The prostate is a walnut sized gland with the shape of a doughnut. The urethra travels through the hole in this doughnut as it carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Unfortunately, over 50% of men aged 40 and up experience prostate enlargement, in which inflammation causes the size of the “hole in the doughnut” to shrink. This “chokes” the urethra, and thus limits the amount of urine it can carry. The results of this are weak urine flow, incomplete evacuation during urination, a more frequent need to urinate and waking in the night from an urgency to urinate.
Many drugs can help overcome prostate enlargement. However, these drugs have side effects, including decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. Wishing to avoid these side effects, many men seek more natural prostate support.
For many years, men in the United States and Europe have relied on Saw Palmetto, Pygeum and Nettles for natural prostate support. However, when subjected to clinical studies, these herbs have not performed particularly well. Interestingly, they all contain tiny amounts of a constituent called “Beta-sitosterol”.
Doses of 300 mg of Beta-sitosterol per day have produced outstanding results in clinical studies. So much so, in fact, that physicians in Europe routinely prescribe instead of synthetic drugs. Studies documenting its prostate support have been listed the Lancet, The British Journal of Urology and the Cochrane Reviews (all major, peer reviewed medical journals.)
Interestingly, the herbs mentioned above all contain Beta-sitosterol, but only in trace amounts. To get the dose studies found effective, you’d have to use from 250 to 300 of the finest saw palmetto capsules every day.
Fortunately, Beta-sitosterol can be isolated, at very reasonable prices, from pine bark, sugar beets and soybeans. ProstateEssence™ provides 300 mg in each daily dose from the pine bark source. We use that source to insure against GMO’s or soy proteins to which Americans are commonly allergic. But, that’s just the start.
ProstateEssence™ also provides 1000 IU of Vitamin D, which is known to be extremely supportive in prostate health. It provides selenium and a host of other trace minerals, all of which are vital to prostate function, and a blend of herbs that address prostate issues from the holistic perspective.
From the Western medical viewpoint, prostate enlargement stems from testosterone being converted to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) by an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. Beta-sitosterol blocks this enzyme, so that less testosterone is converted. DHT not only triggers prostate enlargement, but also contributes to male pattern baldness, the spare tire effect, and lack of libido.
In holistic medical systems, prostate enlargement is thought to result from weak, stagnant blood, and from weaknesses and imbalances in the Kidney and Spleen Systems. It is possible that the DHT conversion causes this blood stagnation (or vice versa). Either way, these issues should be addressed. To do so, ProstateEssence™ adds an exquisite blend of herbs to support strong, vital blood, and to address the weaknesses in the Kidney and Spleen Systems.
All these factors combined make ProstateEssence™ the most complete, most effective natural prostate support system you’ll find. That’s why we guarantee it will outperform any other you’ve ever used.
The adrenal glands are the body’s weapons to help us survive dangerous situations. They secrete hormones that enable us to run more quickly or fight more fiercely, and thus increase our chance of survival when danger is present. Unfortunately, however, the modern world presents us with dozens of “stressors” each day. Any time we feel threatened or pressured, the adrenals kick in. Even loud or unpleasant noises – like car horns, sirens, alarm clocks, etc. – trigger the stress response. This constant adrenal activation undermines adrenal health, and causes energy shortages, fatigue, hormone imbalances, weight gain (especially around the belly), difficulty sleeping, lack of libido and a host of other symptoms and conditions that can range from mildly annoying to wholly debilitating (please see full brochure).
Although modern medicine fails to recognize anything short of full blown Addison’s disease as adrenal fatigue, exhaustion or insufficiency, natural health practitioners see it as a major problem in modern life. And, the only way to deal with it is by avoiding stress, employing relaxation techniques, eliminating foods and other outside agents that trigger an adrenal response (like sugars, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs), and using nutritional factors that help rebuild adrenal integrity.
The best nutritional factors for rebuilding adrenal strength are botanicals. The best of these botanicals are Cordyceps, Ashwagandha, Holy basil, Rhodiola, Schizandra and Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng). Together, these plants provide countless phytochemicals that rebuild adrenal energy, counteract the physiological effects of stress and renew adrenal integrity.
As with all Pure Essence products, AdrenalEssence™ provides the most potent botanical blends money can buy. While gentle in the ways they work, they are powerful in their ability to work. Each day’s use (2 capsules) of AdrenalEssence™ provides over 31,900 mg of raw botanical power. This is over five times more herbal value than the nearest competitor, and the reason that AdrenalEssence™ will change your life, more quickly and more completely than any other adrenal supplement you’ll find.
The calcium that is vital for strong bones can reach your bones only when sufficient magnesium is also present. When calcium does not reach the bones, it can form plaque in your arteries, spurs on your bones, and stones in your kidneys. It can also cause calcification of brain and other tissues.*
While the dairy industry, modern medicine, and much of the dietary supplement industry tell us we need 1500 mg of supplemental calcium per day, research reveals that the world's strongest bones are built on less than 200 mg of calcium per day, and that cultures with the highest consumption of calcium also have the world's highest rates of osteoporosis.*
The problem, however, is likely not too much calcium, but instead not enough magnesium. Cultures with high rates of osteoporosis get only about 200 mg of magnesium per day and those with the healthiest bones get at least 500 mg of magnesium. The average consumption of magnesium in the United States is less than 200 mg per day.*
Ionic-Fizz™ Calcium Plus is a delicious beverage (actually, a powder you mix gently into water) that provides the world's best-absorbed calcium and magnesium in the ratio that best supports bones. Because its minerals enter the body in ionic form, they are absorbed better than any others you'll find. This product also provides every co-nutrient required for strong bones. It is, in short, the finest bone support supplement ever made. It can be used with any of our vitamin D series products, and with any multiple that does not supply more than 5000 IUs of vitamin D per day.*
Stress is a major factor in modern life. Getting several kids to separate places all at the same time, financial concerns, domestic duties, disagreements, pressures at work, health problems, and other threats to our well being are nearly constant issues. While the body is equipped to deal with these issues on an occasional basis, we were not designed for constant stress.
When we feel threatened or are under pressure, the adrenal glands secrete hormones that help us run more quickly or fight more fiercely, thus increasing our chance for survival. However, as we enter survival mode, normal metabolic processes like immunity, digestion, bone building and reproduction are put on hold. Thus, the more pressure we are under, the less energy our bodies give to daily life needs.
CalmEssence™ provides 150 mg per day of pure L-Theanine (Suntheanine®), an amino acid from green tea that studies have shown promotes a sense of calm, even under extreme pressure. It also provides Honokiol, a phytochemical from Magnolia bark that helps us remain calm. These factors may help reduce the frequency of the stress response being triggered in your body. They may also reduce the intensity of stress responses when they do occur. Any reduction in the amount and/or intensity of stress response is a step toward better health.
CalmEssence™ also provides Ashwagandha, Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng), Schizandra, Rhodiola and Cordyceps, which, combined, provide the most profound adrenal support you’ll find in any supplement. These botanicals rebuild adrenal energy, counteract the physiological effects of stress and renew adrenal integrity. In cases where adrenal exhaustion, or its symptoms (please see full CalmEssence™ and AdrenalEssence™ brochures) are considered severe, CalmEssence™ and AdrenalEssence™ can be used together until you begin to once again feel your best. Then, you can choose between these two products, depending on which you feel helps you feel more like your old self.