Saw Palmetto 320 supports healthy prostate and urinary function. In countries like New Zealand, France, Germany and Austria, this herb has been the gold standard for prostate support for many years.1 Its primary mode of action involves supporting healthy testosterone metabolism, in part by maintaining healthy 5-alpha-reductase enzyme activity and receptor binding.2 A meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials involving almost 3,000 men also reported urologic benefits and healthy urinary function with saw palmetto.3 Similarly, a three-year German study demonstrated favorable effects on urinary function in volunteers.4‡
- Time-tested support for healthy prostate and urinary function‡
- Supports healthy testosterone metabolism‡
- Standardized to contain 85% total fatty acids
- Made with high-quality ingredients backed by verifiable science‡
Major benefits of Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is often used to balance hormone levels and combat hair loss. Hair loss is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, certain medical conditions, hormone changes, and the use of medications such as stimulants and blood thinners (A) A common reason for hair loss in perimenopausal woman and men includes elevated levels of androgens known as DHT. If testosterone is converted into DHT not only can you develop low testosterone, but you can experience high levels of DHT. Elevated levels of DHT kill hair follicles. (B)
The way Saw Palmetto works is that studios show that Saw Palmetto blocks lock the activity of 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into another sex hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that is linked to hair loss (B).
Saw Palmetto has also been shown to act on uptake of DHT in the hair follicles which decreases DHT to bind to hormone receptors.(C)
This study did a review of several studies and what they found was that oral and topical supplements containing saw palmetto improved hair quality by 60%, raised total hair count by 27%, and increased hair density in 83% of people with hair loss (C)
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). (D) Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a health issue that becomes more common with age. It’s also called an enlarged prostate.
Common symptoms of BPH include:
- Frequent or urgent need to pee, also called urination.
- Peeing more often at night.
- Trouble starting to pee.
- Weak urine stream, or a stream that stops and starts.
- Dribbling at the end of urination.
- Not being able to fully empty the bladder.
Less common symptoms include:
- Urinary tract infection.
- Not being able to pee.
- Blood in the urine.
The symptoms of BPH tend to slowly get worse. But sometimes they stay the same or even improve over time.
The size of the prostate doesn’t always determine how serious the symptoms are. Some people with slightly enlarged prostates can have major symptoms. Others who have very enlarged prostates can have minor problems. And some people with enlarged prostates don’t have any symptoms at all. Research suggests that saw palmetto can support prostate health and help prevent issues such as BPH (E)
Saw palmetto seems to lower the amount of pressure on the tubes that carry urine in males. Saw palmetto also might prevent testosterone from being converted to a more potent form called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
The most common include needing to urinate frequently (during the day and night), a weak urine stream, and leaking or dribbling of urine. These symptoms are called lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). What’s more, a 15-year study in 30 men concluded that taking 320 mg of saw palmetto extract daily may help prevent the progression of BPH (F)
Saw palmetto is often used by people looking to naturally increase or boost testosterone levels. Testosterone levels are important to both men and woman. Testosterone impacts many areas of health including body composition, sex drive, mood, cardiovascular health, thyroid and mental health. As we get older testosterone levels decline. Studies have looked at the result of low testosterone and its impact on health conditions like heart health. Studies hav shown that low testosterone can contribute to heart disease. (G)
Saw Palmetto claim to fame when it comes to testosterone levels lies in its ability to decreasing the activity of 5-alpha reductase. This is the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. By blocking this convention into DHT, Saw palmetto has been found to preserve testosterone levels (H)
- Ages 18 and up
- Muscle, joint and tissue support‡
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule, 1-2 times daily, between meals.
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- Aliaev IuG, et al. Urologiia. 2013 Jul-Aug;(4):32-6.
- Wilt TJ, et al. JAMA. 1998 Nov 11;280(18):1604-9.
- Bach D, et al. Phytomedicine. 1996. 3(2);105-111.