You probably know how for years all the talk about natural prostate support centered around saw palmetto. But as it turns out, saw palmetto was just the beginning … and a small step at that.
Once scientists understood exactly why it worked, they went into overdrive to uncover natural solutions that can do the job even better.
I’m thrilled to say their hard work has really paid off — for you, me, and every man who wants to enjoy optimal prostate function for the rest of his life.
What they uncovered is amazing: you can prevent and reverse prostate symptoms with certain compounds that run circles around saw palmetto. The most important are plant phytosterols like beta-sitosterol, but there are others that help immensely: herbs like pumpkin seed and stinging nettle root … antioxidants like lycopene and quercetin … and minerals like zinc.
And now scientists have taken a quantum leap forward with another amazing family of unique prostate-loving compounds — found exclusively in the “superfood” pomegranate — that are taking the world of natural prostate research by storm.
If you have prostate problems, your options for treatment are pretty limited — at least according to mainstream medicine.
The chances are if you have an enlarged prostate, your doctor will give you advice like… “go to the bathroom when you feel the urge”… or “don’t drink a lot at once.”
Or they’ll prescribe medication. But these synthetic drugs have a history of nightmarish side effects for someone already dealing with an unpredictable prostate.
Many of the drugs you’ll be prescribed also decrease sex drive and in many cases cause impotence.1
And if you have surgery, there’s a risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes surgery can be the right course of action. But surgery is extremely profitable, and too many doctors these days are “knife-happy.” They rarely consider other, safer options first.
But what you shouldn’t do is ignore an enlarged prostate. This is important, because prostate cancer kills almost 30,000 men each year.
Today, I’m going to tell you about the ways you can protect your prostate and even treat an enlarged one — naturally and without side effects.
For years, we’ve known about the benefits of tomatoes for prostate health from animal studies. But it wasn’t clear how tomatoes worked in humans.
Recently, a team of Chicago researchers figured out how to trace lycopene, the red carotenoid found in tomatoes, as it moves through the human body.
They could see how it was absorbed, how it got distributed through cells and how it was metabolized.2
It’s the most in-depth study that’s ever been done on how our bodies use lycopene. This is exciting, because very soon we’ll be able to make lycopene into an even more effective prostate cancer treatment. And prevent it entirely.
But lycopene is just the beginning.
Here’s what I recommend to my patients to reduce prostate cancer risk:
1. Get More Carotenoids: Lycopene is one of five cancer-fighting carotenoids. The others are alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin.
To help prevent cancer, aim for a minimum of 6 mg a day of each carotenoid. The best way is to eat more orange, red and yellow fruits and vegetables. Watermelon, tomatoes, cantaloupe, peaches, oranges, and yellow, orange or red peppers are good sources. And when you’re on the go, drink vegetable juices instead of fruit juices or sodas.
You can also take a mixed carotenoid supplement. Double the dose on the bottle if you have had cancer or have an increased family risk for the disease. For best results, store them in your fridge and take them with food.
2. Make Way for Boron: This little-known mineral is a prostate’s best friend.
Studies have shown that boron has preventative power against prostate cancer. Men with more boron in their diet were 64% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those with just a little in their diet.
It can also treat existing prostate cancer. Clinical studies reveal that boron significantly shrinks prostate tumors and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels in mice.3
You can eat nuts, plums, red grapes, raisins, apples, pears and avocados to get more boron. Beet juice is also an option. But for a surefire way, take a daily supplement with 3-6 mg of boron.
3. Take Bee Pollen: Remarkably, this plant “seed” reduces DHT, a hormone that enlarges your prostate. Japanese researchers looked at the effects of bee pollen on prostate function and found something incredible.
They discovered that bee pollen:
- Dropped residual urine by 92%;
- Improved urine force and flow by 86%;
- Decreased the need to urinate at night by 85%;
- Dropped the feeling of strain during urination by 56%.4
Bee pollen can even make prostate cancer cells kill themselves.5
I recommend 1,500 mg a day of bee pollen extract split into three doses before meals. Just make sure it’s the extract and not the granules. The granules can cause allergic reactions, but the extract supplements over at Graminex are allergen-free.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS