At MHB, we believe strongly in taking a food-first approach to health and wellness. We also understand that, sometimes, getting the optimal level of vitamins and nutrients is difficult.
That’s why we’ve partnered with Xymogen to provide our patients with exceptional quality supplements they can trust. We offer only products with clinically-researched ingredients that meet the most stringent standards for purity, dosing accuracy, and third-party testing (read more about Xymogen’s testing policies here).
If you’re a patient of Men’s Health Boston and interested in discussing what vitamins are right for you, schedule a conversation with one of our expert providers. Inquire about our bi-monthly subscription plan available for shipping directly to your home!
Omega 3 – Powerful anti-inflammatory, heart and brain protection
- Helps maintain healthy blood vessels by lowering triglycerides
- 3X greater absorption over leading fish oil brands
- Strongest effects for those who are not regular fish eaters
As a structural building block within healthy cell walls, Omega-3 fats play a vital role in improving the function and flexibility of cells all over the body.
Research highlights the key roles of Omega-3s in heart and brain health. In addition to potent triglyceride-lowering effects, their many benefits on the cardiovascular system include reducing blood pressure, helping the heartbeat maintain a normal rhythm, and a significant reduction in the risk of sudden cardiac death.
Omega-3s may also confer protective benefits on the brain. Recent research found that a higher omega-3 intake was associated with preventing cognitive decline amongst older patients, in particular those with a history of heart disease.
Unlike medications, where taking a daily dose produces a noticeable response for many patients, omega-3 fats tend work in the background. Most patients do not describe “feeling different” after supplementation. When you consider that their role is in preserving normal function for as long as possible, that’s a good thing.
Vitamin D3 + K2 – Critical in building strong bones
- D3: development of strong bones and teeth; immune system regulation
- K2: protects against calcium build-up in the arteries
- For best absorption: take with food
Proper bone health is of particular importance for our patients at MHB. Both low testosterone and low estrogen are significant risk factors for weakened bones, also known as “osteopenia”. Fortunately, targeted supplementation can lead to dramatic improvements.
Vitamin D3 is necessary for the absorption of calcium in the gut. Because our skin produces vitamin D in proportion to sunlight exposure, many people, especially during the winter in Massachusetts, have inadequate or deficient levels. While much of the research into various health benefits of vitamin D is still inconclusive, one area that is well-established is that supplementation (in particular, alongside calcium) significantly reduces risk of bone fractures.
More recently, studies have elucidated the role of a subtype of vitamin K called “vitamin K2” in strengthening bones. Vitamin K2 activates proteins involved in bone tissue construction and ensures that calcium is shuttled out of the blood stream, protecting arteries from hardening due to build-up of calcium deposits.
The best way to monitor long-term bone health is with yearly bone density scans, a service we offer right in our Chestnut Hill office. These scans are covered by most major insurers once per year.
Men’s Multivitamin – Nutritional insurance to nourish optimal wellness
- Highly absorbable forms of all included nutrients, backed by research
- vitamins for energy production and stress response
- Broad-spectrum, powerful antioxidants for cellular protection and immune activity
It’s clear that when it comes to micronutrients, simply taking a multivitamin is no substitute for a diet high in fruits and vegetables. However, major research surveys also show that nearly 80% of Americans don’t eat the recommended amount of vegetables per day, and nearly three quarters fall short on fruit intake.
Some scientists argue that for a relatively low cost, supplementing daily intakes of vitamins and minerals may aid in long-term chronic disease prevention. Emerging research shows that the body favors prioritizing micronutrients for functions essential to short-term survival. Prominent U.C. Berkley researcher and professor Bruce Ames has described this phenomenon as Triage Theory.
At MHB, we think of our multivitamin as “nutritional insurance”, alongside offering ongoing support for those patients looking to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle.
XYMOGEN’s Exclusive Professional Formulas are available through select licensed health care professionals. The Internet sale and discounting of XYMOGEN formulas are strictly prohibited. Menshealthboston.com makes XYMOGEN formulas available only to patients of our clinic. If you are a patient of Men’s Health Boston, you may inquire about XYMOGEN by calling (617) 277-5000.