Super Beta Prostate: Crictical Review Based on Science

In TV commercials, football great, Joe Theismann, states his “aging prostate was giving me fits” until he started taking Super Beta Prostate, after which he said, “now I don’t have to go to the bathroom as often and I usually sleep through the night.” TV commercials featuring actor, William Devane  have said similar stuff. Commercials also state that Super Beta Prostate is “the most widely used prostate supplement” ― which is nice, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it works. So in this review, I’m going to disregard what the paid actors say and look specifically for research on this supplement ―and its ingredients ―because this is best way to get an idea if it works or not. Hopefully by the end of this review, you’ll have a better idea of whether Super Beta Prostate is right for you.

 

Who Makes Super Beta Prostate?

I was surprised to learn that Super Beta Prostate is actually a product developed for a marketing company called NAC Marketing Company, LLC. This is the company listed on the Terms and Conditions page of the

BetaProstate.com. Another name for the company is NAC Vitamin Company. Another name for NAC Marketing is  New Vitality.  Both NAC Marketing and New Vitality are located at 260 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Tip. NAC Vitamin company has no association with the popular antioxidant supplement, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC).

If you go to NewVitality.com you can see that they sell variety of supplements including Ageless Male (click the link to see my review) that I’ve previously reviewed.

 

BBB Ratings

NAC Marketing has a Better Business Bureau rating of  “A-” as of 6/3/14.

New Vitality a BBB rating of “B +” as of 6/23/14.

See the BBB files for more information and ratings updates.

 

How to Contact Super Beta Prostate

According to the Better Business Bureau Files:

  • NAC Marketing contact number: 631- 777-7767
  • New Vitality contact number: 888 -477-1632
  • BetaProstate.com contact number: 800 -711-2401
  • NewVitality.com contact number:  800-675-5956

 

Super Beta Prostate Ingredients

When I looked, the website for the product (betaprostate.com) did not tell how much of each ingredient it contained but fortunately, NewVitality.com did show the ingredient amounts.

That site indicates that 1 Bottle of Super Beta Prostate contains 30 capsules. A serving is 2 capsules. So, 1 bottle will last 15 days.  1 bottle of super beta prostate contains the following ingredients

 

 Ingredient

Amount per serving

% Daily Value

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)400 IU100% ***
Zinc (zinc oxide)15 mg100%
Selenium (Amino Acid Chelate)70 mg100%
Copper (Cupric oxide)2 mg100%
Manganese (Amino Acid Chelate)2 mg100%
Chromium (Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)120 mcg100%
Molybdenum (Amino Acid Chelate)75 mg100%
Proprietary Blend615 mgN/A
Mixed Phytosterols
Silicon (as Silicon Dioxide)
Boron (as Amino Acid Chelate),
Pygeum Bark Powder

*** the Daily value for vitamin D has been raised to 600 IU.

mcg = micrograms.  N/A = no daily value established.

Other Ingredients

Super Beta Prostate also contains these ingredients: Stearic Acid, Micro Crystalline Cellulose, Oyster Shell, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Pharmaceutical Glaze. As far as I can tell, these other ingredients play no role in how the product works.

The product also contains Shellfish (Oyster) & Soy which may be of interest to those who are allergic to these ingredients.

 

Beta Prostate Research

As far as I can tell, there is no published, peer reviewed clinical studies on Super Beta Prostate itself. I say this because none are listed on either BetaProstate.com or NewVitality.com. Also, when I searched online for “Super Beta Prostate research” no studies showed up either.

Super Beta Prostate has several minerals and vitamins that, in theory, might help “support” prostate function, but I’m not convinced that most men are deficient in any of these nutrients (with the exception of maybe vitamin D). As such, I dont feel they contribute to prostate health in most men.

So, what I want to do here is just look at the research on the 2 ingredients in the Proprietary Blend that I feel might have the most prostate research. Those ingredients are:

  • Beta sitosterol
  • Pygeum Bark

If we can see the research on these ingredients, we can better determine if super beta prostate works or not.

Keep in mind that the proprietary blend contains a total of 615 mg of this blend.

 

Beta Sitosterol

I believe beta sitosterol (bate-a,  sight-toe-stair -all)  is the main ingredient in the “Mixed Phytosterols” category. It’s also the ingredient mentioned in Super Beta Prostate commercials. I believe its from this ingredient that the “beta” in “Super Beta Prostate” comes from.

