A Healthy Prostate, a Healthy Life
As men age the health of the prostate gland starts to become a greater concern. After the age of 50 the risk of problems like an enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia – BPH) and prostate cancer increases dramatically.1 BPH, for example, affects more than 50% of men over the age of 50 and results in unpleasant symptoms including difficult, frequent or painful urination.2
Proven Natural Solutions
To help keep your prostate gland healthy for the rest of your life, Dr. Whitaker’s unique complex of proven herbs and nutrients features ingredients like saw palmetto and pygeum, two herbs renowned for their ability to help maintain proper prostate health. These herbs and other ingredients including pollen extract, nettle root, hydrangea, zinc and lycopene are all well known for their effectiveness in supporting prostate health, including reducing the unpleasant symptoms of BPH and reducing the risk of prostate cancer.
Clinical studies in humans have consistently supported the effectiveness of saw palmetto for the treatment of symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland.3,4 For example, in one study, 85 men taking saw palmetto for 6 months experienced a significant improvement in urine flow rate, quality of life score and other symptoms associates with BPH.3 A review of the benefits of saw palmetto has also concluded that the herb is an effective and safe first line treatment for improving symptoms related to BPH.4
Another key ingredient in Dr. Whitaker’s formula is Pygeum africanum, which has also been shown to be highly effective for maintaining a healthy prostate gland, and has long been used in Europe for the treatment of BPH.5 In one large multi-centre trial in Europe, 85 men took pygeum extract daily for 2 months, with highly impressive results! The men taking pygeum demonstrated a 40% improvement in prostate symptoms, a 31% improvement in quality of life score and a 32% reduction in night-time urination frequency.5 Preliminary studies have also suggested that pygeum could play a role in helping to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.6
In addition to the prostate powerhouses, such as saw palmetto and pygeum, other key ingredients in Dr. Whitaker’s formula include: pollen extracts, stinging nettle, phytosterols, pumpkin seed and hydrangea extracts, all of which have been shown to benefit of the prostate gland by reducing prostate symptoms, supporting prostate health and potentially reducing the risk of prostate cancer.7,8,9,10 In fact, pollen extracts may actually help to reduce prostate size and target the causes of BPH.7
Finally, Dr. Whitaker’s product includes lycopene and zinc, which are both essential nutrients for healthy and optimal prostate function. Lycopene is a carotenoid antioxidant from tomatoes, and increased lycopene consumption has repeatedly been associated with a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer in men.11 Zinc is also essential for a healthy prostate, and normal, healthy prostate cells require high levels of zinc to function properly. In contrast, prostate cancer has been associated with a substantial decrease in the amount of zinc present in the prostate gland.12