7 Natural Ways to Support Prostate Health

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For most men (at least at some point in their lives) the prostate is considered about the same as a swear word. That small gland can grow, and when it does, it can create all kinds of trouble.

Some of that trouble could be:

  • Frequent urination
  • Discomfort while urinating
  • Uneven flow
  • Pressure to urinate frequently and feeling like you can not fully empty your bladder.

But there are some natural ways to help support prostate health. Here are 7 of them:

1. Saw palmetto berry

This might be the most popular and most well-known prostate supplements.

Saw palmetto supports glandular weakness and is most well-known for supporting prostate health. Saw palmetto contains a compound used by the body to manufacture cortisone. Cortisone is an adrenal hormone that helps regulate the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium and proteins. It is used primarily to support glandular tissues (especially the prostate gland) and to maintain optimal balance in hormone levels. Scientific research validates its use for supporting prostate health. It also contains polysaccharides that may have immune-boosting properties.

In summary, Saw Palmetto supports the glandular system, prostate gland health, and provides hormone balance, especially for men over 40.

Related Supplement: Men’s Formula with Saw Palmetto and Lycopene

2. Zinc

This vitamin has been effective in soothing and supporting prostate health. Various life circumstances can cause lower blood serum zinc levels, which can create a zinc deficiency, which may affect the prostate. If you do have a zinc deficiency and an enlarged prostate talk with your doctor.

3. Kegal Exercies

Kegal exercises are a simple way to daily maintain the blood circulation to the scrotum and anus. Tightening those muscles will circulate blood and support prostate health. Kegal exercises work the muscles that control urination flow. By exercising them for 2-3 minutes a day, you can establish a regular routine that will support the prostate.  Here’s a video on kegal exercises for men:

4. Cruciferous vegetables

These are leafy greens such as cabbage, broccoli, kale and spinach. These can be included in an everyday diet in salads, and blended smoothies.

5. Green tea

Among the many health benefits of green tea, it has also been shown to support a healthy prostate. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant catechin in tea, acts as an androgenantagonist Source. It may also support healthy inflammation. Source.

6. Lycopene

Found in rich red foods such as tomatoes, raspberries and watermelon.  Lycopene has been shown to have a protective effect on prostate gland function.

7. Equol

Equol is the only known molecule clinically shown to bind to DHT to protect the prostate. It supports healthy prostate function and urinary flow without side effects, helps improve sleep duration, and supports healthy prostate cell replication. See Equolibrium here. And check out the video on how Equol works:

8. BONUS: Avoid This

Reduce consumption of red meat (especailly meat treated with antibitics. Grass-fed or wild meat might be different) and dairy products. Keep saturated fat intake to a minimum. Avoid processed foods and foods that contain trans fatty acids, such as margarine. Avoid refined sugars and simple carbohydrates. Eliminate alcohol or consume it only in moderation.

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