saw palmetto


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saw palmetto

saw palmetto

Sharp spiky low-to-the-ground palm-tree shrub with white-green flowers and oval orange fruit clusters that turn black when ripe. Called “Saw” because of saw-like teeth along edge of leaf stems. Fruits taste terrible to some, but are famously used for prostate issues. Contains high levels of fatty acids, shown to reduce prostate enlargement symptoms, and beta-sitosterol, a potent blocker of DHT formation, thus helping hair grow, reduce prostate, improve urine flow, while reducing need to urinate at night.
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If you want to try saw palmetto, look for products with labels that bear the symbol of independent testing organizations, such as ConsumerLab.
A 2013 study demonstrated that elderly men treated with 320 mg of saw palmetto extract daily for eight weeks not only experienced a significant 52% improvement in their International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), the standard tool used to measure the severity of benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms, but also had a significant 40% improvement in sexual dysfunction scores
One bottle of Saw Palmetto tested positive for containing DNA from the saw palmetto plant, while three others did not.
Saw palmetto is recognized as a foundation species (Takahashi et al.
Effect of saw palmetto soft gel capsule one lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A randomized trial in Shanghai, China.
This was a well-designed, well-executed clinical trial but the results should not dissuade men experiencing urinary tract symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland (BPH) from considering saw palmetto as an option for reducing those symptoms," Council for Responsible Nutrition vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs Duffy MacKay says about the study that was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the September 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Saw palmetto extracts are purported to have anti-androgenic, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative effects, but none of these properties have been proved.
A meta-analysis from about 10 years ago showed that, compared with placebo, saw palmetto significantly reduced nocturia and improved peak uroflow, as well as being rated by study subjects as more beneficial.
We were disappointed to find that higher doses of saw palmetto did not improve symptoms more than placebo," he added.
If the underlying cause is a prostate problem, combine saw palmetto with horse tail.
The new items are Spirulina Pacifica Men's Multi-Vitamin, which contains saw palmetto and pumpkin seed for prostate health, CoQIO and phytosterols for cardiac health and B vitamins for energy; Spirulina Pacifica Women's Multi-Vitamin, which features evening primrose oil and omega 3 fatty acid/DHA for women's cardiac health as well as a high-potency vitamin B complex for energy plus iron for blood health; and Spirulina Pacifica Seniors' Multi-Vitamin, fortified with turmeric for cardiovascular health, ginkgo and periwinkle for cognitive function and high-potency vitamin B complex for energy.