A Prostate Formula Should Not Contain SOY – Best Prostate ®

No men’s health product or prostate formula should contain soy. This video gives you ten reasons why you should avoid soy.  Your health depends on it.

Soy and why it should not be on the label of any prostate formula.  Best Prostate ® Formula is “Soy-Free” and non-GMO Beta-sitosterol sourced from Pine.  Soy is disguised on many product labels these days.  If the product you are taking is labeled with any of these ingredients: SVP (soy vegetable protein), TVP (textured vegetable protein), soybean, soybean oil, soy, soy flour, and soy lecithin, then you are consuming soy.  So many of todays products are adulterated with soy due to the fact that it has been added to food to make them less expensive and greater profits for the manufacturer.  Bread, cake mixes,  cereals, even most non-dairy creamers that you spoon into your coffee contain soy.  The best thing anyone can do is be vigilant and read the ingredient lists carefully when you shop.  .

The Best Prostate ® Formula is soy-free, non-GMO. Visit www.bestprostate.com

 

The Truth Best Prostate Report and Sites that Rank the Best Prostate Products

You decide - Is it Fake News?Best Prostate Report websites claim that they are being honest and attempt to get you to buy the best prostate formula. But are they being honest?  Consumers are led to believe that these sites provide an honest review based upon a lab report that measure the amount of ingredients in a serving. Unfortunately the effectiveness of a product is about the clinical studies of the specific ingredient as it relates to the prostate problem.  These rankings have nothing to do with how well a product works or how you the consumer will benefit.

Two websites ProstatePillReport.com  and ProstateReport.com  are two websites that Best Prostate Report relationshipstell the consumer to look no further.  Unfortunately the big picture tells a story and needs to be made clear.  Both of these sites are owned and operated by the company that makes Prostagenix and Prostavar.    The following shows the relationships to the number one and number two ranked prostate products.

The following image shows the prostate products that are ranked as the best choice for consumers.

Following this we will provide the actual proof of ownership that consumers have a legal right to know.

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) requires that these websites post a disclaimer to warn the consumer of this conflict of interest. See images below.

The above website owner is the manufacturer of both Prostagenix and Prostavar.The following images demonstrate the ownership and FTC compliance of the special “Larry King” Report on ProstateReport.com.  Mr. King is being paid to endorse Prostagenix.

And what does the 2017 Best Prostate Report recommend?  Well the owner of the prostate report and manufacturer recommends their product Prostagenix as the best.

The images above and their respective copyrights are the property of Superbalife International, Fred Buckley, Verified Nutrition, LLC and Digital Health Media, LLC which are all owned and operated by Mr. Fred Buckley. Superbalife International is the manufacturer for Prostavar. Verified Nutrition, LLC is the manufacturer of Prostagenix.

The question for you the consumer do you believe that these Best Prostate Report websites are ranking prostate products fairly?

IMS Supplements, Inc. has requested the removal of images in violation of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) concerning it’s product Best Prostate ®. In addition IMS Supplements, Inc. has requested the lot numbers of the Best Prostate ® product that was used to create the alleged laboratory analysis as provided by the Larry King ProstateReport.com website.  The manufacturer of Best Prostate ® has bottles of every lot number of Best Prostate ® ever manufactured.  In addition every lot number is tested by an independent laboratory and not the manufacturer before the product is sold to confirm the label claims as required by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).    

  Is it Fake? - You decide.

 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September 2017

Prostate Cancer AwarenessProstate Cancer Awareness Month is September.  Three million men in the United States are living with Prostate Cancer. For men whose cancer is confined to their prostate, the five year survival rate is almost 100 percent.  For men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the five-year survival rate is 29 percent.

Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States.

Nothing could be more important and easy than seeing a doctor or health care provider for a simple blood test (prostate-specific antigen or PSA) and a digital rectal exam (DRE).  Despite this it is surprising learn that the PSA blood test for prostate cancer isn’t always part of a man’s annual physical exam.  Many men actually refuse a digital rectal exam (DRE).

It’s important to note that an elevated PSA level doesn’t necessarily indicate prostate cancer. It’s simply one of the initial warnings that more information is necessary for your physician to make a good decision.  It is best to have a digital rectal exam (DRE) done at the same time as your doctor may detect an abnormal bump (possibly tumor) on your prostate.  What men need to know is that a digital rectal exam (DRE) sounds much worse than it is. The same is true for a man’s first colonoscopy.

