Green Tea

For Prostate Health

What is Green Tea?

Green tea has been hailed for its health benefits for hundreds of years. Often referred to as a “superfood,” green tea comes from the unoxidized leaves of an evergreen shrub known as the Camellia Sinensis bush, or tea plant. Although many types of tea come from this particular shrub, green tea is said to have the most antioxidants because it comes from minimally processed, unoxidized leaves.

For centuries, green tea has been recognized for its medicinal properties and used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. The antioxidant-packed tea contains bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols and catechins (EGCG), that can help to fight free radicals within the body. People have used green tea to reduce inflammation, help with digestion, regulate body temperature, promote weight loss, improve heart health, and support cognitive function.

Powdered green tea powder in wooden bowl

So is green tea good for prostate health? More recently, a significant increase in studies has suggested a possible connection between green tea and prostate health.

Green Tea For Men

As researchers continue to study the health benefits of green tea, more studies have emerged that suggest a possible relationship between the consumption of green tea and prostate health benefits in men. Studies throughout the years indicate that the polyphenols in green tea can help to reduce the risk of certain cancers or slow their growth. One study found evidence that suggested the antioxidant-rich tea may have a distinct role as a chemopreventive agent in men with prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men, and although it has a 99% survival rate, the risk of getting it increases with age. Although there is no exact way to prevent cancer, maintaining excellent prostate health can play an important role.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Many benefits come from green tea, but are there any side effects that you should be aware of? Although green tea can be consumed as a beverage, supplement, extract, or powder, it still has a significant amount of caffeine in any form, which seems to cause most of the green tea’s side effects. Generally speaking, green tea is safe to consume, but it can be affected by various drugs or medications, so it is strongly urged to discuss the start of any supplement with your physician.

Why We Included it in Prost-P10x

At PR Laboratories, we are 100% dedicated to men’s health, and that is why we created Prost-P10x for men over 40 who want to take control of their health. When we were formulating this product, we included only the best high-quality ingredients that were clinically proven to promote prostate health.

Prost-P10x contains antioxidants and polyphenols found in green tea that have been proven to support prostate health. Our men’s health supplement is also formulated with other powerful ingredients, vitamins, and minerals that support prostate health by promoting a healthy prostate size, normal urination flow, improved urological health, and inflammation support in men.

Clinical Trials For Green Tea

There have been plenty of studies that show the benefits of green tea consumption and prostate health. The abstract below is based on a clinical study that looks at how green tea may slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. It comes from a study entitled “Green tea and the risk of prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis” by Guo, Yuming MDa; Zhi, Fan MDb; Chen, Ping MDa; Zhao, Keke MDa; Xiang, Han MDa; Mao, Qi MDa; Wang, Xinghuan MD, PhDa; Zhang, Xinhua MD, PhDa.

“Prostate cancer (PCa) now remains the 2nd most frequently diagnosed cancer. In recent years, chemoprevention for PCa becomes a possible concept. Especially, many phytochemicals rich foods are suggested to lower the risk of cancer. Among these foods, green tea is considered as effective prevention for various cancers. However, clinical trials and previous meta-analyses on the relationship between green tea consumption and the risk of PCa have produced inconsistent outcomes. This study aims to determine the dose–response association of green tea intake with PCa risk and the preventive effect of green tea catechins on PCa risk. Seven observational studies and 3 randomized controlled trials were retrieved from Cochrane Library, PubMed, Sciencedirect Online, and hand searching. The STATA (version 12.0) was applied to analyze the data. The relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals were pooled by fixed or random effect modeling. Dose–response relations were evaluated with categories of green tea intake. Although there was no statistical significance in the comparison of the highest versus lowest category, there was a trend of reduced incidence of PCa with each 1 cup/day increase of green tea (P = 0.08). Our dose–response meta-analysis further demonstrated that higher green tea consumption was linearly associated with a reduced risk of PCa with more than 7 cups/day. In addition, green tea catechins were effective for preventing PCa with an RR of 0.38 (P = 0.02). In conclusion, our dose–response meta-analysis evaluated the association of green tea intake with PCa risk systematically and quantitatively. And this is the first meta-analysis of green tea catechins consumption and PCa incidence. Our novel data demonstrated that higher green tea consumption was linearly reduced PCa risk with more than 7 cups/day and green tea catechins were effective for preventing PCa. However, further studies are required to substantiate these conclusions.”

Medicine: March 2017 - Volume 96 - Issue 13 - p e6426