ProstarisClinically studied, Prostaris supports prostate health and sexual vitality along with enhanced prostate gland function*
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Wondering if taking a natural for your prostate health is right for you?
If you're 40 to 59 years old, there’s an almost 60% chance you have an enlarged prostate right now. Older men face worse odds. A staggering 97% of all men will have prostate problems in their lives.
Doctors call it benign prostatic hyperplasia, commonly known as BHP. And here’s the catch: it starts out silently. You never know that you have it. You feel fine. You never give it a second thought. Then it creeps up on you.
Prostaris, a natural,vitamin supplement for prostate health, is formulated by Dr. Floyd Taub a top-flight researcher with over 30 years experience in medicine and pathology. To give men a fighting chance, Dr. Taub formulated Prostaris' herbal prostate supplements with Vitamins E, B6, Saw Palmetto,, Lyopene and Green Tea. Additionally, this prostate health supplement contains Beta Sitosterol - which may block a powerful enzyme that could cause major prostate problems.*
The nutrients in Prostaris herbal pill supplements have been clinically studied to support prostate health and sexual vitality along with:
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Research conducted at leading universities and medical centers worldwide over the last ten years appears to support the anecdotal and traditional “folk-lore use” of nutritional supplements for overall prostate health.
E and Prostate Health
Men taking vitamin E (alone or with beta carotene) had 32% fewer cases of prostate cancer after 5-8 years. And there were 41% fewer deaths from prostate cancer in men on vitamin E, suggesting it may impede the progression of a prostate tumor to a more malignant state.*
Copper and Zinc Balance
Copper is needed with long-term use of zinc, because zinc inhibits copper absorption. The prostate has the highest levels of zinc—more than any other organ of the body. This may indicate that zinc supports prostate health. Most studies have found that low levels of zinc in the prostate are associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) as well as other prostate conditions. Zinc is also instrumental in making sex and thyroid hormones and it is also important for properfunction.
How effective is zinc therapy? Dr. Irving Bush of the Chicago Medical School and researchers from Cook County Hospital studied over 5,000 patients and have confirmed that zinc prevents prostate enlargement.
Saw Palmetto and Pygeum
The fat-soluble extract of the saw palmetto berry is the most well studied, well known, and widely used natural product 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. Pygeum, an extract from the bark of an African tree, has been studied in controlled trials over the past 25 years and has shown significant ability to promote prostate health.
There are dozens and dozens of classic double blind studies done with real men on theeffects of beta-sitosterol on benign prostate hypertrophy or BPH. Below we have summarized some of these studies . . . all of which indicate that beta-sitosterol is a highly effective treatment for BPH.
A most unique review of 31 years of studies was published in the volume 280 of the Journal of the American Medical Association (1998) where they chose 18 different trials involving 2,939 men in total who were treated for BPH with strong extracts of saw palmetto containing beta-sitosterol. They said after reviewing all these studies, “The evidence suggests that Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) improves urologic symptoms and and flow measures.”
One of the very best studies done was published in the British Journal of Urology, volume 80 (1997), at the University of Dresden. Drs. Klippel, Hilti and Schipp studied 177 men for 6 months who suffered from BPH. Half the men got a placebo and half got the prescription extract Azuprostat containing 130mg of beta-sitosterol. They cited a full 32 references to substantiate their research. They carefully screened all the men and tested them extensively during the study. They concluded, “These results show that beta-sitosterol is an effective option in the treatment of BPH.”
In the Lancet, vol 345 (1995) a very professional study was done at the University of Bochum in Herne, Germany by Dr. Berges and his associates. They used pure beta-sitosterol with 200 men half of whom received a placebo over the course of a year. They said, “Significant improvement in symptoms and urinary flow parameters show the effectiveness of beta-sitosterol in the treatment of BPH.” This is clearly one of the most important and well done studies on prostate ever published.
These have been only a few of the many dozens of medical journal publications of studies taken place in some of the most important urological clinics around the world. These studies all indicate that beta-sitosterol is highly effective in reducing enlarged prostates in BPH patients as well as significantly decreasing their BPH symptoms.