Generally the first step toward a prostate cancer diagnosis is a biopsy. A prostate biopsy is an invasive procedure that involves a series of needles and puncture wounds to the prostate. Most men fear a biopsy of the prostate due to the fact that in the event cancer is present research has discovered that the biopsy increases inflammation and the progression and spread of cancer. Only 75 percent of cancers are detected via a patient’s initial biopsy. Often this leads to multiple invasive biopsies generally spaced from 6 weeks to three months apart.

Today it is important for patients to know the prostate biopsy alternatives.  You can learn more about these alternatives here:  http://www.bestprostatehealth.com/category/prostate-biopsy-2/   Another resource about  the “Prostate Biopsy, MRI, PSA, and Prostate Cancer” can be found here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Prostate-Biopsy,-MRI,-PSA,-and-Prostate-Cancer&id=9193061

The more you know the more you will realize that there is no reason to fear a simple prostate screening.  It could save your life.

** This news and information presented is about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

What’s in your Prostate Formula? / Why is RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) In My Body? GMOs

GMO Soy Prostate Formulas

Best Prostate ® is Soy Free Beta-sitosterol from PINE

Roundup® in US Mother Breast Milk GMOINSIDE!

Roundup® in US Mother Breast Milk

Three years ago a 2014 pilot study found disturbingly high levels of the herbicide RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) in the breast milk of American mothers. Three out of ten women tested back then tested positive for glyphosate contamination. The results made it clear that glyphosate levels actually built up in women’s bodies over a period of time.  The levels of the herbicide glyphosate was around 1,000 times higher than that allowed in European drinking water to be considered safe.

ATTENTION  ” MEN “

The Organic Consumers Association reported that Glyphosate was found in urine of 93 percent of Americans tested.  This 2015 public testing project carried out by a laboratory at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  The average level of Glyphosate detected was 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB. The regions with the highest levels of Glyphosate in urine were from the West and the Midwest with an average of 3.053 PPB and 3.050 PPB respectively.  Also it is important to note that Glyphosate residues were not observed in any tap water samples tested. Equally disturbing is that Glyphosate levels were just as high in city dwellers as they were in agricultural communities where the Glyphosate was being sprayed on crops.

Roundup® trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.Men who have used RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) in the backyard know that it kills everything that it is sprayed on.  It definitely is not something you want to spray on anything you plan on eating.   Right on the container there are warnings to call a poison control center immediately and seek medical attention if swallowed.

For thirty-five years Monsanto the maker of RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) has claimed that: “If ingested, glyphosate is excreted rapidly, does not accumulate in body fat or tissues, and does not undergo metabolism in humans. Rather, it is excreted unchanged in the urine.”  But the extremely high levels found in breast milk throw this “alternative fact” out the front door.

 Roundup Ready Soybeans trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.Monsanto holds the patents to many genetic modified crops being planted across the United States and Canada. A good example is the soybean.  This GMO soybean has 93 percent of the market in North America.  So if the entire circle represents all SOY grown in the USA and Canada.  Then if what you eat contains Soy or is made from Soy then odds are that you have been consuming Roundup.

roundupSoybeans are not the only GMO (genetically modified) crop in North America.  Potatoes, tomatoes, corn and rice are also big time GMO.  So is rapeseed (canola oil).

What we need to remember soy was not a part of the human diet until 1979 when the first soy milk was introduced into the grocery store. Prior to this it was a product that was not considered fit for human consumption.  Henry Ford used it as a lubricant in his automobile industry.

Soybeans have another unique quality in that they are a very high source of plant based estrogen.  Yes estrogen the female hormone. This is also a concern for men as it does not help to maintain a stable testosterone level. Published studies have shown that the consumption does have an undesirable effect on testosterone levels. Testosterone, an essential male hormone, helps men to retain and build a more muscular  physique.  In addition it helps a man’s libido or sex drive.

Many studies confirm that cancer has skyrocketed in the past fifteen years. “Research has been done in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand investigating possible links between glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, and cancer. A large number of studies have focused on glyphosate’s possible association with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” The research shows that Roundup is linked to a host of cancers including both B cell lymphoma, and to brain cancer.  The gold standard for scientific proof is a randomized controlled trial, which would be unethical as it would definitively measure exposure and related cancers.

