Men’s Health with Marlene’s

by Craig Klein, National Educator for Vitality Works

Marlene’s Market & Deli is proud to introduce our very own ethically-harvested herbal supplements, tinctures, and essential oils. This month, our focus is on men’s health. Marlene’s offers several herbal supplements specific to men’s health, as well as a knowledgeable staff to help guide you in the right direction. Stop by today and take advantage of the great quality and savings we have to offer!

Adrenal Rx
The adrenal glands have many significant functions in the body. Stress of any type can significantly impact adrenal function. Adrenal Rx is a combination of herbs that work together as adaptogens to assist the adrenals in dealing with stress from any source. They do not work by blocking stress, but rather they help to maintain balance, moderating the stress response. This protects the adrenals and other hormonal glands from the effects of overreacting to stress. This support can be for those who are already ‘burned out’ or for those who are just beginning to feel that way. The result of using Adrenal Rx includes normalizing stress hormone levels, balancing blood sugar levels, and production of cortisol. Protecting the adrenals from the long term effects of stress helps to maintain and restore balance both biochemically and hormonally. The result is better stamina, mental clarity, energy, and sense of well-being.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that can assist the body in dealing with the effects of stress, both physically and emotionally. Ashwagandha can be used proactively for those who are depleted from putting out more energy than they take in. If a person is already suffering from the impact of stress of any type, ashwagandha can help one to rejuvenate. Stress can result in hormone imbalances which can impact a man’s health and quality of life in a number of ways. Ashwagandha can help to maintain a healthy hormone balance, including testosterone that is central to a man’s vitality. These benefits can range from healthy sexual function to improved mental and physical strength. Ashwagandha can help to maintain and restore a man’s overall resilience.

Male Virility
Virility is an issue that is important to many men. A man’s virility can be defined as his strength, power, and vitality. Male Virility is a combination of herbs and other nutrients that work together synergistically to support these qualities. The formula includes herbs that support healthy testosterone levels, including maca, epimedium horny goat weed, saw palmetto, and tribulus. In addition, maca supports adrenal health and physical performance. Tribulus, along with epimedium, saw palmetto, and wild oat seed, encourage a healthy sex drive.
L-Arginine, an amino acid, supports peripheral circulation. American ginseng helps to prevent the effects of stress so that the man can function normally. This blend is an effective way to promote and maintain a man’s virility.

Rhodiola rosea is a well-studied herb that has a long history of use as an adaptogen. Rhodiola helps one adapt to stress and return to normal function, as well as increasing stamina and endurance. Rhodiola supports both physical and mental performance helping to relieve fatigue. It is also used to stimulate cognitive function and memory, as well as enhance mental clarity. Rhodiola works to normalize mood, helping to alleviate the feeling of sadness and despair.

Although rhodiola contains many chemical compounds, rosavins are of particular interest in terms of this herb’s beneficial effects. Our capsules are made from the root extract and contain a minimum of 5% rosavins, which are thought to be responsible for rhodiola’s effect on mood.

Saw Palmetto
Prostate health is an important concern for men. The prostate gland is a part of men’s reproductive system, which produces the fluid that is a component of semen. Supporting healthy urination is another important function for the prostate..

Saw Palmetto is most commonly used to provide support for health issues related to the prostate gland. This includes support for what is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is an enlarged prostate. When this occurs, prostate function can be compromised and urination becomes frequent and difficult.

Each liquid-filled veggie cap contains a C02 supercritical extract of saw palmetto that is standardized to provide a minimum of 85% essential fatty acids. This ‘liposterolic’ extract provides the unsaturated fatty acids that are responsible for saw palmetto’s beneficial effect on the prostate.