When it comes to nutrition, men and women often have different needs. While the vast majority of advice recommends eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly as a first step towards overall health, medical experts also know life gets in the way. In this case, Harvard Medical School advocates for open discussions with your doctor. “Many men are reluctant to tell physicians that they use alternative or complementary therapies, but full disclosure is important for health, particularly since supplements can have adverse interactions with medications.” In short, tell your doctor when you’re thinking about adding supplements to your routine, and together you can make a plan that’s right for you.
The Best Supplements for Men
After making sure you know the right steps to take when it comes to starting supplements, Harvard Medical School shares some of the best picks for men.
- Vitamin D: Also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is readily available from rays, but many Americans aren’t getting enough. Important for healthy bones and reducing the risk of certain diseases, vitamin D is one to watch for on your annual blood test.
- Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acids are believed to help protect the heart and may help maintain good cholesterol levels.
- Fiber: It’s not just a treatment for constipation. For a fiber supplement, look to psyllium, which may help lower cholesterol levels.
Top Men’s Health Supplement Brands
Whole foods are the common thread among our top men’s health supplement brands.
Garden of Life
Knowing where every ingredient comes from is important to Garden of Life, a wellness brand that’s been making supplements, multivitamins, and probiotics since 1999. Whole foods fuel its formulas, which are all USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan.
New Chapter entered the wellness scene in 1986 and continues to harvest whole foods from sustainable farms to create its popular line of supplements and vitamins. New Chapter is a leader in the non-GMO movement and ferments its multivitamins with probiotics for added digestive support.
MegaFood is known for its whole food supplements, which the brand has been making since 1973. Founded by Carl E. Jackson, MegaFood is now a Certified B Corporation and continues to formulate nutrient-dense supplements for the whole family.
Best Men’s Health Supplements
Here’s a look at some of the most popular men’s health supplements on ThriveMarket.com.
Garden of Life Raw Probiotics for Men
This raw, full-spectrum probiotic is uniquely designed to support men of all ages. Thrive Market member Jennifer from New Mexico says this supplement has worked really well for her husband, and is less expensive on ThriveMarket.com than in her local store.
New Chapter Every Man's One Daily 55+
New Chapter created this multivitamin for men older than 55— it may support a healthy mood, eye and bone health, and increased energy.
MegaFood Men’s One Daily Multivitamin
Featuring nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin B12, this all-in-one supplement may help support energy levels and healthy stress response. Thrive Market member Daniel from Utah says “This has been my go-to vitamin for years.”
Thrive Market’s Healthy Living Tips for Men
Whether you’re hitting the gym more often or looking for a new supplement to try, the Thrive Market blog has the tips you need.
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