The government isn’t protecting us.  Despite studies linking exposure to the chemical with diseases including cancer. In 2013 the EPA actually approved the amount of allowable glyphosate in oilseed crops such as flax, soybeans and canola to be increased from 20 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm, which is  over 100,000 times the amount needed to induce breast cancer cells. Additionally, the EPA has increased the limits on allowable glyphosate in food crops from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm.

In looking into the background of Monsanto ones learns some disturbing ties to the health care industry.  At one point the Pharmacia Corporation owned Monsanto in 1999.  Pharmacia is the same corporation that took over the famous Upjohn Pharmaceutical company.  If fact Monsanto had it’s own medical research division that came up with that great drug Celebrex which the FDA warned of increased risks of cardiovascular-related side effects, such as heart attack and stroke.  Pharmacia quickly sold off Monsanto and the new Monsanto became a company in 2000.  Monsanto then accepted an offer of $66 Billion Dollars from the medical giant Bayer in 2016.  This deal is still pending regulatory approval.  Both companies have been meeting with President Donald Trump and now spokesman for the President claims that Monsanto and Bayer promised to keep all of Monsanto’s 10, 000 US workers if approved.  Spokesman for Bayer has not confirmed and did admit the reduction of administrative positions here in the US.

One company makes you sick and the other manufactures and profits from products for your failing health.  Ironically a creepy partnership that should concern everyone.

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This picture shows the Democratic Conflicts of Interests and Monsanto.

 

 

This Monsanto deal is definitely not a GOP Republican thing.  The following image shows the Democratic ties to Monsanto.  And let’s not forget Mrs. Clinton was a Monsanto Attorney.

 

 

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Also we can see a very bipartisan mixture of Senators who voted against the American consumer and for Monsanto.

 

My first exposure to this was Memorial Day weekend 2014.  I was sitting there and reading about American women finding RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) in there breast milk.  As I read further the article discussed men and urine samples that also had disturbing detectable levels of  RoundUp ® (Glyphosate).  I started to wonder if I too might be eliminating RoundUp ® (Glyphosate).  Despite choosing organic and non-gmo produce I wondered if I was actually being sold actual organic and non-gmo products.  Well I ordered the test kit via the internet (cost $140) back then.  When it arrived I sent it off to a lab in St. Louis, MO.  Luckily my results came back negative.  Since then I have been following this topic as I seriously was disturbed that developing infants were being forced to consume contaminated breast milk.    How could any infant develop a healthy brain being exposed to RoundUp ® (Glyphosate)? The answer – they can’t.

In 2015 urine and water testing was organized by The Detox Project and commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association.  The results of that test reported above. The Organic Consumers Association stated that: “These test results highlight the massive failure of U.S. regulatory agencies, including the EPA, USDA and FDA, to protect us even as they continue to perpetuate the myth that low-level exposure to glyphosate is harmless. We must bring down this poison-for-profit model and build in its place a food and farming system that regenerates and heals, before it’s too late.”

What can you do?

Visit The Health Research Institute and order a kit:  https://health-research-institute.net/glyphosate/

Well at this time there is The Detox Project at the following link below:

How Much Glyphosate is in Your Urine?

 

 

 

 

Consumers Angry: Shipped and Charged for Prostate Formula Automatically

Surprise Charges on your statement after your Free Bottle of Super Beta or Prosvent.

Everyday angry consumers call Best Prostate by mistake. The Super Beta Prostate and Prosvent “free trial offer” is a nightmare for most consumers.  The calls we receive are to cancel auto-shipping and billing of their credit card or debit card.  The bad news for consumers: wrong company wrong phone number. The good news for consumers, Best Prostate does not store customer credit cards nor do we bill and ship to customers without their consent.

There is a reason some companies have numerous complaints lodged and filed against them at www.BBB.org. To assist you we have published the phone numbers of Super Beta Prostate (NAC Marketing Company, LLC  dba New Vitality) and Prosvent (Prosvent LLC) at www.bestprostatereview.com.  Unfortunately the telephone numbers of these companies seem to keep changing we will do our best to keep them up to date.

Many times, consumers are left to further search for the phone number to stop auto-billing and shipping. We now receive ten to fifteen calls per day by mistake from Super Beta Prostate and Prosvent customers.  If you are looking to contact Super Beta Prostate we suggest that you search for New Vitality, the maker of Super Beta Prostate.  The same is true for Prosvent. This company does go by the name Prosvent. The other option is to visit www.bestprostatereview.com.

