Anne Salazar RH(AHG)
Here at Remedy we do admittedly spend a lot of time on women’s health issues. Many times herbal and nutraceutical support of men’s health does not differ much from that of a woman’s (think sleep, stress, insomnia, digestive issues, etc). However there are some health concerns that are specific to men and this article is for the guys!
In addition to a healthy diet, regular exercise and stress management practices, there are several areas of health - including hormone, heart and prostate health - that men need to support, especially as they age. The two greatest health risks that most men will face as they mature are cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer. Both have similar root causes. A common issue men seek herbs and supplementation for in their 20s and 30s is insomnia, stress and sexual health. Click to learn more in our dedicated blogs on those topics.
Men's Hormone Support
Support of the endocrine system is vital in keeping hormones balanced and healthy; and by the way, this directly affects libido, another common issue men seek support for. Therefore adaptogenic/tonic herbs are always helpful.
Ashwagandha helps nourish and restore optimal nervous and immune system health by normalizing mood, energy levels, hormones, and overall immune function. Ashwagandha is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs used today.
Tribulus has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurveda as a tonic and rejuvenating herb for sexual function and libido. Tribulus has been shown to support proper levels of testosterone in both men and women.
Hawthorne supports healthy cardiovascular function. Hawthorne extracts have been well-researched for supporting many different aspects of heart function and cardiovascular system health. Read our article specific to herbs for cardiovascular health to learn more in-depth about hawthorn and other cardiovascular-supporting herbs.
Maca supports normal fertility and healthy libido. Maca root (Lepidium meyenii) has been used as a performance enhancer since the days of the Inca warriors. It supports a healthy libido and promotes healthy energy and stamina.
Saw Palmetto optimizes the metabolism of male hormones and promotes healthy prostate gland function. It has long been used to support healthy prostate function associated with the natural processes of aging.
Nettle has been used for health-supporting purposes for a long time in Western herbalism. Although the plant’s leaves are commonly used, the seeds and roots are also used medicinally. The roots are specifically used for the healthy support of the prostate gland.
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