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Top 13 Supplements for Prostatitis*

Inflammation of the prostate, or prostatitis, is accompanied by uncomfortable, annoying, even life-changing symptoms, especially in men who develop nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Several natural supplements can help fight the inflammation and infection and relieve the associated urinary symptoms, such as urinary retention, burning sensation when urinating, and painful ejaculation, among others. Our medical advisors have reviewed the top supplements for prostatitis based on successful clinical trials and the latest research.


1. Beta-sitosterol*

 

Beta-Sitosterol

Beta-sitosterol is a cholesterol-like substance derived from plants (phytosterol) that does not act like cholesterol. Instead, it acts like the prescription drug finasteride (Proscar), which inhibits the activity of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase and is used to manage symptoms associated with BPH, such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and flow problems. Some men, however, take beta-sitosterol for to reduce symptoms of prostatitis. A typical dose of beta-sitosterol is 60 to 135 mg daily, and it usually takes about four weeks before symptoms improve. Potential side effects include diarrhea, gas, and nausea. Read more on beta-sitosterol and prostatitis

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About Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, CNS, RH (AHG)

Dr. Geo is the Director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Chief Science Officer at Prostate Research Labs. Before joining NYU, Dr. Geo was a clinician, researcher and director of clinical trials at the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a licensed naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Registered Herbalist. Dr. Geo is an author of the naturopathic entry in 1000 Cures for 200 ailments, by Harper Collins; March 2007 and “Prostate Cancer – Nutrients that may slow its progression,” Food and Nutrients in Disease Management – Maryland: Cadmus Publishing, 2009. He also serves on the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal.
 
Dr Geo is a frequent speaker at universities, medical schools and conferences on Integrative Health, nutrition and natural treatments for prostate disease. More on Dr. Geo

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