Active Men™ is a multivitamin and mineral support formulation specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of men. This formula provides necessary nutritional support for the maintenance of good health, along with extra nutritional support for sustaining a workout, aiding endurance and recovery, or just for coping with the stress of modern living.
BENEFITS: Contains optimal levels of over 30 vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbal extracts Tailored formula to meet the specific needs of men Supports the immune and cardiovascular system Provides enhanced energy and endurance support Increases performance and overall vitality Easy-to-digest capsules
WHAT MAKES ACTIVE MEN™ DIFFERENT? Many multi-vitamin products appear to have more nutrients than Active Men™, but what they have chosen to do is to add insignificant amounts of many different ingredients, in order to make it appear that they have more to offer. With Active Men™ we have added clinically significant amounts of all the nutrients listed. So for example, we add 100mg of standardized Panax Ginseng extract, enough to reduce stress and support adrenal health, rather than adding 20mg of 5 other elements, at amounts that do not accomplish anything nutritionally, but only serve marketing purposes.
WHAT DOES ACTIVE MEN™ DO? Taking a quality multivitamin and mineral product is the most important supplement that can be consumed by men. To have the body perform at its maximum potential, it must be fed a full spectrum of vital nutrients. Daily consumption of a high-potency multivitamin and mineral formula produces optimum efficiency, and it’s considered the first step in reaching your full potential. Active Men™ will offer your body vitamins and minerals that have been depleted due to poor diet, over-training or increased stress. This gender specific formula contains many key vitamins and minerals to support:
BONES & TEETH: Calcium will help protect bones and teeth from deterioration but without certain co-factors it won’t do any rebuilding. Active Men™ includes these co-factors that will channel calcium into the skeletal structure, actually strengthening and rebuilding it. The bone-building co-factors are Boron, Silica, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2.
BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION: Keeping our blood sugar stable, also keeps our energy levels stable throughout the day, helps to prevent diabetes, and stops carbs from being stored as fat in the body. Chromium Polynicotinate is provided at the clinically effective dose of 200mcg. The Panax Ginseng present in this formula also works to help control blood sugar levels.
HEART HEALTH AND CIRCULATION: Three of the B vitamins (Vitamins B-6, B-12 and Folic Acid) work together to prevent homocysteine levels from building up in the body. Homocysteine, in excess, allows cholesterol to become trapped in the arteries, leading to heart disease. Other nutrients present that help to prevent heart disease, and which work to keep the heart muscle strong, include Vitamins C, E, and K2, and the minerals Magnesium and Silica.
IMMUNE FUNCTION: The wide range of anti-oxidants found in Active Men™ all serve in part to support the immune system, either by fighting free radical damage or raising glutathione levels. Glutathione supports immune function in the body, and helps with detoxification. The immune-supportive nutrients include: Natural Beta carotene (most multi-vitamin products use synthetic Beta Carotene, which is of no value), Vitamins C, D, and E, and the minerals Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc. Because Active Men™ is made for men; it includes more Zinc than products made for both genders. This extra Zinc, required by men, helps give the immune system adequate resources to fight infection. Also, because this is a formula just for men, it contains only a small amount of iron, since excess iron is linked to heart disease in men.
HORMONAL BALANCE AND PROSTATE HEALTH: The body requires specific nutrients to maintain fertility, and a healthy testosterone balance, and to help prevent prostate swelling. These include: Boron, Folic Acid, Vitamin E, Iodine, Magnesium, and Zinc. As well, this formula contains Panax Ginseng extract, proven to help maintain healthy testosterone levels in men. Saw Palmetto extract is also in Active Guy, and along with the minerals Boron, Selenium and Zinc, can prevent prostate problems from developing, and help to reverse existing conditions. These nutrients can not only shrink a swollen prostate (indicated by having to get up at night to urinate), but are also proven to help prevent prostate cancer.
STRESS REDUCTION: Whether it is daily stress, or physical exertion from exercise, keeping our adrenal glands healthy supports stamina and recovery, improves sleep patterns, and helps to keep the hormones balanced. Active Men™ offers a therapeutic dose of the adaptogenic herb Panax Ginseng, clinically proven to reduce the stress response, and to support the adrenal glands. Other nutrients present that help protect against stress include Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5).
ELECTROLYTE REPLACEMENT: Active Men™ contains Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc, all of which take part in replacing and balancing the minerals and electrolytes lost through sweating and strenuous activity.
A DEFICIENCY IN VITAMINS & MINERALS RESULTS IN: Lack of Energy Excess fat storage Premature aging Increased muscle soreness Increased frequency of muscle strains and ripping Brittle bones Dry Skin Increased fatigue and less stamina Weaker sex drive
DO YOU NEED ANYTHING ELSE, OVER AND ABOVE YOUR ACTIVE MEN™ MULTIVITAMIN? The law in Canada restricts us to putting only 1000IU of vitamin D in the daily serving. Most natural health professionals now suggest that we take 3 to 5,000IU of vitamin D daily (skipping weekends), for optimal benefit to health, mood and immunity. As well, for a highly stressful lifestyle, or for those with compromised immune systems, it would be good to take additional vitamin C, two more times daily. While the amount of vitamin C in an Active Men™ is sufficient to create a glutathione spike (immune supportive antioxidant), taking an additional vitamin C pill once or twice later in the day, will offer more immune support and well as supporting the adrenal glands against stress.