At Best Prostate we have found that consumers would rather place orders and receive a quantity discount after they know the product works.  We truly recommend that if you are trying Best Prostate for the first time – order one bottle.  The shipping for one bottle is $3.40 to any destination in the United States.  If you have questions about Best Prostate call 888-768-3836.  Best Prostate offers a traditional money back guarantee.  If you are unhappy with other products try Best Prostate.

You should be careful when ordering from prostate sites that rank and claim that one product is ranked number one. These sites are commercial websites and they contain FTC disclosures statements that they accept compensation for sales of the products they review and recommend.  There are no new prostate supplements that contain a newly discovered miracle ingredient.  If there is a new ingredient it would not be well studied in numerous multi-center placebo controlled clinical trails.  Something you want to have when you swallow a pill.

Not all Beta-Sitosterol is the same from one product to the next.

Many prostate supplements have got the message that beta-sitosterol is the key to a better product.  However many are taking short cuts to save money and the customer in the end is left with an inferior product.

This information from the medical literature is what points to Beta-sitosterol as the right ingredient:whybeta

What make’s Best Prostate the BEST?

These two images show the quality of beta-sitosterol being used in prostate supplements.    Best Prostate first and for many years has been using a soy-free non-GMO beta-sitosterol.  In addition Best Prostate uses actual Beta-sitosterol and not a phytosterol complex.  Visually this is what that means:

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98% of Prostate Formulas that claim and tell you that you are getting Beta-sitosterol in there prostate formula: Visually this can be seen below:

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Why settle — there is only one Best Prostate ………

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Let’s Compare Prostate Formulas

It’s so confusing so let’s prioritize what is important.

1.  Saw Palmetto or Beta-sitosterol?

Answer:  Beta-sitosterol – Why?  Because beta-sitosterol has been studied in double-blind placebo controlled clinical studies in peer-reviewed medical publications like Lancet, British Journal of Urology, and the Cochrane Reviews Database.  Information regarding “Beta-sitosterol in BPH” can be found at the National Institutes of Heath website www.nih.gov.  In addition clinical data regarding Saw Palmetto has shown that it is no more effective than a placebo in the New England Journal of Medicine.

2.  Is beta-sitosterol all the same from one product to another?

Answer:  Not at all.  Most prostate formulas use a plant sterol mix and generally they label it as so. Other products use actual beta-sitosterol in a concentrated form that exceeds the 50-55% commonly found in a plant or phyto-sterol complex or mixture.

Most manufacturers use beta-sitosterol from soy as it is common and allows for a increased profit margin. Soy in North America is 93% Monsanto “Round-Up Ready Soybeans”  or genetically modified to allow for the spraying of the pesticide “Round-Up”.  Round-Up® is familiar to most men as it is known as a common pesticide purchased at large chain home improvement stores or small independent hardware stores.

In addition soybeans are high in phyto-estrogen.  Estrogen is a female hormone and studies have shown that in the male body testosterone levels are reduced.  Which can lead to erectile dysfunction and a loss of sex drive.

A few manufacturers claim that they use sugar cane.  However no wholesale source of sugar cane derived beta-sitosterol is available that is sourced in the United States or Canada.  Sources are #1 Brazil, #2 India, #3 China.

Then there is non-GMO, non-Soy beta-sitosterol Best Prostate ® sourced from pine.

3. But many prostate formulas have so many other ingredients like: Stinging Nettles, Pumpkin Seed extract , and/or saw palmetto are these important?

Beta-sitosterol is the miraculous common denominator in all of these other ingredients.  If a more pure form of beta-sitosterol was used in manufacturing instead of a phytosterol complex these other ingredients would not be necessary that is why I refer to them as unproven fillers.  For literally 3 to 4 decades (30 to 40 years) it is beta-sitosterol that physicians in Europe have relied upon for the symptoms of an enlarged prostate and not the other ingredients.  The shotgun approach appears impressive but why not just rely on the ingredients that have been studied and published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.

Is lycopene important for my prostate?

The Mayo Clinic feels that at this point the data is not sufficient to make this claim.  See the link:  Mayo Clinic.

It is our intention to make this simple and understandable as it should be. Don’t be misled by false claims and hype or a high price.

Prescription Drug Safety – It’s Not what Consumers think it is.

