Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 18, 2019 Comments: 0
June is men’s health awareness month, so there’s no better time than now to start taking control of your health and putting a healthy diet and lifestyle into practice. In addition to a balanced diet, and regular exercise routine, nutritional supplements such as lycopene, saw palmetto, zinc and selenium may help to support healthy prostate function. Additionally, L-carnitine, L-arginine and ashwagandha may help to support a healthy libido and can improve overall reproductive health. The following nutrients provide targeted nutrition for men’s specific health needs:
- North American Ginseng
- Saw Palmetto
- Milk Thistle
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