Description of Saw Palmetto Classic 90 tabs, Planetary Herbals
Saw Palmetto Classic
Comprehensive Formula With Pygeum and Pumpkin Seed
Botanical Prostate Support
Planetary Formulas Saw Palmetto Classic is a comprehensive formula designed
to support the prostate. Saw palmetto berries and pygeum contain a unique class
of fatty acids that have the ability to inhibit the conversion of testosterone
to dihydrotestosterone in the prostate. This compound utilizes standardized
and concentrated amounts of saw palmetto and pygeum, along with pumpkin seed
oil, a rich source of zinc that is necessary for prostate health. These are
combined with other key botanicals, known to support a healthy genitourinary
Supplement Facts for 749 mg
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 European studies.
Saw Palmetto Classic combines a concentrated and standardized saw palmetto
extract with pumpkin seed oil extract standardized to 25% fatty acids and pygeum
bark extract standardized to 2.5% fatty acids. In addition to these beneficial
fatty aced, pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, a mineral essential to normal prostate
function. These herbs are further complemented by ten additional traditional
botanicals, to support the male genitourinary system.
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Proprietary Blend: 970 mg
Saw Palmetto Berry (standardized to 45% fatty acids and sterols), Echinacea pallida
Root, Pumpkin Seed Extract (standardized to 25% fatty acids), Gardenia fruit,
Pygeum Bark Extract (standardized to 25% fatty acids), Asian Water Plantain Rhizome,
Chinese Salvia Root, Gravel Root, Codonopsis Root, Cuscuta Seed, Ligustrum Seed,
Plantain Seed, and Dong Quai Root.
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, acacia gum, colloidal
silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum, and magnesium stearate
Warning: If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Saw Palmetto product.
Suggested Use: Two Saw Palmetto tablets twice daily, between meals,
or as recommended by your health care professional.
Disclaimer: The statements made, or products sold through this website, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Actual results may vary significantly and are dependent on individuals. You should always consult with your physician before starting any health products or any health-related programs.