Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous cancer found in men. Most have probably heard of it, but does everyone know what prostate cancer actually does to the body? And, do the best prostate cancer supplements contain capsaicin?
Let us first discuss the prostate, the organ in question. It is the walnut-sized gland found just below the urinary bladder and behind it is the rectum and is a part of the male reproductive system. Its main functions are to secrete the prostate fluid. This fluid contains the enzyme called prostate specific antigen or commonly called as PSA, which is responsible for increasing the motility of the sperm by making the semen ‘thinner’ or less viscous.
Another function is to force out the stored semen from inside the gland out into the urethra. This is done when the smooth muscles inside the prostate gland contract during ejaculation.
We can say that the fertility of a man is highly dependent on his prostate.
But, given the fact that an estimated one out of seven men have a lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer, what preventive measures can be taken?
Many prostate cancer supplements or even natural remedies exist that can help reduce the risks of developing prostate cancer. Examples would be lycopene, which is found in tomatoes. Green tea extract. Calcium, pomegranate, modified citrus pectin, selenium, soy vitamins D and E and many more.
Increasing the intake of the previously mentioned can greatly reduce the risks.
But, what if prostate cancer is already present?
Some of the previous examples, like vitamin D can still somehow control prostate cancer. But when it comes to reducing the cancer cells present, capsaicin is the solution. Many studies have shown the ability of capsaicin to cause cell death in almost four fifths of the total prostate cancer cells. It also has an anti-proliferative effect due to its ability to shut down the substance responsible for tumor growth.
Capsaicin is by far the most notable supplementary treatment for prostate cancer.
Other options, like the combination of pomegranate, green tea and two other components, are also capable of controlling prostate cancer. However, the results it display are somewhat lacking compared to capsaicin treatment. It can only reduce the prostate specific antigen levels by approximately sixty percent.
Capsaicin can be found in chili or hot peppers. It is actually the active ingredient responsible for the burning sensation to any tissue it comes into contact with.