We’re not perfect people. No matter how healthy we try to be, things can still go wrong internally. Blame the environment or genetics. Whatever the cause, most of us can’t rely on our bodies, alone, to keep us feeling strong and healthy.
That’s where vitamins come in. If you’re not taking vitamins, especially during these hot summer months, you’re not doing everything you can to make sure you’re living your best life.
Vitamins aren’t just for young children and older adults, they’re for everyone. Even for you, guys, who think you’re “too healthy” for supplements — you need vitamins just like everyone else!
Here are the vitamins men should be taking every single day (but especially in these summer months):
First things first. You need a multivitamin. They say you should take a multivitamin before you take any other supplement, in order to prepare your body for what’s to come. While that’s definitely true, there’s another reason why you need a multivitamin — for your sperm.
When looking for a multivitamin, it’s important you look for one that contains zinc. Zinc will keep your sperm count and your testosterone levels high.
For the most part, a lot of people get the accurate dose of Vitamin B12. However, not a lot of people can effectively absorb this vitamin. If you experience digestive issues, you might have a Vitamin B12 deficiency. If you constantly feel tired and drowsy (even after you get a good night’s rest), you might have a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Taking Vitamin B12 will boost your mood, level out your energy, and eliminate harmful bacteria in your gut.
Magnesium is crucial for adults, but it’s a necessity for men. If you’re an athlete or an avid gym goer, you probably experience a lot of lactic acid build up. Lactic acid can cause muscle spasms, weaknesses, and joint issues. Taking magnesium will help fight against those issues. As well as other symptoms that typically go along with a magnesium deficiency — alcohol abuse, diarrhea, and constantly drinking caffeinated beverages; to name a few.
Vitamin C doesn’t just keep your immune system good, it can even prevent cancer. This vitamin fights against free radicals that have been known to cause cancerous cells over time.
And let’s not forget, Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid. You can load up on this vitamin whenever you want! Feeling sick? Taking Vitamin C. Spending a long day in the sun? Take Vitamin C.
If there’s one mineral you need to consume, it’s this one. Potassium keeps your heart, kidney, and pretty much all your organs healthy so they can work exactly how you need them to work.
If your potassium levels are low you run the risk of experiencing cardiovascular problems; which can cause high blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of death in men. Keep everything balanced and take your potassium!
One of the most common deficiencies is a Vitamin D deficiency. Both men and women suffer from a lack of Vitamin D. Sure, you might live in a warmer climate but that doesn’t mean your Vitamin D levels are strong. If you ever suffer from brain fog or a depressed mood you could have a deficiency. Even if you don’t, there’s nothing wrong with taking these capsules or eating foods that are high in Vitamin D (eggs, fatty fish, and some dairy products).
Probiotics are filled with good bacteria that can fix even the messiest digestive tract. If you’re not eating or drinking food with probiotics (yogurt, kombucha, etc.), you’re not helping your gut at all. Take probiotic supplements every day, and you’ll see a difference in your stomach and energy levels rather quickly.
These hot summer months can be absolutely MISERABLE. Vitamin E can make things a little less uncomfortable. If you’re looking for a vitamin that can specifically target your skin — look no further. Vitamin E is great for anyone suffering from adult-acne, anyone who’s prone to sunburns, and anyone who just wants better-looking (glowing) skin.
Vitamin E does much more than help your skin, though. It can also be used as a way to increase muscle strength and your overall endurance. Are you training for a marathon? Think about including Vitamin E into your daily regimen!
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men in the United States. Thankfully, Vitamin K prevents access bleeding that could lead to heart problems, while also helping to build up and maintain strong bones. Are you a fan of vegetables? No? Well then you’re probably not getting anywhere near enough Vitamin K — vegetables is where this vitamin lives! Don’t worry though, you can always take Vitamin K supplements and still reap all the benefits.