The prostate is a small gland surrounding the neck of the bladder and urethra that is responsible for ensuring healthy urinary flow. As a man gets older, this gland tends to enlarge and can cause health issues such as urinary problems, benign enlargement and cancer. More than half of men in their 60s and as many as 90 percent in their 70’s and 80’s experience some type of health condition stemming from the prostate.
The following are some of the nutrients and foods that have been found useful in supporting healthy prostate function.
Enjoy Tomatoes! Lycopene is a natural chemical compound found in such fruits as tomatoes, pomegranate, and pink grapefruit. This compound gives the fruit its rich, red color and is a powerful antioxidant. Men studied who had diets high in lycopene-rich foods were found to have less incidences of prostate cancer. In a 2003 Harvard study, 47,000 men who ate 10 servings of tomatoes per week cut their risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer by 50 percent.
Dindolylmethane or DIM: DIM is a key substance found naturally in all of cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts). As men age, testosterone converts to estrogen naturally which then breaks down into “bad” and “good” estrogen metabolites. DIM blocks estrogen receptor activity. This raises the ratio of testosterone to estrogen. DIM allows more free testosterone to be available in the body which helps elevate mood, build muscle and strengthen bones. Research from the University of California, Berkeley has also concluded that DIM exhibits potent anti-cancer properties. So men, eat plenty of coleslaw and look for a product that will provide additional DIM in your supplement program.
Zinc: Men store zinc in their prostate gland and it is a key nutrient needed for sperm production. Prostate supreme contains half the RDA. Key food sources for zinc include pasture raised Bison, pumpkin seeds, crimini and shiitake mushrooms, spinach, and venison.
Saw palmetto berries: These are included for their legendary activity in sustaining healthy prostate and sexual function. Saw palmetto berry, and its fatty acid constituents, is the most well studied, well known, and widely used herb for supporting prostate health. A 3-year study in Germany showed signs that saw palmetto extract significantly promoted prostate health in 73% of the participants.
Pumpkin seeds: These are a rich source of zinc, fatty acids, and plant sterols, and they have a long history of traditional use to maintain urinary tract and prostate health. Saw palmetto, pygeum bark, and pumpkin seed are also particularly rich sources of beta-sitosterol, which is found in almost all plants. Several double-blind placebo controlled studies have documented the ability of beta-sitosterol to support prostate health.
Nettles: Double-blind studies of extracts from the nettle plant have confirmed its ability to support prostate health. The nettle plant (Urtica dioica) affects natural sex steroid compounds and proteins that carry them in the body.
Chrysin: This flavonoid is found in high concentrations in honey. Chrysin has been shown to be an inhibitor of aromatase enzyme activity, reducing the over-production of proliferative estrogens from testosterone.
Why Men Over 35 Would Benefit from Prostate Supreme
Doctor Peters feels that any man over the age of 40 should take Prostate Supreme for prevention, and men over the age of 50 will most likely need Prostate Supreme to avoid unpleasant symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Prostate Supreme provides balanced and comprehensive support for optimal prostate health and function. Men interested in optimal prostate health, those with a personal or family history of benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia (BPH), those experiencing frequency of urination, and men wishing to reduce risk for prostate cancer, should all take Prostate Supreme. BPH is the swelling of the prostate gland and is experienced by 50-60% of men over the age of 50. Healthy prostate function is essential to a man’s optimal urinary health and sexual vitality. For this reason many men, as they mature, become more concerned with sustaining and promoting their prostate health.
Key Nutrients found in Prostate Supreme:
- Zinc (as Zinc Chelazome® Bis-Glycinate Chelate) 15 mg
- Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)(berry) 340 mg[standardized to contain 94% fatty acids]
- Pygeum (Pygeum africanum)(bark) 200 mg[standardized to contain 25% phytosterols]
- Nettle (Urtica dioica)(root) 200 mg [standardized to contain 1% silica]
- DIM 100mg
- L-Glycine 100 mg
- L-Alanine 100 mg
- L-Glutamic Acid 100 mg
- Pumpkin Seed Extract (Cucurbita pepo) (seed)(20:1) 60 mg
- Chrysin 50 mg
- Lycopene 20 mg ( Lycopene is naturally found in tomatoes)
To honor Men’s Health week, we are offering 20% off on our Prostate Supreme. Order online as a great gift to yourself, your husband or your Dad to discover the many benefits this product provides for a healthy prostate!
This offer is good until June 30th, 2014
Giovannucci E. A review of epidemiologic studies of tomatoes, lycopene, and prostate cancer. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2002 Nov;227(10):852-9.
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