09 Jun 2020

Men's Health & Well-Being

International Men’s Health Awareness Week 15th - 21st June

To mark the occasion of International Men’s Health awareness week and with Father’s Day on the horizon, let’s remind the men in our lives to look after their health and wellbeing. Health and wellbeing can be addressed by many approaches and it is important that this is suitable to the individual in question. Always check with one of our trained healthcare team in store if you have any queries as we offer a wide range to products and services to support men’s health and wellbeing. Below we have some general advice and product recommendations.

Men's General Health & Well-being

Men can take a daily supplement like Revive Active to boost energy levels and reduce tiredness and fatigue (contains Co Q10, D-Ribose, B12, Vit C and E, L-Arginine, Citrulline). Co Q 10 is important for men on cholesterol medication to maintain energy levels, increase muscle function and maintain energy levels. Revive Active strengthens the immune system (Vitamin C and E), supports heart health (L-Arginine and Citrulline) and general wellbeing. It is a one sachet a day dose in a mango flavour. While multi vitamin supplements help support our overall nutritional needs it is important to maintain a balanced diet (remember to use the food pyramid and increase your fruit and vegetable intake to 7 a day). Adequate water intake (8 glasses a day), regular exercise (at least 30 minutes five times a week) and enough sleep all contribute to a better functioning body.

Active and sporty men can use Revive Zest (age 20-35 years) as an everyday nutritional boost to support energy, immune support, brain function & muscle function. Its unique formula contains Wellmune, clinically proven to help increase vigour and mental clarity while reducing fatigue & tension.

Oxylent is an excellent multivitamin food supplement drink. It contains electrolytes, anti-oxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is beneficial in the summer months to prevent dehydration or restore electrolyte balance after training or on holidays. It supports the immune system and energy levels and is free from sugars, dairy, soy, caffeine, gluten, and artificial colours and flavours. It comes in weekly and monthly packs.

Joint & Bone Health

Revive Joint Complex helps improve joint flexibility, reduces joint pain, repairs cartilage, reduces inflammation, restores bone mineral density and stimulates bone cell growth.

LubriSyn HA is a drink containing high-molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is bio-identical to the synovial fluid found in our joints. It helps to lubricate the joints, improve flexibility and reduces pain associated with arthritis in the joints.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “GOOD” or “FRIENDLY” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics help prevent and treat diarrhoea and replace good bacteria lost by taking antibiotics.

They help bowel conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease and fungal infections like thrush. Clinical evidence supports their use in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, and in preventing allergies, colds and urinary Conditions. Probiotics also help manage stress and mood disorders. We offer a wide range of probiotics that can be tailored your individual needs these include Optibac, Biokult, Alflorex, Zenflore and Udos Choice products.

Mental Health

Stress accounts for 75 percent of disease in modern society and in recent times there is a spotlight on mental health. It is important to manage stress and protect mental health.

Zenflore is an excellent product clinically proven to alleviate stress and help the human body cope with stress. Zenflore has been clinically tested in people with everyday stress (from work, exams, worry) and has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. It contains a strain specific probiotic to help with relaxation and as a result aids restful sleep and the ability to manage and cope with stress. It is safe with prescription medications and can be take for long periods where necessary.

Kalms Day, Kalms Night, Rescue Remedy and Melissa Dream are other products we stock to help with stress and sleep.

Being conscious of our work life balance, exercising regularly, eating well and practicing mindfulness are other ways to support our mental health. Our charity partner Aware also offer great support with mental health issues. Always seek medical advice if you are worried about mental health.

Prostate Health

Latest research suggests that one in seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The earlier this is detected the better the chance of treating it. If you are ever in doubt or experiencing any symptoms, please come talk to one of our pharmacists. Solgar Male Multiple contains Lycopene to support prostate health. It is suitable for all ages, is iron free and contains multiple other vitamins and minerals specifically targeted to men. If you have previously suffered from prostate cancer or suffer from BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) and need advice on your medication regime we are here to help. Our range of Tena incontinence products can support you during your treatment and recovery also.

Fertility & Sexual Health

We offer the services of a fertility pharmacist who can advise you or your partner on any related fertility issues. We have supplements like Proceive Men to help ensure the body is functioning optimally to support fertility. This range contains minerals vitamins and amino acids designed to meet the nutritional needs of the male reproductive system. Deficiency in these nutrients can impact normal fertility and reproduction.

Let’s Get Checked is a simple, private and quick way to screen for any sexually transmitted diseases. The product range varies in its scope and can test from two to twelve different infections depending on your individual needs. We can provide information on these in our private consultation rooms.

Hair & Skincare

As the old saying goes if you look good you feel good. So why not try our wide range of Darren Kennedy, Vichy Homme, L’Oreal, Nivea, Viviscal and other male grooming products in store.

Regaine a product containing Minoxidil helps to stop and reverse hereditary hair loss in men. It increases the supply of blood and nutrients to hair follicles thus helping stimulate hair growth when used for two months or more.

Health Screenings Instore

We offer a variety of services in store to support your health needs such as diabetes screening, blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol checks, the rapid sore throat test, inhaler technique clinics, medication usage reviews and vaccination services. If you wish to avail of any of these please speak with one of our trained pharmacists.

Always remember with regards to health and wellbeing if in doubt check it out and we are here to help.