From Blackdoctor.org: When it comes to dietary supplements, men — like women — desire better health, disease prevention and improving the look, feel and performance of their bodies.
Certain supplements can actually lower the risk of diseases that affect black men more than other ethnic groups, namely, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Here’s a look at the top five.
1. Vitamin D
Problem: Bone weakness
Vitamin D is a hormone that helps your bones absorb calcium. That’s the critical benefit. But, there’s also a steady stream of other compelling reasons to take it. For instance, Vitamin D has been linked to reduced levels of depression, reduced risk of colorectal cancer, and less chance of a heart attack.
2. Fish Oil
Problem: Heart disease
Loaded with the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, fish oil can reduce triglycerides, boost HDL cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. But, your heart isn’t the only beneficiary: healthy fats may also reduce inflammation and improve cognitive performance, while lowering your risk of colon and prostate cancers.
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