitamin C plays a crucial role in supporting the immune system by enhancing the function of immune cells and promoting the production of antibodies. This helps men combat infections and illness. Vitamin C is also necessary for the synthesis of collagen, a protein essential for maintaining the health and integrity of connective tissues, skin, bones and blood vessels. Adequate collagen production supports joint health, skin elasticity and wound healing, which become increasingly important as we get older.

In summary, Vitamin C is crucial for men as it provides antioxidant protection, supports immune function, promotes collagen synthesis for joint and skin health, contributes to heart health and aids in maintaining optimal brain function. Incorporating Vitamin C rich foods into diet can help maintain vitality and reduce risk of age-related health issues.

Magnesium

Magnesium is important for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium is essential for bone formation and maintenance. As men age, bone density tends to decrease, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Adequate magnesium intake can help support bone health and reduce risk of age-related bone disorders. Magnesium also plays a crucial role in maintaining normal heart rhythm and supporting cardiovascular function. Low magnesium levels have been associated with increased risk of hypertension, heart disease and stroke, which can be a concern as we get older.

Magnesium is also involved in muscle contraction and relaxation. Adequate magnesium levels help prevent muscle cramps, spasms and stiffness, which can become more common with age. Magnesium may aid in muscle recovery after exercise, supporting an active lifestyle in older men. Magnesium has also been shown to have calming effects on the nervous system and may help with stress management and anxiety. Managing stress becomes increasingly important as men age and adequate magnesium intake can support overall emotional well-being.

Overall, ensuring sufficient magnesium intake is important for men over 40+ to support bone health, heart health, muscle function, energy production, blood sugar regulation and stress management.

Calcium

Calcium is crucial mineral for building and maintaining strong bones. As men age, bone density tends to decline, increasing risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium is also involved in muscle contraction and relaxation. Adequate calcium levels help maintain optimum muscle function, which is important for mobility, balance and overall psychical performance, especially as men age and may experience muscle weakness and stiffness.

Calcium is also involved in blood clotting process. Adequate calcium levels help ensure proper clot formation, which is essential for wound healing and preventing excessive bleeding. This is particularly important as men age and may be at higher risk of injuries or surgical procedures.

Overall, ensuring sufficient calcium intake is important for men over 40 to support bone health, muscle function, nerve function and blood clotting.

Zinc

Zinc plays a crucial role in supporting the immune system by promoting the functions of various immune cells and regulating immune response. Adequate zinc levels help men over 40 combat infections and illness. Zinc is also essential for wound healing and tissue repair. Good zinc levels help facilitate the process of cell proliferation and differentiation, promoting faster wound healing and reducing the risk of complications from injuries, which may become more common with age.

Zinc is also involved in the production and regulation of hormones, including testosterone. Testosterone levels naturally decline with age and adequate zinc intake may help support healthy testosterone levels, which is important for maintaining muscle mass, bone density, libido and overall vitality in men over 40. Zinc can also play a role in sperm production and male fertility. Adequate zinc levels are essential for maintaining optimal sperm count, mobility and morphology, which can impact reproductive health and fertility in men over 40.

Overall, ensuring sufficient intake of zinc is important for men over 40 to support immune function, hormone regulation, wound healing, antioxidant defence and reproductive health.

Selenium

Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. This antioxidant activity is particularly important for men over 40 as oxidative stress contributes to various age-related health issues including cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline.

Selenium is essential for the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones. Adequate selenium levels help support optimal thyroid function, which is important for regulating metabolism, energy levels and overall well-being. Selenium may also have cardioprotective effects by reducing inflammation, improving endothelial function and regulating heart rhythm. Maintaining sufficient selenium intake may help reduce risk of cardiovascular issues such as heart disease, which become more prevalent with age.

Overall, ensuring sufficient intake of selenium is important for men over 40 to support antioxidant defence, immune function, thripid health, heart health and cognitive function.

Other crucial vitamins in the Multiple for men include:

Molybdenum

Molybdenum helps support the body’s metabolism of certain nutrients, the breakdown of certain amino acids and the detoxication of harmful substances.

Chromium

Chromium helps to regulate blood sugar levels and promotes energy production.

Manganese

Manganese helps support bone health, is a good antioxidant defence and helps with metabolism.

Coenzyme Q10

COQ10 helps support cardiovascular health, enhances cellular energy and production and provides antioxidant protection.

Iodine

Iodine offers thyroid support, regulates metabolism and contributes to cognitive function.

Glutamine

Glutamine helps support muscle recovery, immune function and gastrointestinal health.

Men’s Health Nutritional Support

As we approach Father’s Day, we are excited to feature Multiple for Men 40+ as our product of the month, a comprehensive multivitamin designed specifically for men over 40. Packed with essential nutrients including Vitamin D, B, magnesium, zinc and more; this multivitamin is tailored to support the unique health needs of men as they age. Whether they are busy dads juggling family and work responsibilities or active individuals striving for optimal health, our multivitamin provides the nutritional support they need to thrive.

stacie henson metabolics nutrition advisorStacie Henson has been working at Metabolics for two years and has immersed herself in learning more about Metabolics products and nutrition generally.

She has completed basic nutrition courses and recently completed a Level 4 Nutrition Diploma. Stacie is currently studying for a Level 4 Transformational Nutrition course to further her experience and knowledge to better support Metabolics customers.