Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate caused by an overgrowth of cells (called hyperplasia) in the transition zone of the prostate around the urethra. BPH is one of the most common male diseases and is provoked by dihydrotestosterone and androgen signals. These androgen signals trigger overexpression of different factors that initiate excessive growth and inflammation within the prostate. Statistics indicate that by 70 years of age, almost all men will have some amount of prostate enlargement.
However, men with BPH may not have any signs or symptoms. If signs and symptoms do develop, they most often happen in men older than 50 years of age. Signs and symptoms of BPH start when the enlarged prostate puts pressure on the urethra and bladder. This can narrow (constrict) or block the urethra, which can cause changes in bladder habits and problems urinating.
BPH can cause the following, which are sometimes called lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS):
- difficulty passing urine
- more frequent urination (called urinary frequency), especially at night
- a strong or sudden urge to urinate (called urinary urgency)
- weak or slow urine stream
- being unable to empty the bladder completely, which can lead to urinary tract infections and bladder stones
- difficulty starting the urine stream (called straining)
- having difficulty controlling the bladder (called incontinence), which can cause urine to leak and dribble
- blood in the urine
Toulison Nutraceuticals Inc. has recently developed a highly efficient natural product, called Healthy Prostate Tincture. This liquid supplement can be used for both, BHP prevention, and treatment. Our product for prostate health is highly purified herbal extract mixture of two major components: organic turmeric (Curcuma longa) and organic stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). Both tincture ingredients complement to each other and provide a profound and stable improvement for people with BHP.
So, how does this product actually work? Turmeric (a spice, widely used in Asian Cuisine) is known as a very powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory substance. There is a significant body of studies showing that these properties are determined by turmeric’s ability to inhibit mitogenic and proinflammatory factors, such as IGF1, VEGF and TGF-ß1. These factors are the main triggers in developing BHP and therefore, the main targets to be inhibited in order to stop the process of prostate enlargement.
The other Healthy Prostate Tincture component, is the extract of stinging nettle. While turmeric is suppressing mitogenic and pro-inflammatory factors, active ingredient of stinging nettle prevents binding testosterone to the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). This sex hormone globulin is involved in the hormones transportation through the plasma and their delivery to receptors in various target organs including the prostate. When testosterone is unable to bind to this globulin, the prostate receives far lower amounts of the hormone. In addition, testosterone metabolites such as DHT (dihydrotestosterone, also implicated in the enlargement of the prostate), cannot get to the prostate. As a result, excessive androgen stimulation of the prostate is prevented and the symptoms of BPH are relieved.
For more information about Toulison Nutraceuticals Inc’s Healthy Prostate Tincture, or to order this amazing product, visit us at www.toulison.com