This morning a published article from “Drug Discovery & Development” shared troubling and interesting statistics regarding prescription medication toxicity. A unique sensitive toxicity test was developed at the University of Utah that makes it possible to uncover more of these dangerous side effects early in pharmaceutical prescription development. This could help to reduce the risk of consumers being exposed to unsafe prescriptions. Shocking is the fact that about one third of all prescription drugs approved by the FDA in the United States are withdrawn from the market or require added warning labels limiting their use. That new drug that is being pushed has almost a 33 percent chance of exposing you the consumer to a dangerous side effect. These numbers are not comforting by any means. Consumers are better off with medications that have been on the market for awhile or better yet no prescription at all if possible. The fewer prescription medications that you have to take the better off you will be. Scary is the fact that it is admitted that often the harmful effects of prescriptions are not discovered until 10 to 20 years after the public has been used a guinea pigs. This is a very disturbing admission. It is important to consider all risks associated with beginning any treatment regimen.

Consumer Safety and Supplement Access and the Best Prostate Formula

Do supplements work? Does it really do what it says? I heard it on TV. If you have ever searched for a supplement on the internet then it is likely you have been exposed to some form of false advertising. One area that is truly bad is prostate supplements or prostate formulas. Beware sights that offer comparison reviews and then selectively claim that this product is # 1. Almost all of these sites receive compensation from the makers of the products recommended. The staff and/or website owners have no credentials or qualifications to review or perform any form of quantitative analysis. If you like the freedom to purchase supplements, without a prescription, then it’s time to step up and actually help the organizations in this article to do a better job at protecting all consumers from false advertising, false treatment claims, and misleading representations and information. If we fail then legislators will have no choice but to restrict everyone’s access to all supplements as a group.

This article applies to all supplements that consumers’ freely access in the market place. This article is brought to you by IMS Supplements, Inc. the manufacturer of the Best Prostate ® Formula. Due to this, prostate supplements will be used in our examples. For anyone who has ever purchased a prostate supplement from an advertisement or has performed a search on the internet it is most likely you were exposed to misinformation.
Every day people all across the North American continent are exposed to celebrities claiming this or that supplement will change your life. We witness actors in lab coats whom appear to be doctors. We are enticed to call now and as a result promised a free bottle of this miracle prostate product. Often the free product promised is not free because consumers are signed up to be automatically billed and shipped product. In order to do this, businesses store the consumer’s credit card information. Before you buy any supplement over the internet or on the television it is best to check if other consumers have complained about the product or the company. Most of us are familiar with the non-profit organization the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It is important to look at the number of complaints that have been filed against a specific business. Often businesses can have an “A” rating yet have hundreds of consumer complaints. An extremely popular website ComplaintsBoard.com allows users to search on a product name and users can read the complaints that have been filed.

In the background there are multiple organizations that do their best to protect consumers. One of these organizations is the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and another is the National Advertising Division® (NAD®) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Recently the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, the Council for Responsible Nutrition was notably active in the activities of a famous celebrity television physician and the United States Congress. Another organization, National Advertising Division® or NAD® reviews national advertising for truthfulness and accuracy. Their policies are established by the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC). This organization reviews national advertising on broadcast or cable television, in radio, magazines and newspapers, on the Internet (websites) or commercial on-line services, or advertising provided direct to the home or office. This organization focuses on product performance claims, superiority claims against competitive products and all kinds of scientific and technical claims. In March of 2009, the manufacturer of the product Best Prostate was contacted to participate in a voluntary review of its website www.bestprostate.com . Every sentence on the website was examined for product claims, superiority claims, scientific claims and or technical claims. This review process was a 6 to 9 month process. We are thankful to have participated in this process and feel that all manufacturers’ product websites should go through this process in the interest of consumer safety and truth in advertising. If this was the case then consumer freedom to access dietary supplements would not be in jeopardy.

The National Products Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is also actively involved in consumer safety and truth in advertising. The organization also promotes research and education related to natural products. In 2013, this organization reviewed 275 advertising cases, mailed 150 warning letters, and referred 40 cases to the FTC and the FDA.