This is also an ingredient in Saw Palmetto, which is found in several prostate supplements. TV ads for Super Beta Prostate have stated that:

“You’d have to take 100 Saw Palmetto capsules to get the same amount of beta sitosterol as you would from just 1 capsule of Super Beta Prostate. “

While the proprietary blend of ingredients contains a total of 615 mg, we are not told how much of that is beta sitosterol.  I believe the reason this ingredient is present in Super Beta Prostate is because it’s thought to inhibit an enzyme called 5 alpha reductase which is involved in the growth of the prostate (and benign prostate hyperplasia also known as “BPH” ).

I searched the national library of medicine for:

  • Beta sitosterol prostate
  • Beta sitosterol BPH

And I found the following relevant human studies:

A study from 2000, titled Treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia with beta-sitosterol: an 18-month follow-up which noted that, prostate-wise, men taking beta sitosterol after 18 months appeared to be better in some respects than those getting a placebo.

A study from 2000 titled Beta-sitosterols for benign prostatic hyperplasia. In this review study, researchers, looking at several other investigations, noted that beta sitosterol improved urine flow.

Other studies also indicate that beta sitosterol may help ease some of the symptoms of enlarged prostates.

 

For more on saw palmetto (beta sitosterol) also see these reviews:

 

Pygeum Bark

Also called Pygeum africanum. This compound appears to have anti-inflammatory properties and may – in theory- play a role in slowing prostate growth. I searched the national library of medicine for:

  • Pygeum prostate
  • Pygeum BPH

And found the following relevant investigations:

A study from 1996 titled Pygeum africanum extract for the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. A review of 25 years of published experience. This study – looking at other previous investigations – noted that pygeum was “an effective and exceptionally well-tolerated treatment for mild and moderate symptomatic BPH.”

In a review study from 2002 titled Pygeum africanum for benign prostatic hyperplasia, it was also noted that pygeum may be effective, although the authors felt more and better studies needed to be done before a definitive answer could be given.


Does It Help Prostate Size?

There is no evidence that Super Beta Prostate can reduce the size of the prostate. Research notes that beta sitosterol cannot do this although some feel pygeum might. That said, I am not aware of any human evidence of of pygeum doing this. I recommend consulting your doctor /pharmacist for more information.

 

Super Beta Prostate and PSA

Saw palmetto has not been shown to reduce PSA values. Since beta sitosterol comes from saw palmetto, I don’t think it will do this either. That said, I feel it’s a good idea to have a baseline PSA test before starting Super Beta Prostate  and inform your urologist you are using this supplement also. Your doctor and/or pharmacist can shed more light on this supplement as well as its effects on PSA and other prostate tests you may be getting.

 

 The Free Bottle

When I was at BetaProstate.com they were running a free bottle to new customers. People who purchase the free 30 day bottle must pay $6.99 for shipping and handling. By doing this, people are also enrolled in an auto ship program. This means that 30 days after the order date (not the date you receive the bottle but when you actually order it) you will automatically receive a 60 day supply of Super Beta Prostate and your credit card will be charged $79.90 + 8.99 shipping and handling ($88.89 total). This will continue every 2 months until canceling the order.

Here is Super Beta Prostate on Amazon to compare prices

How To Return It

When buying Super Beta Prostate, understand that it has a 30 day return policy if it is purchased from the product website. People have to call customer service at 1-800-943-6465  prior to returning the product.  The company only allows 1 opened bottle to be returned. If multiple bottles were purchased, they must be unopened.

People must pay shipping and handling to return the bottles. The company recommends insuring the bottles as well as they will not issue refunds for lost or damaged bottles.

On the Terms and Conditions page of BetaProstate.com, take note that by purchasing the product from the website, that people waive their rights to take legal action in a court of law and by a jury. Instead, people agree to binding arbitration. This is a common stipulation I’ve seen with other supplements. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions Page if this is important to you.

 

 

The Super Beta Prostate Lawsuit

As is mentioned in this 2013 issue of Court House News, and TopClassActions.com, the makers of Super Beta Prostate as well as Football legend, Joe Thieisman, were named in a class action lawsuit brought about by 2 men. If you check out the links provided, you can see a summary of the allegations, which incidentally, make for interesting reading.

The actual case is titled Floyd Luman v. New Vitality Corp. and Joe Theismann, Case No. 13-cv-656 and I have linked to it. A PDF transcript of what happened can also be downloaded for those doing their own research. Regardless of the allegations, the case was dismissed in 2014 in favor of New Vitality, who refunded the money of the people bringing the court case.

