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Supplements for Prostate Cancer (A-Z)

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Vitamin Description

A

AHCCt
AHCC
AHCC is a well studied formulation of a proprietary mix of mushrooms that have been shown to be effective for prostate cancer and immunity support. Read more on AHCC
Aloe vera
Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a much-studied plant that has been credited with anticancer properties, although no studies have looked specifically at its impact on prostate cancer. Read more about aloe vera
Amino Acids
Amino Acids
The amino acids alanine, glutamic acid, and glycine have demonstrated benefits for prostate health, although their role in prostate cancer is uncertain. Read more about amino acids
Arginine
Arginine
Arginine is an essential amino acid which some research suggests may inhibit the growth of tumors and cancer by enhancing the function of the immune system. Read more about arginine
Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb which several studies suggest may help prevent the progression of prostate cancer and also promote cancer cell death. Read more about ashwagandha
Astragalus
Astragalus
Astragalus is a Chinese herb that has shown anticancer effects in mice as well as immune boosting properties. Read more about astragalus

B

Baikal Skullcap
Baikal Skullcap
Baikal skullcap is a Chinese herbal supplement that has proven to be effective against prostate cancer cells. Read more about Baikal skullcap
Bee Pollen
Bee Pollen
Bee pollen, see Pollen extract
Beet Juice Powder
Beet Juice Powder
Beet juice powder is a rich source natural sugars and nutrients, and it has also shown potential to prevent cancer. Read more about beet juice powder
Bentonite Clay
Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay is a mineral-rich natural substance that is highly charged with electromagnetic energy, which may make it an effective remedy to help rid the body of wastes and toxins that can harm prostate health, including contributing to the development of prostate cancer. Read more about bentonite clay
Beta-sitosterol
Beta-sitosterol
Beta-sitosterol, a compound found in saw palmetto and other plants, has demonstrated some anticancer properties. Read more about beta-sitosterol
Black cohosh
Black cohosh
Black cohosh is an herb that not only appears to lower estrogen levels, but also has demonstrated activity against prostate cancer cells. Read more about black cohosh
Boron
Boron
Boron is a trace element that can interfere with the reproduction of cancer cells and inhibit the spread of prostate cancer cell lines. Read more about boron
Boswellia
Boswellia
Boswellia, also known as frankincense, contains boswellic acid, which has shown some anticancer effects against prostate cancer. Read more about boswellia
Broccoli sprout extract
Broccoli sprout extract
Broccoli sprout extract contains sulforaphane, a substance that activates enzymes that protect against cancer-causing chemicals. Read more about broccoli sprout extract
Buckthorn Bark
Buckthorn Bark
Buckthorn bark is derived from a shrub and has been shown to contain substances called anthraquinine, which may have prostate cancer fighting properties, although no studies have verified this. Read more about buckthorn bark

C

Cacao beans
Cacao beans
Cacao beans. See Cocoa beans
Calcium
Calcium
Although calcium is an important mineral for bone health, research has linked high intake of this essential mineral to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Read more about calcium
Cayenne
Cayenne
Cayenne pepper has a high concentration of capsaicin, a substance that has shown an ability to slow prostate cancer cell growth and to encourage the death of prostate cancer cells. Read more about cayenne pepper
Cernilton
Cernilton
Cernilton, see Pollen extract
Chasteberry
Chasteberry
Chasteberry is an herb that has demonstrated an ability to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells. Read more about chasteberry
Chlorella
Chlorella
Chlorella is a nutrient-rich one-celled green algae that can boost the immune system and help reduce symptoms associated with cancer treatment. Read more about chlorella
Chrysin
Chrysin
Chrysin is a supplement derived from the blue passionflower that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and possibly anticancer abilities, although no studies have focused on prostate cancer. Read more about chrysin
Citrus pectin
Citrus pectin
Citrus pectin: see Modified citrus pectin
CLA
CLA
CLA, see Conjugated linoleic acid
Cobalamin
Cobalamin
Cobalamin, see Vitamin B12
Cocoa beans
Cocoa beans
Cocoa beans have anticancer properties that have been shown to inhibit prostate cancer cell growth in the laboratory. Read more about cocoa beans
Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is a substance produced by all cells in the body and which reportedly has some anticancer properties, although published evidence is lacking. Read more about coenzyme Q10
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Conjugated linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid with omega-3 fatty acid qualities, including an ability to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells. Read more about conjugated linoleic acid
Convolvulus arvensis (Bindweed)
Convolvulus arvensis (Bindweed)
Convolvulus arvensis is a flowering plant that has shown an ability to fight cancer in animals. Read more about convolvulus arvensis
Copper
Copper
Copper and zinc need to be in balance to support prostate health, although thus far no studies have directly linked copper with prostate cancer. Read more about copper
Creatine
Creatine
Creatine is a chemical naturally found in muscle tissue, but as a supplement it can increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Read more about creatine
Curcumin
Curcumin
Curcumin has shown promising results in animal studies of prostate cancer, including an ability to reduce tumor size and promote prostate cancer cell death. Read more about curcumin

