Men and supplements: Men’s supplements can boost libido
Men and men’s supplements are a booming market.
And they are becoming a bigger and bigger part of the equation for those who are looking to build a sexual life.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, author and speaker Dan Savage explained that the men’s supplement market is worth $50 billion to $100 billion annually, making it one of the most lucrative in the world.
What’s more, these supplements are getting more popular with men and women because of the benefits they provide for overall wellness, the Times reported.
“The biggest advantage is that they have the potential to increase testosterone levels,” he said.
“Men who take these supplements can improve libido, increase libido-related cognition and improve general well-being.”
Men also tend to take supplements that boost their sexual stamina, the paper noted.
And although men’s libido may increase with age, the benefits of a male supplement program can be even more significant for older men who are often at risk for health issues related to age.
In fact, men with higher testosterone levels are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia and other age-related problems, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The findings are based on the results of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which followed about 200 men for 18 years.
They found that men who had taken testosterone-boosting supplements for two years were four times as likely to die from any cause.
According to the study, those taking supplements that boosted testosterone levels in their last two years had an 80 percent lower risk of death than those who did not.
In addition, those men who were taking testosterone-enhancing supplements for one year or more had a 66 percent lower death rate.
That’s why men should take these supplemental supplements with care, as there’s no reason they shouldn’t improve their health as well.
And the best part?
These supplements are becoming more popular, too.
According the Times, men’s products are also being increasingly sold on the Internet.
According a recent survey by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, men and their supplement purchases have tripled since 2007.
The trend continued in 2016 with men spending an average of $9.17 per month on supplements.
“There is a lot of excitement in the supplement industry,” said Michael Siegel, a clinical professor of physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who was not involved in the study.
“I think it’s a great time to be buying supplements because there is a tremendous demand for them and there are great value-added products that men can get from the supplement market.”
According to Siegel’s research, supplement sales in 2017 jumped about 40 percent from the same time last year.
But he believes that the trend is not sustainable.
“You’re seeing it happen more and more over time,” he told the Times.
“This is not the way it was in the past, where you had a really good market and there was a lot more interest.
Now we’re not getting that interest.”
He also said the supplements market has become much more complex than it was when he first started.
“We’re talking about the average consumer of supplements and it’s not just men,” he explained.
“Women and women’s health is another area.
There are women’s supplement companies that specialize in men’s issues.”
According a 2016 study published by the American College of Sports Medicine, the average male gym-goer uses about 60 to 70 supplements per month.
And according to the American Dietetic Association, the typical male supplement user eats between 25 and 45 grams of supplement daily.
“With the increased popularity of supplements, the demand is outstripping the supply,” Siegel told the paper.
“It’s a little bit like if you were going to make a salad, and then you needed a little more.
That just isn’t an easy thing to do.”