Prostatitis is like having a small pain generator right in the middle of all the action.
To say it’s frustrating would qualify as a huge understatement.
It can drive you crazy.
You get prostate pain, sexual pain, urinary pain, and other health problems.
For about 95 percent of prostatitis sufferers, these are chronic problems that can last for months. Traditional therapies like antibiotics and other medications give you very little relief.
One approach that does work – and is surprisingly gaining attention from the mainstream medical community is pollen extract.
You might know it as Cernilton or Graminex.
A study in the journal Urology and reported by The American Urological Association found that chronic prostatitis patients who took pollen extract experienced significant improvements in their quality of life.
In the study, men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) took pollen extracts for six months.
Afterwards, the men either were symptom-free or had their symptoms improve significantly.
Pollen is not a new remedy. It has been used to manage prostatitis and urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate for more than 35 years in Europe. It has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to help the bladder contract while simultaneously helping the urethra to relax.
Cernilton is part of a natural therapy called phytotherapy. Phytotherapy involves combining pollen extracts with another plant compound that gives men a huge health boost, quercetin. Two different treatment protocols recommend phytotherapy with cerntilton and quercetin: the UPOINT Urological Treatment Program for Chronic Prostatitis and my “NPAT” Treatment Program for Prostatitis.
The UPOINT system is a clinical phenotyping system that helps doctors determine specific therapies that target the prostatitis symptoms a man is experiencing. As many causes of prostatitis are actually unrelated to the prostate itself, this can help narrow down the actual problems to treat and avoid prescribing unnecessary treatments that are not going to help with the actual symptoms the patient is experiencing. UPOINT classifies patient symptoms into up to six different domains:
- Organ Specific (prostate or bladder involvement).
- Tenderness of Skeletal Muscles.
Cernilton and quercetin are recommended for men who have Organ Specific prostatitis symptoms. Quercetin, the other part of phytotherapy, is also recommended for men with tenderness of skeletal muscles.
The other prostatitis treatment protocol, my “NPAT” Treatment Program for Prostatitis involves employing several natural and alternative therapies. NPAT stands for:
- Natural treatments (such as diet and allegies).
- Phytotherapy (pollen and quercetin together with probiotics).
- Alternative treatments (involving acupuncture, prostate massage, pelvic rehabilitation and therapy).
- Total body (including exercise, chronic stress management, lifestyle).
The NPAT program recognizes that a multimodal treatment program works best for men with prostatitis. In addition to taking Cerntilton pollen extract, you should also consider other aspects of your lifestyle and health that can contribute to prostatitis such as diet, allergies, your stress level, and amount of exercise you get.
The standard dose of Cernilton is about 500 mg per day. Talk to your healthcare provider to find the right dosage for your needs.
The advantages of using phytotherapy with Cerilton is that it is natural, affordable, and well tolerated by most men. Men with pollen allergies should not take Cernilton. If you are allergic to flowers, grasses, or other plants, talk to your doctor before starting any therapy that involves pollen.