Beta Sitosterol is a natural product found in many vegetables. The typical American diet supplies around 300mg per day of Beta Sitosterol, and vegetarians may typically eat about 600mg. Beta Sitosterol has been found to be very beneficial to our health. It promotes healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels and has a notably positive effect in supporting prostate health. Since it is a natural product, side effects have been found to be minimal.
Beta Sitosterol is extracted from saw palmetto and other species of pine (Pinus) and spruce (Picea). Saw Palmetto extracts are up to 3000 times stronger than ordinary saw palmetto, and are consequently much more effective. The natural use of these plants and herbs to help manage symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate is becoming more common.
Over the past 10 years there have been many studies and international trials on the relief of an enlarged prostate. Symptoms may include an increased frequency and urge to urinate, or problems emptying the bladder. It is a common problem in older men, and there are several procedures including surgery and medication which are used in the relief of this problem. However, more and more success has been reported in clinical studies with the use of Beta Sitosterol.
One study reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association reports “The evidence suggests that Saw Palmetto extract improves urologic symptoms and flow measures”. This was on 18 different trials involving 2939 men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) over a 31 year period.
More recently, the Cochrane review in 2008 reported on trials of 1519 men in four randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trials lasting 4-26 weeks. Their report concluded that “Beta-Sitosterols improved urinary symptom scores and flow measures”.
You will find 300mg of beta-sitosterol in Healthy Choice Naturals Prostate Care, in combination with 5 other important nutrients which together help support your prostate gland and maintain optimum prostate health.