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How vitamin B-complex helps in boosting testosterone?

Testosterone is the principal sex hormone in males and it is produced in the testes. Due to aging, the level of testosterone in serum will progressively decline. Low level of testosterone can result in numerous undesirable effects in men, such as loss of libido, depression, and memory trouble. Therefore, consumption of sufficient vitamin B could help to raise the testosterone level naturally.

 

  • Vitamin B1/ Thiamine
  • Vitamin B2/ Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3/ Niacin
  • Vitamin B5/ Pantothenic acid
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B7/ Biotin
  • Vitamin B12/ Cobalamin
  • Folic acid
What vitamins and minerals help to maintain mens reproductive health?

It is important to make sure that the consumption of vitamins and minerals, which play an important role in men’s reproductive health. 
The vitamins or minerals below help to produce healthy sperm and protect men’s from oxidative stress damages:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Folic acid
  • Zinc
  • Selenium 
How to maintain healthy sperm production?

This is important, especially when you and your partner are planning for a pregnancy. Sperm health depends on various factors, including quantity, movement and structure of sperm. The simple steps to increase the chances of producing healthy sperm includes:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Manage stress
  • Maintain regular physical activity
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit the alcohol consumption
  • Stay away from toxins
  • Prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
What causes an enlarged prostate?

The prostate gland, which is normally about the size and shape of a walnut, blanket around the urethra and below the bladder. Until now, the precise reason of prostate enlargement is unknown. However, the prostate grows larger may be due to an increase in the number of cells (hyperplasia). The enlarged prostate can place pressure on the urethra, making it more difficult for the bladder to empty.

 

Other than facing difficulty in passing urine, the common symptoms include:

  • A weak flow
  • Intermittency (a flow which stops and starts)
  • Hesitancy (having to wait before you start to go)
  • Frequency (having to urinate more often than previously)
  • Urgency (finding it difficult to postpone urination)
  • Nocturia (having to get up at night to urinate)
What are the tips for a healthy prostate?
  • Do seek proper diagnosis at the first signs of symptoms
  • Take a zinc supplement in combination with the herbs, saw palmetto and pumpkin seed to promote a healthy prostate
  • Take a combination of evening primrose oil and fish oil, which supplies the omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids respectively
  • Mild exercises such as swimming and walking improve blood circulation to the prostate
  • Reduce excessive meat or animal fat intake
  • Avoid smoking
I suffer from frequent urination especially at night. i have urine dribbling even after getting out of the toilet. This is really embrassing and i hope you can help me.

You may be experiencing symptoms that may be associated with what is known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BHP is the enlargement of prostate gland and happens naturally as you age. 

 
Prostate enlargement is a widespread problem that increases with age and it is often associated with hormonal changes. Normally, the prostate is about the size of a walnut that sits below the bladder but as men age, the gland becomes enlarged. When this happens, the prostate compresses the urethra, obstructing the flow of urine and causing urinary problems such as frequent urination. Many men over 40 years old suffer at least some degree of prostate enlargement and when the condition deteriorates, post-void dribbling and urinary incontinence may occur. 
 
The herbs, saw palmetto and pumpkin seed are well known for their ability to improve prostate health. Saw palmetto contains plant fatty acids that have been shown to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that plays a role in the enlargement of the prostate. In Germany, the use of saw palmetto is recognized as part of the treatment for prostate enlargement. On the other hand, the effectiveness of pumpkin seed is thought to be due to its high content of essential fatty acids, zinc and plant sterols. 
 
A formulation that contains saw palmetto and pumpkin seed is demonstrated to be effective in regulating urination. You may also want to take a zinc supplement along with the aforementioned herbs for better clinical effect. Prostate tissue contains a higher concentration of zinc compared to other tissues in the body and a deficiency in zinc is linked to prostate enlargement. Lastly, cut down on alcohol and excessive meat or animal fat intake.

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