Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), defined as the enlargement or swelling of the prostate gland, is one of the most common health problems faced by men. Over 50% of men age 50 and over suffer from BPH, and almost 100% of men over the age of 80 can expect to develop this condition. Prostate enlargement and symptoms of BPH are influenced by hormonal, inflammatory, and nutritional factors.
Androgens (male hormones) play a critical role in the development of BPH. Specifically, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the active metabolite of testosterone, causes the prostate gland to enlarge. Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol that supports healthy prostate function. It works by inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha reductase that is responsible for converting testosterone to DHT. A six-month placebo-controlled trial of men with BPH found that supplementation with 130 mg of beta-sitosterol per day significantly improved international prostate symptom scores (IPSS) by 51%, compared with only 19% for the placebo. Supplementation also improved measures of quality of life, peak urinary flow rate, and post-void residual urinary volume.
Directions: Take 2 capsules 3 times daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
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