Natural supplements to treat BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia, have been top selling items at Lucky Vitamin, with an impressive number of consumers reporting they are from happy to completely satisfied with the results. Several products have positive reviews online as well.
BPH, or commonly known as enlarged prostate, is a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate gland, characterized by frequent urges to urinate. A man with BPH has to urinate more often, especially at night, and experiences less force and caliber while urinating. If the prostate enlarges too much, urination is difficult or impossible, and the risk of urinary tract infection and kidney damage increases.
Natural supplements for prostate support can help to relieve prostate pressure. Several ingredients have been shown to produce results, particularly saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, rye pollen extract, nettle, garlic, pumpkin seeds, and pygeum. Herbal supplements are considered an alternative medical treatment for BPH. However, men wishing to take them should be monitored by a physician.
Saw palmetto supplements have become the leading natural treatment for BPH. When used regularly, this herbal extract has been shown to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to its more active form, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Studies have shown that saw palmetto extract taken twice daily reduced nighttime urination in 73% of patients and improved urinary flow rates significantly. Saw palmetto may be as effective as drugs without side effects, such as loss of libido.
Another popular supplement is beta-sitosterol, a compound found in many edible plants. Reports show that men taking beta-sitosterol had a significant improvement in urinary flow and an improvement in symptoms.
|Nature’s Way – Saw Palmetto Standardized Extract 160 mg. – 60 Softgels|
|Enzymatic Therapy – Prostate Advantage – 180 Softgels|
|Biochem by Country Life – Saw Palmetto & Pygeum Extract – 180 Vegetarian Capsules|