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Saw Palmetto Berries Vegetable Capsules(Solgar Full Potency Herbs)
Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Nutritional Supplement Features:
Saw Palmetto - Men:
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Nutritional Supplement recommended Dosage:
As a food Supplement for adults, one (1) vegetable capsule daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner
Do not use in hormone related malignancies.
Not suitable for use during pregnancy or if pregnancy is being planned.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Solgar Saw Palmetto Berries vegetable capsule provides:
Saw Palmetto Berry Powdered Extact300mg
Raw Saw Palmetto Berry powder220mg
Encapsulated with this natural ingredient: silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate.
Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose
More About Saw Palmetto
Most men over 50 suffer with enlargement of the prostate gland known as benign prostate hyperplasia or hypertrophy (BPH). BPH appears to be caused by an elevation of the powerful androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and oestrogen in prostate tissue.
Saw palmetto is clinically proven to treat prostate enlargement and its associated symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty or pain when passing urine and impotence.
The active fatty acids and sterols of this plant have been found to inhibit DHT's transport and binding to cell receptors, as well as reducing the activity of 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme needed for oestrogen production and for conversion of testosterone to DHT.
The clinical research into the ability of saw palmetto to treat BPH may have far-reaching implications for treatment of certain female hormonal dysfunctions, especially polycystic ovaries. This increasingly common condition is also associated with elevated DHT and oestrogen, and thus may be very responsive to saw palmetto therapy.
DHT Inhibitor in 'Male-Pattern' Baldness
It appears that elevated levels of DHT in the scalp trigger the primary mechanism of male pattern baldness. Although clinical research is currently lacking with respect to this use of saw palmetto, the theory behind its use for this purpose is sound (although the required dosage may well differ from that which has been shown to be effective in BPH).
DHT Inhibitor in Hormonally-induced Hair Loss (Women)
As with male-pattern baldness, elevated DHT can also lead to 'male pattern' hair loss in women, suggesting a potential value to saw palmetto. Not surprisingly, this problem appears to be especially common in women who suffer with polycystic ovaries (see above).
DHT Inhibitor in excessive Facial and Body Hair (Women)
DHT also appears to be the prominent factor in women suffering with hirsuitism (excessive facial and/or body hair). This condition often, though not always, accompanies hormonally-induced hair loss and polycystic ovaries, and may warrant the use of saw palmetto.
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