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Gold Standard Index for Prostate and Urinary Health…
Prostate Protector™ is formulated for men over age 40 to support prostate and urinary health.
Prostate Protector™ incorporates the latest findings in prostate and urinary health - and excludes some ingredients that recent research suggests aren’t worth your money.
The first key ingredient is a cranberry extract called Flowens®, which in a recent clinical study was found to reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by 44% over six months. This was measured by using the gold standard index for prostate and urinary health - The International Prostate Symptom Score or IPSS.
Prostate Protector™ also has a premium pumpkin seed extract called EFLA® 940. In one study, EFLA® 940 helped reduce nocturnal (nighttime) urination frequency by almost 40% after six weeks.
It also contain a natural source of beta sitosterol from North Carolina pine trees. In numerous clinical studies, beta sitosterol has been show to improve IPSS scores by as much as 50%.
Prostate Protector™ also contains SelenoExcell® - which is made from high selenium yeast - and was recently shown to protect the prostate from oxidative stress. For futher free radical protection, the formula includes a green tea extract rich in EGCG, zinc (from TRAACS® as bisglycinate chelate).
Flowens®: 44% Improvement in Prostate Health and Urinary Symptoms
For over a decade, NatureCity® has used a cranberry ingredient called PACran® in our AloeCran drink mix product - one of our most popular items.
So a few years ago when the makers of PACran® presented to us a clinical study indicating dramatic benefits in prostate and urinary health - we were really excited. The only challenge was the study used a fairly large daily dose - about 1,500mg of PACran®.
Our supplier went back to the drawing board, and developed a more concentrated cranberry ingredient for prostate health called Flowens®.
Flowens® has been shown to work when taking as little as 250mg a day - and works even better at 500mg a day, which is the amount you get in Prostate Protector™.
The specific benefits of Flowensr were recently demonstrated in a 124 person placebo controlled clinical study conducted by researchers from Palecky University in the Czech Republic. All of the men is this study were coping with symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
During the study, the men were evaluated using several measures, including the gold standard index for prostate and urinary health - The International Prostate Symptom Score or IPSS.
IPSS measures seven symptoms linked to BPH - urinary frequency, bladder emptying, intermittency, urgency, weak stream, straining and nocturnia (having to urinate frequently at night).
The men in the study took one of the following each day for 6 months - (i) placebo, (ii) 250mg of Flowensr, or (iii) 500mg of Flowens®. Here is how each group fared using the IPSS score at the end of the six month study:
Many men take saw palmetto for prostate health, but the truth is it has never been shown to be effective on the IPSS scale for any extended period of time. Moreover, the most recent clinical studies indicate saw palmetto is no more effective than a placebo - even at double and triple the recommended dose!
With Flowens®, you finally have a reliable ingredient to address the urinary symptoms of BPH - and without any unwanted reported side effects. Another remarkable finding from the clinical study is about 97% of Flowens® users would recommend it to a friend - that's almost every man who tried it. Plus, men reported benefits started after just three weeks of use.
EFLA® 940 Pumpkin Seed: 40% Reduction in Nighttime Urination
Pumpkin seeds have a long history of being used for prostate and urinary problems. Native to North America, Native American tribes used pumpkin seeds to help with "passage of urine."
They passed along this knowledge to European explorers and in the year 1578, pumpkin seeds were first listed in the European herbal encyclopedia to help urinary problems.
Modern science has begun to unlock the secrets about how pumpkin seeds work.
For starters, pumpkin seeds help inhibit the enzyme, 5-alpha reductase, which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Numerous studies have indicated that excessive DHT is a major cause of many prostate problems. By helping to keep control 5-alpha reductase, pumpkin seeds help keep DHT and testosterone levels balanced.
As important, pumpkin seeds also have been shown to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to estrogen - by blocking the enzyme aromatase. Failing to do so (like some other prostate products), could lead to a decrease in sexual function and desire.
In Prostate Protector™, you'll find a premium, clinically tested pumpkin seed extract called EFLA® 940.
According to a clinical study published in the Japanese Journal of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, you may start experiencing benefits from EFLA® 940 in as little as two weeks.
This study of 45 males over age 65 looked at the ability of EFLA® 940 to help with nocturnal (nighttime) urination, a common age related issue in men and those with BPH.
After just two weeks, the frequency of nocturnal urination declined by about 25% , on average - and at the end of the six week study, nocturnal urination frequency declined by almost 40%.
All in, over 86% of the men taking EFLA® 940 reported that their symptoms improved during the study.
And since these men didn't have to urinate as frequently, most reported increased sleep satisfaction after taking EFLA® 940.
Prostate Protector™ contains the same 500mg serving of EFLA® 940 used in this and other clinical studies.
Beta Sitosterol from North Carolina Pine Trees
The plant phytosterol known as beta sitosterol has been shown to both help relieve symptoms of BPH and promote a healthier prostate through reduced swelling.
