Low Testosterone in Men Causes and the Relationship to an Enlarged Prostate

Many men do not realize but a low testosterone level can be an indicator of an enlarged prostate. The primary reason that their testosterone level is low is due to the fact that the testosterone being produced in their body is being converted to a secondary hormone called DHT or dihydrotestosterone.

This occurs when an enzyme (5-alpha reductase) converts the testosterone into DHT. Typically men notice a loss of libido and a lowered energy level. Often this is detected during blood work at their physician’s office. Since 2008 the annual sales of testosterone prescriptions have more than doubled and last year alone the testosterone market is a $2 billion dollar market.

Unfortunately a testosterone prescription can actually cause a prostate to enlarge as it provides fuel for the fire to actually cause even higher levels of DHT. Testosterone has come under a lot of fire and it is not as safe as the manufacturers have lead physicians to believe. Now days we see television commercials for law firms warning us that in fact testosterone can double the risk of having a heart attack.

Another problem with taking a testosterone prescription is that it does cause you to have a large amount of circulating testosterone but this in fact tells the boys down stairs (a man’s gonads) to actually stop producing testosterone. So the quick fix is actually causing a secondary action and that would be a shutdown of normal testosterone by the testis. If you have ever visited a fertility physician and ask them if they prescribe testosterone they will tell you that “no, they do not”. What they do use is HCG or human chorionic gonadotropic hormone. This is typically administered by injection by a physician. The HCG actually causes the testis to start producing testosterone. This appears to be a better alternative than shutting down all normal testosterone production with a testosterone prescription.

As quiet as it is kept another reason that we have seen an exponential increase in the number of fertility specialists since 1960 could heavily correlate to the introduction of soybeans into the diet of humans. Soybeans are high in estrogens (phytoestrogens or plant based estrogens). The estrogens in soy have been shown to decrease testosterone levels in clinical studies despite the strength of the soybean lobby and erroneous reports on Wikipedia. I have reviewed the Wikipedia information regarding soybeans and it is obviously data that I consider to be tainted by the likes of a multi-national corporation that produces 93% of all soybeans in North America. These soybeans are the one and only Round-Up Ready Soybeans which is a registered trademark of the Monsanto Corporation. Even more troubling is the fact that they are GMO (genetically modified) and are being sprayed with the herbicide Round-Up or glyphosate. Recent studies of both urine samples and breast milk actually document the presence of glyphosate in these bodily fluids.

Most of us think our soy consumption is low but in fact it is high. Soy consumption in North America is approaching 200 grams per day due to the fact that 75% of the items in a typical grocery store contain soy. Remember prior to 1960 there was zero soy in the human diet and the soy that was fed to animals was not GMO or being sprayed with glyphosate.

In light of the above it is wise to consider your diet as another reason that you have low testosterone. Personally I believe that men should opt for almond milk versus soy milk if they cannot tolerate or do not consume regular milk. I no longer purchase breads manufactured with soy flour. I do not purchase sardines pack in soybean oils instead a better choice is olive oil.

I believe you have a choice and that there truly is no reason that men need a testosterone prescription. This completely contradicts the sales goals of the pharmaceutical industry that has convinced physicians to immediately prescribe testosterone. Educate yourself and look what you are putting into your body.

If your low T (testosterone) is the result of increased enzyme (5-alpha reductase) then often a physician will immediately prescribe a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor prescription. Again a red flag should be going off and I suggest that you Google and type in the name of what you are prescribed and then type the word lawsuit. Not all of these problems make it to the level of a law firm commercial on the television. A better choice would be a natural product that has shown 5-alpha reductase inhibitory activity in the medical literature and that would be beta-sitosterol. Once again the plant sterol ester beta-sitosterol comes to the rescue. A word of caution though is that the most common forms of beta-sitosterol available are derived from the “Round-up Ready Soybean”. Look for one that is non-GMO and Soy Free.

I hope this article clarifies things and gives you some food for thought regarding your low T problem that has led to a multi-billion dollar industry of testosterone prescriptions.

