Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on May 21, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Are you getting up several times a night to pee? Having difficulty “getting the flow” going?
As men get older, they commonly develop a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). BPH is an enlargement of the prostate, a small, walnut-sized gland that encircles the urethra.
The prostate enlarges due to the cumulative effects of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a hormone made from testosterone. DHT causes the prostate cells to get bigger and to also multiply (interestingly, it also causes the scalp hair follicles to shrink which then leads to hair loss). The enlarged prostate ends up obstructing the urethra, making it difficult to completely empty the bladder and leaving you feeling like you always “need to pee.”
The result? Multiple trips to the bathroom – and another night of (yawn) interrupted sleep!
So how can you get a good night’s sleep again? With Prosta Gold™, our all-natural herbal remedy featuring Saw Palmetto berry to help limit the formation of DHT, and Nettle root to help ‘shrink’ the prostate. Both of these herbs have been used traditionally for centuries for urinary difficulties arising from an enlarged prostate.
We also include Turmeric in Prosta Gold™ for its anti-inflammatory benefits, along with Dong Quai and Sarsaparilla for hormone-balancing.
So get a good night’s sleep again, with Prosta Gold™!
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan