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NOW Saw Palmetto Extract

NOW - Saw Palmetto Extract

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Info: 60 Softgels

Benign enlargement of the prostate affects millions in North America, including over half the men over 60. While it's usually harmless, it can hinder healthy urinary function and sometimes lead to more serious side effects if ignored. But something can be done to encourage healthy prostate function.

Info: 60 Softgels

Benign enlargement of the prostate affects millions in North America, including over half the men over 60. While it's usually harmless, it can hinder healthy urinary function and sometimes lead to more serious side effects if ignored. But something can be done to encourage healthy prostate function.

Product Notes:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia diagram

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the excessive growth of cells in the prostate, which in turn causes problems with bladder control and urinary function.

Of course, one way to remove those problematic prostate cells is through surgery. Fortunately, there's also a rather less invasive alternative: the ingredients in Saw Palmetto may help slow or stop their production by inhibiting the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This in turn prevents the enzyme from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which in turn slows the prostate cell growth caused by the potent cell-dividing DHT.

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a low-growing palm tree native to the southeastern United States, and studies have shown that concentrated extracts of its olive-sized red berries can help slow down or even stop the production of these cells, provided they contain a minimum of 85% fatty acids (which is what does most of the work in helping to reduce or at least stabilize the inflammation of prostate cells).

This version delivers 160 mg of premium saw palmetto extract, and is also naturally rich in bioflavonoids, sterols and fatty acids – all of which have been shown to help support optimal prostate health. This extract has indeed been standardized to contain 85% fatty acids, with each softgel providing the equivalent of nearly 3,200 mg of fresh Saw Palmetto fruit, which is the dosage a number of clinical studies have shown to be as effective as some conventional prescription alpha blockers and 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors in leading to increased maximum urine output, improved quality of life, and a lower International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), without introducing unpleasant side effects, ejaculatory problems or loss of sexual desire.

Ingredients:

Each softgel contains:

160 mg Saw Palmetto (8.5:1 extract) (Serenoa repens) (fruit), equivalent to 1360 mg of Saw Palmetto Standardized to contain 85% fatty acids & phytosterols.

Non-medicinal ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob, zinc oxide).

Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.

Suggested Usage:

Adult Males: Take 2 softgels daily with meals.

Warnings:

Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to using NOW Foods Saw Palmetto to exclude a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80013207.

UPC / Barcode: 733739847409