How to choose a men’s health supplement

If you are looking for a men’s health supplement to maximize your prostate and aging health, it can be overwhelming to determine where to begin finding the best product for you. There are many companies all claiming to be the best, so how you do you know which one really is on top? Here are some simple guidelines to break it down so it is easier to know what to look for in finding a quality product that is worth your hard-earned money.

Determine who formulated the product

You have to do a little research to find out who developed the product. This is important information to know if you are going to put these ingredients in your body every day. The best prostate supplements are formulated by a real doctor who specializes in prostate health. You want a doctor-created product from a doctor or naturopath who is current on the latest research and clinical trials. And no, an actor who plays a doctor on TV is a not a real doctor or a trustworthy source. Late night television commercials are not the place to turn for healthcare advice.

Avoid free trials

There is no such thing as a “free trial.” If it were free they wouldn’t take your credit card for “payment of shipping.” Companies with questionable ethics may offer a free trial so they can get your credit card information and automatically charge you for more product if you don’t cancel within a very tight window of time. It can be very difficult to cancel future orders and get your money back. Don’t get tricked. Instead, buy from a prostate supplement company that offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If you aren’t happy, you can send it back for a refund. While free trials are a red flag, free shipping is definitely a plus.

Read real customer reviews

Hearing from real men about their experience with a product can give you a good idea about how other men with your issues are doing with a particular formulation. You can read real customer reviews on Amazon and some products’ Web sites. When looking at the prostate health supplements reviews, see if the review sounds like it comes from a real customer. If you are looking on a product’s site, do they offer real names and photos? If the men look like models and their experience seems too good to be true, watch out. Amazon reviews from verified purchasers can give you an unbiased report. And that leads us to the next fact, not all supplements work for all men.

Prostate supplements do not work for all men

No company can claim to help 100 percent of all men. Supplements work differently for different people, and the same is true for medications. In fact, prescription drugs that are prescribed for men with prostate issues work less than 60 percent of the time. That being said, certain prostate supplements like Prost-P10x have really great success stories. The company posts both positive and negative reviews online, so that men can make an informed decision.

Only buy ingredients that are proven to work

This is an important issue. You want to buy ingredients for prostate health formulas that have been proven in clinical studies to work. But beyond finding the right ingredients, you also need to make sure the product contains therapeutic amounts of ingredients that have been shown to work. If there is not enough of the ingredient, it is not going to make a noticeable difference for you, and you will be wasting your money.

Many of the top prostate supplements work best when combined with other supplements, which is why you want to find a product with many different well-researched ingredients such as the following:

  • Saw palmetto.
  • Beta-sitosterol (plant sterols).
  • Pollen extracts.
  • Turmeric/curcumin.
  • Vitamin D.
  • Green tea.
  • Quercetin.
  • Zinc.
  • DIM.
  • Cranberry.
  • Stinging nettle.
  • Pygeum.

When reading the supplement panel, look to see whether the amount of each ingredient is provided. Manufacturers can hide the fact that there are small amounts of each supplement in a “proprietary blend,” so they don’t have to tell you the actual amount of the ingredient. If you have taken supplements in the past and did not have success, it is possible that you did not have the right ingredients or that they were not strong enough. You might want to consult a prostate supplement comparison chart so you have an easy guide for comparison shopping.

You get what you pay for

Do not buy a prostate supplement based solely on price. You get what you pay for. You may pay less for certain supplements, but you are throwing your money away if it does not contain therapeutic ingredients. If you want to see results you need to get a quality product that has clinical strength ingredients and was developed by a doctor who specializes in prostate health.

When you buy a quality prostate supplement you are also getting quality manufacturing and inactive ingredients. This can be especially important if you have any allergies or sensitivities. You want a product that is manufactured in the USA in an FDA-compliant facility. High-quality capsules are wheat-free, caffeine-free, and dairy-free. If you are vegetarian or concerned about animal products, look for 100 percent vegetarian capsules. You should be able to easily find this information about the product you are considering. If not, move on.

By following these tips you can find a quality men’s health supplement that is likely to make a positive difference in your health. Hopefully this helps take some of the stress out of the supplement buying process and breaks down what to look for. Once you know what you are looking for, the shopping becomes easier because the best supplement companies will be happy to share with you who made the product, what is in it, and they will stand by their product with a money-back guarantee.

Dr. Geo Espinosa

By Dr. Geo Espinosa

Dr. Geo Espinosa is a naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist and certified functional medicine practitioner recognized as an authority in holistic urology and men’s health. He is Clinical Assistant Professor and holistic clinician in Urology at New York University Langone Medical Center. As an avid researcher and writer, Dr. Geo has authored numerous scientific papers and books including co-editing the Integrative Sexual Health book, and author of the best selling prostate cancer book: Thrive, Don't Only Survive.