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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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Stephen Bent of the University of California, San Francisco, and his associates used a rigorous study design to evaluate the efficacy of saw palmetto in BPH.
The remaining 225 were then randomized (allocation concealed) to 1 year of treatment with saw palmetto extract 160 mg twice daily or a placebo designed to match the active drug in taste.
Follow up every 3 months showed that 19% in the saw palmetto group and 31% in the watchful-waiting group progressed to IPSS scores above 8 by year 3, developed urinary retention, or required surgical treatment.
Cold winds whipped the saw palmettos and whooshed through the sand pines.
A well-parametered study on the use of a specific combination containing saw palmetto and other natural ingredients was recently reported in the literature as "Effect of Saw Palmetto Soft Gel Capsule on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated with Benign Prosthetic Hyperplasia (BPH): A Randomized Trial in Shanghai, China" on a prostate formula that contains the following ingredients: vitamin E 70 IU; vitamin B6 10 mg; zinc (as zinc arginate) 5 mg; selenium (as selenium methionine) 35 mcg; copper gluconate 0.5 mg; and a proprietary combination of pumpkin seed containing 50% fatty acids, nettles containing 0.8% sterols, saw palmetto 45% fatty acids, lycopene 5%, and Pygeum africanum bark 2.5% sterols, totaling 460 mg.
Overview: Saw palmetto berries contain more than 100 known compounds including phytoesterols and fatty acids.
Researchers conducted a prospective, randomized study on men who had chronic bacterial prostatitis to determine the therapeutic effect of saw palmetto, stinging nettle, quercetin, and curcumin extracts compared with the antibiotic prulifloxacin.
A Although some early research produced positive findings about saw palmetto, two larger studies found that the herbal supplement was no better than placebo at treating urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate), even with increasing doses.
After an appropriate informed consent-talk (Doc trained as a surgeon), she began a 5a-reductase inhibitor, saw palmetto extract (SPE) 320 mg twice daily.
In a recent study, Euromed's branded CO2 supercritical saw palmetto extract (Prosterol) was found to work in the same way and just as well as the original prescription drug standard for treating enlarged prostate in men (finasteride).
Saw palmetto is one of the most well-known natural treatments for prostate problems.