D

DIM (diindolylmethane)
DIM (diindolylmethane)
DIM (diindolylmethane), see Indole-3-carbinol (I3C)/DIM

E

Essiac tea
Essiac tea
Essiac tea is an Ojibway Indian herbal remedy that combines burdock root, slippery elm inner bark, sheep sorrel, and rhubarb root and is claimed to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells, although many experts disagree. Read more about essiac tea

F

Fenugreek
Fenugreek
Fenugreek is an herb that at least one study has shown may help kill prostate cancer cells. Read more about fenugreek
Fiber
Fiber
Fiber refers to plant components that help eliminate cancer-causing substances from the body, and may even possess an ability to kill prostate cancer cells. Read more about fiber
Flaxseed
Flaxseed
Flaxseed is high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans, a combination shown to help interfere with prostate cancer growth. Read more about flaxseed
Flower Pollen
Flower Pollen
Flower pollen, see Pollen extract
Folate/Folic Acid
Folate/Folic Acid
Folate/folic acid acid appear to both reduce and possibly increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, depending on the source and amount of the vitamin consumed. Read more about folate and folic acid

G

Gac fruit
Gac fruit
Gac is a unique fruit from Southeast Asia that provides extremely high levels of lycopene, an antioxidant proven helpful in preventing prostate cancer. Read more about gac
GCP
GCP
GCP, see Genistein Combined Polysaccharide
Genistein
Genistein
Genistein is an isoflavone and an antioxidant found primarily in soybeans and the subject of research suggesting it may lower the incidence, spread, and risk of prostate cancer. Read more about genistein
Genistein Combined Polysaccharide (GCP)
Genistein Combined Polysaccharide (GCP)
Genistein Combined Polysaccharide is a specially fermented genistein formulation that has shown an ability to inhibit prostate cancer growth and promote cancer cell death. Read more
Ginseng (Asian)
Ginseng (Asian)
Ginseng is an herb that contains a substance shown in some studies to slow the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. Read more about ginseng
Glucosamine
Glucosamine
Glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy cartilage and a substance that appears to have anticancer activity against prostate cancer cells. Read more about glucosamine
Goji berries
Goji berries
Goji berries provide high levels of antioxidants, especially carotenoids, which have demonstrated some anticancer abilities. Read more about goji berries
Grape seed extract
Grape seed extract
Grape seed extract is a potent antioxidant that is used to treat cardiovascular conditions, although the extract has also shown limited activity against prostate cancer growth in mice. Read more about grape seed extract
Graviola
Graviola
Graviola is a rainforest herb with phytochemicals that have shown some anticancer properties. Read more about graviola
Green Tea
Green Tea
Green tea contains potent antioxidants known as catechins, which research suggests are effective against prostate cancer. Read more about green tea

H

Hesperidin
Hesperidin
Hesperidin is a phytonutrient found in citrus that can enhance blood flow and may have anticancer properties. Read more about hesperidin

I

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C)/DIM
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C)/DIM
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C)/DIM are two indoles present in high levels in cruciferous vegetables that have demonstrated anticancer properties against prostate cancer. Read more on indole-3-carbinol/DIM
Inositol/IP6
Inositol/IP6
Inositol/IP6 is a derivative of the B vitamin inositol that has demonstrated a possible effect against prostate cancer. Read more about inositol/IP6
Iodine
Iodine
Iodine is a trace element which, when deficient in the body, can result in thyroid disease, which in turn may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Read more about iodine
Iron
Iron
Iron is an important trace mineral that may increase the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer when intake is high and dietary consumption of antioxidants is low. Read more about iron

J

K

Krill Oil
Krill Oil
Krill oil provides the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of prostate cancer. Read more about krill oil

