BioCeuticals ProstaCare 120 tabs
Dose: BioCeuticals ProstaCare
Adults: Take 2 tablets twice daily or as directed by your health professional.
Features: BioCeuticals ProstaCare
- BioCeuticals ProstaCare contains a standardised liposterolic extract of saw palmetto at a clinically trialled dose.
- Saw palmetto supports prostate health, while zinc helps maintain healthy prostate function.
- Saw palmetto is traditionally used in WHM to support male reproductive system health and as a male tonic.
- Saw palmetto assists in the flushing of the urinary tract and supporting urine output to maintain urinary tract health.
- Zinc and selenium assist in the maintenance of sperm health and support testosterone formation in males.
- BioCeuticals ProstaCare contains lycopene and selenium which are antioxidants that contribute to reducing free radicals formed in the body.
- Saw palmetto is an anti-inflammatory.
Ingredients: BioCeuticals ProstaCare
|Each tablet contains:|
|Selenium (as selenomethionine)||18.75micrograms|
|Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate)||6.25mg|
|Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) fruit||320mg|
|min. equiv. to dry||1.28g|
|std. to fatty acids||80mg|
|Prunus africana (pygeum) stem bark||44.44mg|
|equiv. to dry||3g|
|Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed||125mg|
|equiv. to dry||2.5g|
|Crateva magna (crateva) stem bark||137.5mg|
|equiv. to dry||1.375g|
|Conifer phytosterol complex||46.43mg|
|equiv. to sitosterol|
Ingredient Summary: BioCeuticals ProstaCare
Serenoa repens (saw palmetto)
BioCeuticals ProstaCare contains a standardised liposterolic extract of saw palmetto at a clinically trialled dose. [1-2] Saw palmetto supports prostate health[3-4] and is used traditionally in western herbal medicine as a male tonic and to support male reproductive system health.[5-7] Saw palmetto has been called ‘old man’s friend’.[8-9]
The precise way saw palmetto works is not well understood, however it seems to exert its beneficial effect via numerous mechanisms, some include; 5-alpha-reductase and dihydrotestosterone inhibition as well as hindering dihydrotestosterone from attaching to cellular receptor binding sites.[2,7,9] The inhibition of 5-alpha-reductase impedes the progression of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is important for maintaining prostate health.
Saw palmetto is an anti-inflammatory and has this action in the body via a dual effect, inhibiting both the 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX) pathways.[8-10] Saw palmetto also helps maintain urinary health by assisting in the flushing of the urinary tract and supporting urine output.[7,12-13]
Conifer phytosterol complex (Phytopin®)
Phytopin® is a unique extract of pine oil standardised to contain 70% beta-sitosterols. Beta-sitosterol is a mixture of phytosterols, with smaller amounts of other sterols, bonded with glucosides. These phytosterols are found in plants and derived from species such as Pinus pinaster. The exact mechanism of action of beta-sitosterols is not currently known.
Zinc, selenium and lycopene
Zinc has a fundamental responsibility in supporting healthy prostate function.[8,16] Zinc is found in the prostate having the largest quantity compared to other body organs.[5,8,15] Zinc, along with selenium, assist in supporting testosterone formation as well as aid in the maintenance of sperm health.[5,8,15,17-20] Both selenium and lycopene have a strong antioxidant action which contributes to reducing free radicals formed in the body.[5,8,11,19]
Prunus africana (pygeum)
Pygeum is a native African tree, whose bark has been used by traditional African healers for thousands of years.
Pygeum is completely wild-collected and has been listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) list since 1995. The pygeum raw material contained in ProstaCare has been acquired with CITES export and import permits with the supply chain having full sustainability and traceability.
Pygeum contains the active compound beta-sitosterol.[8,21]
Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin)
Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, specific delta-7-sterols, amino acids including cucurbitin, fatty acids, micronutrients and tocopherols.[23-25]
Crateva magna (crateva)
Crateva is an Ayurvedic herb containing flavonoids and sterols, specifically lupeol.[5-6]
Warnings: BioCeuticals ProstaCare
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
Contains zinc, which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
Keep out of reach of children.
If you have any pre-existing conditions, are on any medications, always talk to your health professional before use.
Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional.
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