Nutrient deficiencies can have a negative effect on many aspects of physical and mental health. Even if we eat a healthy diet it may not be possible to get sufficient amounts of all the nutrients we need for optimal health. Taking a multivitamin and mineral is a good insurance policy against nutrient deficiencies and the subsequent symptoms. Tom Oliver’s Men’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral supplement is specially designed to meet the needs of men at all stages of life.
Nutrition and the Immune System
The role nutrition plays in supporting the immune system is well-established. A wealth of data show that vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate; trace elements, including zinc, iron, selenium, magnesium, and copper; and the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA play important and complementary roles in supporting the immune system. Inadequate intake and status of these nutrients are widespread, leading to a decrease in resistance to infections. Against this background researchers have made the following conclusions:
- Supplementation with micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids is a safe, effective, and low-cost strategy to help support immune function.
- Supplementation above the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), but within recommended safety limits, for specific nutrients, such as vitamins C and D is warranted.
- Public health officials are encouraged to include nutritional strategies in their recommendations to improve public health (1,2).
Micronutrients and Risk of COVID
Recent scientific evidence indicates that there are various groups who are at increased risk of developing severe COVID-19. The groups who have been identified as being at increased risk include;
- the over 70s
- residents of care homes and in clinical settings
- ethnic minorities
- people who work indoors
- those who are overweight and obese
Other potential risk factors include lack of exposure to sunlight, darker skin pigmentation, health problems, poor diet, certain medications, disadvantaged social and economic status, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol. The reasons for the increased risk among certain groups is complex but being in a good state of health and having a robust immune system are good protective measures.
Micronutrients in Young People
A study assessing the micronutrient intake of people aged 18-25 found that there was a widespread need to increase the intake of micronutrients to meet the Reference Nutrient Intakes and to ensure optimal health (3).
Nutritional Needs of Vegans, Vegetarians and Restricted Diets
Over the past decade many people have reduced their red meat intake for good health and environmental reasons. Doing so may increase the risk of certain nutrient deficiencies including iodine, iron, zinc, vitamin D and B12. All of these can be found in Tom Oliver’s Multi-nutrients for men.
Multi-Vitamins and Minerals and the Over 50s
The global population is ageing with many older adults suffering from age-related malnutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies. Adequate nutrient intake is vital for people to live healthy independent lives as they age, and to reduce the risk of complications of disease (4,5). Research finds that older people tend to be deficient in zinc, selenium, iron, iodine and copper (6).
Sarcopenia is age-related loss of muscle, reduced muscle strength, and poorer physical performance. Minerals including magnesium, selenium, and calcium show promise in reducing this common and negative effect of ageing 7).
The good news is that multi-vitamin and mineral use in people over the age of 50 is associated with lower prevalence of deficiencies of almost all micronutrients examined (8,9).
Lycopene and Prostate Health
Prostate cancer is a common illness in ageing males and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Studies suggest that higher lycopene consumption significantly lowers prostate cancer risk (10,11).
The Power of Nettles
Nettles have long been used traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Nettles are rich in biologically active compounds that reduce blood glucose and blood pressure as well as having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering properties (12,13,14,15).
Nettles also have anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects on several type of cancer (16) as well as supporting prostate health (17).
Benefits of Tom Oliver Nutrition's Men's Multi Vitamin and Mineral
- Multi-nutrient supplement for men's health
- Supports energy, mental health, cardiovascular health and fertility
- Includes all key nutrients plus phytonutrients from nettles and lycopene
- Uses the most absorbable forms of nutrients for optimal effectiveness such as methylfolate and methyl B12
- No artificial preservatives, wheat, gluten or dairy
- Flexible usage - dose is split between 2 capsules so can take in divided doses
- Supports vegetarian and vegan health
- Recyclable packaging
- 60 capsules - 30 days' supply