A Man’s Guide to Multivitamins

09.08.2020

No one asked us but the answer is yes, you should be taking a daily multivitamin. Any man who pays attention to their health knows which types of food they should and should not eat to achieve a proper diet. However, it isn’t uncommon for most guys to be unsure which vitamins and minerals they’re actually receiving from the foods they consume — let alone if those foods offer enough benefits to help fill in the gaps.

Vitamins and minerals that you consume through food are considered micronutrients. Your daily intake of micronutrients are consumed in small amounts but are definitely needed. If you’re not getting enough from your diet alone it may be time to consider additional resources to avoid adverse health problems. If you are wanting to make sure you’re getting all the macronutrients you need, we’ve created our own Stay Ready Multivitamin to help.

So when you are trying to select the perfect multivitamin we think it is important to know exactly what you should look for. First thing’s first..

Vitamin D
The sunshine supplement is not only found on your beach vacation to Puerto Vallarta or Fire Island! Vitamin D has been linked as important for men’s overall health-immune health, heart health, and even depression. Men should get 15 mcg of the vitamin daily.

Iron

Not just for your average muscle daddy. Iron helps transport oxygen in the blood and is present in muscle cells. Men should aim to get 8 mg daily.

Magnesium
The vitamin that keeps you moving just as much as your iced coffee. Magnesium plays a role in blood pressure, glucose control, nerve function, muscle function, energy production, DNA and RNA synthesis, muscle contractions, and heart rhythm. Men should try to get 400 mg.

Vitamin B12

It’s no secret that we gay men are active and if you find yourself needing an energy boost, Vitamin B12 may be the answer. Deficiency can lead to fatigue, weakness, constipation, weight loss, loss of appetite, neurological changes, dementia and memory problems, depression, confusion, and difficulty with balance. Men should get 2.4 mcg of B12 on a daily basis.

Zinc

This is one of the most important minerals to look for when finding a multivitamin that has it all. Zinc plays a role in cell growth, division, and DNA synthesis. It helps with growth development and aids in immune health and wound healing. Men should get at least 11 mg of zinc every day.

Vitamin C

One of the most important vitamins during this time of a global pandemic is Vitamin C. This is an antioxidant that aids in healing and immune function, taken daily can be very effective and not just when you are sick. Men should get 90 mg daily.

Multivitamins have been the go-to supplement to fill nutrient gaps for the last few decades, and they do provide a strong health boost for those lacking in certain nutrients. Taking the right vitamins and supplements may help fill nutrient gaps and greatly benefit your health, that is why we are here to help.