|Saw Palmetto extract is effective in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and other Prostate problems: shrinks the prostate, and reduces symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) / Enlarged Prostate. Saw Palmetto extract relieves the symptoms of an enlarged prostate similarly to popular prescription drugs but with fewer side-effects.||
Relieve Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/ Enlarged Prostate
Saw Palmetto extract is processed from one of two varieties of the fan palm, Serenoa repens and Sabal Serrulata. Both grow wild across the southern United States and parts of Europe.
Saw Palmetto has been used for years in Europe for the treatment of Prostate Disease which includes Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatitis (usually a bacterial infection of the prostate) and Prostate Cancer.
The popularity of Saw Palmetto can be in large part be attributed to word of mouth. That fact that Saw Palmetto grows wild and is common is many parts of the world makes is relatively inexpensive to produce. This is good for the consumer but does not provide a profit incentive for a large scale scientific study. However, many small studies have been completed with excellent results for the treatment of prostate disease.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/ Enlarged Prostate appears to stem from age-related changes in the hormone balance that usually begins after the age of 40. Testosterone levels in the blood decrease, while other hormone levels rise; the net effect is the increase of a testosterone derivative called "dihydrotestosterone" that stimulates cell growth in the prostate-1. The resulting enlarged Prostate interferers with the proper functioning of the Urethra.
Does Saw Palmetto Work?
Many studies have been completed which showed Saw Palmetto can reduce prostate size, reduce inflammation, relieve prostatitis and improve sexual function.2
European scientists proved that Saw Palmetto Extract lowers dihydrotestosterone level in the prostate. Which is also what more widely studied prescription drugs such as finasteride do. -3
A German 3 year-study found that taking 160 mg of saw palmetto extract twice daily reduced nighttime urination in 73% of patients and improved urinary flow rates.4 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.3
There has been more than 20 studies in recent years which show Saw Palmetto to be effective in the treatment of Prostate Disease.
YES, Saw Palmetto works.
While doctors and researchers agree that saw palmetto berry extract is a very powerful healer of prostate problems, scientists have began to focus their attention on combining saw palmetto berry extract with other powerful healing herbs to enhance treatment of Prostate Disease.
For the natural treatment of Prostate Disease, Saw Palmetto Extract is one of the most documented for the successful treatment of the Prostate, however other supplements such as pygeum extract, nettle extract and lycopene have also shown to have benefits for the prostate.
Prostate Disease can be complex and have multiple contributing factors aggravating the condition. Be sure to work with you doctor to properly diagnosis your condition and to take appropriate action for a healthy prostate. To get the best treatment for your prostate you must be able to ask good questions and supply meaningful answers. Take charge, educate yourself to improve your health and quality of your life.
1) Cultivating Prostate Health - the Natural Way - The great achievement of this book is that it brings together the wisdom of traditional, time-tested, holistic and preventative medicine with the most advanced scientific research. Discusses in-depth natural remedies such as Saw Palmetto and other natural Herb in conjunction with more traditional medicine. Gives the reader a good over understanding of the problem and helps the reader develop and individualized program to treat the prostate and general overall health.
2) Saw Palmetto - Natural Prostate Relief - Dr Sarah Brewer explains how to use saw palmetto to relieve the symptoms and problems caused by prostate enlargement, other prostate disorders and how both prescription drugs and other natural treatments work. The active ingredients extracted from the fruits of the saw palmetto tree work similarly to prescription drugs but offer a side-effect free alternative. This book puts together a complete wellness plan for prostate sufferers including a prostate-friendly diet which can reduce the risk of developing one of the three major prostate diseases.
1- The Prostate Herb - Wellness Letter, May 1999
2-Protect Your Prostate - by Dr. Michael Colgan
3. Carraro JC, Raynaud JP, Koch G, et al. Comparison of phytotherapy (Permixon®) with finasteride in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia: A randomized international study of 1,098 patients. Prostate 1996;29:231–40
4-Bach D, Ebeling L. Long-term drug treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia—results of a prospective 3-year multicenter study using Sabal extract IDS 89. Phytomedicine 1996;3:105–11.
Saw Palmetto Proves Effective in the Treatment of Prostate Problems including
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Saw palmetto has been shown to improve mild to moderate symptoms of BPH. It may reduce nighttime urination. Prostate gland enlargement occurs in most men with advancing age. Hormonal imbalances have been blamed for age-related prostate disorders, but other factors have been identified as causes of the benign proliferation of prostate cells (BPH) and accompanying urinary impairment. Studies indicate men with BPH benefit by supplementing with saw palmetto.
Cultivating Prostate Health - the Natural Way
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