Your body puts B-6 to use in activating nearly 120 enzymes and 19 of your body’s 20 amino acids. And all of that contributes to DNA repair, healthy immune, hormone, and cognitive functions, as well as prevention of heart disease, depression, kidney stones, and some cancers.?
B-6 has been shown to modify the way the prostate responds to testosterone.??Therefore?B complex?may have a preventive effect on the development and progression of prostate cancer.
To investigate this link, a team from the Harvard School of Public Health looked at dietary habits of 525 men with prostate cancer. Survival over a period of 20 years was compared to the intake of four B vitamins: folate, riboflavin, B-6, and B-12.
Results: Men with highest B-6 intake were significantly more likely to survive the two decades compared to men with the lowest intake of the vitamin. None of the other nutrients were linked to longer survival time.
Most importantly, men with the best survival records were those who had localized-stage prostate cancer at the outset of the study and also had the highest B-6 intake. In other words, high levels of the vitamin were most effective when the cancer was newly diagnosed and had not yet spread beyond the prostate.
Men who had the highest intake averaged 2.2 to 2.9 mg of B- 6 daily–about twice the recommended intake.?
Bananas and chicken breast have particularly high levels of vitamin B6. Red meat, fish, beans, fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens are also good sources.?
Daily recommends 100 mg of B-6 daily, along with other B vitamins, of course, and magnesium.
Men also experience a change of life coincident with an age-related decline in testosterone, the hormone that plays a key role in everything from puberty to maintaining muscle strength and bone mass to sex drive.
It begins in their late 30s or early 40s, with a gradual drop in testosterone of about 1 to 2 percent a year. Eventually a deficit of testosterone occurs and symptoms may arise. Symptoms include depression, irritability, low energy, decreased muscle mass, weight gain, sexual dysfunction and even the occasional hot flash or night sweats.
Low testosterone levels are linked to low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and a poor morning erection, and if these three symptoms are present, get your testosterone checked.
“Lack of energy and motivation, poor memory, weight gain, and muscle weakness are reasons to get checked” says Dr. Jeffrey Tucker “Do you have lower energy? Are you not sleeping as well? Is your libido down? Are your erections not as good as they used to be?” GET CHECKED!
I think testosterone supplementation in aging men is probably safe in the long run. I have had patients use topical creams, injectable and implanted testosterone, and supplements that stimulate the body’s production of testosterone. My first line therapy is to recommend each man take the ‘Wellness Essentials for Men’ vitamin packets from Metagenics. You can order these from from site.
Let’s face it, sexual health is important — testosterone levels should be checked on everyone!
Testosterone is an important part of every man’s health, and I suggest to my patients that they keep an eye on their levels, and normalize them if necessary.
Alot of men have erection issues. Some can be helped by Tribulus Fruit and Ashwaganda Root. These two herbs may very well be two of the most important nutrients for every man over 40.
These are difficult herbs to get out of food sources so supplements are the best approach. As usual, I recommend a Paleo diet, eating plenty of steak, eggs, nuts & seed, and vegetables…but chances are that food just isn’t enough. As you age, hormones diminish, so we can use these herbs to help provide the hormones material.
These two herbs are included in the Wellness Essential for Men vitamin packets. I have heard of many male clients taking the Wellness Essential for Men packets by Metagenics and note improvements in
- sexual desire
- erectile function
- sexual satisfaction
If your energy is really low, I suggest the Mitochondrial Renewal Kit by Xymogen in conjunction with the Wellness Essentials for Men. The Mitochondrial Renewal Kit contains Alpha-lipoic-acid, Resveratrol, and Arginine. Alpha-liopoic-acid can help men increase desire and stamina.
- Jump start your libido
- Extend your endurance
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Symptoms such as weight gain, gynecomastia (man boobs), anxiety, insomnia, gall bladder problems and prostate enlargement leading to urinary frequency are common symptoms of too much estrogen or estrogen dominance.
Urinary frequency is common in men over the age of 50. It often interupts a good nights sleep because you have to go to the bathroom.
Andropause, commonly known as male menopause typically occurs in our fifties. This is when testosterone starts to decline. In addition to testosterone, the testes also make estradiol and progesterone. Andropause usually occurs more gradual than what women go through. As men age, their estrogen levels slowly increase while their levels of progesterone and testosterone decline. This creates the imbalance known as estrogen dominance.
Additional causes that contribute to estrogen dominance among men include insulin resistance, high trans fatty acid intake, chronic stress, xenoestrogens, smoking, testosterone deficiency, progesterone deficiency, magnesium deficiency and hypothyroidism.
What supplements can you take to maintain hormonal balance and an ideal quality of life?
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