Rejuvenis Saw Palmetto (also referred to sabal or serenoa repens) is an Evergreen Palm that grows in the southeastern U.S. Native American women historically used the Saw Palmetto for premenstrual needs and to support lactation.* Our Saw Palmetto is standardized to yield 80 mg (25%) Free Fatty Acids per capsule. Vegetarian formula.
About Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto (also referred to as sabal or serenoa repens) is an evergreen palm that grows in the southeastern U.S. The berries of the plant are used medicinally.
*It has been used for centuries as a medicinal agent in urinary complications. *Native American women historically used the Saw Palmetto for premenstrual needs and to support lactation. Today, it is commonly used in men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Male-pattern hair loss.* Saw Palmetto works well with zinc and essential fatty acids.
In the early part of the twentieth century, saw palmetto berry tea was commonly recommended by herbalists, for a variety of urinary tract ailments in men. Some believed the berry increased sperm production and sex drive in men.
The liposterolic (fat-soluble) extract of saw palmetto provides concentrated amounts of free fatty acids and sterols. One study with a saw palmetto extract suggests that it reduces the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) (an active form of testosterone) binding in the part of the prostate surrounding the urethra (the tube carrying urine from the bladder).1 Test tube studies also suggest that saw palmetto weakly inhibits the action of 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT.2 In test tubes, saw palmetto also inhibits the actions of growth factors and inflammatory substances that may contribute to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Contrary to some opinions, saw palmetto does not have an estrogen-like effect in men’s bodies.
Over the last decade, double-blind clinical trials have proven that 320 mg per day of the liposterolic extract of saw palmetto berries is a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of BPH. A recent review of studies, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded that saw palmetto extract was as effective as finasteride (Proscar®) in the treatment of BPH. The clinical effectiveness of saw palmetto has been shown in trials lasting six months to three years.
A three-year trial in Germany found that taking 160 mg of saw palmetto extract twice daily reduced nighttime urination in 73% of patients and improved urinary flow rates significantly. In a double-blind trial, 160 mg of saw palmetto extract taken twice daily was found to treat BPH as effectively as finasteride (Proscar) without side effects, such as loss of libido.
Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 Capsule Servings per Container 90 Amount per Serving % Daily Value Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Extract (berry) 320 mg * Yielding: Free fatty acids 80 mg *Daily Value not established. Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian leucine, silica. Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with a meal.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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