Super Beta Prostate is a natural supplement with the primary active ingredient beta-sitosterol. Beta-sitosterol is a group of plant sterols obtained from vegetables, fruits and other plants. The product is designed to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Super Beta Prostate may improve urinary flow and promote healthy urinary tract function. Side effects are uncommon.
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The most likely side effects associated with the high levels of beta-sitosterol included in Super Beta Prostate are gastrointestinal. As listed by eMedTV, they may include heartburn, indigestion, nausea and diarrhea or constipation.
Sexual Side Effects
Because beta-sitosterol affects male hormones, particularly testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, some sexual side effects may occur. Erectile dysfunction and decreased sex drive are possible. EMedTV notes that prescription medications for treating BPH may have similar effects.
Decreased Vitamin Absorption
Beta-sitosterol may reduce the absorption of some vitamins, mainly vitamin E and beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A, according to Drugs.com. This is a special concern for anyone who has a vitamin deficiency. Men using Super Beta Prostate may also need to take vitamin supplements.
Although unlikely, as with any supplement, some people may experience an allergic reaction to Super Beta Prostate. Signs listed by eMedTV include a rash or hives, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing or difficulty breathing. An allergic reaction to Super Beta Prostate should be considered a medical emergency.