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Product Name: Pygeum
Product Numbers: VNV162
Product Count: 60/CT
Product Form: Softgels
Sizes Available: 60 Softgels

The bark from pygeum, an evergreen tree found in the high elevations of central and southern Africa, is used medicinally for its reported anti-inflammatory properties particularly in association with urinary tract health and swelling 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. Although pygeum has been used for symptoms associated with mild to moderate cases of BPH, it is crucial that a physician must first rule out prostate cancer should symptoms or discomfort arise. Men in their mid to late 40s and beyond should look to their healthcare provider for information on the prostate and preventative measures that should be taken.

Studies show the lipophilic extract of pygeum bark has three categories of constituents which lead to its health-promoting properties. Pygeum contains phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, which have anti-inflammatory effects by interfering with the formation of hormone-like substances in the body that accumulate in the prostate of men with BPH. The lipophilic extract also contains pentacyclic terpenes which have an anti-edema, or decongesting, effect. Last but not least, ferulic esters found in pygeum indirectly control testosterone activity in the prostate, which may reduce the risk of BPH.

Research Indicates
  • May promote healthy prostate function
  • May reduce urgency, frequency, and/or delay starting urine flow associated with a swollen prostate gland
  • Promotes overall prostate, bladder, and urinary tract health
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties
Recommended Dosage
  • For adult men, take 1 softgel twice daily, preferably with meals.
  • Please note that Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia can only be diagnosed by a physician.
  • If you suffer from significant prostate problems, consult your healthcare provider.

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