Prostate specific nutrients - for the management of BPH.

Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Each hard gelatin capsule contains:

  • Saw palmetto extract : 160 mg
  • Pygeum africanum : 50 mg
  • Zinc sulphate : 15 mg
  • Sodium selenium : 100 mcg


There are two types of treatments available in the Indian market which are: alpha blockers, alpha reductase inhibitors, and alternative-therapeutic agents. Alpha-blockers relax the smooth muscles of urethra and bladder thereby increasing the urinary flow and reducing the symptoms of BPH. These categories of drugs are popular because they offer faster relief from symptoms. However, alpha-blockers are not the cure for BPH as they do not reduce the prostate size, they only provide symptomatic relief. More over these are associated with side-effects like postural hypotension and impotency.

The second category is of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. These reduces the size of prostate, thereby reducing BPH. But it has been observed that at least six months therapy is necessary just to judge whether the patient will benefit from the drug. For its action, the patient has to wait for up to one year of continuous therapy. Moreover, these categories of drugs are associated with side-effects like impotency. Hence, Prostynal becomes ideal option as it is the safest option available in market for the management of BPH and it does not have any side effects like postural hypotension or loss of libido.


Prostynal provides vital nutrients that are required for healthy prostate functionality. These nutrients are well documented and have been shown to help both alpha-adrenoceptor antagonistic & 5-alpha reductase enzyme inhibitory activities. If used as recommended, these nutrients help to relieve the symptoms of BPH & reduce the prostate weight.


Antiandrogenic activity Inhibitory effect on type 1 and type 2 isoenzymes of 5α-reductase
Inhibition of prolactin and growth factor-induced cell proliferation
Antiestrogenic effect
Anti-inflammatory effect
Antiedema effect

Pygeum africanum:

urine of men following consumption of Pygeum has found 4 compounds that were significantly altered. These compounds were unable to be named, although molecular weights or formula was recorded.


Many nutrients have been examined for potential properties that might ease the symptoms of BPH. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is present in many proteins and plays a role in immune response and cell growth. Zinc is of interest as a treatment for BPH because it is present in significant amounts in prostate cells, where it appears to play a protective and anti-inflammatory role. While zinc supplementation may seem a logical treatment for BPH.


It is a mineral the body needs in small quantities however, increased selenium intake may help prevent BPH. A study found that a combination of selenium, lycopene, and saw palmetto was more effective than saw palmetto alone at preventing hormone-dependent prostate growth. Another study found that higher serum levels of selenium were associated with a reduced risk of BPH.


As a nutritional support in the management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


Recommended administration of Prostynal is one capsule twice daily after meals for a period of 6 months. The significant symptomatic improvement can be seen after consumption for minimum period of one month. Prostynal can be pre-prescribed with alpha-blocker and the course can be repeated depending upon judgement of treating Physician.


Store in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children.


No contraindications are known.


PROSTYNAL capsules are available in 10X10 blister packing