Update 9/4/20. In TV commercials, football great, Joe Theismann has said 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. TV commercials also state that Super Beta Prostate is the “number 1 non-prescription formula for prostate health.” That's nice but, does it really work? In this Super Beta Prostate review, I'm going to disregard what the paid actors say and look for research on this supplement because this is the best way to know if it really works. By the end of this review, you'll have a better idea of whether Super Beta Prostate is right for you.
Super Beta Prostate Benefits
According to TV commercials and other ads, Super Beta Prostate is said to help men in these areas
- Supports normal prostate function
- Fewer trips to the bathroom at night
- Fewer trips the bathroom during the day
- Better sleep
- Better love life
- More confidence during the day
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||Percent Daily Value|
|Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)||400 IU||100% DV ***|
|Calcium (oyster shell powder)||80 mg||8% DV|
|Zinc (zinc oxide)||15 mg||100% DV|
|Selenium (amino acid chelate)||70 mcg||100% DV|
|Copper (amino acid chelate)||2 mg||100% DV|
|Manganese (amino acid chelate)||2 mg||100% DV|
|Molybdenum (amino acid chelate)||75 mcg||100% DV|
|Mixed Phytosterols (from plant sterols)||600 mg||N/A|
- *** the Daily Value for vitamin D has been raised to 600 IU
- mcg = micrograms
- N/A = no daily value established
Note. The supplement used to contain pygeum bark powder. Labels appearing on Super Beta Prostate website no longer list this ingredient. See below for more on pygeum.
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
Clinical studies conducted specifically on Super Beta Prostate cannot be located. No clinical research specifically on this supplement are not listed on either BetaProstate.com or NewVitality.com. Clinical databases such as Pubmed.gov reveal no research either.
While this supplement has several minerals and vitamins that – in theory- might help “support” prostate health, I'm not convinced most men are deficient in any of these nutrients (with the exception of maybe vitamin D). As such, I won't factor them into this review.
Instead, let's look at the research on the 2 ingredients in Super Beta Prostate I feel have the most prostate research. Those ingredients are:
- Pygeum Bark (no longer listed on the product label)
If we can see the research on these ingredients, we can better determine if super beta prostate works or not.
Beta-sitosterol (Serenoa repens) is the main ingredient in Super Beta Prostate. It's from this ingredient that the “beta” in “Super Beta Prostate” comes from. This ingredient specifically mentioned during TV commercials, which also makes us know its the key ingredient:
Two capsules of SBP contain 600 mg of Beta-sitosterol. This is a dosage similar to those used in clinical studies.
How Does Beta-Sitosterol Work?
The herb, saw palmetto contains beta-sitosterol. This ingredient can inhibit an enzyme that can contribute to enlarged prostates (BPH). That enzyme is called 5 alpha-reductase.
By inhibiting this enzyme, beta-sitosterol reduces levels of DHT – dihydrotestosterone. DHT plays a role in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a medical condition where the cells of the prostate gland grow in size. This condition can make it difficult for men to urinate.
Several studies have noted beta-sitosterol can improve symptoms of BPH.
For example, researchers in Germany noted beta-sitosterol was more effective at improving BPH symptoms than placebo after 18 months of use.
Researchers in the US have also noted beta-sitosterol improved urine flow in men with BPH symptoms.
Several showing positive results have used dosages of between 100-400 mg of beta-sitosterol. Super Beta Prostate provides more than this – 600 mg – in each 2 capsule serving.
For more on Saw Palmetto / Beta-Sitosterol, see these reviews
- Prosvent (prostate supplement)
- Nutrafol (hair growth supplement
- Androzene (sex/ testosterone supplement)
- Ageless Male (sex / testosterone supplement)
Pygeum Bark (Pygeum africanumno) longer is listed on the Super Beta Prostate Label. I'll leave this section in case your supplement contains it. Pygeum has anti-inflammatory properties and may – in theory- play a role in slowing prostate growth. Pygeum also appears to inhibit 5 alpha-reductase enzyme-like beta-sitosterol does – reducing DHT levels.
