Active Ingredients in 1 softgel
Standardized Saw Palmetto Extract 345mg
(>85% Fatty Acids & Sterols)
Pumpkin Seed Extract
Daily Dose: 1 softgel daily after meal
Q: Who should consume AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme?
A: Men who are over the age of 40, especially for those who are suffering from difficulty in urination and are experiencing thinning of hair. Most men are not concerned of prostate health and do not take preventative measures to stay healthy until they are already suffering the effects of an enlarged prostate.
AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme is suitable for those who are:
• Currently having a desk-bound job and are required to sit for long hours.
• Often on the road driving.
• Having a hectic lifestyle and often have irregular meals.
Q: What should I look out for when selecting a product for prostate health?
A: While choosing a prostate health supplement, safety, quality and efficacy are the key things to consider. Always look out for the efficacy of the main ingredient when choosing a good health prostate supplement. For saw palmetto extract, one should look out for the clinical standard as well as the active content.
Extensive research has pointed out that only clinically standardized saw palmetto extract with more than 85% fatty acids and active sterols show testosterone-inhibiting effect within the prostate gland. Although many products in the market claim to have other botanical ingredients, here is no quality marker to proof its efficacy. A lower level of saw palmetto extract may also have its efficacy compromised.
Q: Why is the formula of saw palmetto added with pumpkin seed extract? What are its benefits?
A: Components in pumpkin seed extract has been researched to have positive effects in slowing down the multiplication of prostate cell. Men with higher levels of carotenoids and zinc are found
to be at a lower risk of prostate problems, and pumpkin seeds are rich in these nutrients, hence helping to relieve prostate problems.
Q: How regular should I consume AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme?
A: AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme should be taken on a daily basis for men's health. It is always good to start early, even before you experience the symptoms of unhealthy prostate functions. It is available as one-a-day concentrated formula and you only need to take 1 softgel of Saw Palmetto Premium at any time of the day to enjoy the health benefits.
Q: How long before I can expect to see results?
A: Results may vary according to individual’s condition. Some may see results within days while others may require a longer time. We advise long term consumption of AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme to maintain optimal prostate and urinary health.
Q: What does BPH stand for?
A: BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia and refers to the enlargement of prostate. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. The gland is made of two lobes, or regions, enclosed by an outer layer of tissue. As the diagram show, the prostate is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder, where urine is stored. The prostates also surround the urethra, the canal through which urine passes out the body.
Enlarged prostate causes the following symptoms:
• A hesitant, interrupted, weak stream of urine
• Sudden sense of urgency and leaking or dribbling
• More frequent urination, especially at night
Q: How does AFC Prostate Sensei help in male pattern baldness?
A: Male pattern baldness is associated with various triggering factors, and an increased Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) - a male hormone - is one of those. DHT damages the hair follicle, preventing it from growing hair that reaches the surface. When DHT levels are high, the growth phase of hair is shortened and hair falls out faster than when DHT levels are low. Saw Palmetto Extract is able to reduce production and effect of DHT on hair follicles, hence helping to reduce hair loss and maintain fuller hair.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SUPPLEMENT TO SUPPORT YOUR PROSTATE HEALTH?
1. Opt for Saw Palmetto Extract in Softgel form (oil form)
Fatty acid is the active component that makes saw palmetto effective. Powdered Saw Palmetto are made by drying and then crushing and grinding the whole immature green saw palmetto. The extracts are put through a variety of processes to remove the oil (fatty acids) from the saw palmetto, leaving the inactive ingredients in the final powdered product. On the other hand, Saw Palmetto used to derive oil extracts are typically matured saw palmetto, harvested for their high oil (fatty acids) content for optimal effectiveness.
Many brands of saw palmetto in the market are made with unconcentrated saw palmetto powder, which has only 6% to 8% fatty acid content. Based on the above studies, an individual who consumes only one dose of 320mg powdered saw palmetto with 6% - 8% fatty acid content would require at least 10 doses to have the same benefits as one 320mg dose of saw palmetto extract with >85% fatty acids.
AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme contains 345mg of Saw Palmetto Extract (Standardised to >85% Fatty acids and Active Sterols) per softgel (oil-form).
2. Select Saw Palmetto extracted by Supercritical CO2 Extraction (High-pressure extraction)
Below are some extraction methods used to extract saw palmetto:
a. Low-pressure extraction - does not typically yield as rich an extract as high-pressure extraction.
b. Chemical solvent extraction methodologies - may provide high-levels of extraction but there are potential trade-offs of possible retention of chemical residues.
c. High-pressure extraction - the best process available to create a high-quality, consistent and potent formula. Compared with low-pressure extraction, more active constituents are potentially obtained and made available for final formulation.
Supercritical CO2 Extraction is an ultra-high-pressure extraction method that:
• Offers extremely high concentration of active constituents – Delivers more active constituents like those in the natural saw palmetto source.
• Retains high value of raw materials – Reduces the degradation of essential compounds, undesired chemical changes and oxidation potential.
• Delivers a formula free of chemical solvents
AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme is extracted by Supercritical CO2 Extraction Method.
3. Go for supplement that contains at least 320mg of standardised Saw Palmetto Extract (contains >85% fatty acids and active sterols)
320mg of saw palmetto extract standardised to >85% free fatty acids, administered once daily, has been used and clinically studied for symptomatic treatment of BPH stage I and II. Studies found excessive consumption above 480mg of saw palmetto extract was not any more effective than 320mg a day.
