Description of Prosta Palmetto (Saw Palmetto Extract) 320mg 30 softgels, Planetary Herbals
Prosta Palmetto Full Spectrum and Standardized
Saw Palmetto Extract for Botanical Prostate Support
Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is the most widely researched herb for the health
of the prostate. Modern research has shown that saw palmetto inhibits the conversion
of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, thereby supporting prostate health.
Planetary Formulas Prosta Palmetto is a standardized concentrate containing
85%-95% fatty acids and sterols, the amount typically used in clinical trials.
Hormones and the Prostate Gland
Recent statistics have revealed some alarming findings - the prostate gland has
become an issue for men in the industrialized nations. No longer is aging alone
to blame. Chemical toxins in our food and environment are rapidly contributing
to the rising incidence of diminished prostate function. By their forties, many
men experience a hormonal shift that can affect the size of the prostate gland.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that surrounds the urethra in males. Beginning
in their forties, men experience a change in hormone levels that may increase
the prostate's size. This growth is related to a significant increase inside the
prostate of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a potent male hormone. As men age, the
prostate loses its ability to break down and remove DHT.
The formation of DHT is further increased by certain pesticides, treated foods,
synthetic organochlorines, and other "endocrine disrupters" that block
or mimic natural hormones. These synthetic hormones are believed to affect the
prostate and contribute to lower sperm counts.
Saw palmetto supplements offer support to the prostate gland by offsetting
the repercussions of both the natural hormonal shift and the environmental challenge.
Recent clinical tests in Europe have demonstrated the benefits of 320 mg of saw
palmetto extract as a daily dietary supplement. Prosta Palmetto contains only
superior saw palmetto.
Saw Palmetto - Prostate Friendly
For centuries, berries of a small palm tree called saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
were used as food by Native Americans. Its berries are rich in sterols and fatty
acids that naturally migrate to the prostate. Here they help prevent the conversion
of testosterone to DHT, and accelerate the breakdown and elimination of DHT from
prostate tissues. Its natural phytoestrogens also can block artificial estrogenlike
compounds from accumulating in prostate tissue.
In Europe, saw palmetto extract has been studied in double-blind clinical tests.
Men who were given saw palmetto extract showed consistent and statistically significant
results. Planetary Formulas Prosta Palmetto is standardized to 85-95% fatty acids
and sterols. One tablet contains the amount of saw palmetto used in these recent
Supplement Facts for 320 mg
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (Serenoa repens) (85-95% fatty acids and sterols) 320
Other Ingredients: olive oil, gelatin (capsule), glycerin, water, caramel, and
Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Saw Palmetto product.
Suggested Use: One Saw Palmetto Extract softgel daily, between meals,
or as recommended by your health care professional.
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