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Prostavor FAQs

What is Prostavor?

  • PROSTAVOR is a dietary supplement that was formulated to utilize the synergistic benefits of many nutritional supplements that have been shown to improve prostate health and support urinary function. PROSTAVOR is a comprehensive and proprietary formula utilizing four complementary herbal extracts and several powerful vitamins and minerals.

The following agents may produce additive benefits in enhancing the function of the prostate in men:

  • Stinging Nettle: Stinging Nettle has been studied in combination with Saw Palmetto and appears to produce benefits by inhibiting the binding of the male hormone testosterone to the prostate tissue.
  • Pumpkin Seed: Pumpkin Seed contains additional sterols to help promote health urinary function.
  • Beta Sitosterol: Helps strengthen the immune system. Also helps in treating BPH and the lowering of cholesterol levels. Blocks both the 5-Alpha Reductase enzyme and the Aromatase enzyme.
  • Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto doesn’t shrink the overall size of the prostate, but it seems to shrink the inner lining that puts pressure on the tubes that carry urine. It is thought to work by reducing inflammation.

PROSTAVOR also contains powerful nutrients to support a healthy prostate and promote men’s health in general, providing the many benefits of a comprehensive dietary supplement.

  • Vitamin D: PROSTAVOR contains supplemental vitamin D to support prostate health.
  • Zinc: Zinc is an essential mineral which participates in many biochemical pathways. Zinc may also help suppress the enzyme which converts testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone. Zinc is an important nutritional component of prostate health and is included in PROSTAVOR.
  • Selenium: Selenium is an element that plays a critical role in protecting cells from free radical damage.
  • Lycopene: Lycopene is a carotenoid, a plant pigment anti-oxidant that is found most abundantly in tomatoes and tomato products. Based on the healthy benefits of lycopene as an anti-oxidant, lycopene is included to enhance prostate health.
  • Vitamin E: Anti-oxidant and protect cells.
  • Resveratrol: Helps prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
  • Vitamin B6: Helps reduce the risk of heart – and prostate disease.
  • Bioperine: For optimal nutrition absorption.

What does Prostavor do?

  • Prostavor, through its unique synergising formulation which has shown to block the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, thus assisting in preventing testosterone from converting into DHT. It may also assist in blocking the Aromatase enzyme, which may prevent the over-production of oestrogen.

It may also assist in:

  • Controlling prostate enlargement
  • Preventing cell degeneration
  • Reducing difficulty to pass urine
  • Helping the liver to cope with toxins and counter inflammation
  • Lowering PSA count
  • Lowering triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol
  • Countering involuntary urination

Where can I buy it?

  • Prostavor is available without a prescription at all leading pharmacies.

How many capsules of PROSTAVOR should I take?

  • It is recommended that one capsule of PROSTAVOR be taken twice a day as a dietary supplement, preferably with a meal. Or you may also check with your own healthcare specialist.

Are there side effects to any of the ingredients in PROSTAVOR?

  • In the many studies of these food based herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals found in PROSTAVOR, few – if any – side effects have been noted.

How quickly will we see results?

  • Many men notice an improvement in their quality of life within the first 30 days or sooner, and you should certainly expect to see benefits within the first 60 days.

Will the sex life get better?

  • Supporting good prostate health can also benefit a man’s sexual health.

Is it ever too late?

  • No, it’s never too late. However, the earlier you begin to pursue prostate health, the faster you can begin to improve the quality of your life, and the better off you will be.

How can I continue to ensure good prostate health?

  • Feeling better and more confident is a result of maintaining good prostate health. And the continued use of a comprehensive dietary supplement, in combination with incorporating key lifestyle changes, is very important in maintaining improvement. So, continue to take PROSTAVOR regularly and also try to incorporate a healthy lifestyle.

Why is PROSTAVOR different from other natural prostate products?

  • PROSTAVOR is the only product that contains a propriety blend of 300mg of Beta-sitosterol and saw palmetto extract per capsule, that makes it 3’000 times more potent than most other products that contains saw palmetto powder.

What is the prostate?

  • The prostate is a small gland (about the size of a walnut) that contributes fluid and nutrients to the semen that is released when a man ejaculates.

Where in the body is it located?

