November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, so what better time to launch our new men’s health supplement Bee-Man! Formulated with 32 nutrients to address areas such as immune support, muscle, vision and cognitive function, heart and prostate health. As well as the inclusion of freeze dried Manuka honey powder made from 300 MGO Manuka honey direct from our very own bee-hives!
Ageing is linked to a variety of changes in the body, including muscle loss, thinner skin and weaker bones. Some of these changes can make you prone to nutrient deficiencies, while others can affect your senses and quality of life.
Whilst eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins is the best way to get all your daily nutritional requirements, it’s not always easy to include these in your diet all the time. US data suggests that 90 percent of men fall short in one or more of the 16 essential vitamins and minerals (1).
Here are just some of the vitamins and minerals that adult men need to make sure they get enough of and are found in abundance in our new Bee-Man supplement; (2).
- Vitamin A: necessary for skin, eye, and immune health
- Vitamin C: essential for your immune system and collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage teeth, gums and skin
- B Vitamins: involved in energy metabolism and red blood cell production. High doses of B vitamins have been shown to help prevent strokes in high-risk people (3).
- Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D: vital for bone health
- Vitamin E and Selenium: antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage
- Magnesium: regulates blood pressure and heart and muscle contraction and promotes cardiovascular health
Former US Open Winner and proud Kiwi Michael Campbell has been an ambassador for Manuka Doctor since 2017. The legendary golfer has recently been raving about the new Bee-Man supplement.
“They've got everything a man needs to stay fit and healthy - especially during the colder months”
As well as key vitamins and minerals, here are some other active ingredients within Bee-Man, proven to be of benefit for men’s health and wellbeing: -
Flavonoids, found in fruits such as blueberries, grapes, apples, pears and citrus fruit which have proven beneficial with cardiovascular health issues and hypertension (4,5).
Phytosterols & Extracts of Lycopene
Lycopene is an antioxidant in the carotenoid family. Antioxidants protect your body from damage caused by free radicals which are linked to certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. (6) Lycopene may also help reduce total and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and increase “good” HDL cholesterol, lowering your risk of developing or prematurely dying from heart disease. (7,8) Also, eating 2 grams of phytosterols per day can reduce LDL cholesterol by 8 to 10%. (9)
Maca root powder is a popular supplement among bodybuilders and athletes. It has been claimed to help you gain muscle, increase strength, boost energy and improve exercise performance. (10) Maca has also been associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer (11).
Studies into stinging nettle link it to a number of potential health benefits. People with an enlarged prostate demonstrate that stinging nettle extracts help treat short- and long-term urination problems — without side effects (12,13).
Ginseng has also proven to help improve brain functions like memory, behaviour and mood. (14,15) Other studies found positive effects on brain function and behaviour in people with Alzheimer’s disease (16).
Acetyl L-carnitine is a form of the amino acid L-carnitine, which is known to improve memory and cognitive function and improve metabolism (17).
For more information on the nutrients within Bee-Man, read more here
- Wang X, Ouyang YY, Liu J, Zhao G. Flavonoid intake and risk of CVD: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Br J Nutr. 2014;111(1):1-11.
- Med Hypotheses. 2000 Oct;55(4):306-9. Dietary flavonoids and hypertension: is there a link? J Moline, I F Bukharovich, M S Wolff, R Philips
- Res Pharm Sci. 2010 Jan-June; 5(1): 1-8. Are antioxidants helpful for disease prevention? V. Hajhashemi, G Vaseghi, M. Pourfarzam and A. Abdollahi
- Ann Nutr Metab. 2012;61(2):126-34. Effect of lycopene and tomato products on cholesterol metabolism. P Palozza , A Catalano, R E Simone, M C Mele, A Cittadini
- J Med Food. 2013 May;16(5):361-74. Effect of lycopene supplementation on oxidative stress: an exploratory systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Jinyao Chen , Yang Song, Lishi Zhang
- Abumweis SS, Marinangeli CP, Frohlich J, Jones PJ. Implementing phytosterols into medical practice as a cholesterol-lowering strategy: overview of efficacy, effectiveness and safety. Can J Cardiol. 2014;30:1225-32.
- Multicenter Study. Int J Cancer. 2009 Nov 1;125(9):2179-86. Dietary glucosinolate intake and risk of prostate cancer in the EPIC-Heidelberg cohort study. Astrid Steinbrecher 1, Katharina Nimptsch, Anika Hüsing, Sabine Rohrmann, Jakob Linseisen
- J Herb Pharmacother. 2005;5(4):1-11. Urtica dioica for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Mohammad Reza Safarinejad
- Int Urol Nephrol. 2007;39(4):1137-46. Efficacy and safety of a combination of Sabal and Urtica extract in lower urinary tract symptoms--long-term follow-up of a placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter trial. Nikolai Lopatkin 1, Andrey Sivkov, Sandra Schläfke, Petra Funk, Alexander Medvedev, Udo Engelmann
- Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Dec 8;(12):CD007769. Ginseng for cognition Jinsong Geng , Jiancheng Dong, Hengjian Ni, Myeong Soo Lee, Taixiang Wu, Kui Jiang, Guohua Wang, Ai Ling Zhou, Reem Malouf
- J Ginseng Res. 2011 Nov;35(4):457-61.Improvement of cognitive deficit in Alzheimer's disease patients by long term treatment with korean red ginseng Jae-Hyeok Heo 1, Soon-Tae Lee, Min Jung Oh, Hyun-Jung Park, Ji-Young Shim, Kon Chu, Manho Kim
- Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutr Neurosci 2012 Nov;15(6):278-82. Heat-processed ginseng enhances the cognitive function in patients with moderately severe Alzheimer's disease. Jae-Hyeok Heo, Soon-Tae Lee, Kon Chu, Min Jung Oh, Hyun-Jung Park, Ji-Young Shim, Manho Kim