To learn about soy-free non-GMO beta-sitosterol visit http://www.bestprostate.com. Beta-sitosterol from pine not soy.

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Best Prostate ® Formula Receives Certification from Doctor Trusted ™

IMS Supplements, Inc. has recently been approved to display a doctor’s seal of approval, a major benefit granted by consumer protection service Doctor Trusted.
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Many consumers have seen television commercials in addition to radio ads for prostate products. When you choose a prostate supplement or any product you put into your body a celebrity endorsement should not be the reason.

To earn certification, the website www.bestprostate.com passed a strict application process that involves careful evaluation by a doctor of their website and any products or services offered. The review process involves predetermined criteria that include fair pricing and return criteria, reasonable medical claims, easy-to-locate customer service and protection of sensitive customer data, among others.

The entire process promotes consumer safety surrounding health products and services, and helps IMS Supplements, Inc. strengthen trust in their brand Best Prostate ® and online health business.

As http://www.bestprostate.comhas passed each of these criteria, they are now eligible to display a web seal of approval on their webpage, which provides an easy, highly visible way for customers to check legitimacy on their own before making a purchase. This protects customers as well as business owners by elevating moral business practices and accountability.

With so many false claims and review sites about prostate supplements, for the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, IMS Supplements, Inc. wanted a clear way to distinguish Best Prostate ® from the other products. Through due diligence we found that many prostate review websites are reviewed by individuals with no medical credentials and at most are no better than a paid advertisement. In fact every one of these sites receives compensation or remuneration for their ranking or review. This legally should be disclosed on a respective review website. IMS Supplements, Inc. knows that consumers want honesty and a product that works. Use this Discount Coupon Code MDTRUSTED (expires: 7/24/2014) to save $5.00 when you order Best Prostate at www.imsnaturally.com.

For more information about IMS Supplements, Inc. product Best Prostate ® visit the company online at www.bestprostate.com. To learn more about consumer protection through Doctor Trusted, visit their website at www.doctortrusted.org.

Best Prostate ® Formula Does GMO matter?

Often many people do not understand GMO (genetically modified organisms) and/or in this case GMO ingredients.  An analogy to understanding GMO is this:

You have two tomato plants in a garden planted side by side.  One is GMO and the other is all natural.  The GMO tomato plant was genetically altered in a laboratory so that when it is planted it can withstand being sprayed with poisonous insecticides and or weed killers.  To maximize return on investment the grower now sprays both plants with insecticide and pesticides because he feels that this will maximize his yield and he or she will not have to worry about weeds or insects destroying his fruit. The natural non-GMO plant dies as it cannot withstand being sprayed with pesticides. The sprayed GMO plant lives and produces big red tomatoes. The question is would you want to serve this tomato to your children or grandchildren? Would you want to consume this tomato yourself? 

A non-GMO plant grown organically would not be sprayed with either insecticides or pesticides. There would be no chemical residues as a result of adulteration. The non-GMO tomato produces big red tomatoes. Would you eat these tomatoes and or serve them to your children or grandchildren? Most likely you would and they would be very good for you.

Ultimately the decision to consume and accept GMO products rests with each of us as individuals. When it comes to the Best Prostate ® Formula, Best Prostate ® is the only prostate supplement that is labeled GMO free or non-GMO.  To accomplish this, the ingredient Beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate ® is sourced from pine bark.  The ingredient is IP certified which means “Identity preserved”. This means that the ingredient has a pedigree and that it can be traced back to the source. Best Prostate ® uses ingredients that are sourced in the United States. Best Prostate ® is manufactured in the United States.  In addition some users find it important to know that the Beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate ® is Kosher and Halal certified.  If you have questions about Best Prostate ® contact IMS Supplements, Inc. at 888-768-3836.

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Prostate Supplements – The Best Natural Prostate Supplements

www.prostate-health-guide.com  is not the place to compare industry leading natural prostate supplements — this web site is falsely misleading consumers to think that they are providing an honest assessment of prostate supplementsIn truth and hidden on the site is the FTC disclosure that the site is in fact  sponsored by or receives compensation for the products reviewed on the site.  http://prostate-health-guide.com/65hv.html

Best Prostate ® Formula is the natural non-GMO, non-Soy prostate supplement.

