Essential Male Pack includes the Ultra Preventive® 2-A-Day multivitamin/mineral. This formula contains Metafolin® L-methylfolate (5-MTHF), the naturally occurring, predominant form of folate commonly found in cells and is essential for overall health, as it participates as a cofactor in a reaction that involves the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine. Ultra Preventive® 2-A-Day also includes important phytonutrients in a proprietary blend of wild blueberry, strawberry and spinach extracts to supply active polyphenols for protection against free radical damage. Lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin are carotenoid antioxidants for ocular health and beyond. Astanxanthin, the most powerful carotenoid sourced from algae, is increasingly popular due to its™ numerous health benefits studied such as cardiovascular, immune, and inflammatory support. Pterostilbene, a methylated form of resveratrol is considered the next generation of resveratrol. Pterostilbene has advantages over resveratrol: superior biological activity, better oral bioavailability, and slower metabolism in the body. As another potent antioxidant, pterostilbene has been clinically studied for cardiovascular, blood sugar, cognitive and longevity support. The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids continue to emerge and numerous health organizations around the world recommend adequate daily intake of EPA and DHA. Data continues to accumulate that supports EPA and DHA in cardiovascular health as well as many other areas, including neurological health, vision health, and joint health. The omega-3 fatty acid EPA is the direct precursor for the prostaglandins, which are involved in helping to maintain the body’s normal inflammatory processes. DHA plays a major role in the structural integrity of neuronal membranes. DHA is essential for neurological and visual development and is vital throughout pregnancy to support fetal brain growth and formation of the retina and visual cortex. As the most abundant fatty acid in the brain, adequate amounts of DHA are needed throughout infancy and adulthood for ongoing optimal function.
Vitamin D, also known as the ﬁsunshine vitaminﬂ is an essential vitamin that plays many important roles in the proper functioning of the body. Vitamin D is thought to play a role in cardiovascular disease by affecting inflammatory mediators. Vitamin D is fat-soluble, meaning it needs a fat source to be absorbed properly. Therefore, combining Vitamin D with omega-3 fatty acids may help facilitate adequate vitamin D3 absorption into the body. The Essential Male pack includes active ingredients shown to positively affect the structure and function of the prostate gland during the normal aging of men. Saw Palmetto, aided by pygeum (Pygeum africanum), inhibits the conversion of testosterone to its more active, and potentially deleterious form, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), via inhibition of alpha-5-reductase. Supplementation with Pygeum africanum extract, in men 50 to 75 years, significantly improved several aspects of prostate function, including nocturnal frequency, maximum flow and volume. In addition, pygeum extract, like saw palmetto, interferes with the synthesis of proinflammatory prostaglandins. Pumpkin seed is thought to have similar pharmacotherapeutic properties. Vitamin E, zinc, and proanthocyanidins provide potent antioxidant protection against oxidative damage to the prostate. The amino acids glycine, alanine, and glutamic acid, as well as vitamin B-6 and vitamin A, have been suggested to reduce proliferation of prostate tissue cells.