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 overall reproductive health. The following nutrients may help to provide targeted nutrition for men’s specific health needs:

  • L-Arginine
  • Nettle
  • Ashwagandha
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • North American Ginseng
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Milk Thistle
  • L-Carnitine
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene


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