There has been a lot of debate considering the actual benefits of natural prostate formulas and we have to make a few things clear before we start. Usually men who are already experiencing the real symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia are the men who least benefit from these products. The reason is that they work great when preventing prostate overgrowth, and not so great in trying to reverse this. There are no real ways of making the prostate physically smaller unless it is inflammed like with prostathitis or by actually surgically removing the whole gland or making it smaller. Completely removing it is more common and recommended in cases where it is necessary.
Many people seem to think that with natural products there should be expected results that can be expected with medical and surgical treatments and it is important to make the difference between the two. Using supplements it is possible to have notable effects on the growing of the prostate, and other health related issues, but not to actually reverse anything that is already happening in your body. Most of the products work with ingreadients such as beta-sitosterol which is an antagonist to DHT which is a form of testosterone which causes many of the tissues in the body to grow. One of these tissues is the prostate gland tissue and that is the main reason for men to have the benign overgrowth – most men produce enough testosterone to keep them viral through their lives and that is why specific tissues in their body keep growing as long as they are producing these hormones.
When your body is producing these hormones they are altered in the tissues to form the much more powerful version of the hormone which is called di-hydro-testosterone and that is what causes rapid and notable changes in the tissue. It does not cause cancer like many people seem to think, but it actually causes the cells to multiply by attaching to a receptor on the surface which actvates protein kinases. Beta sitosterol is a molecule which attaches to the same receptors as DHT and therefore prevents it from being able to produce the results that it in other case would. The difference is that beta sitosterol does not cause the cells to multiply or grow.
One of the biggest reasons for prostate cancer is prolongued prostatitis which is caused by multiple different reasons, and one of them can be autoimmune to the prostate cells. In these cases the prostate gland is swollen and causes the gland to appear larger than it actually is, but in these cases the cells can start to slowly mutate and grow unnaturally. This is cancer and because of this there are multiple anti-inflammatory ingredients in natural prostate formulas which are there to prevent and help with prostatitis and in the long run even prevent cancer.