Much of the content for this article was supplied by prostatereport.com
Much of the content in this article about beta-sitoseterol come from University of Michigan Health.
What is beta-sitosterol plant extract?
Beta-sitosterol is one of many sterols that come from plants (phytosterols) and have a structure like the cholesterol produced in the body. You can find phytosterols in many plants and thus in foods such as rice bran, wheat germ, corn oils, soybeans, and peanuts. Beta-sitosterol is also available as a dietary supplement.
Beta-Sitosterol is a sterol found in plants and vegetables. Because of its chemical structure, it is a natural “alpha blocker” and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. These two things are the keys to reducing the size of a swollen prostate and keeping it from further swelling. It delivers a one-two knockout punch to your prostate that Mike Tyson would be proud of.
What is beta-sitosterol used for?
Beta-sitosterol is said to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of some cancers. It also is said to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) . How beta-sitosterol works is not known. It may be related to cholesterol metabolism or anti-inflammatory effects.
A review of studies done on beta-sitosterol showed that men who took it had fewer symptoms than men who took a placebo . Symptoms were measured using the American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index . Men who took beta-sitosterol also had a better urine flow rate then men who took a placebo.
Research supports the fact that phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, can reduce cholesterol levels. Some studies suggest that phytosterols may reduce the risk of some cancers, but more research is needed to know how well they really work.
They work to relax your prostate so it is easier for you to urinate. And they work to reduce the swelling of your prostate, this also makes it easier to urinate, empty your bladder, and get a host of other nagging prostate issues.
Study on Beta-Sitosterol:
The significant prostate-relieving power of Beta-Sitosterol was confirmed in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet. In a study of 200 men with Benign prostate enlargement, half the group took 180 mg of Beta-Sitosterol daily, while the other half received a placebo.
After three months, the Beta-Sitosterol group experienced significant improvements. They saw their symptoms decrease by nearly 50%! Their urine flow increased 35%! Voiding time plummeted 32%! And their IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) decreased by a whopping 351%, with an average score decrease of 7.4 points. (the lower your score the better). These are major improvements in urine flow! Again, they had an overall improvement of 351%.
And in a follow-up study on these men, their improvements were maintained for an additional 18 months of observation.
Numerous other studies show similar and even better outcomes. Some of the studies on Beta-Sitosterol given at doses fof much more than 180 mg have had sensational results. It seems the higher the amount taken daily directly correlates to better results. Also, there has not been one single published clinical study on Beta-Sitosterol that concludes it does not help your prostate. Every single study shows it works. That’s probably why it is contained in several leading European prescription drugs. It has been prescribed by doctors in Europe to millions of men for over 25 years, while it is still relatively new to America.
When you talk about specific benefits and results achieved by using Prostagenix, you should look to the IPSS, as mentioned above. The IPSS is the International Prostate Symptom Score. It applies a standardized measuring criteria used worldwide. It consists of seven questions about symptoms related to BPH and urinary issues. It is used to measure a man’s prostate problems and rate them as either mild, moderate or severe. Men using Prostagenix report improvement in all seven areas measured by the I-PSS.These benefits include:
- Dramatically reduced nighttime bathroom trips… no more constantly getting up to go at night.
- More complete bladder emptying… no more feeling like you still have to go.
- Reduced frequency… You won’t be looking for a men’s room all the time.
- Powerful urine flow. Eliminated dribbling of a weak stream…You are going to feel like a race horse when you pee! Power will be back.
- Less stopping and straining… No more standing at the urinal for 10 minutes at a time stopping and starting with little spurts.
- Eliminates that feeling of you “having to go” all the time… it’s time to relax!
- Sleep soundly again. Start getting a good night sleep again and wake up energized and alert, not tired because you had to get up several times to go to the bathroom.
Study Reveals Grape Seed Extract Crucial For Long Term Prostate Health
ProstaGenix is one of the few formulas that also contains Grape Seed Extract. It is extremely important for long-term prostate health, a famous large scale study revealed. Grape Seed Extract is derived from ground-up seeds of red wine grapes. So like grapes, it is rich in antioxidants, which soak up damaging free radicals in the body that can build up and promote cancer cell growth.
An epidemiological study in Washington State found that men who used Grape Seed Extract reduced their risk of developing prostate cancer by 41%. The participants were 35,239 males, 50–76 years of age, in a study called the “VITamins And Lifestyle (VITAL) cohort.”
This study was designed to investigate the associations of the use of vitamins, minerals, and specialty supplements with cancer risk. Grape Seed Extract was the only one of the supplements surveyed that showed a clear risk reduction for prostate cancer. No comparable risk reduction was noted from the use of other well known supplements, including: Coenzyme Q-10, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng or Saw Palmetto. So in other words, none of these other natural compounds studied worked, but Grape Seed Extract had remarkable success. 41% is huge.
So considering that Prostagenix includes a strong dose of it in their formula, it truly has been masterfully designed.
Saw Palmetto Not In Prostagenix
It has no Saw Palmetto in its formula. The single biggest myth surrounding natural prostate products is that Saw Palmetto helps relieve prostate problems. It does not. There were a few studies on Saw Palmetto that got major publicity that showed that Saw Palmetto relieved prostate problems in men. It is true there were a few studies like this. But what is not told to consumers is that Saw Palmetto used in these studies were “super extracted” and were the equivalent of taking like 1,000 capsules a day. That’s why if you have tried Saw Palmetto, it didn’t make a dent in your prostate issues.
Beta-Sitosterol is 3,000 times stronger than Saw Palmetto. This was confirmed in an independent laboratory analysis of 12 Saw Palmetto extracts published in the Journal of Official Analytical Chemists. It has also been reported in multiple studies. That’s 3,000 to 1. Just think of Saw Palmetto as a scrawny little JV weakling and Beta-Sitosterol as a All Pro NFL linebacker … who do you think is going to win that fight? No contest.