Prevention of Prostate Problems: Be On Your Way to Natural Prostate Health

A Very Common Problem That Can Be Prevented…

Many men will experience prostate problems by the age of 50. Having this unfortunate condition is very uncomfortable. Prostatic problems can interfere with the ability to comfortably use the bathroom and perform sexually. The supplements mentioned vary from being used to prevent prostate problems, improve symptoms in people who already have problems with their prostate and help treat various kinds of prostate problems such as prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Lycopene

It is a member of the carotenoid family and a deep pigment responsible for the red color of certain fruits and vegetables. The meaning is derived from the Greek language and is translated into the meaning "wolf peach".The highest source of lycopene that is regularly consumed by the average person is in tomatoes though sources of lycopene include watermelon, apricots, guava, papaya, and pink grapefruit. Another source that may not be familiar to some is a fruit called gac, which is Vietnamese in its origin and is also known as Sweet Gourd. It is used for various medicinal uses in Vietnam and is available in the form of many juice supplements. Its lycopene content is much higher than tomatoes themselves and is the only source that has such high content of lycopene.

EGCG

EGCG, which green tea contains, inhibits the growth of PSA (prostatic specific antigen) and also the growth of blood vessels that supply the cancer with oxygen and nutrients. This is possible as the EGCG and polyphenols in green tea help prevent prostate cancer itself and the spread of active prostate cancer. It actively helps reduce the production of the antigen, a contributor to prostate cancer.In a study it was found that 130 prostate patients that consumed green tea on a regular basis were reduced by 86 % of prostate cancer progression. Similar studies have suggested similar benefits with lycopene consumption.

African Plum Tree

A very tall tree in Africa, Prunus Africana or better yet known as the African Plum tree is used to specifically treat one of the most common problems in the prostate, BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia). The useful part of the tree is however the bark, not the fruit. The active ingredient within the bark is the oil which contains many useful compounds for the human body. One of these compounds is phytosterol, similar in structure to cholesterol but less absorbed from the body than cholesterol. The way it helps in improving the symptoms of BPH is due to its anti-inflammatory properties which may help reduce the size of the prostate aiding in relief. Results from a study conclude after taking a dose of 100 mg a day for 60 days, that symptoms of BPH such as nocturia and residual urine decreased as an increase of urine flow and comfort levels were of the results as well. Because of the great number of positive results and improvement the treatment gives the patients, the African Plum tree bark is used in many countries in Europe such as France to promote prostate health. Some side effects may come with use of this supplement, so before considering use of it, you should check with a doctor.

Final Conclusion

As with many natural supplements, it may take some time before you get noticeable results. Once again you can never be too careful when self medicating so always take precaution before starting any new health regimen. Always start in low dosages of whatever you are using to treat your ailment whether you take by oral consumption or apply topically to prevent allergic reactions.

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