Prostate supplements do not work for all men

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Fig. 2 Dr. Nyarkotey at University of Ilorin, Nigerian, 2018, Presenting

Large prostate does NOT always cause urinary problems. I think one of the areas urological medicine is behind is assuming that a 60-year-old plus man with urinary problems has a big prostate. A big prostate is not always a problem. I often see 100 to 150-gram prostates (normal is roughly 20 to 40grams) with little to no urinary symptoms and smaller prostates with lots of frequency, urgency and nighttime urination. Notwithstanding, many excellent ingredients make up the best prostate health supplements:

saw palmetto
croton membranaceus
beta-sitosterol and beta prostate
other plant sterols
rye pollen
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
stinging nettle
DIM
zinc
cranberry
pygeum
green tea
Hibiscus tea
For prostate cancer supplements, these are also useful:

curcumin
quercitin
bee pollen
And there are many more I could add to the lists.

A patient said “For me, I sometimes react to green tea! Yes, I know it is supposed to be a superfood and the tea of teas, but for me, it causes a reaction. I do far better drinking real organic dark roast coffee. We are all so different. Once I learned how to personal test for foods and supplements I was able to customize my diet and supplements to serve me without the reactions that had plagued me for years, finally allowing my prostate to heal. I now wake up once or twice a night instead of every hour. If I remember not to drink before going to bed, I usually waken only once now,” he revealed.

If you are healthy, which prostate supplement will work for you as preventative medicine? The most important prostate health supplement of all is your daily diet. Your food is the key to your prostate health. No supplement will cancel out poor health choices. It is only a matter of time. You can then join the untold number of men who have a prostate problem. If you are healthy then a broad form of prostate supplement will be a good addition to your diet. Take a Caution from me today as I have seen it all on prostate supplements. You see, what works today may not work tomorrow and this is why I constantly review the Men’s Formula Tea ingredients.

Fig 1. coming soon on 19th September

Endogenous and Exogenous prostate supplements

Foods in most cases are endogenous and a natural part of our diet. Exogenous ones are external like most herbs designed for medicinal use and eventually lose their effectiveness. They can only be taken for months at most and not years as they can become harmful. This is one of the reasons reactions occur and the best sounding herb can become your enemy!

The most important prostate cancer supplement

Vitamin D beats them all! Low levels and you double your risk of prostate cancer. The darker your skin the greater your risk if you live in the community. Low levels wreck havoc with your prostate. Men today are chronically low in this crucial vitamin. The best way to get it is through sunlight. If you can’t then take a fat-soluble version of vitamin D3.

cod liver oil
sardines
liposomal D3
Natural forms of Vitamin D3
Avoid all other versions of D

Saw Palmetto Marketed alone not enough!

Dietary supplements such as saw palmetto are not regulated the same way that prescription drugs are.  In some jurisdiction, Supplement makers are not required to prove to federal regulators that their products are safe, that they’re effective, or that they’re accurately labeled.

Multiple studies and investigations have found that such products are often grossly mislabeled: They may be illegally spiked with prescription drugs, which can interact in potentially dangerous ways with other medications you may be taking. And in many cases, the amount of active ingredient is either far less or far greater than what the label indicates. (One study analyzed six brands of saw palmetto and found that half of them contained less than 20 percent of the amount stated on the label.)

The Placebo Effect

In one 2011  scientific study, by Barry et al,  researchers gave 369 men suffering from symptoms of BPH either a placebo or doses of saw palmetto extract. They tracked their symptoms for up to 72 weeks and concluded that the extract (even at high levels) was no better than a placebo at alleviating symptoms. Several similar studies have also reached that conclusion, and a thorough review in 2012 by the independent Cochrane Collaboration of studies involving a total of 5,666 men found this lack of efficacy, too. The update of this review included 32 randomized controlled trials.

Fig. 2 Dr. Nyarkotey at University of Ilorin, Nigerian, 2018, Presenting

Men’s Formula Tea he developed for Prostate Health.

First of all, I studied holistic and Naturopathic medicine with extensive research into naturopathic urology, a researcher and I am trying to give the best of information on prostate supplements including my Men’s Formula Tea. Treating prostate disease is now a huge business so beware before purchasing any:

Fact #1: Every website/center/manufacture that claims a product is #1 is either owned by the company selling that product or is being paid to make those claims

They are on-air, radio, TV, newspapers and you’ve seen the sites all over the Internet claiming product Ralph is the #1 prostate supplement. They are millions of them now. They usually include a “newsreader”, celebrity, looking guy (not a doctor) telling you how good the product is based on “independent” studies and reviews. These websites include “review” sites and other “news” sites and companies with official-looking “reports” about their products.

