In honor of Movember, also recognized as Men's Health Month, we thought we'd shed some light on our popular Upgraded Men's Health Bundle and explain the why and how behind these formulations.
As we all know, there isn't a magic pill or single formula that can particularly make one invincible, but with the proper support for many different systems, such as hormones, energy, and mental capacity, one can cover many of our basis and feel really good-m almost like an upgrade! No pun intended.
The first formula in the bundle is our Upgraded Zinc which is vital for close to 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. It helps with blood clotting, cell division, supporting our mucosal membranes on our skin, protecting us from oxidative stress and supporting our immune system. That being said, zinc is famously known for being supportive for hormones, particularly thyroid hormone and testosterone. Its main job is to help with the production of TRH (thyroid releasing hormone) which subsequently triggers TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to be produced. In relation to testosterone, when looking at zinc on a hair tissue test, zinc is a reflection of testosterone levels in an individual. Granted, it's not always so black and white when reading an HTMA- we all know how confusing it can be sometimes. That being said, it can show how much "male energy" someone is fostering. Minerals are also deeply energetic, and if we go beyond of the physical manifestations minerals can bring, zinc is also considered a "gentle strength" mineral. It confers specific male qualities such as controlled emotions and more practical ways of thinking rather than being led by emotions.
The second supplement we have stacked is our Upgraded Magnesium which as everyone knows as the "calming mineral". Yes, magnesium is imperative for sleep, regulating the nervous system, can help with anxiety but little people know that it's actually one of the main minerals responsible for energy production within the cell, protein synthesis, balancing blood sugar and more. It is required in nearly EVERY bodily function, so whether you are a man or woman, this mineral is a must in your dispensary.
Lastly, we have our Upgraded Memory which is a blend of phosphorus, iodine, manganese, molybdenum and boron. Phosphorus is a stimulating mineral affecting the nervous system, bone formation, protein synthesis and makes up a part of ATP. Iodine is vital for the thyroid, particularly in helping produce thyroid hormone (which essentially is energy for every cell in our body), as well as acting as an anti viral, anti fungal and anti bacterial. Manganese is an alkalizing mineral found abundantly in the liver, thyroid, pituitary, pancreas, kidneys and bones. Its main function is activating a series of enzymes connected to fatty acid metabolism, protein synthesis and neurological function such as memory and focus. Lastly, boron has many different responsibilities in the body, one being important for the regulation of calcium and magnesium for bone health which you can read here, but also for hormone production like vitamin D and steroid hormones.
As you can see here, our Upgraded Men's Health Bundle is a well thought out and curated mix specifically for optimizing men's health.
Hope you try it out yourself to see and feel the difference!
Chemical Engineer and Nutritionist
Founder of Upgraded Formulas