There are so many aspects of men’s health you have to consider such as testosterone levels, prostate health, and fertility to name a few. While you’ve been eating a healthy diet, you might be a bit lost when it comes to incorporating ingredients best for men’s health.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Noah has formulated Vigour, their proprietary blend male supplement, to help men continue to live a confident, healthy life. Vigour blends 5 active ingredients including the world’s best KSM-66® Ashwagandha organic full-spectrum root extract, Maca root extract, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, and Zinc to improve different areas of male virility.

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Here are 5 herbal and natural ingredients in Vigour that can help improve your health:

1. KSM-66 Ashwagandha

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Native to Asia and Africa, ashwagandha is often known as “Indian Ginseng”. A powerful herb, the use of Ashwagandha as a form of medicine can be dated back to AD 6000 and has been used prominently in Ayurvedic medicine. This is due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and adaptogen (the ability to help the body manage and adapt stress) properties. 

KSM-66 ashwagandha is an extract licensed by Ixoreal Biomed which has the highest concentration of all major root-only extracts available on the market today. It is the most clinically researched Ashwagandha on the market and is produced without using alcohol or any other chemical solvent.

Studies have shown that KSM-66 ashwagandha can enhance sexual performance1 in men, while also reducing stress, anxiety, and cortisol levels2. KSM-66 ashwagandha has also been clinically proven to improve memory and cognitive function3

Specifically for high-intensity workouts like cycling, KSM-66 ashwagandha can help improve endurance, muscle strength, muscle mass, and muscle recovery rate. In an 8-week trial4, men were administered 300 mg of this medicinal herb twice daily. The outcome of that trial saw that men who received KSM-66 ashwagandha saw significant increases in their muscle strength, muscle size, and testosterone levels compared to the control group. Men who received KSM-66 ashwagandha also experienced significantly less exercise-induced muscle damage and had a lower body fat percentage.  
KSM-66 is available exclusively with Noah in Singapore and Vigour is the first proprietary blend of supplement that contains it.

2. Maca Root

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Grown in the very high altitudes of Peru, Maca root is often referred to as “Peruvian ginseng.” While further research is needed, there is evidence to suggest that maca root can be a nutritional powerhouse, especially for men.

Available in powder form or as a supplement, incorporating maca root into your diet could improve your libido and enhance your fertility. A review done in 2010 found evidence that maca root did improve libido after participants consumed it for 6 weeks. Several studies also found that maca root helped to improve the semen quality of both infertile and fertile men, as well as increasing sperm production and improving sperm motility. 

Maca root has been gaining popularity amongst athletes and bodybuilders due to claims that it can increase muscle mass, strength and boost energy. 
In a small study conducted with 8 male cyclists, the cyclists saw improvements in their time to complete a 40km bike ride after taking maca root extract for 14 days. However, further research is needed to determine whether maca root can improve muscle mass and strength.

3. Vitamin D3

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Being on the sunny island of Singapore, you would think you’re getting vitamin D by the bucketful. But as we remain mostly indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-2021, it is important you ensure your vitamin D levels are in check and to supplement it if necessary.

Vitamin D3 supplements can ensure that your bones are strong and healthy, while also fighting fractures. In a study done by the St. George Hospital, it was found that a 20001U dose of Vitamin D3 can boost the parathyroid hormone, which regulates calcium levels and reduces your risk of injury while training. 

There is also evidence that vitamin D can increase your testosterone levels. In a study done by the Medical University of Graz, men who had incorporated vitamin D3 supplements into their diets over the course of the year saw increased testosterone levels.

4. Zinc

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Zinc is a nutrient that supports many vital functions of your body. However, as the human body isn’t able to store zinc naturally, it is important that you incorporate about 11 mg of Zinc into your diet daily to ensure you don’t develop a deficiency. Thankfully, Zinc is present in many popular foods such as meat, seafood, dairy products, and breakfast cereals. Oysters in particular have the highest concentration of zinc than any other food.

Zinc is doubly important for men as it affects your sex drive and long-term sexual health. Thinking about being a father soon? Make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of zinc as it is vital to both the quantity and motility of your sperm. 

Zinc is also able to reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer. Studies have shown that having higher levels of zinc has been connected to better prostate health. There is also evidence that zinc found within the prostate acts as a tumor suppressor.

5. Magnesium

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As magnesium is an important nutrient that supports over 300 enzyme reactions in your body, it is recommended that you get about 400 – 420 mg of magnesium daily. You can get magnesium either through foods like green leafy vegetables, beans, fish, nuts, and whole grains or through a combination of food and supplements.

By incorporating either magnesium-rich foods or magnesium supplements into your diet, you will be able to see an increase in your testosterone levels. In a study done in 201411, researchers found that men who took magnesium supplements every day for 4 weeks saw an overall increase in their testosterone levels. While both physically active men and sedentary men saw improvements in their testosterone levels, men who exercised regularly saw a greater increase in testosterone.

So those were the 5 herbal and natural ingredients that can help support men’s health. 
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About Noah

Noah is Singapore’s largest telehealth platform for all things men’s health. An inclusive, zero judgment space where men can seek treatment for highly stigmatized yet prevalent conditions in sexual, aesthetic, mental health, and overall well-being.

Noah’s mission is to make healthcare more accessible to thousands of men registered on the platform, connecting them to licensed doctors, prescription medication with proven efficacy, and follow-up care to check in on their progress or fine-tune their treatment plan. Noah brings a discreet, affordable, and convenient way to get treatment.

To find out more, visit: https://www.ofnoah.com/

References

  1. National Library of Medicine – Efficacy, and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) Root Extract in Improving Memory and Cognitive Functions https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28471731/#affiliation-1 
  2. National Library of Medicine – A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23439798/ 
  3. National Library of Medicine – Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24371462/ 
  4. Biomedcentral.com – Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-015-0104-9 
  5. National Library of Medicine – Maca (L. meyenii) for improving sexual function: a systematic review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20691074/ 
  6. National Library of Medicine – The use of maca (Lepidium meyenii) to improve semen quality: A systematic review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27621241/ 
  7. National Library of Medicine – Lepidium meyenii (Maca) improved semen parameters in adult men https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11753476/ 
  8. National Library of Medicine – A pilot investigation into the effect of maca supplementation on physical activity and sexual desire in sportsmen https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19781622/ 
  9. National Library of Medicine – Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21154195/ 
  10. National Center for Biotechnology Information – Zinc and prostatic cancer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4142760/ 

National Center for Biotechnology Information – The Interplay between Magnesium and Testosterone in Modulating Physical Function in Men https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3958794/