Natural prostate supplement can boost prostate health
A healthy diet and regular exercise can help boost prostate health, but many experts suggest that a natural prostate supplement may also be of benefit in the prevention and treatment of prostate enlargement (BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia) and prostate cancer.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Prostate Supplement Can Boost Prostate HealthProstate problems end up affecting most men during their lifetimes. An estimated half of all menin their 60s and up to 90 percent of men in their 70s and 80s suffer from enlarged prostates. Inaddition, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second leading cause ofcancer death in men. But there are ways to fight back, including taking a natural prostatesupplement.Age, of course, is the greatest risk factor for prostate health issues, but there are strategies mencan use to prevent these problems from developing in the first place, and some of these strategiesmay actually help fight the conditions -- prostate enlargement and even prostate cancer -- afterthey have developed.African Plum Tree Bark ExtractThis extract from the bark of the tree known as pygeumafricanum has been used both in Europeand the United States for the treatment of BPH, which can cause troublesome urinary symptomswhen the prostate grows in size and clamps down on the urethra, disrupting the flow of urine.A study done at the University of Missouri-Columbia found the plant extract had a beneficialeffect on prostate cancer cells in experimental mice. It also was found to be effective againstprostate cancer cells in vitro. The authors concluded it may be a useful supplement for people athigh risk for prostate cancer. These would include those with a family history of the disease aswell as African-American men.Sang Huang Mushroom ExtractThis extract of the mushroom phellinuslinteus was found in a study done at the Beth IsraelDeaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, to slow prostate tumorgrowth, cause tumor cell regression and increase the death rate of tumor cells in studies in micewith the disease. The findings caused the authors to conclude that the study suggests that theextract is not only able to attenuate tumor growth, but also to cause tumor regression by inducingtumor cell growth.
White Button Mushroom ExtractThe extract of this mushroom known as agaricusbisporus was found in a study by the BeckmanResearch Institute to both reduce both prostate tumor size and proliferation as well as increasingthe death rate of tumor cells both in vitro and in mice. The authors said they support therecommendation of white button mushroom as a dietary component that may aid in theprevention of prostate cancer in men.Diet, Exercise and Natural SupplementsMost experts say that a healthy low-fat diet and regular exercise, avoiding tobacco and keepingalcohol consumption at a moderate level are all important to maintain good prostate health.But it now appears that prostate supplements can have a beneficial effect on the prevention andperhaps even the treatment of prostate cancer, as well as of BPH or enlarged prostate.Among the supplements or other natural products that frequently have been used for prostatehealth are the mineral selenium, the antioxidant lycopene, green tea, and saw palmetto, theextract of the fruit of a fan palm tree.A Natural ProductA healthy diet and regular exercise can help boost prostate health, but many experts suggestthat a natural prostate supplement may also be of benefit in the prevention and treatment ofprostate enlargement (BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia) and prostate cancer. There isevidence in test tube and animal studies that some of these products can slow prostate tumorgrowth, cause tumor regression and kill prostate cancer cells.Among these are a natural prostate supplement containing botanical extracts such as sang huangmushroom, white button mushroom and African plum tree bark. All three of these ingredientsmay be found in specially formulated nutraceuticals(health professionals recommendProstate-PH) designed to support healthy prostate tissue.