Vitamins & Minerals for Men's Health

Zincdeficiency has been positively linked to prostate enlargement in a few studies, although no large scale clinical trials have been conducted. The RDA is 15 mg but in the studies doses of 150 mg of zinc sulphate were taken daily for two month, followed by maintenance doses of 50 mg daily. 14 out of the 19 men in the trial experienced shrinkage of the prostate. As zinc can be toxic in high doses (leading to anaemia and low immunity) high doses should be taken under medical supervision. A standard zinc supplement, nevertheless, is beneficial for most men.

Magnesium(RDA 400mg) and Vitamin B6 (RDA 2 mg) have also been combined with zinc in maintaining prostate health.

A multivitamin containing beta-carotene (which converts to Vitamin A in the body), Vitamin C, selenium and Vitamin E is also helpful in men's vitamin supplementation.

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Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) berries are used to check prostate enlargement as you age.

Don't struggle alone

If you have chronic health problems, we advise you to see a medical herbalist at Napiers or through the  National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Corn Silk

Corn silk reduces the urge to urinate and alleviates the pain and discomfort of urinary tract infections & prostate problems.

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) improves the blood flow in your arteries & capillaries throughout your body.

Epimedium ©SPFL Wikipedia

Most species of epimedium (Epimedium grandiflorum and Epimedium sagittatum are the most common) contain icariin which like sildenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor, but weaker.

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