Prostate Herbs & Nutrients
Prostate Herbs & Nutrients ...
There are several natural prostate herbs and/or nutrients that are prized for being fighters that can help benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH for short, which is a common condition that occurs in approximately half of all men over the age of fifty.
BPH is the gradual enlargement of the prostate and is largely the result of hormonal changes associated with aging. Put simply, (BPH) Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlarged prostate with no signs of cancer. While not cancerous, an enlarge prostate can cause serious problems if left untreated.
Moreover, and sadly, prostate cancer is now one of the deadliest diseases amongst men and while the exact cause is unknown, we believe that it is important to do as much as you can to try to prevent it. Thanks to a great deal of research, there may be specific nutrients that hold promise in warding off prostate cancer.
Now, let's discuss specific prostate herbs and nutrients and how it may benefit you.
Prostate Herbs & Nutrients
Saw Palmetto- is a small palm tree that grows in coastal areas of the American southeast, parts of Africa, and southern Europe. Numerous studies indicate that an oily compound in saw palmetto berries relieves the annoying discomforts of a mild to moderately enlarged prostate (BPH). Although the herb doesn't actually reduce the actual size of the prostate, it does appear to prevent it from getting any larger.
Pygeum- is an extract of the bark of the Pygeum tree, an evergreen native to Africa. For centuries, traditional healers in Africa used it to treat prostate problems. Today, it is routinely used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), often along with other herbs, such as saw palmetto and nettle root. The bark appears to work by reducing inflammation, promoting urination, and it keeps cholesterol from building up in the prostate.
Nettle Root - may relieve some of the early symptoms of BPH, including nighttime urination and residual urine. It is believed that nettle root contains properties that inhibit the action of sex hormones, which are thought to stimulate the growth of prostate tissue, but more research is needed.
Isoflavones – Soy contains substances known as isoflavones that are thought to protect against many different forms of cancer, particularly hormone-sensitive cancers such as prostate and breast. In addition, isoflavones may help prevent prostate enlargement. These plant chemicals found in soy isoflavones mimic the action of estrogen, and may help detoxify dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – a male sex hormone—in the prostate gland, which fosters prostate tissue production.
Red Clover – Like soy, red clover contains isoflavones. Research suggests that red clover isoflavones might improve symptoms of BPH.
Beta sitosterol - is a plant sterol found naturally in corn, avocados, seeds, nuts, vegetable oil, and beans (especially soy.) Beta sitosterol is another supplement that is highly touted as one that is helpful for men with BPH. In fact, it may be the superstar among prostate supplements.
Because Beta Sitosterol is significantly more potent than the well-renowned Saw Palmetto in helping prevent BPH.
Lycopene- is a member of the carotenoid family and is the pigment that gives tomatoes their brilliant red color. Medical researchers believe that lycopene may aid in the prevention of prostate cancer as well as some other cancers. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that appears to also harbor anti-cancer effects. It is highly valued by many Naturopaths and other like-minded experts as one of the best nutrients for protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the health of a man's prostate.
Zinc- Zinc has been shown to help shrink an enlarged prostate. In addition, zinc is instrumental in making sex and thyroid hormones and it is also important for proper immune system function. However, select a supplement that contains zinc and copper because zinc can reduce the absorption of copper in the body. In short, copper is needed to balance with zinc.
Green Tea- From laboratory findings, the primary catechin in green tea, EGCG, appears to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells.
Should you take all of these prostate herbs and nutrients separately or together in one comprehensive formula?
We believe that a superior supplement for prostate health would be one that contains a carefully selected synergistic blend of prostate health male support nutrients.
1. It could be very dangerous to your health to mix and match supplements and nutrients on your own.
2. In general, all nutrients work in harmony and synergistically with one another to achieve the highest health benefits. As such, a formulated prostate health product using carefully selected ingredients can enhance their therapeutic benefits, often much better than taking a single herb or nutrient on its own.
3. The carefully selected prostate health nutrients must be balanced perfectly in order for it to be optimally effective.
4. Taking each herb or nutrient separately could get extremely "pricey."
Tips on selecting a Comprehensive Prostate Herbs and/or Nutrient Supplement
1. Select your prostate health product from pharmaceutical GMP registered facilities.
Because dietary supplements are not strictly regulated in the U.S. and, as such, manufacturers do not have to guarantee the safety, effectiveness, or even the true content of their products.
The result is that you, as the consumer only have a 1 in 5 chance of buying a product that contains what is stated on the label or one that does not harbor harmful contaminates.
Facilities that are pharmaceutical GMP compliant adhere to stringent regulatory standards.
2. Select a product created by a highly credentialed formulator, meaning someone who is qualified to create a supplement with ingredients that work in balance and synergistically to offer the maximum results. Nutritional biochemistry is very complex and a "thrown together" supplement can do more harm than good.
3. Select prostate herbs that contain only standardized extracts. Many manufactures do not use standardized extracts because it's much cheaper to use low-quality ingredients.
4. Select supplements that come with a Certificate of Analysis on file thus confirming the potency of ingredients. Does the company have other crosschecks to ensure potency?
5. Select a product that does not contain any artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, yeast, sucrose, dextrose or gluten.
6. Take time to read the label carefully. Some of the best comprehensive prostate health supplements NOT only contain prostate herbs, but other powerful nutrients like beta sitosterol and lycopene, along with carefully selected nutrients that may improve libido and desire as well as increase sexual pleasure and intensity.
Therefore, it is important to understand the how and why of what makes some of these male health comprehensive supplements useful - an important factor in making an informed choice.
Comprehensive Prostate Health Product
Looking to maximize the benefits of prostate herbs and nutrients?
One company that meets the above requirements -- and more -- is Xtend-Life Natural Products from New Zealand. Their flagship product called Total Balance for Men contains Saw Palmetto, Red Clover, Nettle Root, Beta sitosterol, Lycopene, Zinc, Isoflavones, and Chrysin – nutrients that may help ensure hormones are naturally balanced as well as that your prostate has what it needs for optimium health.
Total Balance for Men, however, is not just prostate health product. It contains 76 total nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, specialty nutrients, potent antioxidants, enzymes, and herbal extracts that the body needs for optimium 'whole' body health.
In our opinion, Total Balance for Men is one of the most powerful overall health products on the market to date.
Xtend-Life has also released a breakthrough product specifically formulated to maximize prostate health. The product is called Prostate-Support and it is advised to be taken in conjunction with their Total Balance for those men who have urinary urgency, but can be used as a stand-alone product.
To learn more about Prostate-Support and its ingredients, click on Prostate-Support.
We hope this webpage discussing prostate herbs and nutrients was useful to you.
Remember, although prostate health supplements can be very healthful -- always speak to a physician before taking any dietary supplements.
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