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  • Approximately 44 percent of men ages 70 and up suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition where your prostate becomes inflamed or enlarged, reports the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Produced by Longlife Solutions, Prostalex is an herbal supplement advertised as having the potential to decrease the size of an enlarged prostate.

    Ingredients

    The listed ingredients for Prostalex include vitamins A and E, zinc, selenium, saw palmetto, green tea leaf, pygmeum bark, beta-sitosterol, pumpkin seed and lycopene, according to the supplement's official website.

    Time Frame

    The makers of Prostalex recommend that men with an enlarged prostate take two capsules per day throughout their lives.

    Features

    Prostalex offers a 60-day money back guarantee, where the company will refund your money if you are not satisfied with Prostalex, provided that you mail back your unused portion of the product.

    Risks

    Saw palmetto poses a risk for liver damage and inflammation of your pancreas, while selenium causes muscle tenderness, tremors, lightheadedness, facial flushing, blood clotting problems or liver and kidney problems in some patients. There is also an increased risk of prostate cancer associated with taking high levels of zinc and selenium, warns RxList.

    Considerations

    Because it is an herbal supplement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate Prostalex for safety or effectiveness. In addition, the makers of Prostalex do not provide information about how much of each vitamin, mineral and herb are in the product, making it impossible to know if you are taking a safe amount.

    Source:

    ProstalexPlus.com: FAQs

    RxList: Zinc Effectiveness, Safety and Drug Interactions

    RxList: Seleniun Effectiveness, Safety and Drug Interactions

    Resource:

    Saw Palmetto

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