prostate is a walnut-sized gland that wraps around the urethra at the point
of the bladder. Its main function is to help to produce semen. As a man
ages, the prostate grows, eventually clamping down on the urethra and
obstructing the flow of urine from the bladder.
What is Benign Prostatic
Hypertrophy (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate, is the silent
disease among men. Afflicting 1 in 3 Australian males over 50 (this figure
increases to 50% at 60 and 80% at 80), BPH is a painful and sometimes
The symptoms of BPH are:
increased need to urinate (often at night),
or intermittent urinary stream
feeling of residual urine in the bladder after voiding
This leads to
general pain and discomfort in the groin region and, in serious cases, may
result in the complete inability to urinate causing bladder damage and
Some sufferers become reluctant to go out of the home because of the need to
go to the toilet frequently or they may become tired through disturbed sleep
and a feeling of continual discomfort.
Mainline treatments range from medications (that may have unpleasant side
effects) to, in advanced cases, various forms of surgery-that can result in
permanent impotence. This doesn't have to be so.
The Magnus Shield Solution
Used successfully for over 40
years in Europe and Asia, Magnus Shield is a combination of extracts from
the pollen of eight different plants. Discovered in Sweden almost half a
century ago, this nonallergenic mixture has proven remarkably effective in
the treatment of BPH.
In 1988, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study concluded that Flower
Pollen improved nocturia (excessive urination at night-the principal symptom
of BPH) in 68.8 percent of the cases, as opposed to 37.2 percent of the
placebo group. In regard to residual urine (urine that remains in the
bladder), 54.7 percent of the Flower Pollen group showed improvement, as
compared with only 12.5 percent of the placebo.
A second double-blind, placebo-controlled study, published in 1990, mirrored
these results. In it, Flower Pollen was found to either eliminate or improve
nocturia in 60 percent of the BPH patients tested. This compared with 30
percent of the subjects on the placebo. Even more impressive was the
improvement in bladder emptying-57 percent of the Flower Pollen users vs.
only 10 percent of the placebo group. All told, 69 percent of the Flower
Pollen patients reported an overall improvement in their BPH symptoms.
Recommended dosage is two tablets three times a day in the first week, then
one tablet three times a day. For maximum success, Magnus Shield should be
taken in the early stages of BPH, as studies have shown it to be most
effective in that period.