The FDA warning issued to doctors on Prostate Prescriptions in June 2011 prompted many men to look at natural prostate supplements. Most supplements use a SOY sourced beta-sitosterol. Unlike most, the Best Prostate Formula uses a non-GMO Non-SOY Beta-sitosterol to address Prostate Symptoms.
Most of us know that GMO (or “genetically modified organisms”) is the science that allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. In over 30 countries around the world there are restrictions and/or bans on the production of GMOs. These restrictions and/or bans exist because GMOs are not considered to be proven as safe. Some of the countries that have these restrictions include: Japan, Russia, Australia, and all of the countries in the European Union.
In 2008, a CBS News poll found that 87% of consumers wanted products containing GMOs labeled as such. A more recent poll by CBS/New York Times found that 53% of consumers would not buy food that was genetically modified.
Most beta-sitosterol found in prostate formulas is derived from soy. This is interesting in that it is well known that soy contains phyto-estrogens and consumption of soy has been shown to reduce testosterone levels. FYI, most soy consumed in Asian countries is fermented soy. Un-fermented soy was and is reserved for un-faithful husbands. Unlike Asian countries most soy consumed in the US is not fermented. Now back to soy and GMO. In 2009 the US Department of Agriculture reported that 93% of the soy grown in the United States was GMO. Unlike most prostate formulas, the beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate™ is non-GMO. In addition the beta-sitosterol in Best Prostate™ is derived from pine and not soy.
Nutritionists recognize two classes of phytosterols: (1) sterols, which have a double bond in the sterol ring; and (2) stanols, which lack a double bond in the sterol ring .
A mixed Phytosterol complex contains the following distinct plant sterols:
There are distinct structural differences between the above three plant sterols.
In the case of prostate health, it is beta-sitosterol that has been studied and reported to provide relief with respect to the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.