Men's Health

Like women, men have their own unique health issues. Diseases of the prostate, such as prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) are of major concern. BPH is enlargement of the prostate gland. Symptoms of BPH can include pain and urinary frequency. It is estimated that over half of all men over the age of 50 suffer from BPH. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men. Men are more likely to develop prostate cancer and/or BPH as they get older . . .

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Men are also generally more vulnerable to cardiovascular disease. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the number one cause of death among men. Manifestations of cardiovascular disease include elevated blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks.

Depression is another disease that affects men, but has been overlooked and underdiagnosed for years. It is estimated that over 6 million men suffer from depression in a given year. The good news is that, with proper prevention, the risks of diseases that are prevalent in men can be decreased. Vitamins and proper diet can help promote a healthy lifestyle for men.

Nutrients

Bevko offers several nutrient supplements that are geared to address the particular health problems that men face, as well as supplements that are important to overall health. These include DIM, Diabet, Vitamin E, Multivitamins, Fish Oils, and Prosta Health.

DIM is an active component of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, and collards). Experimental studies have shown that DIM helps maintain and promote good hormones and decreases the formation of bad hormones. Because of the relationship of hormones to prostate health, DIM has been used to maintain healthy tissues and to treat related health issues such as prostate cancer.

Diabet contains essential ingredients (herbs, minerals, a full multivitamin complex, and more) that are necessary for blood sugar control. As the name suggests, Diabet is helpful in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, a disorder of blood sugar metabolism. Many adult males in the United States suffer from diabetes.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored in the body. Some studies have found that Vitamin E may help protect against strokes, heart disease, and even cancer. Other studies have found that it may be useful in other conditions such as diabetes, cataracts (helps reduce the risk), Alzheimer’s disease, wound healing, and much more. Vitamin E works with vitamin C and other antioxidants to protect cells against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can lead to the development of malignant cells (cancer).

Multivitamin Forte by Bevko has higher levels of energy-essential nutrients that supply the energy your body needs every day. This complete multivitamin supplement comprises 4 vitamins, 12 minerals, and a complete B complex.

Fish Oils

Some studies have found that fish oils can help reduce the risk of sudden death from heart attack, reduce triglyceride levels, aid in the prevention of clogged arteries, lower blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure, and alleviate depressive mood disorder.

Prosta Health

Two important diseases that are unique to men include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and prostate cancer. Bevko’s Prosta Health contains a combination of several nutrients that support prostate health.

Lycopene

Studies show that lycopene (a relative of beta-carotene) has powerful antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage and help inhibit cell proliferation (which occurs in prostate and other types of cancers).

Saw Palmetto

The extract of the saw palmetto plant is commonly used to treat enlarged prostate, which is caused by nonmalignant growth of the cells in the prostate gland. Studies indicate that saw palmetto works by blocking the formation of the hormone that is responsible for the growth of the prostate gland.

Vitamin E

Studies show that, in addition to fighting cell damage caused by free radicals, vitamin E may also interfere with two proteins that have a role in the development of prostate cancer.

Pomegranate

According to researchers such as Dr. Ephraim P. Lansky, pomegranate extract may have preventive as well as therapeutic effects against prostate cancer.

Zinc

Zinc helps protect DNA from damage and helps in repairing cells. Clinical studies show that cancerous prostate cells contain much less zinc than healthy cells. Researchers from the University of Maryland concluded the following: “There now exists strong evidence that the loss of a unique capability to retain a high level of zinc is an important factor in the growth of malignant prostate cells.**

Diet

Diet is one of the most important factors for a healthy lifestyle and sufficient daily energy. Diet plays an important part in providing your body with the nutrients it needs in order to promote daily energy and stamina. Bevko recommends following an alkaline diet, which is highly recommended as a healthy way to eat [see Food Chart on Daily Health page for a reference]. An alkaline diet is important because our bodies are supposed to be slightly alkaline, but the modern diet creates a state in which most people have an acidic environment. An acidic environment develops when we eat mostly acidic foods: too much animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods. These foods can deplete the body of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and magnesium, which are important to health. This depletion of minerals can cause a lack of energy, and a feeling of fatigue and apathy throughout daily life. Along with this type of diet, be sure to drink 8-10 glasses of pure water daily in order to keep the body sufficiently hydrated.

Lifestyle

Along with nutrients and diet, an active lifestyle is important for men’s health. Regular exercise is extremely important to a man\'s health.