Saw palmetto

Serenoa repens Clinically proven for prostate problems

With prostate problems affecting about half of all men aged 50 and over, saw palmetto is one of the world's most popular herbs for male health. It's been the subject of numerous clinical studies, the majority of which show it to be an effective treatment for mild cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and specifically for symptoms such as reduced or hesitant urinary flow and the need to urinate overnight. It has been compared with several of the key pharmaceutical treatments for the same condition and shown to have a similar level of efficacy, but with fewer side effects. Research also suggests that, unlike some pharmaceutical medications, saw palmetto does not interfere with the measurement of a marker called prostate-specific antigen IPSA), the levels of which are used by doctors to predict the presence of prostate cancer.

0 I)()S \( i E Most research has used a special extract from saw palmetto berries that is standardized for its content of free fatty acids and other oily compounds, referred to as a liposterolic extract. Take 160 mg of the concentrated liposterolic extract in capsule form, twice daily with meals. You may need to take saw palmetto for 1 to 2 months before your symptoms improve.

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