Why is prostate health important?
The prostate gland is located beneath the urinary bladder and wrapped around the urethra. It has two lobes surrounded by a layer of outer tissue. The prostate goes through two main periods of growth. The prostate first grows in early puberty when it almost doubles in size and then grows again in the mid-20s. Prostate enlargement is a common part of aging, and happens to almost all men as they get older. This gland has an important role to play in both urination and reproduction. It is therefore important to maintain optimum prostate health.
How does Himplasia act in maintaining prostate health?
Himplasia is a combination of herbs like Tribulus terrestris, Caesalpinia bonducella, Areca catechu, Asparagus racemosus and Crataeva nurvala. It acts by inhibiting the enzyme 5 alpha reductase that is responsible for the conversion of testosterone. This helps to decrease the production of dihydrotestosterone or DHT that helps to reduce prostate size. Himplasia also possesses alpha-receptor blocking activity thus improving urinary flow and maintaining bladder and prostate health. As a daily supplement Himplasia helps to provide ongoing support for a healthy prostate.
What are the herbs in Himplasia and how do they promote prostatic health?
Himplasia Ingredients (Per Tablet):
- Small caltrops / Gokshura / (Tribulus terrestris) 140mg: The principal constituent in this herb is
harmine. It has diuretic properties which is used in cases of urolithiasis, dysurea,
impotence and kidney dysfunction. In addition it is tonic and aphrodisiac in nature and is known to increase
semen quantity. Tribulus terrestris also helps in supporting the genitourinary
tract. The plant and seeds have spasmolytic and cardiotonic activity.
- Bonduc nut / Putikaranja / (Caesalpinia bonducella) 120mg: Also known as Fever Nut and Psychic Nut, this herb is found in the plains and upto an altitude of 1000 meters in the Himalayas. These nuts have long been used in indigenous medicine as an anti-periodic and recent pharmacological studies have
also shown it to have diuretic, anti-pyretic, adaptogenic, anti-microbial and muscle contractile properties.
- Areca nut palm / Puga / (Areca catechu) 100mg: Arecanut contains several alkaloids belonging to the pyridine group.
The most important of them physiologically is arecoline The polyphenols
of ripe arecanut contain predominantly polymerized leucocyanidins
besides as well as small amounts of (+)-cetechin, leucopelargonidin
and leucocyanidin. The polyphenolic substances of arecanuts, generally
termed tannins, are responsible for the physiological action. The
non-alkaloid fractions of arecanuts are reported to possess anti-microbial
properties. The powdered nuts are prescribed in diarrhea and urinary
disorders. The dried nuts are also said to sweeten the breath, strengthen the gums,
and produce a stimulant and exhilarant effect on the system.
- Asparagus / Shatavari /(Asparagus racemosus) 80mg: Shatavari is a well known herb that supports the male and female reproductive system. It contains triterpene saponins - Shatavarin I - IV, which are phytoestrogen
compounds. It has demulcent, diuretic, aphrodisiac, galactagogue and antiallergic properties.
- Three leaved caper / Varuna / (Cratavea nurvala) 80mg: This deciduous tree is found throughout India, especially
along the river banks. It is considered to be anti-inflammatory, diuretic, lithontriptic, demulcent and
tonic. The bark contains ceryl alcohol, friedelin, lupeol,
betulinic acid and diosgenin.
It is useful in disorders of urinary organs, urinary tract infections,
pain and burning micturition, renal and vesical calculi
- Processed agate / Akika pishti 80mg: This is a cardiac tonic that allays heart palpitations.
Acacia Tree / Babbula(Acacia nilotica): Babool is an astringent and cooling herb that is used in Ayurvedic medicine for urinary tract disorders
Horse Gram / Kulattha(Dolichos biflorus): Horse gram is commonly used as a herbal remedy for urinary tract health. It shows adipogenesis inhibitory activity
Kumari / Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is a soothing herb whose properties help to alleviate swelling and burning
Methylparaben Sodium, Propylparaben Sodium
Directions for taking Himplasia
1 or 2 tablets twice daily with meals.Allow several weeks for benefits. The use of natural products provides progressive but long-lasting results.
Does Himplasia have side effects?
Himplasia is not known to have any side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage. If you are taking prescription blood pressure medicine or any other diuretic medicines please exercise caution and inform your doctor as Himplasia also has a diuretic effect.
Himplasia from Himalaya Herbals
Himplasia is from the renowned Himalaya Herbals brand endorsed by over 250,000 doctors worldwide and used by customers in over 60 countries. Himalaya Herbals products have been researched clinically and standardized to guarantee bioequivalence. Bioequivalence refers to ensuring that the product on the market is equivalent to the one on which clinical trials were successfully conducted. Himalaya Herbal Healthcare uses chromatographic fingerprinting, one of the most sophisticated standardization techniques, to ensure consistent quality and performance
Currently BPH treatment has many limitations. Patient not only have to deal with non-compliance, escalating cost and side effects in a drug therapy but also have to face the problems that can arise from a surgical procedure, which include hospitalization, blood transfusion, urinary tract infection, urethral stricture and development of urinary incontinence.
Clinical Studies and Research on Himalaya Herbals Himplasia:
Himplasia has been subjected to clinical studies and its benefits and safety for prostate health have been recorded in medical journals.
Prostate conventional medication:
Conventional treatment for the prostate includes prescription medications such as Finasteride and Terazosin. However both medications can cause severe side effects. Finasteride has been said to cause impotence, decreased sexual drive and pain in the testicles. Terazosin can cause nausea, dizziness, low blood pressure, heart palpitations and vision problems.
Surgery is sometimes also prescribed to remove some or all of the prostate - however apart from the general discomfort caused by surgery, there is also a risk of irreversible impotence.
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