A Natural Solution to Prostate Health
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy), or prostate enlargement affects more than 90% of all men in one way or another and well over 30 million American men currently suffer from this problem. Today, there are several options available for those who find the problem affects their quality of life, and more people are turning to natural treatments to find relief.
What is Beta Sitosterol?
Beta-sitosterol is a phytosterol that can be found in many plants and vegetables including wheat germ, rice bran, flax seeds, peanuts, soybeans, pumpkin seeds and corn oil. We consume around 300mg per day in a regular American diet, and vegetarians may consume up to 600mg per day. It is extracted from saw palmetto, various species of pine and spruce for use as a natural dietary supplement.
There have been many studies and clinical trials on the effects of beta-sitosterol on benign prostate hypertrophy.
- The Journal of the American Medical Association (1998) reported a review of 31 years of studies of 18 different trials involving 2,939 men in total who were treated for BPH with strong extracts of saw palmetto containing beta-sitosterol. The conclusion: “The evidence suggests that Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) improves urologic symptoms and flow measures.
- The British Journal of Urology reported a study of 177 men for 6 months who suffered from BPH. Thirty-two references were cited to substantiate their research. The conclusion: “These results show that beta-sitosterol is an effective option in the treatment of BPH.
- The Lancet, reported a study using pure beta-sitosterol with 200 men half of whom received a placebo over the course of a year. The conclusion: “Significant improvement in symptoms and urinary flow parameters show the effectiveness of beta-sitosterol in the treatment of BPH.
- The Current Therapeutic Research (1994) reported a study done at the University of Brussels, Belgium using an extract standardized for beta-sitosterol for six weeks. The conclusion: “Traditional parameters for quantifying prostatism, such as the International Prostate Symptom Score, the quality of life score, urinary flow rates, residual urinary volume, and prostate size were found to be significantly improved after only 45 days of treatment. After 90 days of treatment, a majority of patients (88%) and treating physicians (88%) considered the therapy effective.
How Can Beta Sitosterol be Taken in Sufficient Quantities for Prostate Health?
Beta Sitosterol is most commonly taken in a formula specially created for prostate health along with a combination of other nutrients which are known to have similar beneficial effects. You should look for formulas containing lycopene, selenium, zinc and DIM along with the Beta Sitosterol, all products found in nature. Bioperine may also be added to enhance absorption of these ingredients and ensure maximum efficacy. These special formulas are up to 3000 times stronger and more concentrated than simple saw palmetto, and consequently are much more effective.
You will find 300mg of beta-sitosterol in Healthy Choice Naturals Prostate Care, in combination with 5 other important nutrients which together help protect your prostate gland and maintain optimum prostate health.