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A Natural Solution for Enlarged Prostate New and Improved ProstaPlex

Prostate Enlargement and Male Pattern Baldness Caused by DHT

About the age of 40, the prostate undergoes a hormone--mediated growth spurt, due to an increase in the testosterone metabolite, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The enzyme responsible for the production of DHT is found primarily in the cells of the prostate, scrotal skin, testicles and scalp. DHT causes prostatic enlargement as well as male pattern baldness.

Saw Palmetto Extract Inhibits DHT

A natural substance, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens), has long been used by herbalists for bladder, urinary problems and also as an aphrodisiac. The active ingredient has been found in the liposterolic extract of Saw Palmetto berries. Recent studies have demonstrated the ability of this extract to inhibit the enzyme responsible for production of DHT and, therefore, effectively  reduce problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) such as:

1) a weak stream
2) dribbling
3) frequent trips to the bathroom
4) painful urination.

Saw Palmetto extract was found to inhibit DHT in three ways:
1) by blocking the formation of DHT
2) by inhibiting the binding of DHT to the cell receptors in the prostate.
3) by blocking the uptake of DHT into the cell nucleus.

Listed below are some of the double blind studies which show the effectiveness of the liposterolic extract of saw palmetto. Dosage used in these studies was between 80 and 320 mg. per day. Each ProstaPlex capsule contains 100 mg. of Saw Palmetto 4:1 extract.


Improvement in Prostate Function Using Saw Palmetto Extract




1.Urologia 50:1257-68, 1983
Boccafoschi, et al

Double blind, placebo-controlled study with 22 patients for 60 days.

Significant difference for volume voided, maximum and mean urine flow, dysuria, nocturia.

2.Urologia 50:1042-8, 1983
Emili, et al

Double blind, placebo-controlled study with 30 patients for 30 days.

Significant difference for number of voidings, strangury, maximum and mean flow, residual urine.

3.Minerva Urol Nefrol 37:87-91, 1985, Tamca, et al

Double blind, placebo-controlled study with 30 patients for 31-90 days.

Significant difference for frequency, urine flow measurement.

4.C R Ther Pharmacol Clin 4/25:15-21, 1985, Cukier, et al

Double blind, placebo-controlled study with 168 patients for 60-90 days.

Significant difference for dysuria, frequency, residual urine.

5.Br J Clin Pharmacol, 18:461-2, 1984, Champault, et al

Double blind, placebo-controlled study with 168 patients for 60-90 days.

Significant difference for objective and subjective parameters.

6.Ann Urol, 18:407-10, 1984 Champault, et al

Double blind, placebo controlled study with 110 patients for 28 days.

Significant difference for dysuria, nocturia, flow measurement, residual urine.

ProstaPlex Ingredients Proven Effective in Clinical Studies

In addition to Saw Palmetto extract, the ProstaPlex formula includes other ingredients shown to be effective in reducing prostate problems.

Zinc (as glycinate) -- 3.3 mg. - Reduced Size of Prostate

(Fed. Proc, 1976, 35, p. 361)

Zinc has been shown to reduce the size of the prostate as determined by rectal examination, X--ray and endoscopy. The effect of zinc appears to be the inhibition of prolactin secretion which thereby reduces the uptake of testosterone into the prostate which in turn reduces the production of DHT.

Pumpkin Seed Concentrate -- 10 mg. - Decongestion of Prostate

(Schilcher, H.: Z.F. Phytother. 2/2 (1981) 14--16)

Pumpkin seed improves the tonicity of the bladder muscles and the decongestion of the prostate. Contains high concentration of organic zinc.

Raw Porcine Prostate Concentrate -- 80 mg. - Highest Natural Source of Zinc

Raw prostate concentrate is an excellent source of protein bound zinc and nucleic acids. Raw prostate has a higher content of zinc than pumpkin seeds.

Pygeum (Prunus Africanum) -- 25 mg. - Reduce Congestion, Edema, Inflammation

(Archivo Italiono Urol. 60,133;1988)

The bark of this large evergreen tree has been extensively researched. The following medicinal benefits in the prostate have been noted:

1) Reduces prostaglandin levels in the prostate which aids in reducing prostatic inflammation, congestion and edema.

2) Inhibits inflammatory enzymes, reducing edema and improving the functional properties of the tissue.

3) Inhibits the absorption and metabolism of cholesterol.

Uva Ursi -- 10 mg. - Urinary Antiseptic, Diuretic and Astringent

(Planta Med., 18, 1 (1970)

Glycine --135 mg., Alanine -- 135 mg., Glutamic Acid -- 135 mg. - Symptoms Improve

(Am. J. Ger., 1962, 10, pp. 426--30)

These three amino acids are highly concentrated in the prostate gland. In a controlled study of 45 men, night--time urination was relieved or reduced in 95%, urgency reduced in 81%, frequency reduced in 73% and hesitation alleviated in 70%.

Unsaturated Fatty Acids -- 10  mg. - Normalize Prostaglandins

(J. Urol., 1945, 53, pp.712--18)

Essential fatty acid levels and ratios are often abnormal in prostate and seminal fluid. In a study of 19 subjects, all showed a reduction in residual urine and 12 showed no residual urine by the end of several weeks.

Pollen -- 5 mg. - Reduces Size and Pain

(Br J Urol 90; 66(4):398--404

Flower pollen has been shown in numerous studies to reduce both the size of the enlarged prostate and the pain of BHP and prostatitis.

Magnesium (as gluconate) -- 10 mg. - Commonly Deficient

Patients with BHP are commonly found to be deficient in magnesium.

WARNING: The product listed in this publication can not under any circumstances be considered as treatment, cure, prevention or therapy, or as the only treatment or therapy for any disease or condition. Nor can the product under any circumstances be considered as a substitute or alternative treatment or thrapy for any disease or condition. The product contained in this publication has not been approved or evaluated by the Federal Drug Administration. This publication, and the product contained herein, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. The product relates to nutritional support only.


Prostate Support Capsule with Saw Palmetto
Product No. 415 Fill Size: 90 Capsules

Each capsule contains: % Daily Value

Magnesium (as magnesium gluconate) 10 mg. 3%
Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate) 3.3 mg. 22%
Glutamic Acid 135 mg. *
Alanine 135 mg. *
Glycine 135 mg. *
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Lipoic Sterolic 4:1 Extract 100 mg. *
Raw Porcine Prostate Concentrate 80 mg. *
Pygeum (Prunus Africanum) 25 mg. *
Unsaturated Fatty Acids 10 mg. *
Pumpkin Seed Concentrate 10 mg. *
Uva Ursi 10 mg. *
Pollen 5 mg. *

Other ingredients: rice flour, magnesium stearate, gelatin.

*Daily Value not established.

The glandular concentrate in this product is prepared by a special process that does not exceed physiological temperature (37° C). Guaranteed to be free of chemical pesticides and synthetic hormones.

Recommended Use: Two to four capsules daily.


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