One nutrient can solve 74% of prostate enlargement problems

Volume 5    |    Issue 104

One of the most common problems in men as they age is prostate enlargement. When it happens, it can cause an ongoing urge to urinate, especially at night. There are a lot of nutrients you can use to bring down the swelling, but there's one common nutrient deficiency that, when corrected, can solve prostate enlargement on its own.

The deficiency is the mineral zinc. In fact, a zinc deficiency could be the main reason your prostate is enlarged in the first place. As men age, it's very common for them to become deficient in zinc. And most of the problems men have with their prostate arise because the prostate just isn't getting enough zinc to function properly.

A zinc deficiency also can cause impotence, low sperm count and sperm motility, and higher levels of estrogen and prolactin (both contributors to prostate disease). A zinc deficiency can lead to male pattern baldness as well, since zinc prevents the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This form of testosterone is 17 times more potent than normal testosterone and it can damage the hair follicles. So you can see how important this nutrient is for men.

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To see just how important zinc is to your prostate, researchers from the Center for Study of Genitourinary Diseases in West Dundee, Illinois, followed 19 men with enlarged prostates. They gave all 19 men 150 mg of zinc sulfate every day for two months. Then they gave them 50-100 mg a day as a maintenance dose. Of these 19 men, 14 of them experienced a substantial shrinkage of their prostate. That a 74% success rate from one nutrient.

So if you're having any issues with your prostate, make sure you're taking enough zinc. Follow what the researchers did in this study. Take 150 mg daily for two months. Then take 80 mg daily thereafter. If this doesn't work, then try taking gamma amino butyric acid (GABA – 5 grams daily) with the zinc.

High doses of zinc can cause mineral imbalance, especially with copper. So at these doses, you'll need to take copper (11 mg daily for men) as well.

Should your prostate become petrified before you start taking these supplements, you'll need to add magnesium (bowel tolerance up to 1,000 mg) to this regimen as well. It will take a while to reverse this, so keep taking the magnesium indefinitely.

For prostate problems, I highly recommend taking other nutrients, which are included in Advanced Prostate Formula. It has only 30 mg of zinc, so you'll need to take additional zinc, which you can get from Advanced Zinc Lozenges. If you take the two together, you may not need to take the 150 mg daily for a full two months. To find out if your zinc levels are adequate, you can swish aqueous zinc (available online and in some health food stores) in your mouth for 30 seconds. If it tastes terrible, you have enough zinc. If there's little to no taste, then keep the dosage high.

Your insider for better health,


Fair, W. R. and Heston, W. "Prostate Inflammation Linked to Zinc Shortage" Prevention 113: June, 1977

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