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DJJDJ posted:
Does anyone know of a supplement that actually works for BHP
vikvaughn responded:
I'm guessing you mean BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)

A simple google search will yield lots of results....
counterso responded:
Only 50% of individuals with BPH respond to supplementation for symptom relief. It takes 6-8 weeks of continuous use before the phytosterols accumulate to an effective saturation in the body to where you will notice an effect.

The majority of supplements are not standardized for phytosterol content, so it's easily possible they have insufficient content to provide measurable benefit.

If you are going to try a supplement, you need to stick with it for 2 months. And you should look for one that is independently content certified to know that you are getting an effective dosage. You should also look for one that focuses on BPH and not general "prostate health." You may want to investigate a physician branded product called Prostate SR. If you have questions about it, you can actually call and talk to a person about your concerns.

After taking a supplement for 2 months, you will know if that supplement is providing benefit. If you have been taking one already and it hasn't provided benefit, it still does not tell you whether a different one would or whether you're one of the 50% for whom supplementation doesn't help.

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