The Scoop on Men’s Defense

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Updated August 2020 

True or false: men, compared to women, are less likely to visit their primary physicians and more apt to wind up in the hospital due to health neglect.

Drumroll please…okay, here’s the answer.

One study published in the BMC Family Practice suggests this theory is true!

In this study, healthcare professionals synthesized patient self-reports from the International Quality and Cost of Primary Cost of Primary Care (QUALICOPC) survey (1).

They found that women reported visiting their primary physician more often for their concerns!

Why is this important? Because men need to show more attention to their health. That’s why Purium Co-Owner and Product Formulator Dave Sandoval created Men’s Defense. Read this Zoom recap or scroll down to watch.

Re-Introducing Men’s Defense

Prevention is key and that is what inspired Dave Sandoval to create Men’s Defense. This daily supplement is a scientifically-composed blend of herbs and plant extracts that can help your body’s defenses against health concerns unique to men.

Here’s a list of the ingredients, where they come from, and the benefits that go along with them so you can see for yourself! Plus, you can scroll down below to watch Dave’s Zoom about this topic.

Saw Palmetto Extract – One of the most popular plant-based remedies to support a healthy prostate. Some studies have also showed that it may help maintain healthy growth for men.

Pygeum Extract –  Found across Africa, this tree bark may also support a healthy prostate. Other research has also showed a variety of potential benefits that target inflammation, hair loss and bladder control.

Nettle Extract – Studies suggest that nettle root extract, in combination with saw palmetto, may be effective at relieving symptoms such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, and the constant urge to urinate.

Pumpkin Seed Extract – Derived from the seeds of a pumpkin, they are dried and the oil is extracted. This extract may work as a light diuretic and relief during urination.

Red Clover Extract – Red clover is an herb that commonly grows wild in meadows throughout Europe and Asia, and has been naturalized to grow in North America as well. Research findings suggest that red clover’s isoflavones may be effective for helping to slow down signs of aging on the skin.

Lycopene – Lycopene is a naturally occurring chemical that gives fruits and vegetables a red color. It is one of a number of pigments called carotenoids. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant.

When it comes to prevention, Dave likes to quote Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Zoom Link

Watch Dave’s Zoom, “Re-Introducing Men’s Defense” here.
Cited Sources 
Thompson, A.E., Anisimowicz, Y., Miedema, B. et al. The influence of gender and other patient characteristics on health care-seeking behaviour: a QUALICOPC study. BMC Fam Pract 17, 38 (2016).
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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