How it Works
The main cause of an unhealthy prostate and thinning hair has been scientifically proven to be the same – the hormone DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Diminishing the production of DHT, or blocking its binding to cell receptors either in the prostate or in the cells of hair follicles, will generate beneficial actions on your prostate and hair. Ingredients in URINOZINC® produce these effects on DHT.
Many of the ingredients in URINOZINC® have been clinically shown to support normal prostate function and improve urinary flow. URINOZINC® also contains more than a days recommended daily allowance of selenium which is necessary for overall good health.+
URINOZINC® is the only prostate formula with a US Patent. With over three million bottles sold, URINOZINC’s PATENTED formula is often imitated but it can never be duplicated.
URINOZINC's® PATENTED formula includes:
Saw Palmetto Extract
The fat-soluble extract of the saw palmetto berry has become one of the leading natural treatments for BPH (be sure that your prostate supplement uses Saw Palmetto EXTRACT)
Numerous human trials report that saw palmetto improves symptoms of BPH, although it may not greatly reduce the size of the prostate.
Saw palmetto appears to possess 5-α-reductase inhibitory activity, preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and thereby helping to maintain normal prostate function. Saw palmetto also blocks DHT from binding in the prostate.
A three-year preliminary study in Germany found that 160 mg of saw palmetto extract taken twice daily reduced nighttime urination in 73% of patients and improved urinary flow rates significantly. A review of all available double-blind trials has concluded that saw palmetto extract is effective for treatment of men with BPH and is just as effective as, with fewer side effects than, the drug finasteride.
Consumer Reports, which is conservative by nature, gave a thumbs-up to saw palmetto in its September 2000 issue.
Recommended reading Article from American Academy of Family Physicians
Pumpkin seed has become popular today as a treatment for BPH, and it was approved for this use in 1985 by Germany’s Commission E.
One of the factors that contribute to BPH is over-stimulation of the prostate cells by testosterone and its conversion product, DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Components in pumpkin seed oil appear able to interrupt this triggering of prostate cell multiplication by testosterone and DHT, although the exact mechanism for this effect is still a matter of discussion. The carotenoids found in pumpkin seeds, and the omega-3 fats found in pumpkin seeds are also being studied for their potential prostate benefits. Men with higher amounts of carotenoids in their diet have less risk for BPH
Pumpkin seed is considered to be one of the best natural sources of essential fatty acids (EFA’s), which promote free urinary flow. As the body does not manufacture EFA’s, they need to be replenished through a healthy diet or supplements.
Pumpkin seed oil has been used in combination with saw palmetto in two double blind human studies to effectively reduce symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers have suggested that the zinc, free fatty acid, or plant sterol content of pumpkin seeds might account for their benefit in men with BPH. Studies have shown that pumpkin seed extracts can improve the function of the bladder and urethra, this might partially account for BPH symptom relief.
Possibly the single most important nutrient for a healthy prostate. The normal prostate gland contains more zinc than any other organ. Zinc supplementation has been shown to diminish the symptoms of BPH and actually reduce the size of the prostate.iii
Further, adequate zinc also prevents the formation of dihyrotestosterone (DHT), making it a multipurpose mineral for total prostate health.
Numerous studies indicate that Vitamin E substantially reduces the risk of prostate cancer. A study conducted in Finland followed 29,132 men from 1985 to 1991. The men who took Vitamin E, (50 IU's per day) experienced 41 percent fewer deaths from prostate cancer than those not receiving Vitamin E.iv
Vitamin B-6, the universal catalyst or carrier, helps all other nutrients to work better. Additionally, Vitamin B-6 has a direct effect upon prolactin levels, reducing them safely and naturally. A reduction of prolactin prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Is an extract from the bark of an African plum tree, and has been used historically to treat urinary tract infections. Pygeum Africanum has been used to treat BPH in Europe since the 1980s. It is believed that it also inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT, thus helping to maintain normal prostate function.
In an analysis of 18 trials, the herb provided a moderate improvement in the symptoms associated with BPH compared to placebo. Side effects were mild.
For additional information on how Pygeum africanum extract has definite effects in reducing the size of the prostate refer to “Medical Treatment of BPH with the Pygeum africanum extract” (R.M. Scarpa, R. Migliari, G. Campus, A. DeLisa, M. Sorgia, M. Usai, Urology Clinic of the University of Calgary)
Is an anti-oxidant that may lower the risk of prostate cancer especially when combined with Vitamin E. A Harvard Medical School study showed a measurable relationship between lycopene and the reduction of prostate cancer.
URINOZINC's® PATENTED formula also contains Magnesium, Selenium, Folic Acid, and Vitamin B-12, natural ingredients which have been shown to support overall prostate health.