Q: How long does it take for a good prostate supplement to work?
Everyone reacts differently, but with a quality prostate supplement you should start feeling the effects anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. The top products work faster because their formulas have greater potency and purity. This lets them work faster. The great news is that the longer you take them the more you benefit.
Q: Are there any side effects to prostate supplements?
At present, there are no known side effects to any of the top 20 products I recommend. The ingredients have a long history of being extremely safe.
Q: How much should I expect to pay?
Based on how and where you make your purchase, you could pay anywhere from $20 (mostly made with filler or Saw Palmetto, AVOID THESE) to over $100 from third party retail stores. That’s why most of the top-rated products normally sell directly to consumer, and our pricing is focused on improving your prostate health, not our revenue.
Q: Beta-Sitosterol is a sterol. Is a sterol a steroid?
No. Beta-Sitosterol is a substance found in plants. Chemists call it a “plant sterol ester.” It is not a steroid. It is found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and pine trees. It is used to make medicine. WebMD states that in addition to an enlarged prostate it is also used for heart disease and high cholesterol.
Q: How does Beta-Sitosterol work?
It is the only “alpha blocker” found in nature. The enzyme 5-alpha-reductase is associated with an enlarged prostate. By reducing this enzyme, it is able to naturally manage the symptoms associated with BPH, like constant urination, urgency, nighttime bathrooms trips and a weak stream among them.
Q: Does Saw Palmetto work?
No. That’s a myth. It is virtually worthless. There were some very misleading studies done on Saw Palmetto years ago that showed it helped reduce prostate problems, and unscrupulous marketers have misrepresented these studies for years. If you have ever taken Saw Palmetto you know it didn’t work. Just ask one of your friends who have taken Saw Palmetto – guarantee they say it was garbage. It’s junk science. Try it if you want, but you’ll see it doesn’t work.
Q: I have read that Lycopene is very good for your prostate. Does it work?
Like Saw Palmetto, Lycopene is another overly-hyped ingredient that is not as fantastic as its reputation. It’s basically useless. Companies that sing its praise show they don’t know what they are talking about. All of the “studies” on Lycopene, when examined closely, reveal they are sponsored by someone related to the company or the industry that benefits from it. One study was such a joke it said that the more pizza men ate the better their prostate health. What a joke. (trust me I love pizza and would eat it 3 times a day if I could, but it won’t help your prostate.)
Q: Why is the PSA Test So Important?
Read the article by Dr. Dudley Danoff, one of America’s top urologists, article on The PSA test here in the guide. Dr. Danoff explains everything you need to know about this very important and controversial test.
Q: What about Melatonin? I have heard Melatonin is good for the prostate?
Yes that’s correct. Your prostate has Melatonin” receptors” in it. Taking 3 mg of Melatonin every night is great for your prostate and your overall health. You can get it at any drug store. Its very inexpensive. It won’t address the problems you are having with BPH – but it will help your overall prostate health because your hormones decline with age and Melatonin helps to replenish them and keep them in balance. This is important. Only take it at night – great for your prostate.
Q: Why am I Peeing so much? I am constantly going to the bathroom.
A: Generally speaking, as you start to enter your mid-forties, the size of your prostate starts to grow, and in theory your prostate can even continue to grow for the rest of your life! Because the prostate gland is located just under your bladder and around the urethra, an enlarged or swollen prostate can compress both the urethra and the bladder, diminishing your bladder capacity so that your bladder never fully empties.
It’s really quite simple: if your bladder is always half full, then you really only have half a bladder to fill until you’ll get the urge to go to the bathroom again. Generally speaking, the greater your prostate problems, the less bladder capacity you have and the more trips to the bathroom you will need to take.
Q: What are the “Warning” signs of prostate trouble?
Here are the 5 Warning Signs of Prostate Trouble:
Q: Is it true that men with low testosterone, have a higher rate of prostate problems and prostate cancer?
Yes. For many years it was believed that high testosterone levels were bad. It was thought that high testosterone levels caused prostate cancer. But all that changed when Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, a clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School discovered that just the opposite is in fact true. Low testosterone it turns out is extremely bad for the prostate. Dr. Morgentaler has a great book called Testosterone For Life that explains his research findings. You want to keep your testosterone levels up, not low.
Q: I heard that several natural pills have been taken off the market because they were laced with dangerous drugs and, in some instances, have actually killed some men. Can you tell me which products these were?
There have been numerous reports like this. First, Internet Pharmacies selling prescription drugs should not be taken. They are very dangerous and there have been numerous reports of deaths related to these. On the natural front, the FDA took the herbal pill PC Specs off the market, because it was secretly laced with a prescription drug that could be deadly to some men on certain prescription drugs. Also, there have been numerous recalls by the FDA of herbal sex pills that have been secretly laced with dangerous chemicals and drugs. The products include: Zencore Tabs, Rize2, Aspire 36, and Blue Steel. We have reports of many men being rushed to the hospital after taking these illegal and extremely dangerous pills. Be careful because some of the rouge operators are still selling these pills despite the FDA recall. And these pills could literally kill you.
Q: I don’t have much money to spend on prostate pills. I want to use natural pills rather than prescription drugs that I know have killed a few of my friends. How can I do this?
Your best bet is to get on a monthly program. Some companies offer to send you a new supply every month at a discounted rate. Or buy a large supply at once. If you buy a 6 or 12 month supply from a company, you will get a deep discount because you are buying multiple bottles. Plus, you only pay shipping and handling costs one time rather than each time you order.
