The most effective nutrients men should be taking right now

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It is generally accepted that women are more interested in their well-being than men, especially when it comes to preventative health. In fact, statistics show that men are 50% less likely than women to eat adequate fruit and vegetables in their diet and were twice as likely to consume sugary drinks on a daily basis. Men may also lean toward a more meat and bread-based diet and away from nutrient-rich, plant-based foods. This is not to say that all men are unhealthy, but it does point to some dietary adjustments that can be made in order for men to achieve good health and well-being.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines state that men eat 6 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit per day for optimum health. This can look daunting to even the fittest of adults. Yet, there are ways to improve your nutrient intake without having to stuff yourself full of fruit and vegetables all day long. Multivitamins can be one way, but they are often associated with being synthetic, and many contain forms of nutrients that have low bioavailability and are low dose. 

Whole Earth and Sea’s Men’s Multivitamin, however, contains many vitamins and minerals that are sourced naturally from plants such as amla, lichen, algae, kelp, natto, garlic, tomato and sunflower. Every Whole Earth & Sea formula contains therapeutic amounts of each vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient. It also contains activated B vitamins that are easily absorbed and utilised by the body. In addition, each tablet contains 150mg of Farm Fresh Factors™ derived from fresh raw plants, whole sea vegetables, cruciferous sprouts, fruit and herbs, many of them grown in Factors certified organic, non-GMO farms. It is one I recommend be taken daily as it contains the below vital nutrients for men:


Lycopene is a carotenoid ? a natural pigment that gives some vegetables and fruits their red colour and is found in high amounts in tomatoes. This nutrient supports men’s general health as well as cardiovascular health.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a myriad of functions in the body and is mainly associated with its support of calcium absorption and bone health as well as immune function. Vitamin D3 is more easily absorbed and utilized by the body than other forms. Vitamin D is a common deficiency, even in sunny countries such as Australia.


Zinc is an important mineral that is used by cells to metabolise nutrients, among its other vital functions in the body. Zinc also plays a role in the immune system, DNA and protein production and cell division.


Magnesium is a mineral that plays a key role in more than 300 functions of the human body.  These include nutrient metabolism, muscle health, healthy bones, and blood glucose control. Magnesium has also been associated with supporting heart health in those who are deficient. It is a commonly overlooked mineral, with 61% of Australian men taking in adequate amounts daily.