Five Supplements to support men’s health as they age

5 Supplements to support men’s health

It’s International Men’s Health Day this month (19th November) which is all about promoting and improving the health of men, physically and mentally.  

So, this week I decided to take a look at the top 5 supplements that can help to support men’s health as they age. 

1. Serrapeptase

1. Supplements to support men's health - Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase — also known as serratiopeptidase — is a proteolytic enzyme, meaning it breaks down proteins into smaller components called amino acids.

It can help the body break down protein. This might help decrease inflammation and mucous. 

Serrapeptase has been used for painful conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, carpel tunnel syndrome, migraine headache, and tension headache.

It is also used for conditions that involve pain and swelling (inflammation) including sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, ear infections, swelling after surgery, swelling of a vein with the formation of a blood clot (thrombophlebitis), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting both men and women. It tends to progress from the age of 40 onwards and over 70% are in constant pain according to Arthritis Care.

Serrapeptase is one type of proteolytic enzyme that may reduce the cell damage at the site of inflammation. 

The role of serratiopeptidase in the resolution of inflammation

2. Vitamin D3

2. Supplements to support men's health - D12

This vitamin has many essential roles in the body which includes maintaining strong bones and teeth and muscle function.

Maintaining a strong skeletal frame and good muscle function is important into older age. 

It helps prevent falls and the subsequent risk of fractures.

Since the best source for obtaining this vitamin is from direct contact of the sun on the skin; in countries like the UK in the Northern hemisphere there is a lack of sunshine throughout the year especially through the long Winter months.  

Therefore a supplement of Vitamin D3 is recommended particularly from October through to March.

If you would like to know more about Vitmain D3 supplementation then watch my video here →

3. Saw Palmetto

3. Supplements to support men's health - Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is a tree. Its ripe fruit is used to make medicine.

Saw palmetto is most commonly used for decreasing symptoms of an enlarged prostate called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)

The incidence of BPH is 40-50% in men over 50 and over 80% in men over 80.

Saw Palmetto has been shown to help reduce the conversion of testosterone to the more potent hormone DHT which may encourage the growth of the prostate leading to BPH.

If you’re unsure if this could work for you or you would like to know more about Saw Palmetto, don’t hesitate to get in touch and book a free discovery session

4. Antioxidants

4. Supplements to support men's health - Antioxidants

Antioxidants are said to help neutralize free radicals in our bodies, and this is thought to boost overall health.

These antioxidants can protect against the cell damage that free radicals cause, known as oxidative stress.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) usually affects older men. Whilst the risks of dying have decreased significantly, it is still a leading cause of death in the over 75s.

It includes coronary heart disease as well as peripheral arterial disease leading to aching legs and erectile dysfunction.

LDL cholesterol binds to damaged sites in blood vessels; but it is the oxidation of the cholesterol that builds up and creates atherosclerotic plaques. This narrows the arteries and reduces blood flow.

Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that protect cells from free radical damage. In particular vitamins C and E have been shown to work together to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in men.

5. B Complex

5. Supplements to support men's health - B Complex

B complex is composed of eight B vitamins: B1/2/3/5/6/7/9/12

Each of these essential vitamins contributes to your overall bodily function. 

B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism.

These vitamins are also thought to increase testosterone levels in men, which naturally decrease with age. They may also help men build muscle and increase strength. 

The B vitamins work synergistically together and whilst they may each have individual roles in the body collectively they are known to support the nervous system and they have been shown to lower a substance called homocysteine.

Higher levels of homocysteine in the body has been linked to brain atrophy, cognitive impairment and dementia. 

Most people get enough vitamin B by eating a blanched diet, however it’s still possible to be deficient. 

If you think you may have a deficiency in vitamin B you should first speak to your doctor.  If you would like to know more about the B Complex of vitamin B, don’t hesitate to book a free discovery call with me →

I hope you found the top 5 Five Supplements to support men’s health as they age interesting and if you think you could benefit from any of the supplements mentioned or you have symptoms that you’re not sure how to deal with, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.  All the details are below.

Thanks for reading but if you feel that you need some more help and advice on your situation then please don’t hesitate to book a free discovery call with me by visiting, call me direct on 07730 513303 or email

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