Question: I am 40 and in good health. Why should I be concerned about prostate health?
All men over 40 should be concerned about prostate health. The prostate gland grows in size as men advance in age. The first spurt of growth is experienced at puberty; the second spurt of growth comes after 40. In many men, this growth may affect bladder functions and may disrupt normal lifestyles.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 8 out of 100 men between the ages of 31 to 40 years will experience prostate issues. This increases to 40 to 50 percent in men between 51 to 60 years of age, and to 80 percent in men over 80.
You can see why an aging prostate is a concern that should be proactively met. Proactive measures to maintain a healthy prostate could help you remain active and enjoy your senior years without experiencing prostate issues.
Question: Should ALL men be concerned about prostate health?
Yes, all men should be concerned about prostate health. But if you fall under any one of the categories below, you would need to closely monitor the health of your prostate.
Men over 40.
Men who are overweight.
Men who are African-American in descent.
Men who have a family history of prostate concerns.
Men who eat a predominantly western diet (more red meat, saturated fats, with less fiber and vegetable intake)
Men who lead a sedentary life with little or no exercise.
Question: What proactive measures can I take to maintain prostate health?
Modify your diet. Vegetables and fruits should comprise a healthy portion of any diet. Your fiber intake should be between 30 to 35 grams a day. Avoid fried foods and red meat.
Modulate weight. Being overweight is associated with many chronic ailments. Optimizing your weight will not just help you support prostate health, but enhance overall health.
Exercise. Circulation is essential for good health and a regular exercise regimen will help you tone up muscles and ensure all your organs are receiving the oxygen and nutrients they need to support healthy functions.
Regular check-ups with the doctor. Early detection of prostate issues can help you take early action.
Question: I’ve heard a lot about beta sitosterol. What is it and how can it help support prostate health?
Beta sitosterol is a plant fat scientifically known as a phytosterol. Plants like the saw palmetto or pumpkin seeds, which contain beta sitosterol, were traditionally used for enhancing male health, particularly prostate ailments and poor bladder functions. Scientists began studying pumpkin seeds about 50 years ago and validated the use of beta sitosterol as a strong nutrient support for maintaining prostate health.
Today, there is enough research to support the efficacy and safety of beta sitosterol as an herbal therapy to promote prostate health and support healthy urinary flow and functions. In Europe, doctors have been prescribing beta sitosterol for the past two decades for aging prostate troubles. This wide usage and efficacy has popularized the use of beta sitosterol in the United States as well.
Beta sitosterol is considered to be the key nutraceutical for promoting prostate health, but there are other prostate-specific nutrients such as Vitamin D, zinc, selenium and other essential minerals. You can find these vital nutrients in Super Beta Prostate, a comprehensive nutritional supplement support for prostate health. Proactive nutritional support is one of the best ways to support the healthy aging of the prostate!