International Men’s Day 2023 is here, a day to address important issues affecting men’s health and well-being. In a world where both genders grapple with heightened pressures in juggling careers and family responsibilities, it's essential to recognize that health conditions can manifest differently in men compared to women. Variances in biological factors such as hormones, sex chromosomes, reproductive anatomy, metabolism, and behaviour contribute to these distinctions.
While traditional medicine focuses on treating specific symptoms, Ayurveda embraces a broader perspective, recognising the interconnectedness of all aspects of health.
Inspired by this ancient science, Organic India has meticulously handpicked and formulated a range of wellness products designed to support men on their journey to optimal health.
In this blog, let's discuss some of the most common health conditions that affect men and explore a holistic herbal approach that encompasses physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
- Fighting Heart Disease: The Silent Killer
From an Ayurvedic perspective, our heart is the energetic hub of the body, a channel where several energetic pathways meet and intersect. The heart influences every cell and tissue throughout the body, including our mental, emotional and physical well-being.
With cardiovascular disease having become one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, we must take urgent steps to mitigate its risks. The risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and diabetes.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, regular physical exercise adequate sleep, and meditation can help maintain healthy cardiovascular function.
On the holistic front, Arjuna stands out as one of the primary herbs identified by Ayurveda for its cardioprotective heart muscle strengthening, and hypocholesterolemic properties.
Encapsulating its properties in a whole herb supplement, Organic India's Arjuna supports healthy pumping activity of the heart promotes cardiac muscle strength, builds a healthy blood lipid profile, and aids in reducing the harmful effects of stress and fatigue. Made from certified organic, 100% natural extracts derived from the Arjuna tree's inner bark, this pure whole herb Arjuna supplement also reduces the effects of stress and nervousness, thus supporting your mental, and physical wellbeing
Additionally, replacing your morning with a cup of milk tea with Organic India Tulsi Green Tea Honey Lemon can start your morning with a healthy dose of antioxidants that can help improve your cardiac health. Naturally rich in flavonoids, both Tulsi and Green Tea work together to lower inflammation levels, boost metabolism and increase your heart’s resilience to stress and pollution. Its refreshing taste keeps your mood and energy elevated.
- Healthy Cholesterol Management with Organic India Lipid Care:
A healthy amount of good cholesterol or HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, is a critical component of our wellbeing. Amongst its various functions, Cholesterol helps our body manufacture hormones like oestrogen, testosterone and adrenal hormones, maintain healthy cell membranes, support metabolism and produce vital Vitamin D.
However, a diet rich in trans fats, sugar, processed foods, chronic stress, lack of physical activity and sleep can increase the levels of bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) in the body. Elevated bad cholesterol levels increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, fatty liver and other metabolic disorders. Increased cholesterol levels can also impair our body’s glucose tolerance, and a high total cholesterol (TC) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Organic India Lipid Care is a natural formulation that combines herbs like Arjuna, Harjor, Amalaki, and Vana Tulsi that help foster healthy cardiovascular function, keep cholesterol within a healthy range, and are effective in helping to treat conditions including hypercholesterolemia, dyslipidemia, and hyperlipidemia. Together, these ingredients work synergistically to regulate cholesterol levels, prevent the buildup of arterial plaque and support healthy heart and liver function.
- Vitality and Stamina with Organic India Oh Boy:
Research now shows that erectile dysfunction has become more common, even in younger men. Also, doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recently reported that the sperm count of a normal Indian adult male has fallen from 60 million/ml three decades ago to around 20 million/ml.
Some common symptoms of male infertility and dysfunction include low sperm concentration or poor sperm motility, reduced sex drive, soft erections, and the incapability to rise to the occasion.
