Zinc – essential for sperm health
Key mineral also boosts sexual health and libido
What is Zinc?
Zinc is a nutrient that forms an essential part of the male hormonal system, and a primary part of semen. It plays a major role in the production of sperm and is necessary for the manufacture of testosterone, the key male hormone for potency and fertility.
As men age, there is a natural decline in Zinc, which can lead to prostate enlargement, as well as a number of other male problems. This is because the prostate tissues are highly dependent on Zinc to maintain their health and integrity and research has identified that the presence of Zinc appears to help suppress prostate tumor growth.
How does Zinc work?
Researchers have found that Zinc plays an active role in maintaining prostate health. Healthy prostate tissue contains the body’s highest concentrations of Zinc, while prostate cancer cells lose the ability to selectively take up and store Zinc as they age. It appears that dietary Zinc benefits tumor suppressor activity that protects cells against prostate cancer.
Recent studies demonstrate that men with higher levels of Zinc – from diet or supplements – can be protected against prostate cancer.
Studies on Zinc
While early studies failed to show convincing relationships between Zinc and prostate cancer, more recent carefully designed studies demonstrate it offers some protection.
Zinc supplements appear to offer important benefits to aging men for general health, the immune system, and the prostate gland. For example, a 2009 study showed that the risk of advanced prostate cancer decreased significantly with intake of supplemental Zinc greater than 15 mg per day over a 10-year period.
Dr. Irving Bush, senior consultant at the Center for Study of Genitourinary Diseases in Illinois, U.S. studied the effects of Zinc on enlarged prostates. Nineteen men with enlarged prostates took 150 milligrams of Zinc sulfate every day for two months, followed by 50 to 100 milligrams a day as a maintenance dose. 14 of the 19 men experienced shrinking of the prostate.
Another study at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland discovered high doses of Zinc for men inhibited the activity of the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in test tube prostate tissues. DHT is thought to be a major cause of prostate enlargement.
How can I get more Zinc?
Oysters are naturally high in Zinc – providing up to nearly 500 percent of the RDA per 3 ounce serving. Another of the best sources of Zinc is pumpkin seed, which can relieve the frequency, urgency, night time urination and dribbling associated with an enlarged prostate. Other good sources include crab, fortified cereals, cashews, peanuts, chick peas, kidney beans, baked beans, toasted wheat germ and chicken.
Too much Zinc is potentially toxic, as it can lead to an imbalance by absorbing other minerals, causing anaemia and immunity problems.
Zinc is a key mineral in Prostate PowerFlow. Two capsules of PowerFlow provide 100 percent of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance).
How Prostate PowerFlow helps support urinary health
When taken daily, Prostate PowerFlow’s formulation works to support prostate health. It contains the following four key active ingredients:
Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is commonly used in Europe and the U.S as a treatment for an enlarged prostate. Some studies have shown Saw Palmetto might help with BPH symptoms in several ways. These include:
- You may need to get up less often at night to urinate.
- It can improve your flow when you go.
- It can ease painful urination.
- Lycopene. Tomato-derived lycopene supports a healthy prostate and has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. It can help stop the enlargement of the prostate and prevent this condition from progressing to prostate cancer.
- Selenium. Selenium provides antioxidant protection. Prostate PowerFlow provides up to 50 percent of the Selenium RDA to support men’s prostate health in New Zealand (RDA varies in different countries).
- Zinc is necessary for the manufacture of testosterone, which is the key male hormone for potency and fertility and supports a healthy prostate gland.
Good prostate health is a key for men coping with the inevitable hormonal changes that accompany aging. Prostate Power Flow with Saw Palmetto, Zinc, Lycopene and Selenium may help alleviate the natural side effects of growing older.
To support your prostate health, it is suggested that you take two capsules of PowerFlow daily; one in the morning and one in the evening with food.
Prostate Power Flow is natural and free of unpleasant side effects. It is made in New Zealand to the highest standards, with thorough testing and guarantees of no adulteration or undeclared ingredients.
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Disclaimer. This information is provided for general informational purposes only and does not substitute for the advice provided by your medical professional. Always seek specific medical advice for treatment appropriate to you. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.