Prostate Products and the Companies who make them – Get the Truth.

Both men and women purchase prostate supplements.  We want to make consumers aware of a new website www.bestprostatereview.com that was launched in April 2012 which is truly unique.  Rather than talk about this prostate product and that prostate product and create phony rankings or allege that one product is better than another the customer is given the tools to actively compare and seek out the truth about a company or a product.  These tools can be used for any supplement product you wish to know more about.  The site is owned and operated by the maker of Best Prostate® Formula  (www.bestprostate.com). The tools provided are owned by the respective agencies (FDA, BBB, Consumer Complaints Board, Whois, Natural Products Foundation, FTC)

Since fraud and miss-leading the consumer seems rampant on the internet the maker of Best Prostate®, IMS Supplements, Inc. has joined the Natural Products Foundation™ in the goal of “Truth in Advertising”. Numerous companies have  joined in this pledge to consumers.

Dietary Supplement Truth in Advertising Pledge

We pledge to ensure that consumers get accurate information about legally marketed dietary supplements so that they can make informed decisions in promoting and maintaining their health. In that regard we pledge that any advertisement or marketing materials that we create, publish, or otherwise provide or disseminate will, to the best of our knowledge, be truthful, not misleading and substantiated under the requirements of both the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) as amended by Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and the Federal Trade Commission Act:

  • Not making claims, either expressly or implied, that are not accurate and fail to adequately disclose qualifying information.
  • Verifying that there is adequate substantiation for claims being made, including the level of support, type and quality of evidence presented, and relevance of the evidence to the claim.
  • Not making claims through testimonials or expert endorsements that cannot be substantiated.
  • Ensuring that claims based on traditional use have the appropriate substantiation or clearly communicate that the sole basis for the claim is its history of use for a particular purpose.
  • Ensuring that claims are appropriate for dietary supplements and do not cause the product advertised to be a “drug” under the FDCA.
  • Using the two-part disclaimer as stipulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 when appropriate.
  • Strictly adhering to the use of “third party literature” as defined by DSHEA.

Consumers should look for the Natural Products Foundation™ program logo to ensure that the site they are purchasing from agrees to abide to “Truth in Advertising”   Look for this logo:

Super Prostate Formula, Beta Sitosterol Prostate and Prostate Pill Reports and Reviews

Get the truth about super prostate supplements. How popular are they? How to recognize illegal treatment claims. What are the important ingredients in a prostate supplement? False pill reports and prostate pill reviews. How to protect yourself from false claims and miss-information.

Wow, an internet search today is truly confusing when it comes to prostate supplements or formulas. One is the super beta prostate formula and another is a super prostate product yet others claim to be a miracle prostate formula.

Many of these products make actual claims of efficacy for their respective product when in fact the claim is really in reference to a particular ingredient that has demonstrated the respected efficacy. Other products boldly state that their product will shrink your prostate which is actually an illegal statement and is truly false advertising. Legally only a product that has been through clinical studies and that has been submitted to the FDA and received an approval can make such a treatment claim. Beware all these false and unproven “treatment” claims. If the word treatment is used this should be a clue that the site is making a false claims.

Well then do these natural products help your prostate? The answer is “yes” some do but it truly depends on the ingredients. One of the most studied ingredients is beta-sitosterol which would be inclusive of saw palmetto. The key to remember is that beta-sitosterol is the key ingredient found in saw palmetto. Saw palmetto itself contains the phytosterol beta-sitosterol however the amount of saw palmetto that you would have to ingest or take to get the benefits of beta-sitosterol might actually make you sick. It is projected that it takes 100 capsules of saw palmetto to achieve the amount of beta-sitosterol that you could find in one 300 mg capsule of beta-sitosterol. Other ingredients that have substantial clinical data with respect to prostate health would include both zinc and selenium. Outside of these key ingredients is a host of additional ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Green Tea Extract, Cranberry Extract, Lycopene, Calcium Carbonate, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate (lubricant), calcium silicate, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Cellulose,Stearic Acid, Silica, etc., etc., etc. that have little if any clinical data that has been published in a reputable medical journal that benefits your prostate in a statistical significant way. Many of these extras are nothing more than a way to make a product cheaper to manufacture and increase the profit margin for the respective maker. If you want a multi-vitamin, then buy a good one, you surely should not be relying on a prostate supplement as a multi-vitamin. Supplements with a laundry list of ingredients do not work better. I guess manufacturers who include all of these ingredients think that this shotgun approach might lead to greater customer satisfaction in addition to the increased profit margin.

