The 9 Best Supplements For Men
There really are (legal) supplements for men that can give you more energy, bigger muscles, and better overall health. These are 9 of the best.
By Ian Cohen
Most men don’t get enough vitamins and nutrients in their diets — and chances are you’re one of them. It could be because you think you’re too busy to eat what you should at every meal, or it could be because you genuinely prefer a steady diet of Hot Pockets and Fluffernutters. Either way, supplements can help.
When we say supplements, we don’t mean multivitamins; those simply help with baseline nutritional requirements. We’re talking about stuff that can give you a specific edge whether you’re after more energy, bigger muscles, or a tasteless replacement for veggies. So we’ve put together some of the best supplements for men — but check with a doctor before stocking up. We don’t want you mixing them with the wrong meds and subsequently watching your heart explode out of your chest.
1. MUSCLE BUILDER: WHEY PROTEIN
Guys who exercise hard at the gym need one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight a day to build muscle. Derived from milk, whey protein is a rapid-digesting natural and effective supplement that can speed up the recovery process so you can start building new lean muscle tissue.
Suggested dose: 1 gram daily per pound of bodyweight
2. ENERGY BOOSTER: COENZYME Q10
Those energy-shot commercials have a point: Around two o’clock in the afternoon, you’re probably starting to drag. But instead of turning to one of those drinks (or to coffee or soda), try popping a Coenzyme Q10 pill. In a recent study, subjects taking 100mg daily for two months nearly doubled their energy levels.
Suggested dose: 50-150 mg daily