As men approach mid-life, obstacles related to maintaining youthful vigor and strength may appear as subtle changes in body composition1, energy levels, libido2, memory, and stress tolerance. These changes are strongly influenced by the balance of hormones in the body, which also affect heart, bone, and prostate3 health. Lifestyle habits can also influence oxidative stress associated with aging and other effects, as well as contribute to reduced testosterone4 levels.
As many as 1 in 2 men in the U.S. will likely have concerns related to prostate health by age 60.
1 in 3 American men over age 20 have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
Almost 4 out of 10 men in the U.S. aged 45+ may have testosterone levels below 300 ng/dL.
The Effects of Declining Testosterone
As a man’s ability to produce testosterone declines with age, the production of a protein that tightly binds testosterone increases as well. This results in reduced levels of bioavailable “free” testosterone for use by the muscles, bones, and heart, and has also been implicated in mood swings and cognitive5 changes. Men may also develop increased levels of estrogen and/or a reduced ratio of protective testosterone metabolites to undesirable estrogen metabolites. A healthy balance of these metabolites contributes to colon health, prostate health, blood lipid metabolism6, and overall cardiovascular health.
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Metagenics offers science-based, natural formulas to help men stay at the top of their game for a lifetime of healthy, vibrant living. Including powerful support for healthy testosterone balance. Plus formulas to support prostate and urinary health7, as well as libido and healthy sexual function.*
1 The proportion of lean body mass (e.g., muscle, bone, vital organs, tissue) to fat mass in the body.
2 Interest in and desire for sexual activity influenced by a variety of physical and psychological factors, as well as sex hormone levels.
3 A gland that surrounds the urethra and is an integral part of the male reproductive system.
4 A male sex hormone produced by the testes that promote the development of male sexual characteristics, as well as support muscle and bone mass. Healthy testosterone levels are also suggested to contribute to cardiovascular and overall health. Testosterone gradually declines as men grow older.
5 A term referring to mental processes such as perceiving, thinking, remembering, and reasoning.
6 Fats in in the blood (e.g., cholesterol, triglycerides, fatty acids) that influence cardiovascular health.
7 Refers to the urinary system (kidneys, ureter, bladder, urethra) that helps the body clear itself of unwanted or unneeded substances through urine. Sometimes referred to more broadly as urogenital health.