How To Choose the Right Prostate Supplement for You
Supplements may be a good choice if you have problems with your prostate health or want to support your urinary system. They contain vitamins, minerals, and herbal ingredients that may help manage benign prostatic enlargement (BPH) and other conditions.
While they aren’t as regulated as the medicines your doctor prescribes, they can be a safe and effective way to boost your prostate health. Just make sure to do your research before taking a supplement.
Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives tomatoes, red peppers, watermelon, and pink grapefruit their vibrant colors. It is found naturally in most natural foods.
A few studies have shown that men who have high levels of lycopene in their blood are less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who do not. However, these studies are still in their early stages, and more research is needed to determine their true benefits for prostate health.
In healthy cells, lycopene may also make it less likely that the prostate will get bigger. People think that lycopene affects the cell cycle of prostatic epithelial cells and changes how these cells grow and divide.
Similarly, synthetic lycopene has been reported to decrease prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in men with benign prostate hyperplasia, a precursor to prostate cancer. It also inhibits the growth of normal prostate epithelial cells in vitro, which could lead to a reduced risk of prostate enlargement and/or the development of prostate cancer.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in a variety of foods and supplements. They help keep the membranes surrounding all of your cells working well. They also play important roles in heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and protecting against a number of other illnesses and symptoms.
In 2013, the media and the public were confused about a study that suggested a link between prostate cancer and high blood levels of fatty acids from fish oils or supplements. Researchers had no explanation as to how the higher levels could be related to prostate cancer, but they did point to a wealth of data from other studies that suggest omega-3 fatty acids have a protective effect against this disease.
The report was based on a single blood test of plasma fatty acids in 834 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer through 2007. These results showed that slightly higher omega-3 plasma percentages were associated with an increased risk for both low- and high-grade prostate cancer over the follow-up period.
Rye Pollen Extract
Whether you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), or prostate cancer, supplementing with pollen extracts from Secale cereale, corn, ryegrass, and timothy, can help keep your prostate healthy. These extracts have a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, coenzymes, and antioxidants.
Several studies have shown that taking pollen extracts may help BPH patients with symptoms like frequent urination, dribbling, and going to the bathroom at night. It may also help reduce the size of the prostate. In addition, pollen extracts may benefit men with CP or CPPS who experience similar urinary symptoms.
Even though there isn’t enough well-controlled scientific research on the safety and effectiveness of pollen extracts over the long term, they are becoming a more popular and effective herbal treatment for prostate health. They can be combined with diet and lifestyle modifications to improve overall prostate health. It is important to choose a nutritionist-formulated supplement that contains 100% active ingredients with no artificial additives, binders, or fillers.
Vitamin D is found in many foods and supplements, as well as in the sun. It helps the body absorb calcium and is essential for bone health. It also plays a role in cancer prevention.
Men with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to get prostate cancer than those with healthy levels. Getting enough vitamin D from food and the sun is important for prostate health.
Researchers say it could help stop prostate cancer from getting worse (primary prevention) and lower the risk of getting prostate cancer that is resistant to hormones (secondary prevention). It could also slow the growth of prostate tumors and lower the amount of testosterone in prostate cells, which is a key driver of prostate cancer growth.
In addition, it can help with prostate pain, urinary tract infections, and other problems. It is important to check your vitamin D level and take supplements as recommended by your doctor.
Be the first to comment