Nature's Sunshine Products Men's Formula is a comprehensive combination to help support healthy prostate function, urinary function and hormone balance in men, maintaining optimum health of the male urinary system. With Saw palmetto, lycopene, gotu kola, pounpkin seed, pygeum & nettle. 60 capsules
RRP $41.95, healthy.co.nz price $33.50
NSP Men's Formula
- Provides nutritional support for the prostate gland and the entire male glandular system.
- Contains the antioxidant, lycopene, which studies suggest may have a beneficial effect on prostate health.
Adults: For Intensive Use: Take 3 capsules twice daily with morning and evening meals.
For Maintenance: Take 2 capsules daily with a meal.
Natures Sunshine Men's Formula
Saw Palmetto Saw palmetto extract is derived from the berried of a small palm tree. The fatty acids in the berries may assist in maintaining healthy male hormone ratios in prostate tissue, thus preventing inflammation and prostate enlargement. Saw palmetto has anti-androgenic, anti-proliferative and anti inflammatory properties that seem to be responsible for improving symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). It appears to inhibit 5 Alpha reductase types 1 and 2 and to prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in vitro, which might reduce prostate growth.
Nettle root Nettle root is a botanical extract that exhibits similar activity to that of saw palmetto. It may prevent the conversion of testosterone to less desirable hormone species that promote prostate cell growth and inflammation.
Lycopene Lycopene is a carotenoid antioxidant compound derived from tomatoes. It may prevent IGF-1 mediated cell growth and protect cell membranes and nucleic acid from oxidative damage. It may also be of benefit as an antioxidant for cardiovascular health. Most evidence suggests men who consume lycopene seem to have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Men with high lycopene plasma levels also seem to have an 83% lower risk of prostate cancer compared to men with low lycopene plasma levels.
Zinc Zinc is an essential mineral critical to the production of the male hormone testosterone. Good levels of testosterone are important for healthy prostate gland function.
Pygeum - A native plant to Africa, Pygeum is valued for its bark, which contains various substances shown to relieve inflammation, pain and swelling of the prostate gland. Pharmacological use of pygeum for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH has been growing steadily over the years.
Gotu Kola - Shown to act as a glandula tonic and diuretic, beneficial for a variety of urinary tract problems.
Pumpkin Seeds - Research has shown that pumpkin seeds help relieve urinary difficulty associated with BPH and prostate cancer, although the exact mechanism for their action is not yet understood.
Per 3 capsules: Zinc (gluconate) 15 mg, Proprietary blend 1224 mg: Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract (Serenoa repens), Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo), Gotu Kola Aerial Parts (Centella asiatica), Pygeum Bark Extract (Pygeum africana), Standarized Lycopene Concentrate, Stinging Nettle Leaves (Urtica dioica, U. urens). Gelatin capsule
Keep out of reach of children. Store below 25C. Replace cap immediately after use. In all cases of BPH, seek professional advice before self prescribing.