Men's Formulas: Information
A Men's Formula is a dietary supplement specially intended for men that provides one or more vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. A healthy diet based on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, etc. should provide adequate amounts of nutrients for most men. However, many factors can affect proper nutrition, such as strict vegetarianism, the use of certain medications, and some illnesses.
It has also become increasingly difficult to obtain proper nutrition while living a modern lifestyle. With such health hazards as stress, pollution, and poor or erratic diet, men today are often deficient in many key vitamins and nutrients. Men's formulas, while not a complete solution, may help fight deficiencies and help improve health for men with inadequate nutrition.
Men should not take a multivitamin high in iron, as excess iron has been linked to heart disease.
Using Men's Formulas
Read labels thoroughly; dietary supplements are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the same way that foods and pharmaceuticals are, and quality may vary by manufacturer. It is important to consult your health care provider or nutritionist for guidelines on choosing a men's vitamin to fit your nutritional needs.
Vitamin supplements are not intended to be a total replacement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Foods contain many vital chemicals and nutrients that cannot be obtained through a supplement. Consult a nutritionist or your health care provider for more specific dietary guidelines.