Dr. Vegan: Start-up spotlights supplements for men’s health

Gordon Lott, CEO and founder of Dr. Vegan explained the decision to create a menโ€™s health supplement responded to a clear lack of available support for the changing needs of older men.

โ€œWhen you look at the available options in menโ€™s health, there hasnโ€™t been a complete all-in-one formula specifically targeted at prostate health, which is obviously a significant issue for men like me who are 45 or over,โ€ he said.

โ€œMy father had prostate cancer which doubled my chance of getting it. So if you have a family history or of black ethnicity, youโ€™re twice as likely to get a prostate cancer diagnosis. And when you think about that and look at the market, thereโ€™s actually very little to support menโ€™s prostate health, as well as their energy, gut health, immunity, hair, and skin,โ€ he added.

The capsules contain a range of vitamins, minerals, pro- and prebiotics, as well as botanicals including nettle root, pumpkin seed, maca and ashwagandha, which have been shown to support prostate health and testosterone levels.

He emphasized that women are likely to be thinking about their health at a younger age than men, and there was a need for increased awareness around menโ€™s health conditions.

Therapeutic dosagesโ€‹

Lott noted that his experience working for Nature’s Bounty Company exposed him to the array of existing supplements on the market, which he observed often contained additives.

โ€œConsumers don’t look at additives, they just look at the nutritional table, and they think that’s what’s in there,โ€ he explained. โ€œAdditives are completely unnecessary and cause side effects and be harmful.

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