The prostate is a male reproductive gland approximately the size of a walnut it is part of the urethra and is located just below the urinary bladder. The prostate gland secretes a milky fluid which is a chief component of sperm it also controls the release of urine from the bladder. It is the most common site of health complaints in the urinary system, the most frequent prostate disorders are Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) or enlarged, inflamed prostate and Prostate Cancer. The prostate gland develops mostly during puberty and remains it size until approximately age 40 when it begins to increase – “hypertrophy” and in some men it won’t stop growing. + Read more >
This condition is referred to as “Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy” it occurs most frequently in males between the ages of 40-50 years. Faulty dietary habits – diet high in fat and alcohol and exposure to endogenic (internal) and exogenous (external) toxins which boost the activity of 5 alpha reductase which is an enzyme that is involved in steroid metabolism. Other factors include zinc deficiency (needed for testosterone production) and low intake of Essential Fatty Acids, especially Omega 3 EFA’s and hormonal changes or imbalances. BPH can make urination problematic and it increases the risk of developing bladder infections and kidney damage. Other common symptoms associated with BPH include frequent urination, pain and burning sensation during urination and experiencing problems in starting or stopping urination. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland and can strike men at all ages. This condition is usually caused by a bacterial infection of the urinary tract or from other areas of the body that permitted bacteria to invade and infect the prostate tissue. Hormonal changes may contribute to an inflamed prostate as well. Most common clinical symptoms are fever, chills, abdominal pain and pain and burning during urination. Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among males and is mainly a disorder associated with aging. It is believed that a high-fat-diet which boosts testosterone levels and subsequently promote enlargement of the prostate and exposure to environmental pollutants play a critical role in the development of prostate cancer. It appears that heritage might play a role in the development of prostate cancer as well. Statistics show that males of African-American decent have the highest rate of prostate cancer whereas men of Asian-American decent experience the lowest occurrence of this disease. Clinical signs you should watch out for include blood in the urine, painful urination and discomfort in the lower back, pelvis and upper thighs region. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any abnormalities in urination or any of the other mentioned clinical signs. However you can protect your prostate health by eating a whole foods balanced diet, lifestyle modifications and adding prostate health supplements that are designed to enhance prostate health. The herb Saw Palmetto is frequently used to heal BPH, it works by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase. Nettle has shown to decrease BPH related symptoms; therefore it is often used in prostate health supplements. Fish Oil or Flax Oil supplements contain healthy Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids which can help to reduce inflammation. Zinc prostate health supplements can aid in the prevention of prostate cancer. Other antioxidants like Selenium, Vitamin A, and C & E protect against and destroy free radical damage. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants and known to protect the body against air pollution it also acts as a potent detoxifying agent. Body Energy Club’s online vitamin, supplements and nutrition store has a wide selection of prostate health supplements that can help to protect your prostate health. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >
Advanced Prostate Relief is composed of ingredients containing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cell-differentiating and immune system-enhancing properties for prostate health. Prostate health is a major concern for all men, especially as they get older. More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. These prostate conditions include an enlarged prostate (BPH), prostatitis and prostate cancer. Over 50% of men in their 60’s and as many as 90% of men in their 70’s and older have symptoms of BPH. Prostatitis can affect men at all ages, but is especially common in older men, affecting 35% of men over 50. The most serious prostate condition is prostate cancer. Each year 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 30,000 will die of it. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer as well as the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men in Western countries. It is very important for men to take care of their prostate. The good news is that there are many natural products that can help to reduce the symptoms of prostate problems, as well as reduce the risk of developing them in the first place.
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Boron is a trace mineral, which many authorities believe to be nutritionally essential, based on current research. It favorably supports the body's metabolism of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D, and the synthesis of sex hormones. Evidence supports a role for boron in maintaining normal skeletal structure and prostate health.
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Lycopene is the red carotenoid pigment responsible for the characteristic red color of tomatoes. Lycopene is an antioxidant, with an especially potent ability to quench the free radical singlet oxygen. Research supports a role for lycopene in supporting normal prostate cell growth and differentiation, and in other aspects of health maintenance.