The scientific evidence demonstrating these benefits used a natural source of beta sitosterol. Unfortunately, many prostate products now use a cheaper synthetic source of beta sitosterol - but not Prostate Protector™.
Each serving includes 70mg of a natural source of beta sitosterol which is extracted from the oil of North Carolina pine trees.
Over two dozen studies have demonstrated the benefits of natural beta sitosterol on prostate health and BPH. The one considered the best was conducted by scientists at the University of Bochum in Germany, and published in the prestigious journal, The Lancet.
The 200 men in this study took either 60mg of natural beta sitosterol daily for 6 months or a placebo. The group taking the placebo did not experience an improvement.
On the other hand, the men taking beta sitosterol experienced about a 50% decline in IPSS scores, and a reduction in prostate volume. On average, they improved significantly on all seven urinary flow parts of the IPSS score.
Even better, many men continued taking beta sitosterol for a total of 18 months and all the benefits were maintained for the entire period.
Still better, men originally in the placebo group also started taking beta sitosterol and over time improved like the others.
How does it work? Research at the University of Rome indicated that beta sitosterol lowers DHT in the prostate by reducing the binding of DHT to tissue - as opposed to inhibiting DHT's production (so it complements the action of the EFLA® 940 pumpkin seed).
In addition, other studies using a 130mg daily serving of beta sitosterol haven't recorded markedly better results than the 60mg serving - so the 70mg in Prostate Protector™ should deliver exactly what's needed.
Why the Type of Selenium in Your Prostate Supplement Matters.
When it comes to prostate supplements, one of the most confusing and least understood aspects is the role of the mineral selenium.
Back around 1998 there was great excitement about selenium's ability to influence prostate health.
The results of clinical trials published in two renowned medical journals - the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the British Journal of Urology - showed remarkable prostate benefits.
One of the unique features of SelenoExcell® is it's not a single selenium compound, it's a cluster of multiple selenium compounds bound to different amino acids - which is the way your body gets selenium from food.
For example, SelenoExcell® naturally includes selenomethionine, selenocysteine and methylselenocysteine and other forms of selenium.
So you would think SelenoExcell® would become the standard for future prostate research - but just the opposite happened.
In a government sponsored $300 million trial (the "SELECT Trial" which was to examine the effects of taking vitamin E and selenium on the prostate) - they decided to not use SelenoExcell®.
Instead they choose a synthetic source of just one form of selenium - selenomethionine, which is found in many supplements.
At the time, the makers of SelenoExcell® were screaming loudly to anyone who would listen that the SELECT Trial was likely doomed to fail for two reasons: 1) SelenoExcell® is much more than selenomethionine, and 2) the selenomethionine form being used never had been shown to be protective of the prostate - even in animal studies.
And sure enough, the folks from SelenoExcell® were spot-on correct - in the SELECT Trial, there were no prostate benefits in men taking selenomethionine.
This was a shame for many reasons - most notably, because the headlines from the general news media proclaimed that "selenium" wasn't beneficial to prostate health. As you now know, this isn't true - the work done with SelenoExcell® showed it was quite beneficial!
More recent research has reinforced the benefits of SelenoExcell® on prostate health.
For example, just recently researchers at Penn State performed a head-to-head test of SelenoExcell® versus selenomethionine. In this study, SelenoExcell® was found to protect the prostate from oxidative stress caused by free radicals - while selenomethionine had no impact.
On top of this, another recent study published in Environmental Science Technology, showed SelenoExcell® helps rid the body of unwanted heavy metals like mercury and cadmium. In this study, the urinary excretion of mercury increased by 175% in those taking SelenoExcell® for three months.
Each serving of Prostate Protector™ provides 100mcg of SelenoExcell® - which supplements the estimated 100mcg of dietary selenium consumed by the average person in a day.
Where in the Body is the Largest Concentration of Zinc?
Dietary Supplement / 90 capsules
Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D [as Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)]||400 IU||100%|
|Zinc (from TRAACS® as bisglycinate chelate)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as SelenoExcell® organically bound high selenium yeast)||100 mcg||143%|
|Pumpkin seed extract (EFLA®940)||500 mg||*|
|Cranberry proprietary blend (Flowens™)||500 mg||*|
|Beta sitosterol [from pine phytosterols]||70 mg||*|
|Green tea leaf standardized extract (98% polyphenols, 45% EGCG)||225 mg||*|
* Daily value not established.
Other ingredients: Gelatin, rice flour, silica, stearic acid
Flowens™ is a trademark of Naturex.
EFLA® 940 is a trademark of Frutarom Switzerland.
Phytopin® is a trademark of DRT.
TRAACS® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
SelenoExcell® is a registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.
NatureCity®'s Prostate Protector™ is specially formulated to help maintain normal prostate function & urinary health.†
SUGGESTED USE: Take three (3) capsules daily as a dietary supplement.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at 15-30° C (59-86° F).
Protect from heat, light and moisture.
Do not purchase if seal is broken.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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