Prostate Support (60 Softgels)

$27.90

Prostate Support is a comprehensive formula designed to support male urinary flow, hormone metabolism, and overall prostate health. This formula contains a variety of synergistic, standardized herbs in addition to pumpkin seed oil, vitamin B6, and zinc. Saw palmetto berry is present as a highly concentrated, standardized extract.

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Cautions:

This product is intended solely for use by men 18 years of age or older. Consult your healthcare practitioner before use, especially if you have – or think you may have – any medical condition or if you are currently taking medication. Keep out of reach of children.

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Description

Discussion:

Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (Serenoa repens), widely studied and used in Europe to support male urinary flow, is standardized in this formula to contain 85-95% free fatty acids and sterols. The extract inhibits 5 alpha-reductase as well as DHT binding to androgen receptors, has anti- estrogenic activity, reduces prolactin-induced prostate enlargement and IGF-1-induced prostate growth, has anti-inflammatory activity, and generally reduces edema.

Pygeum Africanum Bark Extract (Pygeum africanum), used for approximately 300 years, blocks androgen precursors, reduces prolactin levels, and has a decongesting, or anti-edema, effect. In animal models, Pygeum modulates bladder hypercontractility. The bark extract increases prostatic secretions and improves seminal fluid composition.  In 2007, a critical review of this plant’s efficacy examined a detailed series of in vitro and in vivo studies on prostate growth and bladder function. Researchers identified molecular targets of Pygeum africanum extract affecting both growth factor- mediated prostate growth and specific parameters of bladder function.

Pumpkin Seed Oil Extract (Cucurbita pepo) is naturally rich in phytosterols, antioxidants, and unsaturated fatty acids (55% linoleic acid). A randomized, controlled, double-blind, three-month study (n=53) reported significant improvement in urinary flow, urination time, residual urine, and urinary frequency without any adverse effects.

Uva-Ursi Extract (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), derived from the Uva-Ursi leaf, contains 10% of the glycoside, arbutin, beneficial for its anti-microbial and diuretic properties.
Zinc inhibits 5a reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to its more potent form, dihydro- testosterone, believed to be most responsible for proliferative changes to the prostate.

Dosage:

Take one softgel twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

References:

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r prevent any disease.