 

Super Beta Prostate vs. Prosvent

Prosvent is another  prostate supplement you may have seen advertised on TV. Here is a side-by-side comparison between both products for those who were curious.

Super Beta Prostate

Prosvent

Vitamin D   (400 IU)Saw Palmetto Extract
Zinc  (15 mg)Nettle Root Extract
Selenium  (70 mg)Pygeum Africanum
Copper  (2 mg)Lycopene
Manganese   (2 mg)Black Pepper Extract
Chromium   (120 mcg)Pumpkin Seed Oil
Molybdenum   (75 mg)Vitamin E
Mixed phytosterolsVitamin D
SiliconZinc
BoronSelenium
Pygenum bark

Red indicates similar ingredients.

At the time of my review, the Prosvent website did not indicate how much of each ingredient was in that product. Rather, it only stated that each gel cap had a total of 363 mg. I am not aware of any research that directly compares the effects of Super Beta Prostate to Prosvent to see which ―if either ―helps prostate symptoms the most.

See my Prosvent review for more information about that supplement.

 

Ingredients That Might Work

Based on what I was able to determine, if Super Beta Prostate works, I feel the evidence is strongest for:

I say this because I see the prostate studies specifically on these 2 ingredients. While I could be wrong, I don’t feel any of the other vitamins and minerals in Super Beta Prostate add anything to its effects.

 

Side Effects

As I wrote this review, I wasn’t aware of any significant side effects resulting from Super Beta Prostate.  Searching online likewise did not turn up much either. Beta sitosterol may cause erection problems in some men as well as a loss of sex drive. These issues likely clear up after stopping the herb. I recommend people who take medications, speak to their doctor or pharmacist. I would imagine that most urologists could shed light on this also.

 

Does It Work?

Without good studies on the product itself, it’s difficult to know if Super Beta Prostate works or not. While its possible it may do everything TV commercials hint it does, I personally feel that if it works, it’s because of beta sitosterol and pygeum. I could be wrong, but I don’t feel the other ingredients in Super Beta Prostate add anything to its effects.

Here is Super Beta Prostate on Amazon  and do read the comments too. They are interesting.

What do you think?

Comments

  1. william charewicz says

    i am absolutely in awe of how REAL you guys are. i love the -no hype- lets talk science breakdown.price is important ,but it doesn’t help if you’re buying crap.all i can say is keep up the great work. i just abandoned ship at DPS–and i think i have already found a new home.keep being real.

    • Joe says

      William, thanks I appreciate that! I think I like your logo “no hype. Lets talk science” slogan better than mine :)

  2. Jack says

    Thanks for your work in deciphering all the gobbledygook on prostate supplements. I will use you site to assist in my research on finding the right supplements.

  3. Will simmons says

    I use super Beta prostate, and for me it works. It took about six months for me to get the full effect, but now it’s working just fine. No longer am I running to the bathroom every half hour, and I’ am sleeping though the night. On long trips I’am no longer having to stop every hour for that bathroom break.I do however worry about side effects. But so far I have not seen any.

  4. Mitch Slotnick says

    I too have been taking SBP for a long while with no complaints at all, other than being put-off with a (late) auto shipment that contained a small piece of printed paper with tiny print on it. After finding some reading glasses I read it only to see that they included terms & conditions having to do with an arbitration agreement.

    As I don’t like this approach where they tell you that if you don’t return the product within 30 days, it means that you give up your legal rights; I am thinking about returning the package and going with another prostate supplement (Prostavar) that has a lot of good press behind it…..and no law suits against it! Man I do not like veiled threats! I have a couple of weeks to mull this over before I need to ship it back, so any guidance at all would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • Joe says

      Mitch, Yes I mentioned the arbitration issue in my review. It’s something Ive seen with other supplements I’ve looked at. I think this is a way for supplement companies to protect themselves. You said you’ve used super beta prostate for a while with no complaints (other than the shipping). Has it helped you? If it has helped and your doctor is ok with it, I see no problems but I understand your reservations with there terms and conditions. If SPB works I think its because of the 2 ingredients I mentioned in my review so one option for you is to just buy those 2 ingredients. This might save you money too.

      I looked at Prostavar. It also looks like a beta sitosterol supplement. It has other ingredients common with SBP too. While they didn’t mention that they had anything about arbitration, I noticed that the address for product company (suburblife international LLC) was 1171 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035. When I googled this address, a UPS store showed up. Is that where they are located? If you try Prostavar run it past your pharmacist/doctor doctor first if you take any medications. Id think if you try it, you should know in a month if it works.

Leave a Reply and join the conversation.