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PSA Caps

The 'must-have' product for men

By Steve Born

Product Spotlight

When we introduced PSA Caps, a male-specific health supplement, we received a reaction similar to the feedback we got when we introduced our weight-loss supplement, Appestat: "Why offer a supplement not specifically for enhancing athletic performance?" However, after several years in the Hammer Nutrition supplement line, PSA Caps has definitely earned its place. Sales continue to increase for this particular product, which we can only surmise is because it just flat-out works, simple as that.

As we mentioned when we first introduced PSA Caps, this is not a supplement that's going to help you to a personal best in your races . . . at least not directly. I know, prostate health is probably something that you and I would rather not think about. However, it's a topic that men just can't afford to ignore, because most of us, if not all of us, are likely to develop prostate enlargement at some point in our lives. It's no longer a stretch to suggest that poor-to- failed prostate health has become almost epidemic. (Is it really coincidental that the prostate-specific drug commercials you see on TV have increased dramatically in the past few years?)

Here are some eye-opening facts that you may not know about enlarged prostate:

  • The prevalence of BPH (discussed in the next section) increases dramatically after the age of 40. (Up to 10% of men in their 30s experience BPH, so it's not just an "after-40" issue.)
  • The incidence of BPH is 50% or higher for all men at the age of 50.
  • The percentage increases even more with each passing decade.

After you read the list of discomforts and problems associated with enlarged prostate, I know that you'll want to do everything you can to prevent them from happening or to relieve current symptoms.

Fortunately, PSA Caps is the product designed precisely for these purposes, and ever since we introduced it a few years ago, thousands of men have benefited greatly. PSA Caps is an all-natural formula that helps reduce the symptoms of BPH and other prostate disorders.

BPH - The male-only malady

As a man ages, it's common for the prostate gland to become enlarged; at some stage in life almost all men are affected. When this occurs - the condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) - it puts pressure on the urethra, the canal that carries urine and semen out of the body. Increased pressure on the urethra causes urinary tract discomforts such as retention and urgency. Over time, severe BPH can cause serious problems, including urinary tract infections, bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence. While the cause of BPH is not well understood, it is an extremely important issue for all men to address and resolve before it becomes problematic.

HOT TIP

Keep a bottle on your nightstand!

For optimal absorption and best results, PSA Caps should be taken 60 minutes apart from meals, with the dosage recommendation of 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule at night. Keeping a bottle of PSA Caps on your nightstand next to your bed makes proper dosing easy! Have a glass of water nearby and take 1 capsule just before you turn out the light at night. When you wake up in the morning, take 1 capsule before you get out of bed.

What causes BPH?

The specific cause(s) of this nearly universal disorder among older men is unknown, but most likely involves hormonal changes. The following three theories, in some combination, identify the main culprits currently being investigated for BPH. The formula of PSA Caps addresses all three.

1. Higher estrogen levels within the prostate gland - Throughout their lives, men produce testosterone, an important male hormone, and small amounts of estrogen, primarily a female hormone. As men age, the amount of active testosterone in the blood decreases, leaving a higher proportion of estrogen. Studies with animal test subjects have suggested that BPH may occur because the higher amount of estrogen within the prostate gland increases the activity of substances that promote cell growth. For centuries it has been known that BPH occurs mainly in older men and that it doesn't develop in men whose testes were removed before puberty. For this reason, some researchers believe that factors related to aging and the testes may spur the development of BPH.

2. Increased levels of DHT - Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a substance derived from testosterone in the prostate, which may help control its growth. Most animals lose their ability to produce DHT as they age. However, some research has indicated that even with a drop in the blood's testosterone level, older men continue to produce and accumulate high levels of DHT in the prostate. This accumulation of DHT may encourage the growth of cells. Scientists have also noted that men who do not produce DHT do not develop BPH.

3. "Reawakened" cells - Some researchers suggest that BPH may develop as a result of "instructions" given to cells early in life. According to this theory, BPH occurs because cells in one section of the gland follow these instructions and "reawaken" later in life. These "reawakened" cells then deliver signals to other cells in the gland, instructing them to grow or making them more sensitive to hormones that influence growth.

