Prostate Relief is a set of supplements for men sold by Harte Development that promise to restore your prostate health so you can enjoy your life. Prostate Relief comes in 3 separate supplements that they insist are 100% natural and target the trilogy of organs associated with prostate symptoms: the colon, the bladder, and the prostate.
Why do I have an enlarged prostate?
An enlarged prostate is a symptom of aging that affects most men over the age of 50 to some degree. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, where urine travels from the bladder; when it gets larger, it causes difficulty peeing.
This is commonly referred to as BPH (short for benign prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy). The good news is that this not prostate cancer but the bad news is that it can cause quality of life problems, like the need to get up several times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.
BPH and prostate cancer do have similar symptoms, so if you are having difficulty peeing, including starting, stopping, or keeping a steady stream, you should see your doctor, especially if this is accompanied by pain in your back, side, or abdomen, and there is cloudy or bloody urine.
How do they say Prostate Relief works to help relieve enlarged prostate symptoms?
Prostate Relief was formulated by Glenn Harte, a man who claims to have gone through many of the problems you may be experiencing. Mr. Harte states he is not a doctor, but did a lot of research on the Internet to create this series of supplements.
Prostate Relief states these pills work to reduce inflammation in the “trilogy” of organs that live in the same “house” – your prostate, your bladder, and your colon. By taking this three-supplement relief formula, Prostate Relief insists that it will reduce the inflammation in your trilogy, resulting in fewer bathroom trips in the middle of the night and a more complete emptying of the bladder, as well as make you feel younger and more energetic.
Prostate Relief Morning is the supplement that they state will help reduce colon inflammation. It contains a host of ingredients that they claim are completely natural, as well as 10 billion CFUs of probiotic cultures. Probiotics are “good” bacteria that they claim will help relieve any bowel issues you may have. They instruct you to take 3 yellow capsules in the A.M.
Other ingredients: beta sitosterol (400 mg), saw palmetto (250 mg), rye flower pollen (100 mg), willow leaf herb (50 mg), pumpkin seed powder (80 mg), flax seed powder (200 mg), turmeric powder (150 mg), coenzyme Q10 (100 mg), vitamin E (100 mg), Chinese skullcap (40 mg), organic oregano (40 mg), barberry (100 mg).
Prostate Relief Evening is said to be the “second wave” treatment, focusing on reducing swelling, inflammation, and expelling bacteria from the bladder. These blue pills also contain saw palmetto, beta sistosterol, and pumpkin seed powder like the Morning supplement. You are instructed to take 3 pills either at once or over the course of the late afternoon/evening.
Other ingredients: soy isoflavones (20 mg), vitamin D (800 mg), quercitin (250 mg), DIM (100 mg), Rosemary extract (20 mg), Ginger (100 mg), pygeum Africana (200 mg), D-Mannose (100 mg), Zinc (15 mg), Selenium (50 mcg).
Finally, there is Prostate Relief Bedtime, which they claim is targeted for those with occasional constipation, hemorrhoids, gas, irritable bowl syndrome, or any other symptoms that irritate the colon. They state when you take this pill just before bed, your colon will go back to normal, relieving strain on your prostate.
Ingredients: elemental magnesium (1200 mg), elemental potassium (100 mg), flax seed powder (500 mg).
Prostate Relief states all the benefits they list for each ingredient were taken directly from WebMD.com, a medical website that claims to provide credible of information about various medicines, supplements, diseases, and treatments.
How much does it cost to use Prostate Relief to help with my enlarged prostate?
Prostate Relief sells in the commercial and on the website in two different packages.
Package One contains a 30-day supply of Prostate Relief Morning, Prostate Relief Evening, and Prostate Relief Bedtime along with 2 color-coded stainless steel pill carriers. Price = $69 + $12.95 shipping and handling for a total of $81.95 (you can save on shipping if you order a 2 or 3 month supply).
Package Two contains only Prostate Relief Morning and Prostate Relief Evening along with the pill carriers. The price for this is $64 + $12.95 shipping/handling for a total of $76.95. Again, you can save on shipping costs if you buy 2 or 3 months at a time.
Prostate Relief money back guarantee information
Prostate Relief comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, where they state you can return the empty bottles for a full refund; however, this does not include the $12.95 shipping and what it costs you to send back.
Prostate Relief customer service: 800 690 2945.
Bottom Line: Prostate Relief is an expensive supplement unlikely to work better than a placebo
Glenn Harte admits he is not a doctor, and we’ll admit that neither are we. However, we are not trying to sell you anything but merely help you make an informed decision about buying supplements for BPH.
When we visited WebMD, we found an article about supplements and remedies for BPH. While it does say some of the ingredients listed in Prostate Relief may work (for example pygeum could help with urine flow and reduce the number of nighttime bathroom trips), they also state that zinc – also included in Prostate Relief – may actually increase the risk BPH. They add that studies are mixed for saw palmetto, a popular ingredient often used to help with an enlarged prostate. Some recent trials show it works no better than a placebo and its benefits, if any, are modest at best.
WebMD also recommends if you decide to try a supplement for your prostrate, use one that contains only ONE ingredient and to talk to your doctor first about the possibility of side effects and any interactions with other medications.
We could find no information anywhere about the “trilogy” of organs causing urinary discomfort associated with BPH.
Again, we’ll state that BPH is very common and benign and we’ll add that there are some things you can do to reduce your symptoms without taking a pill. For minor symptoms, Medline Plus recommends avoiding alcohol and caffeine before bedtime, urinating frequently, and avoiding over-the-counter cold and sinus medications, to name a few. They also say to reduce stress – the most common culprit for many problems we have in life.
If you’ve talked to your doctor and made sure it’s not prostate cancer, let us recommend you read Consumer Reports’ in-depth examination of treating BPH with prescription drugs - the short summary is located here. Their ultimate suggestion is to take generic doxazosin, which costs about $8 per month.
We hope this summary of Prostate Relief and BPH has provided YOU with some relief – let us know your experience with the product below!