When men start entering their fifties, they may begin to experience prostate changes, such as enlargement. For some time now, there appears to be a link in how zinc may play a valuable role in prostate health.
“Some studies have shown that a zinc deficiency may be one reason for an enlarged prostate,” said the spokesperson from Nutrilys Del Mar, a marine-based supplement company in San Diego. “Simple lifestyle changes such as a healthier diet, weight management, and seeing your doctor regularly is the best proactive approach.”
In regards to incorporating more zinc into a diet, natural zinc is a far better choice than anything synthetic or made in a factory.
“Studies are showing that low zinc levels may cause prostate swelling, low sperm counts, and low testosterone levels,” said the spokesperson. “But it’s important to note that before increasing those zinc levels, even with a natural supplement such as Premium Oyster Powder, it’s best to consult with your health care professional.”
Other ways to add zinc to a daily diet may include:
- Fresh Oysters or Premium Oyster Powder
- Wheat Germ
- Pumpkin Seeds
From the above list, oysters provide the highest level of zinc.
“A healthy diet of zinc may also prevent what is called the formation of DHT, otherwise known as dihydrotestosterone,” said the spokesperson, adding how when testosterone numbers drop, DHT numbers climb. “DHT can spur prostate challenges and has been known to be another cause of hair loss in men.”
In addition to prostate health, a lack of zinc may also contribute to the following:
- Low energy
- Premature aging
- Low immunity levels
Easy lifestyle changes, including adding natural zinc to a daily diet, can be one way to improve prostate health from here on out.