L

Leucine
Leucine
Leucine is an essential amino acid that performs vital functions in the body, but which also may be associated with prostate cancer. Read more about leucine and prostate cancer
Licorice
Licorice
Licorice is a traditional, perennial herb that has anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties and an herbal remedy that has shown some evidence of fighting prostate cancer in the lab. Read more about licorice
Lipase
Lipase
Lipase, see Lypase
Lunasin
Lunasin
Lunasin is a key component in soy protein that has displayed some anticancer properties as well as anti-inflammatory abilities. Read more on lunasin
Lutein
Lutein
Lutein is a potent antioxidant that has shown some promise in inhibiting prostate cancer cells in the lab. Read more about lutein
Lycopene
Lycopene
Lycopene is a phytonutrient and potent antioxidant that has demonstrated an ability to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Read more about lycopene
Lypase (Lipase)
Lypase (Lipase)
Lypase is an enzyme that breaks down fats from food and which may contribute to prostate problems, including prostate cancer, in men who have a lypase deficiency. Read more about lypase (lipase)
Lysine
Lysine
Lysine is an essential amino acid that may help prevent prostate cancer by reducing levels of DHT. Read more about lysine

M

Magnesium
Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency may trigger the growth of cancer cells, although prostate cancer cells have not been named specifically in studies. Read more about magnesium
Magnolia bark
Magnolia bark
Magnolia bark extract is an herbal remedy that has demonstrated the ability to stop the development, invasion, growth, and spread of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory. Read more on magnolia bark for prostate cancer
Mangosteen
Mangosteen
Mangosteen hulls have been shown to possess some anticancer activity. Read more about mangosteen
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea is the most refined and highest in catechins (EGCG) and has potential for supplementing treatment for prostate cancer. Read more about macha green tea
Modified citrus pectin
Modified citrus pectin
Modified citrus pectin is a processed form of pectin that has been shown to disrupt the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. Read more about modified citrus pectin
Molybdenum
Molybdenum
Molybdenum has antioxidant properties that may make this trace mineral an important player in the prevention of prostate cancer. Read more about molybdenum
Multivitamin/Multimineral SupplementsMultivitamin/Multimineral supplements Multivitamin/Multimineral supplements, when used to excess, may result in an increased risk of prostate cancer. Read more about multivitamin/multimineral supplements
Muscadine Grape Skin
Muscadine grape skin
Muscadine grape skin extract has demonstrated anticancer activity against prostate cancer cells and may be helpful in men who undergo radiation therapy for prostate cancer as well. Read more about muscadine grape skin extract
Mushroom Extract
Mushroom extract
Mushroom extracts from different varieties of Asian mushrooms have demonstrated an ability to inhibit prostate cancer cell growth, trigger cancer cell death, and support the immune system in cancer patients during chemotherapy and radiation. Read more about mushroom extract

N

NAC (N-acetylcysteine)
NAC (N-acetylcysteine)
NAC (N-acetylcysteine) is a metabolite of the amino acid cysteine and may help prevent development of prostate cancer because of its potent antioxidant properties. Read more about NAC (N-acetylcysteine)
Neem
Neem
Neem extract has demonstrated anticancer properties against prostate cancer cells in several recent studies. Read more about neem
Noni
Noni
Noni is a fruit from the Morinda citrifolia tree whose roots and leaves have demonstrated some anticancer properties. Read more about noni

O

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 essential fatty acids have demonstrated in numerous studies to have an ability to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, including advanced prostate cancer. Read more about omega-3 fatty acids
Oregano
Oregano
Oregano is a flowering herb that has demonstrated activity against cancer cells in animals and humans. Read more about Oregano

P

Pantothenic acid
Pantothenic acid
Pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, is involved in the synthesis of steroid hormones, which may have an impact on the prostate. Read more about pantothenic acid
Papaya
Papaya
Papaya is a fruit that contains enzymes that have anti-inflammatory properties and lycopene, an anticancer nutrient that can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Read more about papaya
Pectin
Pectin
Pectin is a complex carbohydrate that has demonstrated an ability to prevent the proliferation and spread of prostate cancer cells. Read more on pectin for prostate cancer
Phosphorus
Phosphorus
Phosphorus is a mineral that is involved in helping prevent prostate cancer. Read more about phosphorus
Pine Bark (Pycnogenol)
Pine Bark (Pycnogenol)
Pine bark, also known as Pycnogenol, has demonstrated some anticancer activity in limited studies. Read more about pine bark
Pollen Extract
Pollen Extract
Pollen extract (aka cernilton, rye grass pollen, flower pollen, bee pollen) has demonstrated some possible benefit in one study that involved bee pollen, with the authors noting that it “may be a promising candidate for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer”. Read more about pollen extract
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Pomegranate extracts have demonstrated an ability to slow the progression of prostate cancer as well as its spread, and to enhance cancer cell death. Read more about pomegranate
Potassium
Potassium
Potassium is believed by some experts to have a role in the development of cancer if the mineral is deficient in the body. Read more about potassium
Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
Prickly pear is an herbal remedy with antioxidant properties that has shown limited promise in preventing oxidative stress and cancer, including prostate cancer. Read more about prickly pear
Probiotics
Probiotics
Probiotics, also referred to as “friendly” bacteria, help restore bacterial balance to the intestinal tract and are believed by some experts to have a role in preventing cancer. Read more about probiotics
Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol, see Pine bark
Pygeum
Pygeum
Pygeum is an ancient remedy that scientists suggest may be beneficial in men who have prostate cancer. Read more about pygeum
Pyridoxine
Pyridoxine
Pyridoxine, see Vitamin B6

