Introducing the Ayush Prostate Formula!


              Introducing the Ayush Prostate Formula!

Ayush Herbs is proud to announce our newest offering specifically formulated to support men’s health: Ayush’s Prostate Formula! This formula has been carefully formulated after over a year of careful formulation, research review, and Naturopathic and Ayurvedic clinical experience. Finally, Ayush Herbs is ready to bring a truly unique approach to one supplement focused on supporting healthy prostate function, but as always with Ayush formulations, also supporting the whole person: body, mind, and spirit!

Our Prostate Formula is a combination of herbs and vitamins that are well regarded in the literature for supporting healthy prostate function. What it also offers are lesser known herbs of the Ayurvedic tradition that have been relied on to help boost the energy, enrich the mind, strengthen stamina, and promote lasting vitality.  The result is a unique formula intended to keep men moving through their years with both peace of mind and strength of body. 

What’s in the new Ayush Prostate Formula?

The Ayush Prostate formula is well rounded with both familiar, and not so familiar herbs to the average reader. Many of these newer herbs come from the Ayurvedic tradition and bring promising new inroads into the world of men’s health. These herbs have been used for hundreds if not thousands of years to promote all aspects of men’s health, including healthy libido, kidney and urinary function, prostatic health, as well as promoting health and vitality throughout the lifespan. Take a moment and learn about all that makes up our latest offering: 

Hygrophila (Scientific name: Asteracantha longifolia) is used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote healthy urinary function as well as libido traditionally.1 This herb is known to be a potent antioxidant rich with constituents like apigenin, luteolin, and ellagic acid derivatives as well as quercetin which help round out its robust antioxidant phytochemistry.2

Phyllanthus niruri (aka P. amarus) has its roots in the Ayurvedic tradition and has been studied for supporting healthy cardiovascular function, comfortable urinary flow, and supporting healthy blood sugars3 making it a perfect addition to this formula. 

Boerhaavia diffusa, also known as Punarnava is an herb with a long history of use in Ayurveda and was used to promote healthy urinary flow and promote vitality traditionally as a Rasayana or vitality restoring herb.4 It is also commonly included in liver supportive formulas as well as promoting digestive support.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is an herb often associated with calming the mind and can actually also boost energy and endurance,5 it has also been used traditionally this way as an adaptogen and is often compared to the extremely popular ashwagandha for its ability to promote relaxed focus and lasting stamina. 

Three-Leaf Caper (Crataeva nurvala), also called Varuna, is another herb of the Ayurvedic tradition that is held in esteem for supporting the kidneys, bladder, as well as prostate. It was an essential herb for promoting healthy and comfortable urinary flow in all people, but was referred to especially for male support. It has also been found to contain lupeol and β-sitosterol, two well understood molecules thought to support overall prostatic health and wellness.6

Tribulus terrestris is perhaps one of the great “male support herbs” currently known in the West. It has diverse effects ranging from supporting healthy testosterone,7 to healthy urinary and kidney function8, improving energy and endurance,9 and overall vitality in general. While the current scientific literature continues to celebrate this wonderful plant, ancient Ayurveda also can confirm its utility with over 2000 years of use and hundreds of ancient texts referring to it similarly to how we understand it today. Tribulus certainly stands as one of the poster children for how modern research can confirm ancient tradition. 

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is perhaps the most famous of the herbs known for prostate support. It is extremely rich in β-sitosterol, a molecule that inhibits the metabolism of testosterone and thus theoretically allows free testosterone to stay active in the body longer while simultaneously supporting the prostate. Beyond β-sitosterol, Saw Palmetto is also exceptionally antioxidant10 and research strongly supports its use for supporting and maintaining healthy prostate function.11

Lastly, and not certainly not least, are the suite of nutritional vitamins and minerals that round out Ayush’s Prostate Formula to ensure not only optimal prostate nutrition, but to support all functions of the body. Diindolylmethane (DIM), a molecule found in most cruciferous vegetables, has a similar role to play as  β-sitosterol, supporting overall healthy testosterone metabolism and additionally can help support healthy cell turnover.12 Meanwhile, boron and selenium are known to support healthy urinary excretion as well as an added benefit of also supporting the cardiovascular system, making it another excellent addition for whole-body male health, while still targeting prostate health primarily.13,14 Finally, Zinc picolinate remains the most studied form of zinc that has been studied for both prostate and sperm health and is essential for our immune system as well!15

How To Use The New Ayush Prostate Formula and What to Expect

Ayush’s new Prostate Formula is intended to be used regularly to support healthy prostate function, urinary comfort, all while gently supporting energy, vitality, mood, strength, stamina, and libido. It can be used in concert with our famous Ayu-Test safely to achieve maximum support for all things men’s health and healthy aging. In general, this supplement is intended to offer support over time, so detecting any major changes may not occur until after a couple months of regular use. This is not dissimilar to other supplements you may be taking for cardiovascular health like fish oil, or joint health like glucosamine or chondroitin. 

What more can I do to ensure I’m doing everything to promote a healthy prostate?

Beyond supplementation, it’s always important to go for regular checkups with your healthcare provider and discuss prostate health and any other concerns you may be having, including things you may just be curious about. Additionally, a healthy diet rich in a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are always welcome to enhance every aspect of our health. But when it comes to prostate health, perhaps most importantly: is movement. Excessive sitting in particular is known to stifle prostate health and it is already well understood the myriad of benefits that come with even the most modest of daily exercise routines. Lastly, always stay hydrated with clean drinking water and avoid excess alcohol consumption as these too impact our kidney, bladder, and yes, prostate health as we age. 

A Word From Our Lead Formulator and CEO, Dr. Virender Sodhi MD(Ayurveda), ND:

"I am honored to be launching this formula on prostate health to my beloved community. This is the most well rounded and rooted in Ayurvedic and Naturopathic philosophy prostate formula available. I am confident you will feel a difference with the support of this very special formula. As always, we thank each and every one of you for your continued support and curiosity in all that Ayush Herbs has to offer." 

And With All That….

Here’s to Ayush Herbs’ brand new Prostate Formula! May this supplement help nourish all the needs of the prostate throughout the years so the men in our lives can keep living a holistic, vital, and enjoyable life on their terms for years to come.  


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