To all the fetching men out there, this one’s for you. You work hard daily, exercise when you get a chance and hey your diet isn’t as bad as your compadre but have you considered the health of your prostate?
It’s imperative to understand the location of this ping-pong, ball sized gland, in order to realize why there is such a high prevalence of prostate conditions. The prostate is found below the bladder and in front of the rectum, while the urethra which is a narrow tube that connects to the bladder, runs through the middle of the prostate.
Now imagine if your prostate is unhappy. Just how many surrounding structures and issues would this create? Men generally suffer with three popular conditions namely, Prostatitis, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate cancer. Please do seek help if you suffer with the following:
- Frequent urge to urinate including interruption of sleep to urinate
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Pain or burning sensation during urination
- Pain or stiffness in the lower back region
- Trickling of urine
- Blurry vision
- Painful ejaculation
Feeling a tad bit panicked? No need, there are great formulations that can assist you with the above.
Solgar Saw Palmetto or Solgar Saw Palmetto, Optunia, Lycopene complex is highly recommended. Saw palmetto has endless benefits. We find this in many male supplements as it supports the prostate, balances hormones, prevents hair loss whilst improving urinary function and decreasing inflammation. A few studies also show Saw Palmetto’s ability to decrease the growth or spread of cancer.
Lycopene is another popular ingredient and powerful anti-oxidant that can be found in tomatoes, grapefruits and watermelons. We all know the drill with anti-oxidants; it rids free radicals with plentiful studies showing lycopene retarding the growth of tumours especially in the prostate. Added benefits are heart protection and in turn aiding with healthy cholesterol levels. This can be found in my favourite product, Prostavor. Patients and customers give this a thumbs up! A blend of vitamins and herbs assists in maintaining the prostate. What sets this apart from other products is that it contains Beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol which is an effective treatment of BPH. It also helps decrease PSA levels and improves energy levels.
Using Metagenics Ultra Prostagen hits the nail on the head by covering all aspects. As men age there is a natural decrease in testosterone, this product will aid in increasing testosterone naturally with an overall improvement in mood, cognition, libido, urinary function and prostate health.
Did you know that the prostate gland uses more zinc than any other tissue in the body? Zinc needs to bind to the amino acid Arginine in order to be transported to the prostate. Vibrant Health – A Man’s Zinc is remarkable, it has a blend of phytosterols, zinc and arginine. This will assist prostate health, immunity and tissue repair.
The last gem is Medford Prosta-script. Can you believe they have thrown in Reishi mushrooms for added antioxidant protection and Nettle which plays a role in inhibiting the growth effects of excess hormones.
That’s it folks for now, feel free to visit us in store, we have all the products to keep your prostate healthy and vibrant or visit our online site for these remarkable supplements.
Yours in health,
Dr Keshia Naidoo