Understanding the prostate: The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, below the bladder in men. Maintaining a healthy prostate is critical in maintaining reproductive health, quality of life and more.
Saw Palmetto (45% free fatty acids) (640 mg)
Saw palmetto is an extract of the fruit of serenoa repens . It is rich in fatty acids and has traditionally been used for a variety of indications related to the promotion of prostate health. Research indicates saw palmetto may help to maintain urinary health, including frequency of urination. Saw palmetto appears to inhibit an enzyme known to convert testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Some research indicates that saw palmetto also induces cell death (apoptosis) in unhealthy cells. Saw palmetto appears to promote normal lipoxygenase (LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX), which promote a normal inflammatory response.
Stinging Nettle Extract (0.8% beta sitosterol) (300 mg)
Stinging nettle or common nettle, Urtica dioica , is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa and North America. Stinging nettle research suggests that it helps maintain normal levels of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme which impacts the conversion of testosterone to DHT. When taken in combination with saw palmetto, stinging nettle appears to promote urinary tract health.
Plant Sterols (min 40% beta sitosterol) (233 mg)
Research has shown that supplementing with beta sitosterol helps to maintain optimal prostate size and urinary function. Animal research on prostate health suggests that beta-sitosterol might also promote normal 5-alpha-reductase activity, the enzyme responsible for the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Research suggests beta-sitosterol might help to promote normal prostate cell production and size.
Pumpkin Seed Extract (4:1) (160 mg)
Pumpkin seed extract aids in prostate health by promoting normal urinary flow and helping to maintain bladder comfort.
Leucoselect ® - Grape seed extract (95% polyphenols) (125 mg)
Leucoselect is a patented grape seed extract with a well defined composition supported by numerous clinical studies. Leucoselect contains high levels of polyphenols, which are substances that have antioxidant properties widely recognized to promote health. Leucoselect may help to inhibit mild inflammation associated with the aging process.
Dyer's Woad Extract (15:1) ( Isatis indigotica ) (40 mg)
Dyer’s woad is a flowering plant native to the grasslands and desert zones of the Caucasus, Central Asia to eastern Siberia and Western Asia, but is also now found in southeastern and some parts of Central Europe. It has been cultivated throughout Europe, especially in Western and southern Europe since ancient times. Its active component, indirubin, has also been shown to be effective in promote cell death in unhealthy cells.
Zinc Citrate (20 mg)
Zinc helps to maintain healthy cells within the prostate. Within the body, zinc accumulates higher in prostate tissue than in any other soft tissue so supplementation is helpful in maintaining cellular health within the prostate.
The ingredients in this formulation were carefully selected to support prostate health. Working synergistically, each of these play a role in minimizing the negative effects of DHT, promoting healthy cell function, and inhibiting mild inflammation associated with the aging process, all helping to maintain healthy prostate size and function.