Zinc is at the top of the list of natural cures for prostate cancer and prostatitis. Here's why it's vital you receive plenty of this mineral everyday to prevent and treat prostate problems...
If you had to name the most important and crucial nutrient for prostate health it would have to be zinc!
And the reason is simple.
The prostate gland contains more zinc than any other nutrient, and in highly concentrated amounts. It’s as important to the prostate as pollen is to bees! The problem is as men age less zinc gets stored in the prostate gland. And because our food no longer has enough of the nutrients we need (especially minerals), if men don’t bother to supplement with extra zinc, the consequences can be disastrous!
Numerous studies have now confirmed that zinc will not only prevent prostate cancers from occurring, it will actually kill rogue prostate cancer cells. This is thought to occur because of zinc’s powerful anti-inflammatory effect. But how it occurs doesn’t really matter.
The proven fact is it works!
If we go back to the remarkable Swedish study on omega-3’s and prostate cancer (this study was revealed in our number 4 "natural cures for prostate cancer" article), researchers also discovered that the men with the highest amount of zinc intake (15.7 mg or more a day) reduced their risk of death from the disease by a whopping 74% compared to the males with low zinc levels (12.8 mg a day or less). Remember, these men already had prostate cancer so this really was an extraordinary result!
Further independent studies have also been able to validate that long-term zinc supplementation substantially reduces the risk of men developing advanced forms of prostate cancer. One such study (albeit a very in-depth and highly "scientific" study) is listed here... Zinc for Prostate Cancer
As a natural cure for prostatitis, zinc also weaves its powerful magic!
Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate gland that causes problems such as painful urination, frequent urination, difficulty urinating and painful ejaculation. According to research, patients with prostatitis have zinc levels only one-tenth that of healthy males (Fair and Heston, 1977; Pfeiffer, 1978).
And after studying over 5000 patients, Dr. Irving Bush of Chicago Medical School and researchers from Cook County Hospital have also been able to confirm that zinc can prevent and even treat prostate enlargement and inflammation.
...So guys, this is one nutrient you definitely want to make sure you’re getting enough of. Liquid colloidal zinc or chelated zinc supplements are the best. Also, eat plenty of pumpkin seeds as they contain generous amounts of zinc.