So does it work? Researchers in France, after reviewing 25 years of previous investigations noted pygeum was “an effective and exceptionally well-tolerated treatment for mild and moderate symptomatic BPH.”
Researchers in the US, have also stated pygeum may be effective, although the authors felt more and better studies needed to be done.
Other research hints pygeum may slow the growth of the prostate too.
While pygeum no longer appears to be in Super Beta Prostate, clinical studies showing successful results have used to 100 – 200 mg per day
Does Super Beta Prostate Reduce Prostate Size?
There is no evidence Super Beta Prostate can reduce the size of the prostate. Research notes beta-sitosterol cannot do this although some research hints pygeum might.
Does Super Beta Prostate Lower PSA Levels?
One sign of prostate cancer is higher PSA levels. Saw palmetto does not seem to reduce PSA values. If you try this supplement, it might be a good idea to test your PSA levels 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.
Buy Super Beta Prostate
This is a very popular supplement. It can be found at many familiar stores such as Walmart, Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Target, Costco, BJs, Sams Club, CVS, Walgreensns, and RiteAid. You can also purchase it directly from the company at SuperBeta.com as well as on Amazon.
Super Beta Prostate Price
When purchasing from SuperBeta.com the cost for a 30 day supply is $39.95 + 6.99 Shiping and Handling for a total of $46.94 per bottle. It may be less expensive on Amazon.
The Free Bottle
When purchasing the supplement at SuperBeta.com, you may be offered a free 30 day supply to new customers. If you purchase who purchase the free 30-day bottle must pay $6.99 for shipping and handling ($9.99 for Canada orders).
If you opt to get the free sample, you may be enrolled in an auto-ship program.
This means that 30 days after you order the free sample (not the date you receive the bottle, but when you order it) you will automatically receive a 60 day supply of Super Beta Prostate and your credit card will be charged $39.95+ 6.99 shipping and handling ($46.94 total). This will continue every month until canceling the order.
Super Beta Prostate P3 Advanced
There are 2 different versions of this supplement
- Super Beta Prostate
- Super Beta Prostate P3 Advanced
How are they different from each other? Here's a side-by-side comparison
|Super Beta Prostate||Super Beta Prostate P3 Advanced|
|Vitamin D 400 IU||Vitamin D 1600 IU|
|Calcium 80 mg||Calcium 40 mg|
|Zinc 15 mg||Zinc 15 mg|
|Selenium 70 mg||Selenium 70 mcg|
|Copper 2 mg||Copper 2 mg|
|Manganese 2 mg||Manganese 2 mg|
|Chromium 120 mcg||Chromium 120 mcg|
|Molybdenum 75 mcg||Molybdenum 75 mcg|
|Phytosterols 600 mg||ProstaFend 624 mg|
|Beta-sitosterol 250 mg||Phytosterols 600mg|
|Boron 3 mg||Beta-sitosterol 250 mg|
|Silica 20 mg||Lycopene 15 mg|
|Reishi mushroom 6mg|
|Boron 3 mg|
|Silica 20 mg|
From this table we can see there are 3 additional ingredients:
- ProstaFend (624 mg)
- Lycopene (15 mg)
- Reishi mushroom (6 mg)
What is ProstaFend?
On the P3 Advanced label, ProstaFend is listed separately from the other ingredients. Yet, on the SuperBeta3p.com website, they give the impression ProstaFend is composed of plant sterols, lycopene, and reishi mushroom. But, if that's true, why is it listed separately? Also, the dosages don't add up.
If ProstaFend is made up of 600 mg plant sterols + 15 mg lycopene +6 mg of reishi mushroom, this adds up to 621 mg total. Yet, the supplement lable says there is 624 mg of ProstaFend.
From the SuperBeta3p.com website, they call it the “cornerstone” of P3 Advanced. That's nice but I'd like more info on what this is. FYI ProstaFend is a trademarked word. There is no such nutrient called ProstaFend.
