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Men’s Health and Probiotics*

You’re balancing a career, family time, fitness, and finding the time to take care of yourself, and you need the strength, vitality, and power to do it all.

Men have unique nutritional and wellness needs, which is why we developed Fortify™ Men’s 30 Billion Probiotics specially for men’s digestive and immune health.* The benefits of a daily probiotic are awesome, but they aren’t the only way to feel like the best version of you. It’s important to take care of yourself in all aspects, from your diet to your exercise routine to the way you respond to stress. A busy schedule and packed calendar mean your health and wellness should always be top of mind.

LOVE YOUR HEART

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men, and one of the best ways to reduce your risk is simply to move more. Aim for at least 150 minutes of activity per week. Don’t have time to hit the gym? Try parking further away from the door at work, take the stairs, or join your friends for a pickup game of basketball.

Another way to lower your risk of heart disease is to quit smoking and reduce your exposure to secondhand smoke.

FEED YOUR GUT

Don’t underestimate the power of a healthy gut! Gut health can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life.

Taking a daily probiotic encourages a healthy microbiome by feeding your gut good bacteria to help maintain digestive health.* They’ve also been shown to support immune health; did you know a great deal of your immune system is located in your gut? The Gastric Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) contains a variety of immune cells, including Peyer’s Patches, which help promote immune response.* (Read all about them here.) This means taking a daily probiotic could mean more time to enjoy your favorite activities.*

Fortify Men’s 30 Billion Probiotic is specially created to help you crush it at work, at home, and at play.* It’s formulated for men’s digestive balance and immune health with a proprietary blend of Lactobacili and Bifidobacteria probiotic strains, plus prebiotics as a food source for probiotics.* It also contains the powerful antioxidant selenium, which has been shown to be beneficial for men’s health.*

EAT RIGHT

We don’t need to remind you of the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, but when life gets crazy, it’s easy to let healthy eating habits slide. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, men should eat “at least 2 cups of fruits and 2 ½ cups of vegetables each day,” so try making a daily smoothie when you’re busy to ensure you get your greens.

SAY GOODBYE TO STRESS

Life is stressful — there’s no denying that. However, stress can trigger everything from headaches to chest pain to trouble sleeping, so it’s pivotal to learn how to manage daily stress. Find a stress relieving routine that works for you; try meditation, yoga, a long walk with your dog, or even working on a puzzle — anything to quiet your mind and help you unwind. Excessive caffeine and alcohol consumption can also contribute to feelings of stress, so cut back if you feel the need to.

YOU NEED YOUR SLEEP, TOO

Remember your teenage years when you could sleep until noon, no problem? Things have probably changed since then, but the importance of getting enough sleep definitely hasn’t. The Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep per night for adults.

If drifting off has become an issue, establish a nighttime routine: a dark, cool, and quiet room with no devices and a relaxing ritual you can stick to, like reading a book or meditating. A white noise machine can help filter outside sounds and create a more peaceful sleep environment.

Want to learn more about how probiotics can affect your overall wellness, including your heart health and stress? Keep reading here.