It is the organ responsible for releasing the prostate specific antigen of PSA that is responsible for making the semen ‘thinner’, making it easier for sperm to swim around. This fluid also provides the necessary nutrition required for the sperm to survive the journey.
It is the organ that assists or even is the main actor in the process of ejaculation. The smooth muscles located inside this particular organ contract to force the stored semen out into the urethra and out of the body.
As most of you have guessed, the organ described is the prostate – a walnut-sized gland located directly below the urinary gland and in front of the rectum. As a man grows old, however, it naturally increases in size. This enlargement can often lead to benign prostatic hyperplasia or more commonly known as BPH. It can often lead to urinary tract problems in the long run.
However, the most serious problem regarding the prostate is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer. It comes in second, after skin cancer, in the ranking of the most common cancers found in men. In the year 2016, it accounts for an estimated 10.6 percent of all the recorded cases of cancer around the world and approximately 12.7 percent of men have a lifetime risk of developing it. However, most cases don’t evolve to a serious stage. Some are not even aware they have it. Many factors affect the risk of developing cancer like, lifestyle, environment and family history.
Supplements can help reduce the risks of developing prostate cancer. Zinc has been shown to be capable of lowering PSA levels. Vitamins D and E can also help. Other examples are lycopene, green tea and pomegranate.
There are many treatments available, one of them being prostatectomy – the process of removing part or the entire prostate and the tissues surrounding it.
Another option would be involving supplements once again.
One of the options is the combination of pomegranate, green tea and two other ingredients. This supplement is capable of lowering approximately 60 percent of the PSA levels. However, the best option so far is capsaicin. It is capable of leading an estimated 80 percent of prostate cancer cells to certain death. It can also shut down the substance responsible for the growth of the tumors, giving it an anti-proliferative effect.
Capsaicin can be found in all chili peppers or hot peppers.
But, considering the fact that the recommended dosage is 400 milligrams of capsaicin three times a week, moderately hot peppers, like the Jalapeno which contains approximately 0.01 grams to 6 grams of capsaicin is the best option. Of course, Jalapeno supplements can be an alternative if consuming a hot pepper directly is too much.