Middle-Age Supplements For Men
As suggested by my title, I am, er...middle aged. It is hard admitting that. It is hard admitting that your body needs more than it gets simply through diet. But the facts are the facts. I take several daily supplements to help me live an active lifestyle. I run regularly and also do aerobic exercises and ocassionally work out with weights. To counteract getting older, I supplement my diet with several products that I take twice a day.
I purchase the Member's Mark 1000 mg Fish Oil from Costco in a bottle of 350. I take one in the morning and one in the evening. At around $30 per bottle (I usually have a four or five dollar off coupon when I buy them), my daily cost is under twenty cents per day. Fish oil was recommended by my doctor to assist my circulatory system. Omega 3 Fish Oil may do more than just reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease. Omega 3 also supports strong joints, brain processes and skin. It can also combat high cholesterol, increase mental acuity, enhance vision, improve attention span and support healthy moods and behavior.
I also purchase my multi-vitamin at Costco. Costco regularly circulates coupons, which run in the four to five dollar range for most of their vitamins and dietary supplements. While the cost of these products may be high, the savings are immense. On average, I save around twenty dollars on my supplements in coupon savings and even more by purchasing in bulk. Because men have different metabolism from women, I prefer to buy a multi-vitamin designed specifically for men rather than opting for a generic multi-vitamin. I take one per day, usually in the morning. My daily cost is slightly more than a nickel per day.
A three month supply of joint formula sets me back around thirty cents a day, or so. It is one of the most expensive (and maybe the most necessary) product I take. A lifetime of running has taken its toll on my knees and ankles. Move Free contains Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin and Uniflex Proprietary Extract (Scutellaria baicalensis, Acacia catechu and maltodextrin). The product makes it easier for me to maintain my active lifestyle. Interestingly, it contains the same ingredients I give to my dog. The ingredients were originally formulated for pets, but seem to work great for us aging humans, too.
81 mg Aspirin
On instructions from my doctor, I take one 81 mg (children's strength) aspirin per day. Costco sells their Kirkland brand for five dollars, which comes in a two-pack with 365 pills per pack. That equals a two-year supply for five dollars, making aspirin my cheapest supplement of the day, at under a penny per day. My doctor prescribed the aspirin for heart health. Aspirin is a natural blood thinner. In a low dosage, it helps your overall heart health by reducing clotting.
I hate to admit that I take fiber, but I do. I take two fiber pills in the morning and two more at night. Fiber Choice makes a product that comes in three flavors (grape, cherry and green apple) that aren't the best tasting, but aren't that bad, either. This is the most expensive product I take, running around fifty cents per day. With colon cancer one of the biggest health risks for men, I take this as preventative medicine. I do not have specific risks (hereditary), but would rather be ahead of the game. Fiber Choice gives me peace-of-mind on this issue.
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