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Background of the conditions for which the formula has been recommended.
Prostate and related pathology
Among the most frequent health complaints in men over 50 years old are those related to the
prostate, a gland that encircles the urethra. There are three important conditions affecting the
prostate: infection and inflammation known as prostatitis, being enlargement of prostate termed
BPH, and prostate cancer. All three cause some degree of enlargement of the prostate, which
compresses the urethra and interrupts flow of urine, as well as comprises functioning of the entire
urinary system, including kidneys and bladder.
BHP is an extremely common disorder beginning in the fifth decade of life, and about 80% of
men beyond the age of 80 are affected by this condition. Early symptoms include difficulty in
starting, maintaining, and stopping the stream of urine. There may also be frequency, during the
day and night. Urinary obstruction may lead to urinary infections, including prostatitis, and
pathology of the urinary tract.
BPH may pose a risk in developing prostatic carcinoma, the most common cancer in men,
occurring in 10 to 46% of males over 50 years of age. Carcinoma of the prostate is the third most
frequent cause of death from cancer in males. Following cancer of the lung and of the colon and
rectum. By the age of 75 years, it is the second leading cause of death from cancer in males.
Epidemiological studies show Scandinavian countries standing very high death rate from this
form of cancer, whereas Japanese are relatively free of the disease. The United States occupies
an intermediate position. Immigrants from low-risk to high-risk geographic areas show an
intermediate risk of developing the disease.
Although the exact cause of BPH is unknown, it occurs more frequently with advancing age and
with elevated levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the prostatic tissue.
The male andropause
Male andropause, or cessation of hormonal activity due to age, has been discussed since the
finding that young men with impotency or libido problems often have sex hormones blood levels
similar to those of older men with libido and prostate problems. The circulating testosterone and
especially free testosterone levels are reduced, and FSH, LD, estradiol, estrone are increased.
These altered hormonal activities lead in men in their forties, fifties and sixties to the
development of changes in their bodies analogous to women going through menopause.
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The Male Formula
The Male Formula is aimed primarily at problems of a middle-aged man experiencing male
andropause, or deficiency of testosterone which manifests itself with enlargement of prostate,
decreased libido, lack of confidence, irritability and decreased competitiveness in life. The 6
weeks of continuous taking of the male formula results in improvement of urinary frequency,
urinary urgency, hesitant and interrupted stream of urine and painful urination. Subjectively the
formula improves mood swings, daily physical and mental performance as well as increases the
libido. The formula also consists of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory ingredients exerting
regenerative action on the genito-urinary tract.
The three week treatment with the formula increases the levels of circulating testosterone. At the
same time it moderates conversion of steroidal precursors to the estrogenic compounds, thus
balancing the unfavorable hormonal status of andropause. The formula has also anabolic
properties and in combination with a sensible physical exercise regimen, it can improve the lean
body mass.
The Male formula should be taken 1 tablet a day as a preventive measure by asymptomatic men
past 40, and 3 tablets a day when the symptoms of difficult urination and or decreased libido
occur. This formula can be taken as an adjuvant treatment with antibiotics, e.g. in the treatment
of prostatitis. Traditionally the formula has been taken with warm bouillon (beef).