What is Life Pro Saw Palmetto?
Saw Palmetto is a species of dwarf palm tree belonging to the genus Serenoa. It is native to the SE of the United States and is known by various names: Serenoa Repens, Saw Palmetto, Sabal Serrulatum or Dwarf Palm.
The fruits of this plant are rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, and extract from the fruits of Serenoa Repens is used successfully in the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlargement of the prostate, characterised 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 relieve 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 tumours, has an 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.