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.
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.
The OTC remedy most commonly used for BPH is Serenoa repens, derived from the saw palmetto
dwarf palm tree.
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.
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.