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5 Natural Supplements to Boost Your Prostate Health

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016 03:11 PM

Over-the-counter natural supplements that promote prostate health and promise to help relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate have become increasingly popular over the years.

There is conflicting and hotly debated data about whether herbal supplements are helpful for the prostate. The American Urological Association does not currently recommend any supplements for the treatment of enlarged prostate, however, these supplements are thought to have benefits for the prostate, according to Healthline:

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1. Saw palmetto, the most popular supplement for the prostate, is safe, and has no adverse side effects. The National Institute of Health has reported that it shows promise for prostate health when used in small-scale clinical studies. When large studies were conducted, it proved no more effective than a placebo.

2. Beta-sistosterol is a substance derived from plants that has been shown as effective at relieving symptoms of enlarged prostate such as weak urine stream.

3. Pygeum is derived from the bark of an African plum tree and it has been used to treat urinary difficulties since ancient times. Today, it is widely used in Europe to treat enlarged prostate, but it is still unclear how effective it is. Limited research does show that it can reduce the frequency of urination.

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4. Rye grass pollen extract can be helpful for reducing frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom. It can also help completely empty the bladder each time.

5. Stinging nettle is widely used in Europe and has shown promise in treating urinary symptoms of enlarged prostate. It is commonly combined with pygeum or saw palmetto in supplement form.

WebMD explains that while supplements are regulated by the FDA, they are considered a food and not a drug, so manufacturers do not have to prove clinical efficacy or safety.

WebMD recommends discussing herbal supplements for prostate with your physician and to tell your doctor about other medications you are taking in case there is a known interaction.

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