Q: The lab reports you have done are fantastic and opened my eyes. I must say I am a little disappointed that my local health food store hasn’t done this. Why don’t health food stores conduct lab tests on their products?
The answer is simple: money! It costs a lot of money to do High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry testing on multiple compounds in each product, as we have done. It would cost a health food storeowner half a million dollars to conduct this kind of testing on all the products on his shelves.
Q: What makes Beta-Sitosterol so special?
The clinical studies on Beta-Sitosterol blow all the other compounds out of the water. Scientific studies clearly demonstrate it is by far the best natural compound in the world to help BPH issues. There are some other excellent ingredients: Pomegranate, Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin D, Quercetin, and Zinc and Selenium as leading examples – but Beta-Sitosterol is king of the hill.
Here are just a few of the findings of published clinical trials on real men – not rats – like many studies – and these studies are double-blind, peer-reviewed and published. This is the gold standard of clinical studies.
Two different studies published in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet showed in two separate double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies of over 200 men that took either a placebo (a sugar pill) or 260 mg of Beta-Sitosterol. The men who took Beta-Sitosterol saw their swollen prostate symptoms decrease by nearly 50%. Their urine flow increased by 35%. And their voiding time plummeted 32%. These are major, major improvements in urine flow. There have been over 50 published studies on the prostate health benefits of Beta-Sitosterol, but these two are prime examples of how effective it is. Again, 50% decrease in symptoms is life-changing! Try it and you will see.
One of the world’s leading experts on natural prostate health, author, PhD and chemist, Roger Mason, wrote about Beta-Sitosterol, "This is the most powerful nutritional supplement for prostate health known to science. This is also the most effective of all supplements for lowering your cholesterol and triglycerides." Bottom line: High-grade Beta-Sitosterol is Natures gift to your prostate!
Q: Am I too young or too old to take a prostate supplement?
Nearly every man over 40 has less than optimal prostate health as he ages. Every man can benefit from promoting a healthy prostate and feeling his best.
Q: Can I take ProstaGenix with medications?
ProstaGenix is 100% natural; however, we recommend you talk with your doctor to see if there are any downsides to taking care of your prostate health before taking ProstaGenix. I’m sure they’ll appreciate knowing you take your prostate health seriously.
Q: How long will it take for ProstaGenix to work? Do I need to keep taking ProstaGenix?
Some men experience noticeable improvement in a few days, while for others it might take from a few weeks to 30 days. Most of the studies surrounding prostate health and the ingredients in ProstaGenix have demonstrated the most benefit and quality of life improvements from consistent use for a period of months. It is also best to continue taking ProstaGenix even after your prostate health has improved, as this will help maintain ongoing optimal prostate health and maximum immune support.
Q: I do not think I have a prostate health problem. Will I still get a benefit from Prostagenix or one of the other pills in the Top 5?
All men at some point have less than optimal prostate health, which has a significant impact on quality of life, sexual function, and general health. It is a serious issue and the problem is that most men do not deal with prostate health until it is too late.
Taking Prostagenix as part of a daily health program is the best way to ensure maximum prostate health as you age, continued healthy libido and overall immunity support. ProstaGenix contains significant dosages of antioxidants and other ingredients that, apart from supporting prostate health, have numerous benefits for men’s health. Prostagenix has all the ingredients you need if you decide to use it as your daily health supplement.
Q: How important is diet and food choices in promoting prostate health?
It is the most important thing you can do for long-term prostate health. Diet is number one. Top supplements are extremely important and can help dramatically but getting your diet squared away is vital. (Make sure you sign up for my newsletter and get my complete report on diet and how you should eat. Diet can cure disease. There are TONS of studies and evidence that prove this.)
Q: What is the most important vitamin for men to take to help my prostate?
D3 is the single most important one. There are others you should take, but if you could only take one vitamin it's D3. Beta-sitosterol is not a vitamin by the way, but a natural ingredient found in all vegetables.
Q: Are there other natural ingredients you recommend that are not in the top supplements?
Yes, there are some other outstanding supplements you should take for your prostate health.
First the “All-Stars” ingredients are – Beta-sitosterol, grape seed extract, quercetin, green tea extract, pomegranate extract, Vitamin D3, Zinc and Selenium. These are the top ingredients for prostate health. Here is a list of additional natural compounds that are also helpful.
Q: What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate. The prostate goes through two main growth periods as a man ages. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. The second phase of growth begins around age 25 and continues during most of a man's life. As you age, your prostate may get larger. Benign prostatic hyperplasia often occurs with the second growth phase. BPH is common in aging men. About half of all men between the ages of 51 and 60 have BPH. Up to 90% of men over age 80 have BPH.
As the prostate enlarges, it can then squeeze down on your urethra. The bladder wall becomes thicker. Eventually, the bladder may weaken and lose the ability to empty completely, leaving some urine in the bladder. The narrowing of the urethra and urinary retention--the inability to empty the bladder completely--cause many of the problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. BPH is benign. Benign means it is not cancer. It does not cause nor lead to cancer. But BPH and cancer can happen at the same time.
With BPH, the prostate gets larger. When it is enlarged, it can irritate or block the bladder. A common symptom of BPH is the need to urinate often. This can be every one to two hours, especially at night.
Other symptoms include:
In severe cases, you might not be able to urinate at all. This is an emergency. It must be treated right away.