Male Urinary & Reproductive System Formula
Day Light Nutrition's Prostate Health formula is a unique combination of key vitamins, minerals, and herbs that help support the body’s own natural function of the prostate. The prostate gland is a small, donut-shaped, walnut-sized gland surrounding the urethra where it leaves the bladder. It produces an alkaline substance which makes up the largest part of the seminal reproductive fluid. As men mature into their 40s, the cells in the prostate gland often become enlarged; this is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH for short. BPH is the non-cancerous enlarging of the prostate which is harmless in some cases. Often times however, enlargement of the prostate gland squeezes the urethra to interfere with urinary flow; this in turn can lead to urological symptoms associated with the bladder. Numerous studies show more than half of all men over 50 years of age suffer from an enlarged prostate and its symptoms. As men continue to age, up to 80% will suffer from uncomfortable symptoms that may include urinating, increased frequency and urgency of urination, sleep-disturbing nighttime urination, and lower back pain.
While aging contributes to an enlarged prostate gland, hormones may also play a role. Once in the prostate cells, testosterone is converted into another, more powerful male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is responsible for triggering the division of prostate cells so their numbers increase. Levels of DHT are known to be 5 times higher in enlarged prostate glands than in those of normal size. If the conversion of testosterone to DHT is prevented, BPH does not occur and in some cases can even be reversed once it has developed.
Men in their mid to late 40s and beyond should look to their health care provider for information on the prostate and preventative measures that should be taken.