None of them are independent. They only have one intent. To convince you to buy their product, they often employ what are called “affiliate” networks to help them sell and market their products. These are small websites that are paid to write positive reviews on their products and market those articles on the Internet. They receive a fee for doing this. They are paid based on how many sales they accumulate. This is why any product formulated by myself has all the ingredients on the panel, with detail information on the ingredients based on well-conducted scientific studies to enable you to make your informed decision on the product.  For instance, my Men’s Formula Tea contains a leaflet in the pack as well with disclaimers attached.

Fact #2: There is no such thing as a “Free Trial”

In life, I realized that “nothing is free” and the same goes for prostate supplements. Please take this as fact and one more time “nothing is free”!

Now for those considering the online version ask yourself, if it was free, then why do you need to use a credit card: for payment of shipping?

Companies that offer free trials only have one thing in mind; to get your credit card so they can 1) charge you the FULL price as soon as possible for the supplement they sent you and 2) make it extremely hard if not impossible to cancel any future automatic shipments that they have signed you up for automatically as part of the “free offer”. In the Internet marketing industry, this is known as a “negative option”; giving away a free sample in order to get your credit card details so that you are automatically charged for more product when you don’t cancel (usually you are given a very short period to cancel like 7-14 days from shipment).

Fact #3: Your past Prostate Supplement Taken Maybe Didn’t Work for a Very Good Reason

Most men get frustrated with natural supplements because they didn’t work and there is a very good reason for that. It’s plain and simple.

What you have been purchasing in the past either did not have the right ingredients that have been shown to be successful in the clinical trials; or you were not getting the correct dose in the amounts to make a difference. Most prostate supplements have very minimal dosages of the ingredients required to make a difference. Even the most popular brands of prostate supplements you see on TV only have minimal ingredients.

Read the ingredients and add up the total milligrams in the formula you are taking. Most of them also have only one active ingredient. You are being told over and over again on TV to take beta-sitosterol as a magic cure but nothing could be further from the truth. You need a combination formula in the right ingredients to make a difference. You cannot rely on a single ingredient to get you back to better health.

One final thing on this point: most companies also “hide” the actual amount of ingredients in a “proprietary blend”. This is a way to hide the actual amount of ingredients in each bottle. Count up the actual ingredients and look at the active ingredients that have real studies and clinical research to back up those claims. So only buy from companies that fully disclose all the ingredients on the Supplement Panel. So you know exactly what you are paying for. You can see this on the Men’s formula tea Panel.

Fact #4: Prostate Supplements Don’t Work for All Men

Get this fact straight. I am a trained Naturopathic and holistic Doctor, product formulator, a manufacturer with experience in prostate health and the right person to tell you this! I talk about prostate cancer because I studied the first-ever Master’s program in Prostate Cancer-Sheffield Hallam University, UK, so am not ignorant in urological health. So combining my studies in Prostate Cancer and Naturopathic Medicine puts me on a better position to educate you on this!

In my clinical experience and research, I realize that Prostate Supplements don’t work for all men. Those companies that claim otherwise are simply wrong. But here is the other truth; the DRUGS that men purchase or are prescribed by their doctors for the same purpose work less than 60% of the time! And the drugs come with side effects like an increased risk of prostate cancer and sexual dysfunction.

Nothing works 100% of the time for 100% of the men. That is why the Men’s Formula Tea which I have formulated and manufactured and on the market has a leaflet for you to read. Even Men’s Formula Tea for Prostate health and wellness does not work for 100% of men. No company can claim this. The company gets fantastic results for those men that we are helping to lead better lives. In fact, with Men’s Formula Tea, I also post NEGATIVE reviews online as well as all their POSITIVE reviews. I do this so that men have ALL the information they need to make up their minds. I don’t know of a single other company that openly do these reviews.

Fact #5: Do You Know Who Formulated Your Prostate Supplement?

A very important question to ask before making up your mind. You also need to ask and research who actually made the product you are putting in your mouth every day and more importantly, was it formulated in actual, clinical practice by a Doctor who specializes 100% in prostate health. Most companies who market prostate supplements are good marketing companies but they are not in the business of prostate health. Look for a prostate supplement that is formulated by a doctor who 100% specializes in prostate health. And look for a product made by a company that only makes prostate health supplements and who are up to date on all the latest research and clinical trials as to what works and what doesn’t. maybe, in this area, I can also claim some credit here!

Most prostate supplements are not formulated by doctors or naturopaths in the field of holistic urology. In fact, I have not seen a single other product that is formulated by a naturopathic urologist that 100% specializes in prostate health like Dr. Geo in the USA, the formulator of Prost-P10x. Not one! If you find another product formulated by an actual naturopathic urologist – send me his name and will research on this.

So now, look at your prostate supplement. Who made it? Who formulated it? Do you know the answers to these questions? You should: or are you just relying on the integrity of the late-night TV ads to give you confidence? The “doctors” you see are mostly paid, actors. And the real doctors that endorse products are mostly in a completely unrelated practice to have any knowledge of urological conditions. They are paid to “endorse” the product but they had no role in the formulation. Just because there is a picture of a doctor on the website it doesn’t mean anything. Research that doctor. What does he specialize in? Is he a urologist? A naturopath doctor? Or both of those. Chances are your product is being formulated by a chemist or someone with no urological or prostate experience. Ask yourself what authority they have to commentate or sell you a product if they are not practicing every day in prostate health and seeing patients with problems like yours all day.

Fact #6: Only Buy Ingredients that Have Been Proven to Work!

When you want to buy, only buy only those ingredients that have been shown in the clinical studies to work. And you become part of a community of people that are dedicated to keeping you informed and up to date with the best information and latest research on your health.

If I was to ask you to name 2 ingredients for prostate health you would probably say saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol right? They are the most commonly known. But they are also the least understood. Saw palmetto, for example, only works when it is in a combination formula like the ingredients in Men’s Formula Tea. That is what the studies have shown. On its own, it is no better than a placebo and that is why I have problems with those prescribing only Saw palmetto singly for men’s prostate health. Even the RDA of 320mg is ineffective on several occasions. 640mg and above work for BPH if combine for instance with Men’s Formula Tea.

Beta-sitosterol is also widely misunderstood likewise. It’s well marketed by big supplement companies and Hospitals as a “miracle” ingredient however the best clinical studies on beta-sitosterol have been (1) at 3 x 20mg a day and (2) a study showing 130mg a day; that’s all. There are no studies showing higher levels work better for prostate health; only one showing 800mg worked for cholesterol, not prostate health.

Facts # 7- A good physician does not promise cure: companies that promise results guarantee should provide a money-back guarantee as well.

Any company that openly promise result guarantee should also make room for a money-back guarantee for clients. So patients should be bold to ask companies that offer those results the room for money-back guarantee and see if they would make room for it. If any company makes room for it then proceed with it. In my next article, will bring you the scientific studies on the ingredients in Men’s Formula Tea and others I have researched as well to aid in decision making. As I did mention, Men’s Formula Tea is also not a magic bullet product. In case it does not work for you, kindly look for an alternative!

Fig 3. This is Men’s Formula Tea for Prostate Health. Always read the ingredients on the panel and the leaflet inside.

The Alternatives

If you’re trying to avoid taking prescription medications or are undergoing surgery to resolve your prostate problems, you can try other things that, unlike saw palmetto, are recommended by doctors:

  • Cut back on drinks between dinner and bedtime, especially alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
  • Limit the use of antihistamines and decongestants, which can prevent muscles around the bladder from relaxing.
  • If you take a diuretic for high blood pressure, ask your doctor about changing the time you take it, reducing the dose, or trying a different drug.
  • Eat lots of produce, which may also help, according to a large study done in 2007.

>>>Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a renowned holistic doctor and Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University, Ukraine, honorary professor of holistic and Naturopathic Medicine and currently pursuing, LLB law/MBA concurrently.  President of Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine & RNG Medicine Research Lab, Tema community 18. He is the formulator of FDA approved Nyarkotey Hibiscus Tea for Cardiovascular Support and wellness, Men’s Formula for Prostate Health and Women’s Formula for wellness. Contact: 0241083423/0541234556

DISCLAIMER This post is for enlightenment purposes only and should not be used as a replacement for professional diagnosis and treatments. Remember to always consult your healthcare provider before making any health-related decisions or for counselling, guidance and treatment about a specific medical condition.

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