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Beta-Sitosterol Protects the Prostate and Relieves Prostate Symptoms

Now you can get it almost overnight using a little-known, side effect-free natural plant fat

The following scene is actually quite typical—in fact, it may have even happened to you or someone you know. Read on …

“Mommy,” the little boy said in a typically loud five-year old’s voice, “Why does grampa pee himself right after he goes to the bathroom?”
Fortunately, the man—a well-dressed, athletic-looking, white-haired man in his late 60s or early 70s—had left the table to pay for the meal. He hadn’t heard the little boy’s innocent question.

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Fortunately, the man wouldn’t have to heap shame upon the embarrassment he already must feel about the unavoidable “pee spot” that’s a signpost of prostate problems.

And fortunately for you if you’re a man 40 years or older, the problems, the embarrassment, the discomfort this man faces everyday of his life—waking and sleeping—can be eased or eliminated in as little as a week's time or sooner … with a safe, food-based plant fat called beta-sitosterol.

Live long enough and you have a 9 in 10 chance of developing a prostate problem

Beta-sitosterol’s power to prevent and relieve prostate symptoms has been “tested” for thousands of years in Asia and the Mediterranean where the incidence of prostate problems—including prostate cancer—is considerably lower than in the United States and Canada.

The key is in what is known as the Mediterranean Diet … and most particularly, beta-sitosterol.

“If you do not follow the Mediterranean Diet or have a diet high enough in beta-sitosterol, you are denying yourself relief … and risking serious prostate problems.”

But the sobering truth is this. If you do not follow the Mediterranean Diet or have a diet high enough in beta-sitosterol, you are denying yourself relief … and risking serious prostate problems.

You’ve heard the figures: Prostate problems—ranging in severity from mild discomfort to life threatening cancer—affect 60% of all men between the ages of 40 to 60. And a full 90% of men 80 and older will have to face these same frightening, embarrassing problems.

And there’s a good chance you’re already experiencing the symptoms. And if you’re not now, you probably will suffer from:

  • Reduced urinary flow and speed of voiding
  • Having to urinate again soon after urinating (called urinary retention because there’s a significant amount of urine left in your bladder after going the first time)
  • Having to urinate three, four, or more times at night
  • Painful urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Uncontrollable dribbling of urine, especially with a full bladder or right after urinating (the embarrassing “pee spot” the little boy’s grandfather experienced)
  • Discomfort when sitting
  • Feminization of your body, and
  • Reduced sexual interest and performance

These symptoms result from a number of conditions. The three most common are BPH (Benign Prostate Hypertrophy—a medical term for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate), inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), and prostate cancer.

But regardless of what causes the symptoms, when it’s you who are suffering from them, you have one paramount thought … to get relief.

We’ll get back to this in a moment … and how a little known plant fat called beta-sitosterol can reduce and eliminate prostate symptoms due to all three of these causes.1

But first, let’s look at the reasonable concern you have about prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer: potentially the most serious prostate problem

Prostate cancer is potentially the most serious of these conditions. It can present itself with some or all of the symptoms you see here. Or it can be entirely without any symptoms at all. That’s why it’s crucial that you get a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test for prostate cancer regularly once you hit 40.

Beta-sitosterol can relieve symptoms due to prostate cancer—which is especially important for men who have it but have decided to adopt watchful waiting as their approach to living with it.

We’ll get into the power this naturally occurring plant substance holds for all types of prostate problems in a moment. But first, an increasing amount of study has shown that …

Giving yourself real, safe, fast relief … the only way to win the prostate battle

When your doctor tells you that you have BPH, your mind immediately goes to the most extreme consequence: prostate cancer … even though BPH seldom develops into aggressive cancer. But the fear is there plus the discomfort and embarrassment BPH brings by itself.

So you look for a “cure.” Your doctor starts you on medication … the less extreme of your options. He prescribes the most common anti-BPH drug—Proscar® (generic finasteride) or one of the others like it.

It may help, but at a very serious cost. Proscar’s side effects include: breast enlargement and tenderness, skin rash, swelling of lips, abdominal pain, back pain, decreased interest in sex, decreased amount of semen, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, and impotence.

Oh yes … and testicular pain.

And do not let pregnant women handle the pills … especially if they are crushed or broken. The active ingredients can cause birth defects in boys.
What’s more, Proscar is effective in stopping BPH’s progression in just 50% of the cases in which it’s used … and the effect lasts only as long as you take the pills. And Proscar and similar drugs can lose effectiveness over time.

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2 Comments

So where can you get Beta-Sitosteral and does it occur naturally in some foods so you don’t have to take a supplement?

Phil Morse

How MUCH should someone take to obtain benefits? I figure supplementation would be helpful at my age (well past 50) but I don’t know how much I should take to get benefits…?

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