No matter what point of life you are at, our pharmacists are here to help you.
Whether you're a young man having troubles conceiving, or are starting to wonder about your senior years our pharmacists can answer any of your health questions, along with providing personalised support and advice.
Here From The Start - Puberty
Its time to talk.
Puberty is the process a boy takes to become a man but every one is different so these changes can happen earlier or later in life usually between the ages of 9-14, you will being to notice changes and developments in your body but there is nothing to worry about it is the body's hormones (Testosterone) changing, some may experience them differently so do not hesitate to ask for help in knowing what is going to happen.
Some physical changes you may notice;
Boys grow quite a lot taller during puberty, commonly referred to as a growth spurt
During this time hormones start to change causing acne to appear on the face, neck, shoulders, upper-back and chest
A boys voice will break as part of puberty and become deeper, this is due to his testicles and penis going through a growth spurt
You may notice due to hormone changes, a boys penis and testicles will grow in size this is completely normal
Due to hair growth in new places you may notice some excessive sweating during this time
Hair In New Places
As a part of puberty hair will start to grow in new places such as your face, arms, legs, chest, armpits and between the legs
Puberty is nothing do be afraid of but something to embrace if you are having trouble do not hesitate to talk to a parent they have been through it as well, parents may want to talk to a pharmacist or a health care professional for any additional help.
Natural Supplements for Puberty
During puberty there are a few essential vitamins that we recommend to help relieve and assist with the changes your body will go through.
Shown to promote bone growth, makes the teeth strong and generates growth by producing new cells when your bones grow
Essential for bone health and bone growth
Shown to promotes body growth and helps maintain a healthy heart
Shown to help the bones and teeth grow strong and healthy
Omega Fatty Acid (Fish Oil)
These fats are necessary for growth, hormone production and maintenance of cells
The mineral that has been shown to help with healthy weight gain and development
Natural supplements although natural we still recommend speaking to your pharmacist or healthcare professional before taking taking something you have not used before to ensure you are taking the right supplement for changes you are experiencing.
Here To Help With Fertility
Its OK to be nervous.
It takes two to make a baby and a man has a crucial role in a woman becoming pregnant, Although she carry's the baby the man has to have strong, healthy sperm that is able to each and penetrate a woman's egg to fertilise .
There are a lot of factors that can course unhealthy sperm from lifestyle, genetics, environmental exposures and hormones but there is still hope changing diet and your lifestyle can improve healthy sperm production along with natural medicines that have been proven to help.
These are a few things that can effect your chances of conceiving;
Fertility starts to decline around 40-45 years when the sperm quality decreases, conserving at an older age increases the ricks of mental health problems (although still rare)
During times of stress the body can activate the release of Glucocorticoids(Steroid hormones that affects metabolism of carbohydrates e.g fat and proteins) which could reduce testosterone levels and sperm production.
Researchers have found that men who experience 2 or more stressful life events in the past year have a lower percentage of sperm motility (the ability of an organism to move independently) then men who had not experienced any stressful life events
Inhaling toxins from cigarette smoke can damage the reproductive organs and healthy sperm affecting the chances of conceiving
Heavy and prolonged drinking has been proven to course impotence and lack of sex drive (Libido) effecting the quality of healthy sperm and the chances of conceiving
Being overweight can course hormonal changes that effect a mans fertility, coursing a lack of sex drive (Libido) and men that are very overweight find it harder maintaining an erection therefor making it harder to conceive.
Being underweight has also been proven to reduce a man's quality of sperm therefore his fertility.
Maintaining a healthy diet is very important for healthy sperm production, eating foods such as vegetables, fruits and wholegrain are rich in antioxidants that can prevent free radicals that can course damage to the sperms DNA
If you and your partner are looking at starting a family it is very important for you both to consult with your doctor or health care professional to find out if there are any lifestyle changes can be made to help you conceive.
Natural Medicines That Help
Natural medicines are here to help maintain healthy sperm production and motility making fertility easier and less stressful for you and your partner.
Shown to prevent sperm from clumping or sticking together improving the chances of fertility
Shown to increase testosterone levels, sperm count and sperm motility
Omega 3 - Fatty Acid (Fish Oil)
Shown to play a key roll with healthy sperm DNA and movement
Being an antioxidant it has been proven to help protect the sperm from cellular damage
Selenium and Vitamin E together have been shown to increase sperms motility and decrease damage from free radical cells
Shown to increase sperm count, sperm motility and reducing DNA damage in sperm cell. A lack of Vitamin B-12 can effect fertility in men
Studies have shown that Co-Enzymes Q10 helps with sperm motility
The king of all herbs has been shown to enhance sexual behavior (Libido) and improve the quality of healthy sperm count
Shown to help with testosterone levels and helps promote a healthy reproductive system
A remedy shown to help poor sperm health and improve sperm count
Shown to promote a strong libido and increase healthy sperm count and motility
Shown to reduce stress levels and improves blood circulation through out the body enchaining the sperms quality naturally
We recommend talking to your pharmacist or health care professional to find out which natural medicines are right for you.
Here for the senior years!
Getting older may be scary for some men as you will start to notice things you could do before may be harder now, everybody is different so the changes your body will make may come at different times these changes can also be due to genetics and life style choices.
Around the age of 30 a mans testosterone levels naturally start to decline 1 percent every year this is a normal part of ageing, low testosterone or low T will be diagnosed when levels fall below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), normal range typically sits at 300-1000 ng/dL, according to the U.S food and drug administration. A simple blood test called serum testosterone test can be used to determine your levels of circulating testosterone, ask your doctor to find out more.
Many symptoms may occur due to lack of testosterone that can effect men such as;
Due to testosterone levels decreasing making it harder to maintain muscle, reducing muscle movement and heavy lifting.
Low Sex Drive (Libido)
Low testosterone due to age causes a decline in sex drive (libido) and a lack of desire to have sex.
Balding is a natural part of ageing in men, low testosterone may cause body and facial hair loss.
Men with low testosterone experience increased body fat.
Decreased Bone Mass
Ageing men with low testosterone experience bone loss and can be more susceptible to bone fractures.
Erectile Dysfuntion (ED)
Becomes more common as men get older due to low testosterone levels.
Depression and anxiety commonly seen in older men due to low testosterone.
Talk to your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about low testosterone or any symptoms you may be experiencing with getting older.
Supplements To Help With Low Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone levels is apart of getting older but there are ways we can help boost those levels within the body.
Natural supplements are a healthy new way to boost testosterone levels amongst other things.
D-Aspartic Acid (Amino acid)
Shown to help increase testosterone levels, muscle mass and libido.
Shown to help naturally boost testosterone levels and also helps with mood.
Shown to help boost libido.
Helps boost libido and raises testosterone levels, also increases insulin release, which helps build muscle mass.
Shown to help increase testosterone levels and sperm count in less fertile men.
Made naturally by the body by the adrenal glands, DHEA is converted by the body into testosterone and other sex hormones.
Shown to help increase testosterone levels and mood.
Shown to help to increase testosterone levels, muscle size, strength and decrease body fat.
Speak to your local pharmacist today about supplements that will be suitable for you and your stage of life.