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Prostaphil-2™ is defined pollen extract, a botanical extract first crafted nearly half a century ago in Sweden. Defined pollen extract is not bee pollen, but a defined blend of fat and water-soluble extracts from specific fractions in characteristic ratios. Research proves that defined pollen extract provides superior support for prostate health compared to the effects of saw palmetto and other common prostate herbals.
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Zinc and copper are essential minerals critical to health and commonly deficient in Western diets. Unbalanced zinc supplementation is common, which may lead to secondary copper deficiency by competing for absorption and interfering with its metabolism. Research suggests that an excessive ratio of zinc to copper has a negative impact on cardiovascular and skeletal health.
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Ultimate Prostate is designed to offer noticeable improvements in prostate health within a relatively short period of time. Most men begin to notice positive results in anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, however it is important to note that BPH and other prostate problems can take two years to develop, therefore it may take some men anywhere from one to two months to experience noticeable improvements.$30.99
Nearly every man over the age of 45 has some enlargement of the prostate gland, the small male sex glands that encircle the urethra. Enlargement and inflammation of the prostate can hinder urine flow and affect sexual function. Frequent nighttime urination, pain, burning and difficulty with urination are all symptoms of BPH. Conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone is a chemical reaction that contributes to prostate enlargement and its symptoms. Saw palmetto extract may inhibit this chemical reaction. Although primarily used for prostate problems in men, this extract may also benefit women who have conditions caused by excess androgen, such as hirsutism (excess facial hair) and polycystic ovarian disease.
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New Chapter® has extensively researched the herbal pharmacopoeia and international medical databases and discovered that the following time-tested herbs, properly extracted and blended in the correct proportions, safely modulate 5-LO and support prostate health: SAW PALMETTO Most researched, effective herb for prostate health in its purest, solvent-free supercritical extract form. GREEN TEA Offers 51 inflammation modulating phytonutrients, with critical anti-aging and prostate-specific health benefits. STINGING NETTLE Two extracts provide fullest spectrum of inflammation modulating prostate-specific phytonutrients, with demonstrated clinical benefit in conjunction with saw palmetto. GINGER According to USDA and major university phytochemical databases, this is nature's richest herbal source of 5-LO modulators (24 phytonutrient modulators). SELENIUM Probiotic Nutrients™ trace nutrient critical to tissue detoxification and long term prostate health. ROSEMARY Contains numerous anti-aging constituents and significant 5-LO modulators. Plus: Pumpkin seed oil and extra virgin olive oil have numerous prostate health benefits and multiple 5-LO modulators.$25.99
Kidny Formula is a combination that cleanses and restores the renal system and is useful for clearing congestion in the prostate gland. It is a general tonic for the kidneys. Uva Ursi contains an active ingredient called arbutin which has a very important diuretic and antiseptic action, thus aiding to rid the urinary tract of infection. Uva Ursi helps to clean the kidneys and bladder, and is considered excellent in dissol ving kidney sediment such as sand, gravel and even stones. Buchu is an excellent diuretic. It acts directly in the kidney increa sing the fluids and solids of the urine. It is very useful in treating painful and burning urination, helping and soothing any infec tion of the genito-urinary system. Parsley is a mild and soothing diuretic. The presence of apiol and other flavonoids will stimulate urination and provide relief when urination is painful and incomplete. It is high in vitamin A and C. Ginger is used here to stimulate peripheral circulation and relieve abdominal cramping. Marshmallow (Althea officinalis), also known as Althea or Mallow is derived from the Greek word that means "cure". Althea is known for its mucilaginous qualities, with usage dating back to ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Known for its healing qualities for the kidneys, it is a very soothing herb, high in vitamin A, calcium, zinc and significant amounts of iron, sodium, iodine, and B complex. Like slippery elm, Althea reduces inflamma tion and has a calming effect on the body. Marshmallow has been known to relieve indigestion, kid ney problems and stones, urinary tract infections, and even external skin wounds such as boils and abscesses. Juniper Berry is a urinary anti septic and a good diuretic. It is soothing to the kidneys. ***As Uva Ursi is most effective in an alkaline urine, it is sug gested that an alkaline diet be followed when using this herbal formula.$14.99