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Prostate health

Topic › Prostate health

Nutritional treatments for prostate enlargement are being explored by an increasing number of practitioners. The first step is a low-fat, vegetarian diet. There are some supplements in addition to a vigorous program of dietary changes. Note, these are for prostate enlargement, not cancer:

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), a natural plant extract, taken in a dose of 160 milligrams twice a day.
Cold-pressed flaxseed oil, two tablespoons per day. If this causes loosening of the stool, the problem usually abates after a week or so.
Vitamin E, 400 IU per day with food. Reduce to 100 IU per day if you have high blood pressure.
Vitamin B6, 100 milligrams per day.
Avoid caffeine and keep alcohol consumption to a mini­mum.
Saw palmetto is extracted from a type of palm tree and has been shown to prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT and to reduce prostate symptoms in clinical tests.10 The flax oil provides essential fatty acids and vitamin E is used to protect the flax oil against oxidation.

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