We are aware that some companies find it necessary to market their prostate supplement by confusing the consumer with false claims of fraud and scam alerts. Not very professional nor ethical. This addresses the labelling of our product Best Prostate and the rational of why the label was changed.
You may notice that along time ago we changed our % daily value of Selenium from DRI (Dietary Reference Intakes), established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, 1997-2001, which replace previous RDAs, to RDI (Reference Daily Intake), which is the value established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The RDI was based initially on the highest 1968 Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for each nutrient, to assure that needs were met for all age groups. The % daily value was changed from 50% to 21.4% The 15 mcg Selenium content in Best Prostate has not changed in any way.
Initially we produced Best Prostate™ with the soybean based Vegapure®. When we discovered that US-sourced beta-sitosterol was pre-dominantly genetically modified (GMO) we ceased production and transitioned to Vegapure® FTE (non-GMO) however still soybean based. Our competitors claim that we have never procured or used the Vegapure® FTE product line from Cognis. This allegation is a lie and untrue. Cognis actually contacted our competitor with a Cease and Desist letter dated November 5, 2009 due to flagrant violation of their trademark(s) and claims. We learned that the Vegapure® FTE had to be imported from Germany due to the fact that most soybean products produced in the US were genetically modified. Despite this fact we felt that the benefit of a non-GMO product was in our customers best interest and we imported this product. Recognizing that men preferred a non-soy based product we again improved Best Prostate™ by transitioning to Vegapure® 867 G (non-GMO) derived from Pine trees. Despite increased raw material and production costs with each transition we have not passed these costs onto our customers. The decision rests with you the consumer a soy-based beta-sitosterol that is genetically modified or Best Prostate™.
prostatepillreport.com is now brought to you by a company entitled MDHealthReports.com (web site registered 2/2010) www.mdhealthreports.com DBA Stigwood Research Institute. Sounds official doesn’t it. You may wish to click on the link to see all the credentials of the medical personnel and all the health reports they have published. MDHealthReports.com makes you think that they provide authentic doctor approved or endorsed health reports on numerous products. The truth is they provide one report that promotes the expensive product “Prostavar”. The website posts pictures and/or logos of Duke Medicine, and the “James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute” – John Hopkins Medicine as endorsements.
Best Prostate is manufactured in Torrance, California. The state-of-the-art facility in Torrance is one of the few facilities in the United States that carries GMP (good manmufacturing practices) certifications from both NSF International, NPA (Natural Products Association, formerly NNFA), as well as QAI (Quality Assurance International) organic certification.
Maybe MDhealthreports.com (Stigwood) can provide you with a photo of the facility in Torrance, CA.
The Offices of Best Prostate are in North Hollywood, CA. Personally the owners of Best Prostate did not see fit to spend resources on expensive offices in Beverly Hills, CA that would increase the price of our product for consumers.
The following photograph is from the facility in Torrance where Best Prostate is manufactured.
This is a machine used in putting product into capsules.
Be advised that the lab tests provided by MDHealthReports.com can not and do not infer either efficacy or safety. A laboratory measurement can only confirm the identity of a specific compound and the amount of it present in the sample being tested. MDHealthReports.com discusses the benefit of the mineral zinc but fails to discuss why zinc is in a supplement.
Best Prostate contains zinc due to the findings published by Leake A, et al. “The effect of zinc on the 5 alpha-reduction of testosterone by the hyperplastic human prostate gland.” J Steroid Biochem. Feb1984;2092:651-655.and Pavon Maganto E. “Zinc in prostatic physiopathology. I. Role of zinc in the physiology and biochemistry of the prostatic gland”. Arch Esp Urol. Mar1979;32(2):143-52. and the fact that scientists have known for decades that Zinc may play an important part in prostate health. Additional data on Zinc and Prostate Health has been completed by Irving Bush, M.D., senior consultant at the Center for Study of Genitourinary Diseases in West Dundee, Illinois, and former chairman of the Food and Drug Administration panels on gastroenterology, urology and dialysis. Dr. Irving Bush of the Chicago Medical School and researchers from Cook County Hospital studied over 5,000 patients and the effects of zinc on enlarged prostates. An additional study was conducted at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland where they discovered high doses of zinc inhibited the activity of the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in test tube prostate tissues.
Clinical data does not support the benefit claimed regarding the inclusion of free (unesterified) fatty acids in a prostate dietary supplement. Prostavar a product manufactured by Superbalife International and reviewed by Stigwood Reseach Institute contains 106 mg of free fatty acids per capsule. Stigwood Research Institute claims that in the free fatty acid catagory Best Prostate scored 0.661 mg of free fatty acids. Stigwood suggests that more fatty acid content is desired however the literature does not support these claims.
A comprehensive understanding of free (unesterified) fatty acids can be found at: http://lipidlibrary.aocs.org/Lipids/ffa/index.htm
Additional information regarding “free” fatty acid is available here: http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/High-fatty-acid-levels-increase-heart-attack-risk??
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.