GNC Mega MenŽ Prostate and Virility

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Clinically Studied Multivitamin*
  • With 1600 IU of vitamin D-3 for colon health & immune support*
  • Prostate health support with saw palmetto and lycopene*
  • Sexual health support with arginine and herb blend*
  • Fights free radicals with advanced antioxidant blend*
Overall Health - Includes 1600 IU of vitamin D-3, emerging research suggests that adequate daily vitamin D intake may play a role in supporting colon and immune health.*
powerful antioxidants to help your body defend against the damage of free radicals.*
Prostate Health - Combines saw palmetto and selenium and lycopene to help support optimal prostate health and normal urinary flow.*
Sexual Health - Supplies L-arginine, an amino acid shown to help maintain blood vessel tone and play a role in sexual health.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 Caplets
Servings Per Container 45
Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin A (50% as beta-Carotene 50% as Reynyl Acetate) 5000.00 IU100%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) 300.00 mg500%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 1600.00 IU400%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopherol) 30.00 IU100%
Vitamin K (as phytonadione) 80.00 mcg100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50.00 mg3333%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50.00 mg2941%
Niacin (as Niacinamide & Niacin) 50.00 mg250%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 50.00 mg2500%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg100%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50.00 mcg833%
Biotin 300.00 mcg100%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 50.00 mg500%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 200.00 mg20%
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150.00 mcg100%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 100.00 mg25%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 25.00 mg167%
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) 200.00 mcg286%
Copper (as Copper Oxide) 2.00 mg100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.00 mg100%
Chromium (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 120.00 mcg100%
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 75.00 mcg100%
Protstate Blend (Saw Palmetto Berries (Serenoa repans) Pumpkin Seed Meal (Curcubita pepo)) 160.00 mg0%
Virility Blend (Yohimbe Bark Extract Horny Goat Weed Powder Maca Root Powder L-Arginine) 100.00 mg0%
alpha-Lipoic Acid 25.00 mg0%
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 10.00 mg0%
Inositol 10.00 mg0%
Silica (as Silicon Dioxide) 4.00 mg0%
Boron (as Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 2.00 mg0%
Lutein 950.00 mcg0%
Lycopene 950.00 mcg0%
Zeaxanthin (as Zeaxanthin Isomers) 190.00 mcg0%
Astaxanthin 50.00 mcg0%
Vanadium (as Sodium Metavanadate) 10.00 mcg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

As a dietary supplement, take 2 caplets daily with food.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source, Magnesium Stearate Vegetable Source, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Vegetable Acetoglycerides, Caramel Color, Ethyl Vanillin

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Contains: Fish and Soybeans

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General Nutrition corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Omega-3 and Prostate Cancer: A Fishy Connection

Omega-3 and Prostate Cancer: A Fishy Connection
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The findings are intriguing, but do not prove a cause-and-effect relationship between omega-3s and prostate cancer risk
Prostate cancer is common in men and can be lethal, causing health experts to continue to look for controllable factors to help reduce risk and maintain health after diagnosis. These include early detection screenings, nutrition, and exercise. Recent headlines have raised alarm that omega-3 fats-specifically from fish oil supplements-may increase prostate cancer risk, yet a closer look at the research clearly shows the results are inconclusive.

A new look at an existing study

The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (known SELECT), was a randomized, placebo-controlled trial that tested whether selenium and vitamin E, alone or combined, reduced prostate cancer risk (they didn't). The men in SELECT were followed closely for several years. They provided blood samples, and information on their diet, health habits, and other lifestyle factors for the study.

From this group, researchers identified 834 men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and compared them with 1,393 similar men who had not been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The researchers adjusted for factors that may have differed between the men, including education, history of diabetes, family history of prostate cancer, and what group they had been assigned to in the original SELECT study.

Compared with men who had the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood at the start of the SELECT trial, those who had the highest omega-3 levels were 44% more likely to have been diagnosed with low-grade (less aggressive) prostate cancer, 71% more likely to have been diagnosed with high-grade (more aggressive) prostate cancer, and 43% more likely to have been diagnosed with any type of prostate cancer.

Fishing for answers

These findings were widely reported as a signal that omega-3 supplements are harmful; however, as Alan Gaby, MD, Chief Medical Editor for Aisle7 points out, "This is a case-cohort study, not a controlled trial, and it cannot prove cause and effect. The findings are intriguing, but do not prove a causative pathway between long-chain omega-3s and prostate cancer risk."

Before you drop omega-3 supplements from your self-care plan, consider the following caveats about this new study:

Consider study strength: In addition to being based on case-cohort information, which is a type of study that may provide associations, but not prove causality, SELECT was not originally designed to study connections between omega-3 supplements and prostate cancer risk. This increases the likelihood of reaching erroneous conclusions when the data are analyzed for this connection after the fact. In fact, tracking omega-3 supplement use was not part of the study at all. Further, the study looked backward in time to assess future prostate cancer risk. It is possible that something about the disease process itself caused higher omega-3 blood levels rather than the other way around. Only a controlled trial can prove whether omega-3 supplements increase, decrease, or have no effect on prostate cancer risk.

Consider the big picture: The Mediterranean diet pattern, noted for generous omega-3 fats from a variety of sources, is associated with a significantly decreased prostate cancer risk. Many health experts have noted that if omega-3 fats were associated with increased aggressive prostate cancer risk, you would see more cases of the disease in countries with high fish intake. This is not the case, and notably, men living in many countries with the highest omega-3 intakes, such as Japan, have lower risk of prostate cancer. Though the authors state they are confirming results of their earlier work, other studies have shown no increased prostate cancer risk, and in some cases a decreased risk, with higher intakes of omega-3 fats.

Consider your overall health goals: Among its many science-supported benefits, omega-3 supplements are prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, and it's notable that the top killer of prostate cancer survivors is heart disease, not prostate cancer. If you take omega-3s to manage heart disease risk, it may not be a good idea to stop, based only on the assertions from this study's results. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you, based on your medical concerns and issues.

(J Natl Cancer Inst; July 10 2013 [Epub ahead of print; accessed July 11 2013])
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.

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