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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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.

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.

Super Beta Prostate®

Super Beta Prostate® is manufactured by New Vitality®, Inc.. They can be reached at 888-997-2941. Each bottle of Super Beta Prostate® contains 60 caplets or a one month supply. The manufacturer of this product states that the product “contains 12 additional vitamins and minerals.
The product Super Beta Prostate® is frequently advertised on the radio and they offer a free trial of their product. It is reported that the free trial is offered when you agree to the automatic monthly billing and shipping option. Please verify with the manufacturer. They can be reached at 888-997-2941.
We have updated the information that was originally posted here effective 3/02/2010. In addition we have updated the Supplement Facts table due to changes made by the manufacturer New Vitality.
It should be noted that periodically manufacturers make changes to their respective websites and or products and that information reported here on this blog may or may not be updated as quickly as these changes are made. When information is not updated due to lack of information the information previously presented is in error. We encourage your input or comments when you note that information on any of our websites is in error,outdated, or a manufacturer has made a change to their product.