In cell culture and animal studies, this carotenoid (found in tomatoes) appears to reduce the stimulatory effect of testosterone and thereby induce Prostate Cancer cells death. In one study, researchers supplemented the diet of young rats with lycopene for eight weeks and then looked at their prostate lobes to see if and how the supplement had influenced them. Their 2004 findings were among the first to offer evidence that lycopene may reduce local prostate androgen signaling as well as IGF-I expression and basal inflammatory signals in normal prostate tissue. In everyday language: lycopene just might reduce testosterone’s stimulatory effect on PC cells and reduce the effect of the cells’ own growth factor.
There is also evidence that lycopene may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer in humans. For example, a 2004 study examined several epidemiological investigations focused on a possible relationship between tomato consumption and subsequent risk for PC. One of these studies followed nearly 47,000 men from 1986 through 1992. By the end of this period, 773 of these participants had been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Statistical analysis indicated that when all dietary sources of tomatoes were combined, consuming more than ten servings per week was associated with a significant 35% reduced risk of PC. In 1998, a longer follow-up period was evaluated. By this time, in this same population, 2,481 study participants had been diagnosed with PC. Again, tomato consumption was associated with a reduction in PC risk, this time a 23% reduction. And looking at the issue in an entirely other way, a 2002 study found that men with lower lycopene blood or tissue levels were at higher risk for developing the disease.
This mineral, found at highest concentration in some soil, is now among the mos tpopular nutritional supplements in the field of naturopathic cancer prevention. Laboratory cell culture studies have shown that selenium can induce apoptosis of Prostate Cancer cells. There is also at least one cell culture study which found that human prostate carcinoma cells pretreated with selenium have increased sensitivity to gamma-irradiation. So, again, we see evidence that when used in tandem with traditional treatments (in this case, radiation), natural supplements may amplify the overall therapeutic effect.
Green Tea & Prostate Cancer
New research suggests that phytochemicals in green tea may help prevent the spread of prostate cancer. Since earlier research suggests that the same natural plant substances might also help prevent the development of prostate cancer, scientists say that more studies are needed on green tea’s ability to fight this common cancer.
In the new green-tea study, researchers observed that phytochemicals called polyphenols attack growth factors and proteins, interrupting processes that increase the size of tumors, thus preventing them from spreading to other parts of the body.
Studies presented at the most recent American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) conference on diet and cancer also show that green tea in mice with an aggressive form of cancer can decrease the spread or metastasis of prostatecancer to liver, bone and other sites.
Stinging Nettle Root Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Stinging nettle root is used widely in Europe to treat BPH. Studies in people suggest that stinging nettle, in combination with other herbs (especially saw palmetto), may be effective at relieving symptoms, such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate. These symptoms are caused by the enlarged prostate gland pressing on the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). Laboratory studies have shown stinging nettle to be comparable to finasteride (a medication commonly prescribed for BPH) in slowing the growth of certainprostate cells. However, unlike finasteride, the herb does not decrease prostate size. Scientists aren’t sure why nettle root reduces symptoms. It may be because it contains chemicals that affect hormones (including testosterone and estrogen), or because it acts directly on prostate cells. It is important to work with a doctor to treat BPH, and to make sure you have a proper diagnosis to rule out prostate cancer.
Mushrooms and BPH
Reishi also seem to have another benefit. In the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, researchers reported that extracts of reishi may be useful for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy. In the study, the mushroom extract significantly inhibited hormone-driven growth of the prostate in lab animals.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study using reishi mushroom extract, 88 men who had lower urinary tract symptoms, characteristic of BPH, were assigned to take either 6 mg of mushroom extract or placebo daily for 12 weeks. Men in the treatment group had a significant improvement in the International Prostate Symptom Score and variables of uroflowmetry.
In a recent study published in Chemistry and Biodiversity, treatment with reishiextract significantly inhibited the testosterone-induced growth of the prostate in rats. This finding indicated that reishi mushroom extract may be helpful in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia or prostate cancer.