Prostate Health BPH
Saw Palmetto Seeds
Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) is the non cancerous enlargement of the
prostate that strikes at least half of all men 50 years old and as many as
90 percent of men 70 years old and up. The condition makes urination difficult,
perhaps painful, and leaves a man unable to empty his bladder thoroughly,
resulting in frequent visits to the bathroom, especially at night. The prostate
is also key to your sexual performance, this walnut-sized organ heightens
orgasmic feelings and makes vital contributions to your sperm count.
Herbal formulations containing combinations of herbs are often more effective than single extracts. Damiana is more effective when combined with saw palmetto in formulas that address male prostate health than when either herb is used alone, and
Saw palmetto combined with stinging nettle and pygeum is the herbal standard for treating benign prostate hypertrophy( BPH) and the related condition of male pattern baldness. More than a dozen clinical studies involving almost 3,000 men have verified saw palmetto's ability to markedly alleviate BPH symptoms - without the libido 5reducing side effects of the pharmaceutical drug. 1, 2 3
Herbs for Prostate Health
- Men who drank 1 to 3 cups of coffee per day lowered their risk of prostate cancer by 13 percent, according to the study which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
- Pumpkin seeds contain a heavy concentration of phytochemicals called cucubitacins that are being studied in benign prostate enlargement. 1While the exact mechanism is not fully understood, Drugs widely available in Europe for treatment of BPH contain extracts of both pumpkin seed and Saw palmetto and are considered safe and effective.4
For the purposes of men's sexual health, the key ingredients in stinging nettles are the sterols, that appear to lessen the action of DHT, the form of testosterone that causes the prostate to enlarge.