4. Opt for Saw Palmetto Extract Supplement with synergistic ingredients
Other ingredients such as pumpkin seed extract and vitamin E have been shown to potentially enhance the effectiveness of saw palmetto formula.
5. Smell for authenticity
Saw Palmetto has a characteristic of a unique pungent smell. Opt for Saw Palmetto Supplement with stronger pungent smell as it reflects the quality marker of higher concentration of the active ingredients.
6. Check the Ingredient list to determine if the formulation has been diluted?
Some supplement-maker may dilute their saw palmetto supplements with less expensive plant oils like olive oil, palm oil or corn oil. Take note of each ingredient content as these oils may be listed as an added ingredient. For example, without a clear indication, a 160mg saw formula may contain only 100mg of saw palmetto extract and 60mg of other oils.
Prostate issues are common amongst men and almost half of men aged 50 and above develops benign prostatic hyperplasic (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate. These causes common issues like frequent or difficultly in urination, residual urine and other related symptoms.
Prostate is a part of the male reproductive system - a walnut-size gland that encircles the urethra right where it leaves the bladder. The prostate produces a fluid which protects and enriches the sperm and it
is surrounded by nerves that control erections.
What is Prostate Enlargement?
The enlargement of the prostate gland, also clinically known as benign prostatic hyperplasic (BPH), is a common issue faced by older men. BPH generally begins in a man in his 30s, evolving slowly with symptoms beginning to emerge after 50 years old. Half of all men over 50 develops BPH, this condition hits as high as 90% of men at the age of 85.
Prostate Enlargement & Hormonal Imbalance
As one ages, the individual’s hormones becomes imbalance. This leads to an increase in the number and size of prostate tissues, which in turn causes the enlarged prostate to be pushed against the bladder. When this occurs, normal urine flow is inhibited which also induces the urgency to urinate, leading to inflammation.
SAW PALMETTO – NATURE’S GIFT FOR MEN
For centuries, Saw Palmetto has been known and used as medicinal food in the southeastern United States. Extracted from the fruit of Serenoa repens, it contains various types of fatty acids and phytosterols that maintain prostate health safely and naturally. Saw Palmetto is extremely popular in Europe, Germany, Canada and many other countries, having earned its clinical reputation with scientific evidence reported to exert positive effects on men's health.
AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme is an all-natural botanical formula, free of harmful pollutants and contains no fillers or binders. Its supreme ingredients include:
- Highest functional dose of 345 mg clinical strength Saw Palmetto Extract (Standardised to >85% Fatty acids and Active Sterols) with proven results
- Active Pumpkin Seed Extract and Vitamin E for enhanced efficacy
Pumpkin seed is nutritionally rich in amino acids, lipids and minerals, beneficial for urinary health support. The presence of carotenoids and zinc in pumpkin seed complements saw palmetto extract for a comprehensive prostate health support.
THE SUPREME CHOICE FOR PROSTATE CARE
THE FIRST LINE OF TREATMENT FOR BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)
Numerous studies showed the effectiveness of saw palmetto extract in improving urinary symptoms, hormonal and sexual health in men. Standardised Saw Palmetto Extract is widely recommended by doctors and healthcare professionals around the world. Clinical trials confirmed it possesses efficacy similar to drugs and medications, with minimum side effect. The cost is also 60% cheaper than medical treatments.
With reference to Dr. Julian Whitaker’s book on prostate health, less than 50% of patients showed improvement after taking one year of prescription drugs for BPH; compared with 90% of patients who showed improvement after 4 to 6 weeks of taking Saw Palmetto Extract.
TESTED EFFICACY WITH CLINICAL STRENGTH FORMULATION
Single daily dose of 320mg Saw Palmetto Extract (standardised to between 70% and 95% free fatty acids) has been used and clinically studied for symptomatic treatment of BPH stage I and II. At the 1998 International Saw Palmetto Symposium, Dietmar Bach, M.D. of the Department of Urology at St. Agnes Hospital, Bocholt, Germany, reported a study1 in which 315 men were treated with Saw Palmetto extract over a three-year period. Positive results of subjects reporting "better or symptom-free" were observed.
With reference to Braeckman's study2, oral doses of 160 mg saw palmetto extract given twice daily for 3 months improved International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) by about 22% after 45 days and 35% at 90 days. In conclusion, 88% of patients and physicians were satisfied with the results of Saw Palmetto Extract in this study.
Base on the above clinical studies, it is clear that the high strength 345mg formulation of AFC Prostate Sensei Supreme surpasses the recommended dosage to delivery optimum efficacy.
1 Bach D, Ebeling L. Long-term drug treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia—results of a prospective 3-year multicenter study using Sabal extract IDS 89. Phytomedicine 1996;3:105-11.
2Braeckman, J. The extract of Serenoa repens in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a multicenter open study. Curr. Ther. Res. 55: 776–785, 1994.
DIY Test for Your Prostate Health
Almost all men experience below optimal prostate health by the age of 40. Prostate problems may even develop in men in the early 30s. Most of them do not take preventive measures or are too embarrassed to seek treatment to reduce the symptoms of enlarged prostate, until it is too late. For a start, a quality prostate health formula could help to reduce the risk of developing prostate symptoms.
Content: 530mg x 60 Softgels