In Ayurveda, ashwagandha and musli are acknowledged for their ability to boost male virility. Combining the power of powerful herbs like Keshar, Brahmi, Shwet musli, Krishna Musli, and Ashwagandha, ORGANIC INDIA’s Oh-Boy! can help to naturally boost testosterone levels, improve sexual performance, heighten libido and energy levels, and enhance overall reproductive function. Maintaining energy levels and vitality is essential for men's overall well-being. Organic India Oh Boy capsules are formulated with adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha, Safed Musli, and Shatavari. Ashwagandha, known as an adaptogen, helps the body manage stress and promotes overall vitality. Safed Musli and Shatavari contribute to enhanced stamina and reproductive health. This combination supports men in maintaining peak performance and endurance.
Organic India Ashwagandha supplement is another healing protocol to include in daily supplementation for protection from environmental stressors and enhanced vitality.
4. Better Prostate Health with Organic India Prostate Care
Prostate health is a significant concern as men age, often leading to discomfort and urinary issues. A diet rich in healthy fats like flax seeds, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and vegetables including mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, and Green Tea can help improve prostate health.
Additionally, ORGANIC INDIA’s Prostate Care herbal supplements help support a healthy prostate and can aid in better urogenital function in men, including reducing incontinence and weak urine flow.
Organic India Prostate Care is a unique blend that includes key ingredients like Motha, Neem, Turmeric and Tulsi to enhance urinary tract function help relieve prostate & bladder control issues and boost natural immunity and male reproductive vitality. Together they can ease symptoms of enlarged prostate like reducing bladder discomfort, improving urinary tract function and flow and supporting healthy PSA levels. Regular consumption helps provide completely natural and safe herbal support for men dealing with prostate-related concerns.
- Liver and Kidney Health with Organic India Liver Kidney Care:
The liver and kidneys play pivotal roles in digestion, metabolism, and detoxification, influencing overall health. The impaired function of these vital organs can escalate toxin levels, triggering a cascade of health issues, including diabetes, fatty liver disease, elevated cholesterol, kidney stones, compromised endocrine function, and a decline in well-being.
Enter ORGANIC INDIA’s Liver Kidney Care —a meticulously formulated blend featuring certified organic herbs like Bhumyamalaki, Katuki, and Punarnava. Tailored to address conditions such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, anaemia, and jaundice, this herbal blend not only supports liver and kidney health but also accelerates the metabolic process, improves digestive function, and facilitates detoxification. The result? Elevated overall energy levels and a revitalized sense of well-being.
6. Sugar Balance For a Healthy Insulin Response
The modern man's lifestyle, replete with sedentary habits and unhealthy dietary choices, becomes a recipe for insulin resistance and, consequently, diabetes. ORGANIC INDIA’s Sugar Balance, a powerhouse blend of Bimbi leaf, Bougainvillea leaf, and Organic Sadabahar leaf. doesn't just lower blood sugar levels; it's a holistic ally in regulating insulin response.
Certified organic and presented in its wholesome herb form, Sugar Balance also helps in mitigating mood swings induced by sugar fluctuations and normalizing energy levels. Devoid of chemical toxins and preservatives, Sugar Balance from Organic India presents a gentle and completely natural approach to managing diabetes.
7) Boosting Digestive Health with Bowel Care
While digestive health is a universal concern, men face certain challenges unique to their biology. The tendency to consume diets high in processed foods, coupled with lifestyle factors such as stress and irregular eating patterns, can raise the incidence of indigestion, bloating, and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Adopting a diet rich in fibre, incorporating probiotics, staying hydrated, and maintaining regular meal times can create an environment conducive to optimal digestion
Formulated with certified organic whole herbs, including Bael leaf, Chandrashoor seed, and Psyllium husk, ORGANIC INDIA's Bowel Care aids in regulating mucus secretion, alleviating acidity and gas, inhibiting the growth of unhealthy gut flora, and promoting normalized digestion and elimination.
Irrespective of gender, the journey to optimal health and well-being involves a harmonious interplay of lifestyle choices, nutritional mindfulness, and stress management.
While men's health is a complex and multifaceted issue, taking proactive steps and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help to significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and boost overall well-being.
Remember, it's never too late to take charge of your health and make positive changes that will benefit you for years to come.