10 Supplements for Men

For optimal health


By Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc 

Most men (and women) need a nutritional boost beyond healthy diet alone. High-quality supplements supply extra vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds to support health and vitality.

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids—The body doesn’t manufacture omega-3 fats, so we have to get them through diet or supplements. Omega 3s lower triglycerides, benefiting heart health, and may also help fight prostate cancer.
  2. Vitamin D—Supports calcium balance to prevent arthritis and osteoporosis. It also reduces blood pressure, boosts immunity, and strengthens muscles and bones. Testing your levels is important.
  3. L-Carnitine—In addition to burning fat, L-carnitine supports heart health and immunity. It may also increase sperm count.
  4. Quercetin—An antioxidant bioflavonoid that protects DNA and helps fight prostate cancer.
  5. Magnesium—Benefits cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health, regulates blood sugar, and detoxifies the body.
  6. Resveratrol—A powerful antioxidant, resveratrol protects against age-associated diseases such as prostate cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.
  7. Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP)—A specific type of citrus pectin, MCP controls galectin-3, a protein associated with inflammation, heart disease, and cancer. Clinical studies also show that MCP fights prostate cancer and safely removes heavy metals from the body.
  8. Maitake Mushrooms—High in beta glucans, vitamin D, and other compounds, maitake mushrooms support immunity, energy, digestion, and healthy blood sugar. Can help prevent cardiovascular disease.
  9. Green Tea—Compounds in green tea boost immunity, fight prostate cancer, and help protect cardiovascular health.
  10. Garlic Extract—Garlic benefits the heart, fights infection, and supports the immune system. May also control blood pressure.


Learn More

“Clinical Benefit in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors Treated with Modified Citrus Pectin: A Prospective Pilot Study” by M. Azemar, et al., Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology, 2007

Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, is medical director of the integrative health center Amitabha Medical Clinic in California. Learn more at

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