Having an intense interest in the fields of nutrition and alternative medicine, I always try to keep my eyes and ears open to new products and formulations, which may represent real progress in the fight against chronic illness.
Recently, Dr. James Howenstine of News With Views described such a product -- called DeAromatase.
On the surface, it looks like a great combination of ingredients for prostate health -- nettle root extract, pumpkin seed oil, and pygeum. This particular formulation is even patented and standardized.
The breakthrough is that, in addition to improving the hormone balance (between testosterone and estrogen), it may decrease sugar cravings and have other obesity-reducing properties. But how does it all work?
The enzyme aromatase is inhibited -- so less androstenedione and testosterone is converted to estrogen. With more testosterone available, that helps overcome the bad effects of reduced estrogen levels.
5-Alpha reductase (5AR) enzyme is also controlled -- so less DHT (dehydrotestosterone) is produced. This strengthens the effect of the other enzyme inhibition, maximizing testosterone.
Thirdly, DeAromatase attaches to estrogen receptor sites -- preventing estrogen from being active there. So what does this all mean?
Those who take the supplement may enjoy the following benefits: 1. A smaller prostate gland. 2. Increased strength and muscles. 3. Improved memory and mood. 4. Prostate cancer prevention. 5. Improved heart function.
But the list doesn't end there! Impotence and obesity reduction, and greater immune system function, are other benefits.
And ladies, what would be the benefits to you? 1. Improved conditions for the treatment of estrogen-dependent breast cancer and fibrocystic masses. 2. Reduced uterine fibroids. 3. Amelioration of osteoporosis. 4. Reduced menstrual flow and restored cycles.
The chrysin present in the product (from pygeum) is also found in passion fruit -- and this is what reduces sugar cravings.
Once males reach their thirties, testosterone levels tend to decline while estrogen increases. So could this product turn back the clock to your "wild youth" days? It's certainly worth a try!
Both sexes have the same hormones: testosterone, estrogen, androstenedione, and progesterone. Every day we are bombarded by estrogen increasers -- auto exhaust, meat hormones, glycol food compounds, pesticides, and plastics. But now there may indeed be an antidote.
Since estrogen helps to create fat, DeAromatase helps nullify this action. Insulin then starts to move glucose into cells in a normal fashion, and thyroid metabolism also normalizes. These actions together produce weight loss.
As with some other supplements (like echinacea), DeAromatase should be taken on a staggered basis -- five days on, then two days off. Taking an annual saliva hormone profile also helps to fine tune the dosage. And no side effects have been observed from taking the product.
Altogether it sounds like an amazing breakthrough! (DeAromatase is available from Natural Health Team at LifeOne.org. The FDA has not evaluated this product or article, so please do your own research and consult your doctor before embarking on any supplementation program!)