Nutra-Life Prostate Complete is a high potency combination of herbs and nutrients to help maintain a healthy prostate. These include Saw Palmetto which is beneficial for the symptomatic relief of medically diagnosed benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This formula also includes Epilobium and Lycopene with the mineral co-factors Zinc Selenium and other herbs to assist urinary function. This high strength formula can be used to support normal male physiology sexual function and the health of the prostate gland.
The Importance of Prostate Health Checks
More than half a million new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year world wide and the cancer is the direct cause of over 200000 deaths. More significantly the incidence of the disease is increasing with a rise of 1.7 per cent over 15 years.
Once a taboo subject prostate problems including cancer prostatitis and general age-related prostate enlargement (known as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or BPH) are now recognised as a major health problem. Today all men from the age of 40 onwards are encouraged to have regular medical checks to determine the status of their prostate.
The doctor may also recommend a special blood test to determine the level of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and will measure this from time to time to determine any changes. A simple physical examination can also help to check any changes to the prostate gland especially if there has been any change in urinary flow.
The important thing for all men from 40 onwards is to have regular checks and notify any changes in urinary flow including frequency and pain to your doctor immediately.
Research into maintaining a healthy prostate gland has focused on the reasons that the gland tends to enlarge as men grow older. Evidence supports that most men will have some involvement with BPH – the condition where the gland increases in size to the extent that it may press on the urethra and affect urination.
While some opinions vary as to the cause age-related BPH appears to be influenced by the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to a more aggressive form dihydrotestosterone or DHT that causes the cells in the prostate to increase in number and size causing the gland to enlarge. Because a specific enzyme 5-alpha reductase is involved in this conversion reducing the availability of this enzyme through the use of specific compounds including some fatty acids appears to help prevent the formation of DHT.
For centuries the fruits of the Saw Palmetto palm which contain special fatty acids have been used to help this condition and today there are a number of special supplements including Nutra-Life Prostate Complete which include Saw Palmetto (also known as serenoa) together with Epilobium Lycopene Horsetail Couch Grass Hydrangea Zinc and Selenium all of which have shown beneficial effects in maintaining a healthy prostate.
A recent Swedish study published in the International Journal of Cancer showed that men who eat one portion of salmon per week are 43 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who eat no salmon. The study links the apparent benefits to the EPA and DHA omega-3 content of the fish and while there may be some genetic elements involved the anti-inflammatory action of these two fatty acids are believed to play a significant role in maintaining prostate health.
Men who take fish oil supplements regularly for heart health and other reasons may also be helping their prostate as well.
Each Soft Gelatine Capsule Provides:
Standardised Herbal Extracts equiv. to dry;
Serenoa serrulata (SAW PALMETTO) Fruit 4g
Stand. Equiv. Fatty Acids 360mg
Lycopersicon escuentum (TOMATO) Fruit 667mg
Stand. Equiv. Lycopene
Herbal Extracts equiv to dry;
Epilobium parviflorum (EPILOBIUM) Leaf 400mg
Equisetum arvense (HORSETAIL) Herb 75mg
Agropyron repens (COUCH GRASS) 75mg
Hydrangea arborescens (HYDRANGEA) Root 50mg
Zinc (as Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 15mg
Selenium (as Selenomethionine) 25ug
ADULTS ONLY: Take one capsule daily with breakfast or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If pain or irritation persists for more than 48 hours consult your doctor. The presence of blood in the urine demands immediate medical attention.