  • The prostate is located just below the bladder, and it surrounds the urethra through which urine passes out of the body. Because it is adjacent to the bladder and it surrounds the urethra, it can cause problems as it enlarges.

Why is an enlarged prostate such a problem?

  • The prostate grows with age. It may grow to a size where it places pressure on the urethra, and it can begin to constrict the normal flow of a man’s urine.

This pressure and constriction can give rise to the following issues:

  • Difficulty initiating urination
  • A weak or interrupted stream
  • A sense that one has to go immediately
  • A feeling of urgency during the day that makes you think you may not make it to the bathroom in time
  • Dripping or leakage
  • Frequent night time urination (also known as nocturia), sometimes occurring as often as every two hours
  • A sensation that the bladder is not completely emptied
  • In extreme cases, complete urinary interruption known as urinary retention may occur

The enlarging prostate may also contribute to, or cause:

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Blood in the urine – a condition known as haematuria
  • Diminished kidney and bladder function

Why does the prostate continue to grow?

  • The precise answer to this question remains unknown, but there is convincing data that supports a hormonal theory for the enlargement of the prostate.
  • As men age, the hormone testosterone produced by the male reproductive glands (called the testes) is converted to another form known as Dihydrotestosterone (also known as DHT). This form of testosterone is a growth stimulant that is five times more potent than testosterone itself. It may be the underlying cause of an enlarging prostate. Supporting this theory is the fact that men who lack these testosterone – producing glands do no experience prostate enlargement. Paradoxically, the female hormone, oestrogen, which is present in relatively small amounts in men, becomes relatively higher as men age and may contribute in its own way to the growth of the prostate. An enlarged prostate is definitely tied to advancing age.

Does prostate enlargement happen to all men?

  • The prostate enlarges in all men as they age, just as hair turns grey, muscle mass is lost, and skin becomes wrinkled. It’s a part of the aging process. There is a great deal of variation as to how large the prostate becomes and whether or not this enlargement produces symptoms.
  • The prostate enlarges during puberty, stays relatively stable in size until it may enlarge again in the thirties and forties. By the time men are around fifty years of age, approximately 50% of them have an enlarged prostate. As men age into their seventies and eighties, as many as 80% or 90% may have prostate enlargement, but not necessarily significant problems. Prostate size does not always correlate directly with the severity of the symptoms.

What are the common symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

  • As mentioned previously, these often include: Difficulty in initiating urination, a weak or interrupted stream, and a sense of urgency where you don’t feel in control, dribbling or leakage, frequent night time urination, a sensation that the bladder is not completely emptied, urinary retention and even sexual dysfunction.

Can an enlarged prostate affect sexual functioning?

  • Prostate enlargement can interfere with sexual function, producing both erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory problems. This can occur as a direct consequence of prostate enlargement or as a side effect of surgical procedures or prescription medications that are meant to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Besides age, are there any other risk factors for the development of an enlarged prostate?

  • Certain behaviours such as smoking, obesity, excess alcohol consumption, cirrhosis of the liver, family history and hypertension are associated with an enlarging prostate.

How does someone know if he has an enlarged prostate?

  • The signal of an enlarged prostate is the development of lower urinary tract issues as detailed earlier. Doctors may also detect the enlarged prostate when they do a digital rectal examination or when an urologist performs a test known as an ultrasound. The initial inability to urinate may also be triggered by medication, notably antihistamines commonly used in cold and allergy medicines.

When should I see a doctor?

  • We recommend that you see a doctor anytime you experience changes related to urination, such as: a change in frequency or urgency, irritation or a burning sensation that might be associated with infection. It is also suggested that all men undergo a prostate examination by a doctor around the age of forty and every year or two after that, depending on age and risk factor.

Does an enlarged prostate lead to cancer?

  • An enlarged prostate and cancer are two completely separate issues. It is important to see your doctor to check for cancer and get a Prostate-Specific Antigen (also known as PSA) blood test. It is recommended every year for those over 50, particularly if prostate cancer runs in your family.

How many men get prostate cancer every year?

  • 1 in every 18 South African men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. More than 4,300 South African men are newly diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?

  • Heredity, family factors, and a high fat diet are related factors. But the real risk is that there are no symptoms until the cancer reaches an advanced stage or spreads outside the gland.
  • Once again, all men with a family history of prostate problems, as well as men over 50, should go for yearly prostate examinations.