As for Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), as pointed out in my Reishi mushroom review, there is 1 study showing 6 mg of reishi improved urin flow in men with prostate problems. This is exactly the dosage in Advanced Super Beta Prostate P3. That's good.
So, is Advanced P3 Super Beta Prostate Better? It's hard to say because clinical studies that compare them to each other cannot be located.
Super Beta P3 Advanced costs a bit more than regular Super Beta Prostate. A 30 day supply is $42.95 +6.99 Shipping/Handling ($49.94 total).
Who Makes Super Beta Prostate?
Super Beta Prostate is a product of a company called New Vitality. The website is NewVitality.com. The parent company is called NAC Marketing Company, LLC. Another name is NAC Vitamin Company.
The company address is 95 Executive Dr Ste 14 Edgewood, NY 11717-8326.
A former address for this company was 260 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735. This address is now occupied by the address of True Earth Health Products, the maker of the anti-wrinkle cream Plexaderm.
New Vitality sells other supplements too such as Ageless Male (click the link to see review).
As an aside The NAC in the company name seems to have no connection to the glutathione boosting supplement, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC).
When this review was updated the company had the following Better Business Bureau ratings:
NAC Marketing LLC : B+ rating
New Vitality: F rating
See their BBB files for updates and more information.
Contact Super Beta Prostate
According to the Better Business Bureau Files:
- NAC Marketing contact number: 631- 777-7767
- New Vitality contact number: 888 -943-6465
Return Super Beta Prostate
Super Beta Prostate comes with a 30-day return policy if it is purchased from the supplement website. You need to call customer service at 1-800-943-6465 before to returning the supplement. The company only allows 1 opened bottle to be returned. If multiple bottles were purchased, they must be unopened.
You 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 SuperBeta.com, take note that by purchasing the product from the website, that you waive rights to take legal action in a court of law and by a jury. Instead, you agree to binding arbitration. This is a common stipulation I've seen with other supplement companies. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions page if this is important to you.
The Super Beta Prostate Lawsuit
Back in 2013 the makers of the supplement as well as a Football legend, Joe Thieisman, were named in a class-action lawsuit brought about by 2 men. 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 Spokespeople
While current TV commercials feature a man, known only as”Christian,” over the years, there have been several others who have served as spokespersons for this supplement. They include:
- Joe Theismann (football player)
- William Devane (actor)
- Hulk Hogan (pro wrestler)
- “Christian” (current spokesperson)
At least one of the doctors shown on TV commercials (Dr. Cloyce Martin) is also an actor as well. Nothing wrong with this. Doctors can be actors too. Another physician previously featured on TV commercials was Dr. Jeff Zielinski, who is also an actor.
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
|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 phytosterols||Vitamin D|
Red indicates similar ingredients.
See the 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 see the prostate studies on these 2 ingredients than the others.
Super Beta Prostate Side Effects
Super Beta Prostate is likely very safe in most people. For those who have health issues, here are some things to consider. This list is not complete:
- Start with less for the first week
- Stop taking at least 2 weeks before having surgery
- Speak to your doctor if you take any blood thinner medications
- Speak to your doctor if you take any prostate medicine
- Beta-sitosterol may cause erection problems and lower sex drive in some men. It's rare but some have reported it. Others might not notice any difference.
Does Super Beta Prostate Work?
The ingredients make sense and it does appear the supplement contains dosages of key ingredients used in research. Several people I know have told me this supplement helped them sleep better by reducing the times they go to the bathroom at night. For men with prostate problems, this may be a supplement worth trying out.
I have been taking this product for two weeks have seen no improvement actually. Worse would. Not recommend this product it is garbage.
William, sorry you have not been seeing any improvement with SBP. While that a part of me would say give it a few more weeks, the fact that you said you feel worse, makes me want to not say that. I wish I had some advice for you that could help.
nice to find a review of this nature. thank you and thank you.
my psa went up to 9.3 lately whereas before it has been 4.5 on an average over many many years.
