Health Benefits at a Glance:
With age, many men experience urinary tract and prostate issues. Berry extracts from the Saw Palmetto plant found in PalmettoGuard® Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol can support prostate health and thereby normal urinary tract function.
Why it Works:
Many men will endure some form of prostate-induced discomfort over the course of their lifetimes [1,2]. Decades of research [3,4] substantiate saw palmetto as a key nutrient in contributing to normal prostate health.
The saw palmetto berry (Serenoa repens) is rich in bioactive, high-molecular-weight compounds including beta-sitosterol. It is from the saw palmetto berry, that the extracts found in PalmettoGuard Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol have been pulled. These have been shown to interfere with DHT (dihydrotestosterone) activity in the prostate thereby supporting normal urinary flow, and help regulate inflammatory response in the prostate gland [5-7].
The saw palmetto berry extract in PalmettoGuard® Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol has been standardized to contain 85% free fatty acids and sterols. It also contains beta-sitosterol, boron, and rosemary leaf extract for extra prostate support.
The Science Behind the Product:
Saw palmetto berry extract has been shown to interfere with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) activity in the prostate by helping to prevent the conversion of testosterone to its potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone . Furthermore, it was shown to suppress alpha-adrenergic receptor activity (to support normal urinary flow), and help regulate inflammatory actions in the prostate gland [5-7].
Research reported that supplementation with saw palmetto supports prostate health and thereby normal urinary tract function. Furthermore, some evidence shows that supplementing with saw palmetto may also positively modulate the complex system of hormone metabolism in men .
How to Use:
- Take one (1) softgel daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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