Prostadine Review: Does Seaweed Heal the Prostate?

Prostadine Review: Does Seaweed Heal the Prostate?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to prostate health.

Prostadine is a dietary supplement used to promote prostate health. The product’s packaging suggests that it provides “bladder control support.”

But does Prostadine contain ingredients shown in research studies to promote prostate health, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any questionable additive ingredients? Is this supplement a scam? And should ClickBank products be trusted?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Prostadine based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll share our concerns about ClickBank supplements (of which Prostadine is one), feature a YouTube video suggesting Prostadine is a scam, and discuss why it may not be a great idea to try and treat prostate issues with over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplements.

Ingredient Analysis

Prostadine contains nine active ingredients: nori yaki extract powder, wakame extract, kelp powder, bladderwrack powder, saw palmetto, pomegranate extract, iodine, shilajit and neem.

Some of these ingredients have research backing for prostate support. 

However, the website we accessed to analyze Prostadine (https://getprostadine.com/) fails to publish any dosage information. This is a consumer safety risk, because without knowing the total dosage it’s very challenging to properly assess formulation safety.

We urge consumers to be extremely cautious when considering brands that are selling you a dietary supplement without even sharing dosage information. It seems illogical to purchase a supplement without knowing its dose.

Nori yaki is a roasted, edible seaweed according to a Japanese cooking site. The Prostadine website fails to document the botanical name of this ingredient, so we can’t identify what type of seaweed it is.

Wakame is another seaweed and we can’t find any clinical evidence that it improves prostate health. In fact, a 2023 population study found no significant association between seaweed consumption and prostate cancer risk. Kelp and bladderwrack are also seaweeds.

Saw palmetto was found to be therapeutic for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a medical review published in the Food Science and Biotechnology journal.

This condition causes issues with urinary frequency and urgency. However, the researchers concluded that it was difficult to determine efficacy because there’s a lack of standardization across sellers.

Pomegranate was shown to inhibit prostate cancer in a 2017 medical review.

Iodine is a mineral that was shown to have anti-prostate-cancer effects in a 2018 animal study.

Neem was also shown to have anti-cancer effects against prostate cancer cells in a clinical trial published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

Shilajit is a nutritionally-rich resin sourced primarily from the Himalayan region, and we can’t find any evidence that it supports prostate health in humans.

Overall, we consider Prostadine potentially effective for supporting prostate health given that it contains some research-backed active ingredients, as highlighted above.

We do not currently recommend Prostadine as we do not recommend any supplements that fail to clearly publish dosing information on the brand’s website.

But why does it concern us that this is a ClickBank product? We’ll discuss that in the next section of this article.

Our Concerns About ClickBank Products

ClickBank is a large internet retailer that allows internet marketers to promote products and earn commission.

It’s very easy to sign up to ClickBank and promote health products without any relevant health credentials or education, as documented in this TikTok video published by a ClickBank marketer:

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This creates an incentive structure that is unfavorable to consumers in our opinion, and we have never reviewed a ClickBank product on Illuminate Health that we recommend from a formulation perspective.

We recommend that consumers be extremely cautious when purchasing ClickBank supplements, because most ClickBank supplement brands we’ve reviewed like Quietum Plus suffer from similar dosing transparency issues.

Consumers can identify ClickBank products by looking at the footer of a supplement site for the ClickBank disclaimer (sometimes it’s also in the header, as in the case of the affiliate site referenced in the previous section of this article).

Are Prostate Supplements Dangerous?

We have not come across any convincing medical evidence that dietary supplements successfully treat any specific prostate conditions.

Further, Prostadine is a proprietary blend that doesn’t appear to have been clinically studied. This means that this specific blend of herbs and nutrients does not appear to have been studied and shown to have any favorable health outcome.

We would recommend that consumers speak with their doctor about prostate issues they may be experiencing.

A medical review published in the Nutrients journal examined the effects of dietary supplements on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentrations. This is a marker used to determine potential prostate issues.

The study authors concluded the following:

“Despite the plethora of trials and the variety of examined interventions, the evidence supporting the efficacy of most dietary factors appears inadequate to recommend their use.”

Is Prostadine a Scam?

A YouTube video from a creator named Jordan Liles suggests that Prostadine is a scam:

Pros and Cons of Prostadine

Pros:

  • Contains some research-backed ingredients
  • Naturally-derived active ingredients

Cons:

  • ClickBank product
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Some affiliate websites fail to publish dosing information
  • We can’t find inactive ingredient information
  • Prostate supplements are unproven
  • Dosages of ingredients not published
  • One YouTube creator suggests it’s a scam
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Conclusion

We do not currently recommend Prostadine, and we recommend that consumers be very cautious of ClickBank supplements.

ClickBank is a large internet retailer that allows individuals with no health expertise or education to promote supplements like Prostadine that don’t appear to be clinically tested or proven to have any specific effects.

This creates an incentive structure that’s highly unfavorable to consumers in our opinion, and leads to many affiliate sites without dosing information, which is critical for consumer safety.

We can’t find the dosing ingredient of either the total dose or the individual ingredient doses for Prostadine on any affiliate website we checked.

A meta-study cited in this article suggests that supplements and dietary supplements for prostate health are unproven.

We would recommend that patients speak with their doctor about prostate issues rather than take dietary supplements from questionable internet retailers.