BPH symptoms

Many symptoms of BPH stem from obstruction of the urethra and gradual loss of bladder function, which results in incomplete emptying of the bladder. The symptoms of BPH vary, but the most common ones involve changes or problems with urination, such as:

  • Hesitant, interrupted, and/or weak stream
  • Urgency and leakage or dribbling
  • More frequent urination, especially at night

The size of the prostate does not always determine how severe the obstruction or the symptoms will be. Some men with greatly enlarged glands have little obstruction and few symptoms, while others, whose glands are less enlarged, have more blockage and greater problems. Sometimes a man may not know he has any obstruction until he suddenly experiences complete inability to urinate. Taking over-the-counter cold or allergy medicines may trigger this condition, called acute urinary retention. Such medicines contain a decongestant drug, known as a sympathomimetic. A potential side effect of this drug may be to prevent the bladder sphincter from relaxing and allowing urine to empty. When partial obstruction is present, alcohol, cold temperatures, or a long period of immobility can also bring on urinary retention.

It is important for men to tell their doctor about urinary problems such as those described above. In most cases these symptoms suggest BPH, but they can also signal other, more serious conditions that require prompt treatment. These conditions, including prostate cancer, can be ruled out only by a doctor's exam. If the bladder is permanently damaged, treatment for BPH may be ineffective. When BPH is found and treated in its earlier stages, there is a lower risk of developing such complications.

Who needs PSA Caps?

  • Males in their 30s, primarily to help prevent prostate-related problems from occurring - Up to 10% of men in their 30s already experience enlarged prostate.
  • Males age 40 and older (with increasing importance every decade) - BPH occurs mostly in men over 50, with 90% of men 85 and older having BPH.
  • Male cyclists - Cycling may increase the risk of nerve damage, impotence, impaired urinary flow, and disorders to the male genital organs, especially the prostate gland.

If you fit into one or more of these categories, then PSA Caps is a supplement that you absolutely need to include in your daily regimen.

The benefits are cumulative, so take it daily!

With few exceptions, supplements should be taken daily to achieve optimum benefits. Nowhere is this more important than with a prostate health product. The formulator of PSA Caps, Dr. Bill Misner, provides the following information from his personal testing:

I have been taking PSA Caps since their inception. In April 2004, my PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) was 1.45, or low-normal reference range (normal = 1.0-4.5). This year marks slightly over a year taking PSA Caps with little to no change in diet or endurance exercise protocols, and PSA levels fell remarkably to a healthy 1.2, a -17.2% decrease in this prostate marker. Lower is better, hence a documented report of one person's beneficial results associated with taking PSA Caps.

Here's another example (courtesy of an email from Dr. Bill) of the cumulative effects of PSA Caps:

One of our clients told me that after taking PSA Caps for only six months, his PSA score dropped 25%. He was in high-normal range to start with, but the 25% drop of one full point in medical circles is properly described as "unheard of."

Summary

Dr. Misner boldly states, "I conclude that the PSA Caps formula predictably prevents or reduces prostate enlargement and the associated disorders reported to occur in males age 40 and over, especially masters cyclists. This formula presents substances to reduce harmful hormones dihydrotestosterone, estradiol, and estrone both in fatty acid- soluble and water-soluble cellular mediums. Reducing excess age-related 'outlaw' hormones (dihydrotestosterone, estradiol, estrone) will advance a healthy prostate environment and positively affect anabolic muscle growth and recovery cycles."

By taking PSA Caps regularly, you're taking a major step in protecting the health of your prostate. And you can do it without breaking the bank. At $24.95 per 60-count bottle (a one-month's supply), that's an investment of about 83 cents a day. Buy three or more, and we'll drop the price down to $22.95 each, which makes each daily dose cost a hair under 77 cents. It's an incredibly inexpensive "insurance policy" for an area of men's health that is undeniably important, so don't put it off! I'm sure you'll agree that's exceptionally reasonable, especially given the importance of prostate health, an issue that you simply can't ignore. HN

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