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Documented and published in the same respected medical publications as the prescription alternatives. More »
Most Prostate Formulas use Beta-sitosterol from un-fermented Soy. Fermentation of Soy is a 6 to 9 month process due to the level of phytates. More »
1. Saw Palmetto or Beta-sitosterol.
Answer: Beta-sitosterol – Why? Because beta-sitosterol has been studied in double-blind placebo controlled clinical studies in peer-reviewed medical publications like Lancet, British Journal of Urology, and the Cochrane Reviews Database. Information regarding “Beta-sitosterol in BPH” can be found at the National Institutes of Heath website www.nih.gov. In addition clinical data regarding Saw Palmetto has shown that it is no more effective than a placebo in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Answer: Not at all. Most prostate formulas use a plant sterol mix and generally they label it as so. Other products use actual beta-sitosterol in a concentrated form that exceeds the 50-55% commonly found in a plant or phyto-sterol complex or mixture.
Most manufacturers use beta-sitosterol from soy as it is common and allows for a increased profit margin. Soy in North America is 93% Monsanto “Round-Up Ready Soybeans” or genetically modified to allow for the spraying of the pesticide “Round-Up”. Round-Up® is familiar to most men as it is known as a common pesticide purchased at large chain home improvement stores or small independent hardware stores.
In addition soybeans are high in phyto-estrogen. Estrogen is a female hormone and studies have shown that in the male body testosterone levels are reduced. Which can lead to erectile dysfunction and a loss of sex drive.
A few manufacturers claim that they use sugar cane. However no wholesale source of sugar cane derived beta-sitosterol is available that is sourced in the United States or Canada. Sources are #1 Brazil, #2 India, #3 China.
Beta-sitosterol is the miraculous common denominator in all of these other ingredients. If a more pure form of beta-sitosterol was used in manufacturing instead of a phytosterol complex these other ingredients would not be necessary that is why I refer to them as unproven fillers. For literally 3 to 4 decades (30 to 40 years) it is beta-sitosterol that physicians in Europe have relied upon for the symptoms of an enlarged prostate and not the other ingredients. The shotgun approach appears impressive but why not just rely on the ingredients that have been studied and published in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.
Is lycopene important for my prostate?
The concept of integrative medicine is guided by the principle to use therapies that have some high-quality evidence to support them. This would be inclusive of combining conventional Western medicine with alternative or complementary treatments, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, yoga, and stress reduction techniques.
It is just as important to find out what doesn’t work as it does to find out what does. A great example is where the researchers affiliated with UCSF completed a study that showed that saw palmetto did not improve benign prostate hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This was and is important as more than 2 million men in the U.S. take saw palmetto as an alternative to prescriptions.
Despite these findings many physicians in North America know very little about beta-sitosterol, a therapy that has shown benefit, and its use by physicians for over three decades throughout the rest of the world for the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. A majority of physicians in North America rely almost exclusively on pharmacologic intervention as promoted by large pharmaceutical companies. It’s easy for practitioners of western medicine to completely dismiss alternatives due to the sheer fact that training in the use of natural products is virtually almost non-existent in their training. Afterall the big money and pressure is on from the giants in the pharmaceutical industry.
Even I have to admit when I first heard about beta-sitosterol I dismissed it. The primary reason was is that despite physicians receiving eight to ten medical journals per month delivered to their medical office or homes they rarely if ever read them cover to cover. What they do read is often the result of the pharmaceutical industry drawing their attention to the latest study on this or that new pharmaceutical drug. This can occur via peer to peer discusions again often influenced by pharmaceutical industry promotion.
As western medicine has progressed the time for treating individual patients has decreased. Physicians on average see twice as many patients due to managed care and benefit resource reimbursement management. This has decreased the time medical professionals have to actually learn about natural products that are published in the same medical journals that they are receiving. A good example as in the case of ” beta-sitosterol “ British Journal of Urology, Lancet, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. In addition to data made available through the NIH.GOV web site.
The good news is that there are some organizations like the non-profit the International College of Integrative Medicine that actually exist and offer comprehensive education of physicians about the effectiveness of advanced medical care through advanced level trainings and conferences. The web site for this organization is http://www.icimed.com/. On this site you can search for a practitioner that is trained in integrative medicine.
Effective January 2013 we have been able to successfully reach an agreement with Amazon.com and have found an effective remedy to deal with fraudulent reviews from customers who have never used or purchased our Best Prostate Formula.
When someone purchases Best Prostate either via our websites www.bestprostate.com and www.imsnaturally.com or through www.amazon.com we have a record of the purchase and the ability to contact the purchaser in the event of any unforeseen issues. An example would be a recall in the event that it was necessary. This is in compliance with the FDA “Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act” .
When we noticed reviews that were obviously fraudulent we contacted Amazon.com to have them removed and despite this Amazon refused. Hence we felt that consumers were obviously being mis-led by these reviews. Due to some companies that practice un-ethical marketing practices in the North American and annual litigation costs to address these fraudulent actions we felt it necessary to discontinue our product from sales at Amazon.com.
We attempted to look for accreditation as all institutes are accredited. We suggest you know who owns the website and that you contact them before you make a purchase. We could not find a contact number with directory assistance or via any telephone number search databases.
We suggest consumers look for a professional website for the Stigwood Research Institute or any other auhtority website. Be sure to check the links on the website . All links on a website should be functional.
The publication “The Men’s Guide to Prostate Supplements” by Dr. Pierre Swaab and Bruce Ogintz. Public record shows that it was a Single Issue Magazine – 2009. It was available for sale at Amazon.com but it is no longer available.
Both men and women purchase prostate supplements. Rather than talk about this prostate product and that prostate product and create phony rankings or allege that one product is better than another the customer is given the tools on the right to actively compare and seek out the truth about a company or a product. These tools can be used for any supplement product you wish to know more about not just a prostate supplement. The site is owned and operated by the maker of Best Prostate® Formula (www.bestprostate.com). The tools provided are owned by the respective agencies (FDA, BBB, Consumer Complaints Board, Whois, Natural Products Foundation, FTC)
Since fraud and miss-leading the consumer seems rampant on the internet the maker of Best Prostate®, IMS Supplements, Inc. has joined the Natural Products Foundation™ in the goal of “Truth in Advertising”. Numerous companies have joined in this pledge to consumers.
We pledge to ensure that consumers get accurate information about legally marketed dietary supplements so that they can make informed decisions in promoting and maintaining their health. In that regard we pledge that any advertisement or marketing materials that we create, publish, or otherwise provide or disseminate will, to the best of our knowledge, be truthful, not misleading and substantiated under the requirements of both the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) as amended by Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and the Federal Trade Commission Act:
- Not making claims, either expressly or implied, that are not accurate and fail to adequately disclose qualifying information.
- Verifying that there is adequate substantiation for claims being made, including the level of support, type and quality of evidence presented, and relevance of the evidence to the claim.
- Not making claims through testimonials or expert endorsements that cannot be substantiated.
- Ensuring that claims based on traditional use have the appropriate substantiation or clearly communicate that the sole basis for the claim is its history of use for a particular purpose.
- Ensuring that claims are appropriate for dietary supplements and do not cause the product advertised to be a “drug” under the FDCA.
- Using the two-part disclaimer as stipulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 when appropriate.
- Strictly adhering to the use of “third party literature” as defined by DSHEA.