I found in the Medical Reference Guide for Essential Oils to use a ratio of 1 T of Pumpkin oil, with 10 drops of Young Living Frankincense, 5 drops of Myrrh and 3 drops of Sage oil as a rectal infusion nightly, approx 2 -3 ml, and also to apply a few drops between the anus and the scrotum. I have found the purity of the oil to differ between processors/companies, and have experienced Dr Young’s oversight to be respected.
I have also used Saw Palmetto oil or olive oil as a base for the essential oils.
It is helping as there are few urgent demands to urinate even though i have increased my water intake twice as much daily. The results will be evident in the next blood draw for a psa read. The mind produces very costly chemistries as one considers that every organ is like a wineskin to contain joy and thankfulness.
Thanks Shmuel, Let us know what your next PSA is. Hopefully it will be lower.
See a good urologist. I had a urethral stricture repaired. My brother had his prostate trimmed around the inside with a laser thus reducing the constriction on his urethra. He was catheterizing 4 times a day but now has no problem urinating. These supplements work no better than a placebo according to doctors I’ve talked to. Good luck.
It is a serious problem of mine. I started research today and by coincidence your article is the first one I read. A customer of mine was raving about SBP. He said that a friend of his was using it and it works well. I’m not ready to start cathing, however I need to do something. I will see where my research takes me and I will check back here for further info.
Hi John, thanks for sharing and let us know where your research takes you and what happens if you try SBP.
Peter Pan says
i used this product also for about a year. It seemed to work for me, I didn’t get up going to the bathroom at night and it seemed to prolong erection and like another commenter noted it was hard to ejaculate, which was good because I was able to satisfy my spouse longer, she’d have multiple orgasms before I got one or just tired and laid down.
I used Super Beta Prostate and felt that it decreased getting up at night but after about four years I started having difficulty thinking clearly. My mind raced, I couldn’t focus, and I was driving dangerously. At time I slurred words and was agitated and angry.
I read that excess copper can cause these symptoms and SBP has copper in it. Within a week or so after I stopped using it my symptoms cleared up and three months later I am fine. It was scary!
Hi Dan, thanks for sharing. Wow that is scary! I’m glad you are doing better now.
My urologist is very opposed to supplements that have not undergone rigorous clinical trials…just don’t know what’s in them. I have BPH and he just put me on FloMax. It doesn’t reduce the size of the prostate but DOES relax the muscles in it surrounding the urethra allowing for better flow. I’m just starting it now after having a stricture repaired in my urethra in my “straddle” zone….injured as a kid from coming down on the bar on my bike once too often, we think. Skateboarders……GET OFF THOSE HAND RAILS!!!!!!
P Grossmann says
My friend started sbp 4 days ago following instruction for taking 3 pills per day. He stopped today as he is now urinating every hour. Is this normal
P Grossmann, not that Ive ever heard. Is he drinking more water than usual?
When I was about 40, I had extremely serious prostrate problems. My Urologist gave me some meds for a few months to lower the swelling (he said it was three times the size it should have been at that age), but STRONGLY urged me to take zinc and vit. E supplements which have continued for over 30 years.
I am now 72, with no problems. His words were “We don’t know what the hell they do, but we find them in every health prostrate we look at.” It would not reduce the swelling, but I strongly encourage all males over about 35 to talk to their Urologist about this treatment. Lynn
Larry howell says
Zinc? Vitamin E? How much? How long to noticable results?
Did anyone ever provide this answer, “How much?” Zinc to V-E?
Steve Ihde says
I used SBP for about two years and had modest results. Due to the trick or treat attitude of New Vitality I changed to Prostavar two months ago. I have and no perceived benefit from this supplement at all, so one would have to consider the other ingredients in the packages.
Also consideration probably should be given to the quality of the two main ingredients. I had to start cathing about three years ago (problem with emptying) and with SBP, and beside natural urination , it was one or two times a day, but with Prostavar it is double that and no natural urination. I am about to bite the bullet and reorder SBP.
Steve, keep me posted on how things go if you order SBP again.