I previously wrote an article elucidating how Nigella Sativa oil or powder can shrink an enlarged prostate. But there are other methods that can naturally shrink the prostate.
What is an enlarged prostate?
The prostate gland produces some of the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body. An enlarged prostate means the gland has expanded in size. It is noted that Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older.
The actual cause of prostate enlargement is unknown.
Research confirms that zinc has significant prostate-protective properties. Results of a 2011 study showed that prostate tissue from men with BPH had significantly less zinc than normal prostate tissue. The study also found an increase in urinary zinc excretion, meaning that men with BPH were losing more zinc.
How can I shrink the prostate?
In the PubMed research article “Vitamin D and benign prostatic hyperplasia — a review” , it states-
Increasing intake of vitamin D from diet and supplements has shown a correlation with decreased BPH prevalence. Vitamin D analogues of up to 6000 IU/day have shown to decrease prostate volume in BPH patients. Pre-clinical trials have shown vitamin D to not only decrease BPH cell and prostate cell proliferation alone, but also when induced by known growth promoting molecules such as IL-8, Des (1-3) IGF-1, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Among all the studies there has not been any side effects or negative implications with increased vitamin D intake.
Simply put intaking 6000 IU’s of vitamin D3 Daily will shrink your prostate. But always take magnesium when taking vitamin D3, as magnesium is needed to convert vitamin D3 into its active hormonal form the body uses, 125 Hydroxyvitamin D3.
Curcumin the active chemical component of turmeric has been shown as stated in this research article on PubMed “Curcumin attenuates prostatic hyperplasia caused by inflammation via ……” states –
In vivo, curcumin reduced the size of the prostate, suppressed the expression of vimentin and TLR4, and increased the expression of E-cadherin and BAMBI in the LPS-induced BPH mouse model. Moreover, curcumin decreased the levels of IL-6 and TNF-α by 44.52 and 46.17%, respectively. In vitro, curcumin attenuated cell proliferation, suppressed the expression of vimentin and TLR4, and increased the expression of E-cadherin and BAMBI in BPH-1 cells.
In this article on PubMed “Inhibitory effect of curcumin on testosterone induced benign prostatic hyperplasia rat model” it states –
the curcumin group showed similarly protective effect on BPH in histopathologic morphology, prostate volume. Results of immunohistochemistry and western-blot showed decreased expressions of VEGF, TGF-ß1, and IGF1 were also decreased in the curcumin group.
These results suggested that curcumin inhibited the development of BPH and might a useful herbal treatment or functional food for BPH.
Who would think drinking wine would benefit the prostate, well it does lol. According to this PubMed research article ” Resveratrol induces apoptosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia epithelial cell line” it states –
Resveratrol treatment inhibited the growth of BPH-1 and increased apoptosis of cells. In addition, levels of phosphorylated p38 MAPK level was elevated and FOXO3a repression was observed. Concomitantly, ROS was accumulated.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in grape skins and Japanese knotweed, so eat your organic grapes and for the wine bibbers, drink your wine. But you can also get this resveratrol supplement on Amazon.com.
Finally, zinc has been found to be pertinent to the functioning and health of the prostate, so make sure you are taking a good zinc supplement, but also take copper as each depletes the other. You can also get a copper cup and leave water in it overnight and drink it to get copper.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
According to a 2014 Study, both pumpkin seed oil and a combination of pumpkin seed oil and saw palmetto oil improves benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. A 2020 research article Comparison of the Effect of Pumpkin Seed Oil and Tamsulosin on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia stated that consumption of pumpkin seed oil can play an important role in the treatment of BPH as the main drug to replace Tamsulosin, with the same efficacy and fewer side effects.
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