What is Saw Palmetto by Life Pro Nutrition?
Saw Palmetto is a species of dwarf palm that belongs to the genus Serenoa. It is native to the SE of the United States and is known by several names: Serenoa Repens, Saw Palmetto, Sabal Serrulatum or Dwarf Palm.
The fruits of this plant are rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, and the extract from the fruits of Serenoa Repens is successfully used in the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlargement of the prostate, characterized by poor urinary flow and the need to urinate frequently (especially at night). This condition affects men, occurs with age and is not due to cancer.
Complications of benign prostatic hyperplasia include urinary tract infections, acute urinary retention, kidney infections and kidney stones. When the inability to empty the bladder becomes a serious problem, surgical treatment is absolutely necessary.
Life Pro Saw Palmetto Benefits
Saw Palmetto extract is believed to have been used since Mayan times. They used it to improve men's sex life and increase fertility.
Today, due to its rich content of fatty acids, sterols (compounds with testosterone-like action) and polysaccharides, approximately 95% of BPH patients use Saw Palmetto-based supplements to alleviate symptoms. Saw Palmetto extract has been clinically shown to inhibit the enzyme (5-alpha-reductase) that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.
Dihydrotestosterone is a biologically active metabolite of the hormone testosterone, which stimulates prostate enlargement and hair loss.
In addition to the benefits of Saw Palmetto extract in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, it prevents the formation of prostate tumors, has anti-inflammatory effect, stimulates immunity, increases libido and slows hair loss.
How to take Saw Palmetto
Directions for use: Take 1 capsule a day, preferably on an empty stomach.
Recommended daily dose: 1 capsule.