Lets Talk Prostate Health…
DHT is a conversion hormone from the former Testosterone sex hormone via the 5-Alpha reductase Pathway. DHT while men are younger and in their adolescent years contributes to the growth and development of prostate cells, hair on the chest which gradually begins to decline as men age on the scalp contributing to male pattern baldness. It also acts on the skin which may contribute to acne on the jawline, back, neck and shoulders.
As men age, the DHT continues to work on the growth of prostate cells and as such is a contributing factor later on to prostate enlargement otherwise known as Benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is a non-cancerous form of enlargement of cells that causes the need to urinate more frequently, loss of bladder control and urinary tract infections to name a few.
Estrogen in particular the potent form estradiol is also a derivative of Testosterone via the conversion pathway Aromatase, estradiol in particular has been a contributing link with prostate cancer. Around $300US million per annum is spent on prostate cancer research alone. Whilst research links various contributing factors to the Carcinogenesis such as diet, genetic makeup, lifestyle habits and Hormonal links, they are yet to pinpoint the exact cause. Previous research over the past 75 years has blamed androgens as the cause its actually likely to be the metabolite of adrogens – estrodial. Estrogen is becoming increasingly linked with the malignant cell formation of prostate cancer. More research is now being done to see if anti-estrogenic approaches are a more suitable candidate for chemo preventative methods.
How does the Alpha prime support prostate health?
Fenugreek and Nettle in the Alpha prime as well as the Mars, inhibits the 5-alpha reductase pathway that converts the healthy testosterone levels to DHT. It also downregulates Sex Hormone binding Globulin allowing your body to free up bound testosterone, while the Broccoli Sprout and Tongkat Ali in Prime also detoxifies excess estrogen while inhibiting the Aromatase conversion of testosterone to Estrogen. Just for a bonus, this also has been known to increase libido…just saying ;-) Check out th