A. Vogel Saw Palmetto Drops
This liquid food supplement has been specifically formulated for men in order to help them to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. The gland surrounds the urethra which carries urine flow from the bladder. In older men, particularly those over fifty, enlargement of the prostate may occur-a condition known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). The cause of this enlargement is an increased sensitivity of the prostatic cells to the levels of testosterone circulating in the body.
- A herbal food supplement.
- Specifically formulated for men.
- Made from Saw palmetto berries.
- Helps maintain the health of the prostate gland.
- May help those males with prostate enlargement, prostatitis or cystitis.
- Recommended for reducing the symptoms of Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
What is saw palmetto good for?
The male testes secrete testosterone. This is converted within the prostate by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The enzyme 3-ketosteroid reductase enhances the binding of DHT to androgen receptors in the gland, causing the prostatic cells to enlarge. This in turn causes the whole gland to increase in size (hypertrophy). This condition is known commonly as 'an enlarged prostate' and referred to medically as BPH. Saw Palmetto acts specifically on the prostate gland and does not affect androgen activity in other organs such as the testes. Instead, it inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which in turn reduces the amount of DHT produced. It also inhibits the binding of thiscompoundby3-ketosteroid reductase to the receptors.
What is BPH and its symptoms?
BPH causes a disturbance to the flow of urine resulting in frequent urination, particularly in the middle of the night (a condition known as nocturnal), poorer painful urine flow and dribbling.
What is prostatitis?
Prostatitis is a totally different condition of the prostate. It is seen most frequently in younger men and is the result of infection in the gland, usually by bacteria. The anti-inflammatory action of Saw Palmetto have some value in this condition.