7 of the Best Herbs for Men’s Health

Every man needs to take an active approach to managing his own health for the better. Good habits, like regular exercise, are vital, and avoiding bad habits (or at least minimizing them) is also imperative. One of the most powerful influences on a man’s health is his diet, and as an extension of that, there are a number of herbs that can help support concerns specific to men, namely vitality, prostate health, and sex drive. Here are seven of those herbs and the positive results they can encourage.

1. Pine Bark

Pine bark has been a natural therapy for centuries. Recent research shows pine bark can offer nutritional support to encourage prostate health. [1] Pine bark has also been shown to support sperm quality and quantity, and encourage a desirable sexual response. [2]

2. Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin seeds offers a range of nutrients that have been positively linked to prostate health, such as zinc, potassium, and iron. Research suggests these nutrients coupled with pumpkin seeds’ antioxidant action offer incredible support for the prostate. One study reported that pumpkin seed extract encouraged normal urine flow in men with enlarged prostate. [3]

3. Pygeum Bark

An enlarged prostate is a common problem and finding ways to encourage a normal sized prostate are essential for normal urination. Several placebo-controlled, double-blind studies have found pygeum bark to provide certain compounds that encourage a normal-sized prostate. [4]

4. Saw Palmetto

Native Americans have used saw palmetto to support urinary and reproductive health. More recent research suggests saw palmetto may help inhibit enzymes associated with prostate enlargement. [5] The plant may also support normal testosterone levels, one of the reasons saw palmetto is part of the Prostrex™ formula.

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