In severe cases supplement manufacturers make actual treatment claims for a disease state. This is illegal. When the claim can actually cause harm the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will actually send a warning letter or enforcement action to the manufacturer. These are readily available to consumers by doing a simple search on the internet. If you are ingesting or swallowing a tablet, capsule, or any fluid, it is important to know who you are buying from, and if they have a history of, or have received enforcement actions from the FDA. There are two very easy ways to check this. The first way is to do a search and enter “product name” and then “FDA” on the same line. Then perform the search. You can also substitute the “product name” and use the “Company Name” and then “FDA” and perform the search. If the search shows an entry from “www.fda.gov” then you really have to consider the integrity and honesty of the manufacturer. When it comes to consumer safety manufacturers have a responsibility to be straightforward and honest.

In 2008 it was estimated that approximately 30 percent of men in North America diagnosed with a prostate disease used some complementary or alternative therapy primarily herbal agents, vitamins, supplements, and/or dietary intervention. It is now six years later and that number has increased significantly. This is partially due to the FDA warning issued in 2011 which found that in two large clinical trials with (5-alpha reductase inhibitors) prescription prostate medications that actually showed an increased incidence of high-grade prostate cancer. In addition every night our televisions tell us of yet another prescription medication with a dangerous side effect and that if you or a loved one experienced this or died you need to please contact the law firm. Who wouldn’t be a bit distrustful? Then the next commercial promotes the next latest and greatest prescription medication only to have a laundry list of side effects that is quickly read to us and then we are encouraged to ask our physician to prescribe it. It is no wonder why more and more consumers are embracing complementary or alternative therapies.
North American urologists and physicians in general have been slower than their European colleagues to use or even understand these complementary or alternative therapies. In Italy, 50% of the medications used by physicians for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are (plant-based) phyto therapies. While in Germany and other European countries, phyto therapies are first-line treatment for mild-to-moderate enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS).1

Despite the positive benefits of using the phytosterols (ex. Beta-sitosterol ) and/or other complementary or alternative therapies, the use of some nutraceuticals in prostate disease have had less desirable consequences, showing lack of efficacy, adulteration, and/or severe side effects or drug interactions. The AUA (American Urological Association) has encouraged studies of the supplements being used by consumers. Despite this some physicians simply dismiss complementary and alternative therapies. In addition studies of phytosterols, with respect to an enlarged prostate, have been published in the same medical journals as their prescription counterparts. Examples: Lancet, British Journal of Urology, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This can be confirmed by visiting NIH.GOV and simply entering the “ingredient” (beta-sitosterol) followed by “problem or disease state” (example: BPH). Respectfully with prescription medications the FDA requires adequate safety data for marketing, yet the number of estimated deaths for all adverse drug reactions and medication errors make these the 5th leading cause of death here in the United States. 2

Although many in the medical community here in North America level charges against complementary and alternative therapies and allege that they are unsafe. Statistics actually support that traditional prescription medications are guilty of being unsafe despite the submission of safety data to the FDA. With respect to prostate problems urologists do not necessarily treat BPH or prostatitis pharmaceutically based only on objective parameters. In fact, it is acknowledged that typically they treat these conditions by observation. For physicians to truly understand the benefits derived from nutraceuticals or alternative therapies in terms of enlarged prostate symptom improvements (or other medical condition) they must be aware and familiar with the published literature.

As we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of Congress passing the DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. With this, Congress definitively stated that dietary supplements are a category of food, and not subject to FDA pre-approval thereby allowing your freedom to access complementary and alternative therapies. What is important is that consumers not assume that all supplement manufacturers practice truth in advertising. It is important to verify and look at the product’s reputation and the manufacturer’s reputation through the use of objective sources. Always consult and inform your health care provider when you initiate any complementary or alternative therapy. The information contained this article is designed to provide accurate information in regard to the subject matter presented. It is provided with the understanding that IMS Supplements, Inc. is not engaged in rendering medical advice. If expert assistance is required, the services of a competent medical professional should be sought. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed or mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The author wishes to acknowledge the following resources used in writing this article.

1 Dreikorn K. Complementary and alternative medicine in urology. BJU Int. 2005;96:1177–1184.

2 CDC/NCHS National Vital Statistics System 2007, authors. Deaths, percent of total deaths, and death rates for the 15 leading causes of death: United States and each state, 1999–2003. [Accessed January 25, 2007].

Nickel JC, Shoskes D, Roehrborn CG, Moyad M. Nutraceuticals in Prostate Disease: The Urologist’s Role. Rev Urol. 2008;10(3):192–206.

This article was adapted from an original article published at ezine articles by the author.