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Is Super Beta Prostate An Effective Treatment For An Enlarged Prostate?

Super Beta Prostate is one of a range of herbal remedies purchased by thousands of men for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. Super Beta Prostate is not however sold for the purpose of treating an enlarged prostate and the difference in wording here is important.

To say that Super Beta Prostate was sold for the treatment of any condition or disease would be in violation of the law as it would place Super Beta Prostate in the same class as prescription drugs which need to be fully tested and approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Which brings us to the logical question of just what Super Beta Prostate is supposed to do.

Well, I'm certainly not going to get into a legal tussle here so I'll leave that to your own imagination but simply say that people distributing this and similar products are all very careful to avoid words such as "treatment" or "cure" in their literature and advertising. They will also be very careful to meet the legal requirements of the FDA by clearly adding a sentence such as "The statements made here have not been approved by the FDA and this product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease". Of course you'll have to hunt for this statement and make sure you're wearing your glasses because it will usually be in very small print.

Now in case you think that I'm leading up to rubbishing this particular product, then I'm afraid I'm going to have to disappoint you.

Many people swear by herbal remedies for all sorts of conditions and there are certainly thousands of men taking this and similar products who will tell you that, in their opinion at least, it works. The problem of course is that, without rigorous testing and approval from a recognized and respected body such as the FDA, we really don't know whether products like this actually do you any good or not. By the same token, we can't really be sure that they're not actually going to do you some harm in the longer term.

One thing we do know though is that herbal remedies used by men suffering from prostate problems can interfere with both testing for prostate cancer and prescription medication used to reduce the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

So, if you wish to join the thousands of men already taking Super Beta Prostate and similar products then you should certainly feel free to do so and may indeed derive benefit from doing so. It might however be a good idea to run the idea past your doctor first, just for peace of mind.

Further information on beta prostate:

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