Super Beta Prostate is a supplement that was designed by Roger Mason, a chemist. It was created to promote the health of the prostate, which is a gland that encircles the urethra in men. As men age, the prostate can become enlarged, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. BPH causes difficulty urinating because the prostate squeezes the urethra, restricting the flow of urine. Super Beta Prostate is designed to counteract the effects of aging and help to prevent BPH. It contains a variety of minerals and natural plant sterols and a vitamin. It is recommended that men discuss this supplement with their doctors prior to beginning treatment.
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Super Beta Prostate contains a variety of minerals to strengthen the prostate. Included in each dose is zinc 15mg, copper 2mg, manganese 2mg, iodine 150mcg, chromium 120mcg, molybdenum 75mcg, selenium 70mcg, silicon 10mg, boron 3mg, vanadium 1mg and germanium 100mcg. Many of these minerals are naturally ingested when a healthy and well balanced diet is consumed on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many Americans are unable to eat the recommended number of fruits, vegetables and whole grains needed to provide the body with each of these minerals. Some minerals, such as zinc, are not stored in the body and must be consumed daily, according to the Steady Health website.
Super Beta Prostate contains the ingredient beta sitosterol. Drugs.com explains that this ingredient is a type of plant sterol, naturally taken from plants, and it has several important functions, from lowering cholesterol levels to treating BPH. Drugs.com also notes that clinical studies performed on men with BPH found beta sitosterol effective in improving the condition. Plant sterols are included in the formula in a concentration of 600mg per dose, including 250mg of beta sitosterol.
Vitamin D is included in the formula to promote prostate health. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains that vitamin D supports the immune system and it may even help to prevent disorders of the prostate. Vitamin D can be absorbed through the skin by exposure to direct sunlight, but men who work indoors may not be able to get the required 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure two to three times per week. Super Beta Prostate includes 400 IU of vitamin D to ensure men receive the recommended daily amount.
Other ingredients included in Super Beta Prostate that acts as binders and additives include di-calcium phosphate cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium silicate and silica.