It is also amazing to see many prostate pill reviews, prostate pill reports, and comparisons by respective manufacturers that lend themselves to miss-informing the public and presenting themselves as experts or even institutes that do not exist. Another venue is a manufacturer that outright attacks other manufacturers with libelous and defamatory statements. The best advice when it comes to choosing the best prostate supplement is to look for a product that contains the important key ingredients. Choose a manufacturer that has integrity that doesn’t need to use libelous and defamatory statements to sell their product in desperation. Avoid the obvious pill reviews and reports that obviously direct you to buy an expensive product that benefits the profit margin of the company behind the comparison website. A comparison website should not be selling or for that matter require the necessity of a disclosure statement that states it is sponsored by or receives compensation for products reviewed on the site.

Common sense and logic is your best defense when looking for the best prostate supplement. If a site claims to be an expert then look for the substantiating credentials – many websites provide none. Another unique internet tool can be used to discern how popular a website is on the internet. This strips away all the false claims about this or that product being rated as number 1. What is this tool? It is called Alexa. Out of the hundreds of millions of websites on the internet this company is a website information company that actually ranks websites globally and then if the site is very popular by Country. Alexa offers a toolbar that actually shows the ranking of the website that you are presently visiting. By clicking on the ranking number in the toolbar you are provided with additional statistics such as popularity within a specific Country or even local geography. I have found that this is one toolbar that I cannot live without as it truly tells the story about the actual popularity of a product website without the hype. This Alexa toolbar can be found by doing a search for the Alexa toolbar.

This information is provided by the maker of Best Prostate ®. We believe that the informed consumer will make the best choice when it comes to choosing a truly super prostate formula. A free trial should not include giving someone your credit card so that they can sign you up for an auto-ship and auto-billing plan. Look for a manufacturer that offers and honest guarantee and better yet visit the Better Business Bureau website: http://www.bbb.org and enter the company’s name to see how many problems other consumers have had. The maker of Best Prostate ® truly wishes you the best when choosing the best prostate formula for your prostate symptoms.

A new website actually gives you tools to research both product and respective companies (or manufacturers). Visit www.bestprostatereview.com you can also leave a review about a company or product that you are familiar with.

For information about Prostate Health visit www.bestprostatehealth.com For comparison information visit www.compareprostateformulas.com To report a website for misinformation or false advertising visit the Natural Products Foundation Truth in Advertising or Federal Trade Commission.

Physicians and Supplements?

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Supplements and My Physician

Health and Fitness: Supplements • Published: November 18, 2011

Many physicians use and recommend supplements to their patients. Despite this, the general population of, health care providers have limited formal training and education with respect to supplement ingredients. The importance of clinical references with respect to supplement ingredients should be a priority for consumers. It is important to tell your health care provider when you initiate any supplement. It is also important to ascertain your health care provider’s knowledge of the supplement ingredients that you are discussing. Don’t assume.

Prostate Pill Reports by Institutes that do not exist.

Today the prostate supplement market is constantly being targeted by false non-accredited Institutes “Fischer Urological Institute” and / or Pill reports brought to you by organizations like MDhealthreports.com that literally portray themselves as credible sources. The fact is that these organizations are not accredited and these so called pill reporting agencies are a fraud. Simple searches on the name of the organization at Better Business Bureau, and Dunn & Bradstreet websites clearly shows that these so called expert agencies are nothing more that a false front to get the consumer to purchased their alleged highly rated product. We encourage consumers to report these to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, and identity theft. Complaints can be filed at: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/