Pure Encapsulations SP Ultimate, 90 count
SP Ultimate is Pure Encapsulations most comprehensive prostate formula. SP Ultimate is a dynamic saw palmetto complex with herbs, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to provide high capacity support for prostate and urinary function as well prostate cell health.
SP Ultimate by Pure Encapsulations combines saw palmetto, pygeum and beta-sitosterol which offer support for healthy urinary function, in part by maintaining healthy hormone metabolism and enzyme activities.
A meta-analysis involving 18 randomized controlled trials and almost 3,000 men indicated that saw palmetto provided positive support for urinary health. In a related meta-analysis, pygeum demonstrated similar support. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study with 200 male subjects revealed that beta-sitosterol also provides promising urinary function support. These actions are combined with the powerful prostate cell support potential of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and herbs included in this formula. Data from over 47,000 participants in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study suggested that tomato or lycopene intake was positively associated with prostate cell health. Healthy plasma concentrations of alpha-tocopherol, selenium and zinc have also been associated with maintaining healthy prostate cell metabolism. In one large cohort study involving 29,133 men, alpha-tocopherol supplementation provided healthy cell support for the prostate.
Vitamin D, curcumin and green tea play key roles in prostate cell health, including support for healthy matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity, cell receptor function and cell signaling. Pomegranate and silymarin provide enhanced antioxidant support and promote healthy prostate cell cycle function.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Rare side effects include occasional gastrointestinal distress, nausea, itching, and headache. Milk thistle should be avoided by individuals with allergies to members of the aster (Compositea/Asteraceae) family, daisies, artichoke, kiwi or thistle.
Some studies have reported that milk thistle can affect the way that the liver breaks down medications metabolized by the cytochrome P450 system, altering the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Certain ingredients may interfere with certain heart, blood thinning, antidiarrheal, and cold or hay fever medications. Consult your physician for more information.