Prostate Guard Capsules

Support a healthy prostate and promote healthy male hormones with a combination of classic herbs known for their protective and supportive actions.

 

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Contains:  Saw Palmetto (berry)*, Pygeum (bark), Stinging Nettle (root)*

100 Capsules/600 mg

Directions: Take 1 capsule three times daily, preferably with food and water. Best results are obtained with continuous use.

For intensive use: Take 2 capsules three times daily.  

*USDA Certified Organic

Prostate Guard is a blend of potent, all-natural herbs that have been studied for their ability to support good prostate health and promote healthy male hormones in men in their 40s and 50s.  This formula contains saw palmetto berry, pygeum bark, and stinging nettle root.

Saw palmetto, a small palm tree reaching up to ten feet in height and living 500-700 years, grows in the West Indies and coastal regions of the southeastern U.S. where it is endemic. It is common in Florida and can be seen beneath the evergreen canopy in the Apalachicola National forest, but it extends as far inland as Arkansas. The binomial name is serenoa repens; it is the sole species currently classified in the genus Serenoa.

Although the fruit of the saw palmetto is commonly called a berry, it is technically a drupe (coffee beans, olives, mangos, peaches are drupes) similar in size to a green olive. American Indians used the fruit as a food and a medicinal herb to treat a variety of urinary and reproductive system problems. The Mayans used the berries in a tonic drink and the Seminoles used them as an expectorant and antiseptic.

In Western herbal medicine, saw palmetto berry is recognized as a general glandular balancer and nourisher for the reproductive and urinary tracts. It has been clinically demonstrated to increase testosterone levels and blood flow to the sex organs, making it beneficial in improving libido in men (and women).

One of its unique actions is the support of a healthy prostate.  This has been found to be of special interest to men over 50 and has overshadowed many of its other beneficial qualities.  The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that secretes lubricants into the lining of the urethra and optimizes the environment for sperm. When it becomes enlarged, it causes older men a number of unpleasant symptoms including the inability to fully empty the bladder, straining, dribbling, needing to urinate often and the feeling of not being able to hold the urine.

According to researcher, herbalism expert, and author, Michael T. Murray, N.D., more than twenty double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have shown that saw palmetto berries supports prostate health without side effects or loss of libido. No toxicity has been identified.

Pygeum, an evergreen tree found across Africa, can grow as tall as 150 ft. South African tribes used pygeum bark to greet what they termed "old man's disease," i.e., prostate enlargement. Pygeum bark is widely used in Europe for this purpose since its introduction in the late 1960s. 

Stinging nettle has a long history of use. The tough fibers from the stem have been used to make thread and cloth, while the nettle leaves have been cooked and eaten as vegetables. From ancient Greece to the present, nettle has been documented for its traditional use as a respiratory and anti-inflammatory herb. The root contain bioflavonoids with an affinity for the prostate. In double-blind trials, the root was tested by itself and in combination with saw palmetto and pygeum bark and it was shown to support prostate health by increasing urinary volume and flow rate.

Additional Reading:

  1. [The results of the 10-year study of efficacy and safety of Serenoa repens extract in patients at risk of progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia]., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24159762
  2. Comparison of tamsulosin plus serenoa repens with tamsulosin in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in Korean men: 1-year randomized open label study., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25614155
  3. Biological effect of human serum collected before and after oral intake of Pygeum africanum on various benign prostate cell cultures., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22198631
  4. Urtica dioica for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16635963

Note: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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