Contains equol, the only known molecule clinically shown to bind to DHT to protect the prostate
Supports healthy prostate function and urinary flow without side effects
Helps improve sleep duration
Supports healthy prostate cell replication
How It Works:
Equolibrium brings balance to your urinary routine by supporting healthy prostate function and cell replication.
Exclusive to Nature’s Sunshine, Equolibrium harnesses the power of equol. A powerful antioxidant, equol supports the prostate through a multi-faceted approach. First, equol binds directly to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to prevent it from binding to receptor sites in the prostate. Equol’s unique DHT binding ability makes it the only known molecule that protects the prostate without triggering the side effects that can be caused by enzyme-blocking products.
6 mg Equol per capsule.
Take 1 capsule twice daily. Best results seen after 2–3 months of use.
Note from Steve Horne about this product
This supplement shows great promise as an effective natural remedy for BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy). It contains equol, a compound produced from daidzein, an isoflavone, by bacteria in the intestines. Some people produce equol naturally when eating foods from the legume family that contain daidzein. Daidzein is plentiful in soy beans, fava beans and kudzu, but is also found in peas, other beans and red clover.
Most drugs and herbs for BPH work by blocking the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. Unfortunately, this enzyme is also involved in numerous other body processes, so inhibiting it can have unwanted effects. Research shows equol has the ability to bind to DHT and block its ability to bond to receptor sites in the prostate and stimulate prostate growth. It also binds to certain types of estrogen receptors, which blocks the adverse effects of excess estrogens. It does all this without interfering with normal testosterone metabolism. Some research suggests that an excess of a special form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is to blame and many remedies, both herbal and medical, focus on this issue.
Effects on Prostatitis and Cancer
Besides helping with BPH, equol may also have benefits in reducing prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate). It may also reduce the risk of prostate cancer (malignant neoplasms or carcinoma of the prostate). Cancers of the breast, prostate and uterus are often estrogen-dependent, meaning estrogen stimulates their growth. Certain phyotoestrogen compounds in plants, including the flavones from soy and the lignans from flax-seed appear to bind estrogen receptors and reduce the estrogen-stimulating effects. Equol may have this benefit.
The dosage for Equolibrium is one capsule twice daily.
One study suggested that equol may prevent breast cancer cells from proliferating, which could be helpful in inhibiting the spread of breast cancer. So, Equolibrium isn't just for men!
Equolibrium isn't just for aging men. It may also have benefits for menopausal women. Placebo controlled clinical trials giving equol as a supplement showed modest improvement in menopausal symptoms. A non-placebo controlled trial showed similar results. There was a reduction in hot flashes, joint pains and muscle stiffness. There was also an improvement in mood. Equolibrium could be taken with
to possibly potentize its effects for women who are having problems with hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
Soy isoflavones (like equol) do appear to have a mild thyroid inhibiting effect, but Asian women who eat soy also tend to eat a lot of iodine-rich seaweeds. Since iodine can also be helpful in treating breast cancer and it increases the conversion of daidzein into equol, the consumption of seaweeds and soy together may be a critical factor in reduced risk of breast cancer among Asian women. So, it may be beneficial to take Equolibrium with
Liquid Dulse or kelp