The prostate is a male reproductive gland that has several important functions and an impressive deal of influence on men’s health. Poor prostate health can have a direct impact on various regions of the body including the bladder, urinary tract, and kidneys. Unfortunately, prostate problems are common, particularly among older men. However, regardless of age, it is important to be aware of prostate health and take steps to support its function. An effective way to do this is by supplementing with Prostate Support.
What is Prostate Support?
Prostate Support is a daily supplement produced by HoltraCeuticals that promotes better prostate health. The unique formulation of Prostate Support protects against and helps ease the most common of prostate issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.
What Does Prostate Support Do?
Taking Prostate Support may help alleviate symptoms of prostate-related dysfunction such as urination difficulties, discomfort, infertility, and inflammation. Regardless, if you are interested in protecting your prostate from future malfunction or want to support the resolution of an existing issue, Prostate Support can help.
What’s in Prostate Support?
Prostate Support is composed of an impressive collection of various vitamins, minerals, herbs and other powerful nutrients all shown to support and protect the prostate. Although each ingredient found in Prostate Support is important, there are three standout ingredients beneficial for prostate wellness: saw palmetto, stinging nettle, and beta-sitosterol.
Saw palmetto is a plant that has long been lauded for its medicinal benefits. These accolades are supported by current research showing that extract from the berries of the saw palmetto plant provide impressive benefits. Some positive outcomes associated with saw palmetto supplementation include higher sperm count, improved urinary tract function, and better prostate health. These prostate related benefits are so pronounced that saw palmetto has become one of the most commonly used supplements included in the treatment of BPH and prostate cancer.
The bioactive agents in saw palmetto include various fatty acids, flavonoids, and plant sterols. The berries of the plant contain a high number of polysaccharides that help limit inflammation and naturally support immune function. Both qualities support prostate health and combat enlargement.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of saw palmetto is its ability to slow production of enzyme 5-alpha reductase. 5-alpha reductase facilitates the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Research suggests that DHT plays a significant role in prostate enlargement and has a potential connection to the development of prostate cancer. Taking saw palmetto or a supplement containing it, such as Prostate Support, promotes better regulation of 5-alpha reductase. This helps keep testosterone and DHT at the appropriate values, reducing the risk of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.
Stinging nettle is a plant well known for the distinct stinging sensation it causes when its leaves contact skin. However, despite the discomfort it causes, stinging nettle offers some notable health benefits.
Stinging nettle contains many helpful compounds such as formic acid, potassium, provitamin A, and vitamin B1. These and other elements found throughout the plant make it an effective antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-ulcer, and analgesic. These qualities are helpful in combating a variety of health issues, including problems relating to the prostate.
Studies confirm that proper supplementation with stinging nettle can improve symptoms of BPH such as increased urge to urinate, difficulty emptying the bladder, painful urination, drippage, and poor urinary flow. Further research suggests that stinging nettle may be just as effective at treating BPH as other commonly prescribed medications.
Although the mechanism of its prostate-supporting benefits is not yet clear, experts posit that stinging nettle helps regulate chemicals that encourage BPH while also affecting prostate cells in a manner that helps prevent cancer. You can easily acquire the prostate protecting benefits of stinging nettle by supplementing with Prostate Support.
Beta-sitosterol is a naturally occurring plant-based substance seen in many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. This compound offers several health benefits and shares many similarities with cholesterol.
As mentioned above, the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase may encourage prostate issues by promoting the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Interestingly, studies have found that beta-sitosterol inhibits 5-alpha-reductase activity regulating DHT values. This reduces the risk of BPH and prostate cancer.
Besides prevention of prostate illness, beta-sitosterol has been shown to ease existing prostate problems. Several randomized studies have found that supplementation with beta-sitosterol can relieve prostate discomfort and associated symptoms such as urinary dysfunction.
Beta-sitosterol may also provide other benefits such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, alleviating migraines, preventing gallstones, and combating autoimmune disease. Fortunately, you can easily acquire the impressive benefits of beta-sitosterol by supplementing with Prostate Support.
Naturally Supporting Prostate Health
The prostate plays a critical role in male health. Sadly, prostate issues such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer are common. Prostate issues such as these can contribute to the development of further dysfunction such as difficulty urinating, constant physical discomfort, infertility, and others. It is well documented that the risk for prostate issues increase with age. However, that does not mean you should wait until then to consider prostate health.
Taking action now by supplementing with HoltraCeuticals’ Prostate Support can help keep your prostate healthy and working at its best for years to come. This is because Prostate Support contains powerful high-quality ingredients such as saw palmetto, stinging nettle, and beta-sitosterol. If you want to protect your prostate or alleviate existing prostate problems, consider supplementing with Prostate Support.
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