An enlarged prostate is a common problem for men, especially when they begin to reach the age of 55. While you might have banked on greying hair and getting pudgy around the middle prostate problems may not have crossed your mind. Yet, statistics are showing that by the age 60, 50% of men will have some signs of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and by the time you are 80% your risk goes up to 90%.
Looking at those statistics, it’s not exactly promising, but don’t start panicking yet!
To keep your prostate in good shape, look to mother nature. Natural and herbal remedies will not only help to heal your prostate but will so naturally and most importantly with no side effects.
Here’s the ultimate herbal remedy to healing your prostate.
1) Rye grass pollen
Rye flower pollen has been revealed as a powerful weapon when it comes to treating an enlarged prostate. The pollen has anti-inflammatory effects, helping to relieve the symptoms of prostatitis by causing the bladder to contract while also relaxing the urethra.
Multiple clinical studies support its effectiveness in the treatment of an enlarged prostate. One 2017 meta-analysis consisting of 10 clinical studies actually revealed an 83% positive response rate from patients, with no side effects reported. Further studies have also emphasised the healing properties of rye grass, stating that flower pollen extract could significantly improve patients’ quality of life if suffering from prostatitis.
2) Beta Sitosterol
Beta sitosterol is a sterol, similar to cholesterol, found in plant foods. It hosts a wide range of health benefits, especially when it comes to healing an enlarged prostate. It has been shown to help reduce the symptoms of BPH, including improving urination flow and prostatitis. Many studies have been conducted, reviewing the effectiveness of beta sitosterol as a natural treatment for an enlarged prostate.
One 2000 review of four randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind studies reviewed over 500 men suffering BPH. The results found that beta-sitosterol significantly improved urinary symptoms, residual volume and urine flow. Beta- sitosterol works to inhibit the activity of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase, which is a key trigger in the development of BPH and prostate cancer.
Flomax and other common prostate drugs were designed to mimic the way beta-sitosterol works. However, while this drug may hide your symptoms, they will in no way treat the root of the problems and can have dangerous side effects. Two popular alpha blockers drugs are Proscar (Finasteride) and Flomax (Tamsulosin). Their side effects have been widely documented across the web and it is strongly advised that you opt for natural and safer remedies.
Strong evidence has shown that boron may play an important role in protecting men from prostate cancer. This powerful, yet often overlooked mineral has been proven to reduce prostate cancer risk as well as lowering PSA levels. In one study reviewed the dietary intake of boron in 95 cancer patients. The results found that men with the highest boron intake showed a 54% lower risk of prostate cancer, compared to those with the lowest intake.
It was also noted that a higher intake of boron was associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Adequate levels of boron have been associated with a 64% reduced risk of prostate cancer, however, obtaining boron from food sources is difficult, with very low levels of boron being found in food.
As an example, apples are considered to be a good source. To gain the minimum of 3mg of boron daily you would need to eat 2.4lb of apples. As a result, many men are boron deficiency and potentially at a greater risk of developing prostate problems. Finding an effective supplement containing high levels of born, could make a big difference when it comes to your health.
Pygeum Africanum is a cherry tree found in Africa. Its bark has been used for thousands of years, heralded for its medicinal properties. In ancient times it was widely used to treat bladder problems, pygeum contains a wide variety of active components including the phytosterols beta-sitosterol.
Phytosterols found in plants produce an anti-inflammatory effect, helping to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of BPH. This component has also been found in studies to be very effective in treating prostatitis. In a large double-blind study 263 men received 100 mg of pygeum daily over a period of 60 days. At the end of the study 66% of the group reported significant improvement in urinary flow, frequency and night-time urination.
Curcumin, the main active ingredient found in turmeric, is an orange spice found in many a kitchen. Widely used in Asia, this spice has become largely known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
While inflammation plays an important role in protecting our bodies against bacteria, long term inflammation can result in devastating health problems. Chronic, low-level inflammation is now thought to play a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.
Curcumin is a powerful weapon against inflammation, even matching the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, aspirin, tamoxifen, sulindac and naproxen, but without the negative side effects . Research has also suggested that it may have anti-cancer properties.
In a 2007 study, researchers from the University of Leicester found that curcumin and turmeric was just as effective at stopping the spread and growth of cancer cells. This was in comparison to Oxaliplatin, a drug used during chemotherapy. The National Institute of Health has also looked into curcumin as a potential cancer-inhibiting ingredient. Its benefits have been studied in over 54 studies.
6) Ellagic Acid
If you have a taste for berries, then you’re in luck. Ellagic acid is an antioxidant naturally found in 46 different types of fruit. Many clinical studies have endorsed its cancer fighting abilities. Studies carried out by The Hollings Cancer Institute found that ellagic acid can cause apoptosis (death of cancer cells) for prostate cancer cells within 72 hours.
Normally health cells have a life cycle of around 120 days. However, cancer cells do not die but rather multiple. That’s where ellagic acid comes in; it has been proven to kill cancer cells without damaging healthy ones
7) Japanese Sophora (Flower Buds) Quercetin
Quercetin is a flavanol, derived from plants; in the case of Total Health it comes from the flower buds of Japanese Sophora. Many studies have shown it to be an effective anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce prostate-related pain and swelling. As an antioxidant quercetin fights free radicals and has been shown to have cancer fighting properties.
This was demonstrated in an animal study, whereby mice were induced with cancer and treated with quercetin. Overall, they found that the size of the mice tumour cells had significantly decreased. This supercharged antioxidant also interacted with the mice’s DNA, which further helped to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy normal cells untouched.
For those thinking ‘well animal trials don’t always translate to human trials’, you’re in for a surprise. Quercetin has been labelled a Tier 1 Supplement. That means that quercetin has many successful clinical studies and research that support its effectiveness.
One interesting human study had very positive results. The study was a randomized, double-blind study published in Urology. It had 28 men with CP/CPPS taking either a placebo or 500 mg of quercetin twice a day for one month.
The study’s authors also conducted a follow-up unblind, open-label study that involved an additional 17 men who received a supplement that contained quercetin, as well as other ingredients. At the end of the month, the men’s Prostate Symptom Score fell from 21.0 to 13.1 in the quercetin group and from 20.2 to 18.8 in the placebo group. An improvement in symptoms of at least 25% was reported by 20% of patients taking placebo and 67% of patients taking quercetin.
There you have it, the ultimate herbal remedy for healing your prostate!
When it comes to treating prostate problems, natural is the way to go. Yet, getting all of these components into your diet can be difficult at times, especially in the right dosage. That’s why Ben’s Total Health doesn’t only include all 7 of the herbal remedies discussed above but 16 extra prostate healing ingredients. Yes, that’s right that means 23 powerful herbal ingredients combined in one supplement designed to supercharge your prostate treatment.
Prostate cancer rates are higher than ever before and sadly many men are unknowingly relying on dangerous prostate drugs with life wrecking side effects.
With natural, herbal remedies you can treat your prostate naturally, safely and with no nasty side effects.
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