A natural and effective approach
The expression Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) refers to a swelling of the prostatic gland, a physiological event starting around the age of 40 and gradually degenerating (around 70% of men aged over 60 are affected by this problem).
With the ageing process, the central part of the gland tends to expand excessively. This leads to compression and shrinking of the urethral lumen, with the consequent insurgence of problems mainly relation to urination disorders, serious and irreversible damage to the bladder and to the kidneys in the long run, as well as sexual dysfunctions. The most typical symptoms, essentially featuring a difficulty to urinate, comprise: increased frequency of the need to urinate, day and night, diminution of ureteral jet pressure, intermittent urination and a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
The reason for the prostatic gland’s swelling is to be traced in different factors, such as loss of elasticity in the prostatic tissue, possibly related to previous, not adequately cured infections (such as prostatitis), causing the formation of fibrotic tissue in the gland; another decisive element is the increase in the activity of 5-alpha-prostatic reductase.
Nature can be of great help, once again, through the association of tradionally employed plant extracts with the extraordinary, broad spectrum antimicrobial properties of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE), ensuring an effective approach in the handling of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
GSE and benign prostatic hypertrophy
Broadspectrum, antimicrobial efficacy of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has been proven by Laboratories, Institutes and Universities worldwide, making it a particularly active and effective element towards microorganisms responsible for prostatitis, frequent urinary infections and benign prostatic hypertrophy, as well.
GSE is absolutely safe to use and its efficacy can be considered decisive, since its antimicrobial action comes with the rare quality of selectivity: in fact, GSE is active against pathogens but does not significantly affect physiological, bacterial flora while preserving the organism’s natural defenses, as confirmed by a study published in the “Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine”, n° 5 of 1990.
For the above reasons, GSE therefore represents the cornerstone of an extraordinarily effective approach against benign prostatic hypertrophy. Its association with specific plant extracts enables to act at systemic level, with a product that can:
- provide phytosterols with the recognised ability to inhibit 5-alfa reductase enzyme;
- help urination
• reduce inflammation
• counter bacteria responsible for the infection
• promote reestablishment of intestinal physiological flora
• restore hormone functionality with “aphrodisiac” ingredients
The product’s ingredients
Grapefruit Seed Extract: as already highlighted, results obtained with regard to the efficacy of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) against over 800 bacterial strains, numerous viruses and over 100 strains of yeasts, confirm GSE to be the ideal remedy to fight microorganisms involved in benign prostatic hypertrophy. Its synergical action with specific plant extracts, with beneficial virtues towards this pathology, makes the formulation effective and safe to use.
Serenoa: among its most important chemical constituents there are several sterols (including beta-sitosterol), free fatty acids, carotenoids, essential oils and polysaccharides. Efficacy of its action is due to the synergy of different mechanisms of action: inhibition of 5 – alpha-reductase, local selective antagonism of the link between dihydrotestosterone and the receptor for androgens; antiestrogenic effect, given by the strong reduction or receptors for estrogens; anti-inflammatory and antiedemigenic action.
Maca: rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D, E), mineral salts (calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc). The sterol fraction shows presence of 5 elements, among which beta sitosterol represents the one at the highest concentration level (45,5%). In this formulation it serves two main purposes: acting as an aphrodisiac and for the treatment of impotence (due to the high p-metoxybenzyl isothiocyanate content); it moreover improves urination and cures benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Urtica: extract titrated at 0,4% in beta sitosterol, it reduces the volume of the prostatic gland affected by benign hypetrophy by 70%, inhibiting prostatic cell growth.
Oats: a plant rich in group B vitamins, pantothenic acid, enzymes, minerals (calcium and phosphorus), various oligoelements, an alkaloid (avenalin) and salicylic acid. It rebalances male hormones, increasing sexual desire and performance; it has an anti-inflammatory action on prostatic tissues, good diuretic action and, as shown by some scientific experiments, in association with Serenoa serrulata it helps reduce the dimensions of an enlarged prostate.
Fermented rice starch: obtained from fermentation of rice starch through Aspergillus oryzae, it contains enzymes for the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and lactose. In this specific product, fermented rice starch serves the purpose of improving levels of absorption and activity of beta sitosterol.
Fructooligosaccharides: with their prebiotic action, they promote the growth of beneficial bacteria at intestinal level, therefore countering the proliferation of bacteria and parasites that reach the prostate through micro-perforations in the intestine, causing prostatitis. Reestablishment of normal, physiological bacterial flora ensures rapid healing.
The ideal means of intake for these ingredients is a swallowable tablet.
The association of these ingredients, essential for a decisive approach against benign prostatic hypertrophy, can be further supported by specific remedies indicated for:
- A Rebalancing action on the intestinal flora and simultaneous reinforcement of the organism’s natural defenses, using single use vials with patented measuring cap, based on probiotics ( bifidum, L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus), GSE, Uncaria and Morina citrifolia (Noni).
– A restoring action of male sexual functionality: swallowable tablets, based on Muira puama and Maca.