Brizo is a new soy food supplement containing 400 mg of a specific extract produced from non-GMO-soy beans are grown by a proprietary germination process. This new soy food supplement contains proteins and amino acids designed to help men with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia.
It is available from health stores and www.nutricentre.com. Brizo is priced at GBP 32.95 for 56 capsules. The recommended dose is one capsule twice per day.
Brizo works on 3 levels:
Level 1 - it blocks prostate growth by a selective action on oestrogen receptors in the prostate
Level 2 – it bonds and blocks androgen receptors (antagonistic effect) inhibiting the ability of dihydrotestosterone to attach to them and cause prostate proliferation
Level 3 – it affects testosterone production and serum levels by modulating
neuroendocrine processes in the brain
It is the combined effect of all three activities which results in reduction of the size of the prostate and easing of urine flow by reducing the pressure on the urethra. Significant beneficial effects (a reduction in the need to urinate in the middle of the night, a significant ease of urination, full voidance of the bladder etc.) can be felt after just 8 weeks of treatment. And, within 90 days a significant reduction in the size of the prostate can be seen.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Prostate gland enlargement - benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) - is a normal phenomenon in elderly men and can occur without symptoms. 50% of men over the age of 60 will have a benign enlargement of the prostate. This increases to 90% of men over the age of 85.
In symptomatic prostate enlargement at an older age urethral stricture causes symptoms such as urinary stream hesitancy, diminished flow, dribbling, straining to void, sense of incomplete voiding, a compelling need to urinate and urinating often, especially during the night. These symptoms are also indicated by the term LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms). BPH is accompanied by a 20-50% increase in urinary tract infections in men over 50 years of age due to urine retention in the bladder.
Natural remedies for BPH
Traditionally, various herbal remedies have been given for BPH, like the fruits of the Serenoa repens (or Sabal serrulata, saw palmetto), nettle root, pumpkin seeds and the bark of Pygeum africanum.
However recently specific soy proteins (in Brizo) have become available and preliminary results indicate a higher effectiveness than many other applied botanical remedies.
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Regular consumption of soy has been shown to produce a beneficial effect on the health of both women and men. Many studies point to a preventive influence on the development of breast cancer in women  and in men, preventive effects have been demonstrated for prostate cancer .
The specific soy proteins in Brizo are gained by a unique germination process of the bean and have been shown to be of value for benign prostatic hyperplasia in a recent pilot study conducted with Western men (see below).
In an exploratory pilot study, the mechanism of this new soy protein food supplement was tested on BPH symptoms. In total, 39 men originating from Norway, England and Israel participated in this pilot. The participants were older than 50 years and had moderate to severe symptoms of BPH according to the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). The IPSS is internationally the official score list for classifying BPH symptoms and is drawn up by the American Urological Association. A score of 8 to 19 points is classified as moderate BPH and a score of 20-35 as severe BPH. A remedy for BPH is seen as active when the IPS-score decreases with 4 points or more.
The participants received 400 mg of the soy protein twice a day for 12 weeks. At the onset of the study the average IPS-score was 19.1. Within one month, improvements were reported. After two months the improvements were significant.
The average score decreased after four weeks with 42% (8.0 points), after eight weeks with 66% (12.7 points) and after 12 weeks with 71% (13.6 points). The frequency of nightly urinating was decreased and the micturition complaints had improved considerably.
On top of that, a significant decrease of the prostate size was observed. These promising results justify more clinical research with the special soy protein in men with BPH.
About Springfield Nutraceuticals
Springfield is a Dutch company specialising in food supplements with science based proven efficacy providing health through nature, science and innovation.
Started as a family owned company 15 years ago, Springfield has grown over the years introducing supplements with scientific support and unique properties. A trusted brand by nutritional therapists, scientists and consumer, Springfield supplements are being reviewed in several studies conducted by leading scientists.
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NB: It is important to get an accurate diagnosis for BPH as Brizo™ is not a treatment for prostate cancer
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