Q

Quercetin
Quercetin
Quercetin is a flavonoid that has demonstrated activity against prostate cancer cells, including promoting cell death. Read more about quercetin

R

Red Clover
Red Clover
Red clover is an herb that has demonstrated activity against prostate cancer cells. Read more about red clover
Resveratrol
Resveratrol
Resveratrol, a phytonutrient most often associated with grapes and red wine, has been shown in some studies to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. Read more about resveratrol
Riboflavin
Riboflavin
Riboflavin, one of the B vitamins and an antioxidant, may cause an increased risk of prostate cancer when present in elevated concentrations in the body. Read more about riboflavin
Rosemary
Rosemary
Rosemary is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herbal remedy that has demonstrated anticancer activity in several laboratory studies. Read more about rosemary
Rutin
Rutin
Rutin is a bioflavonoid that can facilitate the elimination of toxins from the body, which may contribute to its potential as an anticancer agent. Read more about rutin
Rye Grass Pollen
Rye Grass Pollen
Rye grass pollen, see Pollen extract

S

Sabal serrulata
Sabal serrulata
The homeopathic remedy sabal serrulata, derived from saw palmetto, is sometimes prescribed by homeopaths for prostate cancer. Read more about sabal serrulata
Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is an herb shown to have the potential to fight prostate cancer in preliminary research. Read more about saw pamletto
Selenium
Selenium
Selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties, has demonstrated mixed findings regarding prostate cancer. Read more about selenium
Silymarin
Silymarin
Silymarin, a flavonoid extracted from the milk thistle plant, possesses antioxidant abilities that have demonstrated some anticancer activity against prostate cancer in the laboratory. Read more about silymarin
Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties and which is effective in reducing the growth of some prostate cells, although its role in prostate cancer is unknown. Read more about stinging nettle

T

Testosterone
Testosterone
Testosterone is the main male sex hormone and the subject of controversy because of its relationship with prostate cancer. Read more about testosterone
Thiamin (or thiamine)
Thiamin (or thiamine)
Thiamin is a member of the B-complex of vitamins, and at least one study shows that increased intake of thiamin and vitamin C reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer. Read more about thiamin
Thuja
Thuja
Thuja is a homeopathic remedy that may be prescribed by homeopaths to treat prostate cancer. Read more about thuja
Thyme
Thyme
Thyme has essential oils that may be helpful in treating prostate cancer. Read more about thyme
Turmeric
Turmeric
Turmeric is an herbal remedy whose active ingredient, curcumin, has shown promise in several studies to help prevent and treat prostate cancer. Read more about turmeric

U

V

Vitamin A
Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a critical nutrient and antioxidant that promotes normal cell reproduction, which is important for preventing precancerous changes in cells, including prostate cells. Read more about vitamin A
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, has shown some evidence of increasing the risk of prostate cancer when at elevated levels. Read more about vitamin B12
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5, see Pantothenic acid
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, has demonstrated an ability to reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer. Read more about vitamin B6
Vitamin C
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an important nutrient and antioxidant that may or may not help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, depending on which studies you consult. Read more about vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin D
Vitamin D has demonstrated positive effects against prostate cancer cells in a number of studies. Read more about vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin E
Vitamin E appears to have an ability to delay or prevent the development of prostate cancer. Read more about vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin K
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient found mainly in green leafy vegetables that has been shown in some studies to help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, including advanced prostate cancer. Read more about vitamin K

W

White Tea
White Tea
White tea is the least processed form of tea, which means it has more antioxidant potential (in the form of catechins) and thus more prostate cancer fighting abilities than other forms of tea. Read more about white tea

X

Y

Z

Zinc
Zinc
Zinc is an important mineral whose role in prostate cancer is complex, as it demonstrates both positive and negative effects. Read more about zinc

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