Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) can benefit the prostate health of every man over 35.
In repeated clinical studies it has been shown to be:
This special plant contains the natural liposterolic fatty acids (specific natural fats). As you get older, these specific fatty acids are apparently needed in the diet to inhibit the formation of 5-alpha-reductase in your male gland.
Our foods today, because of processing and modern agricultural methods, are sometimes very low in certain nutrients that we require. Often, men can be eating what appears to be a healthy diet, and still suffer from BPH as well as other nutritional problems.
The reason is often a dietary lack of the liposterolic fatty acids found abundantly in this wonderful berry!
5-alpha-reductase is the catalyst that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. It is the dihydrotestosterone that make the cells in you male gland over multiply. As the cells multiply your gland grows larger. This specific enlarged condition is labeled: BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
By inhibiting the production of 5-alpha-reductase the dihydrotestosterone is not formed. That is what these specific liposterolic fatty acids do.
In clinical studys Saw Palmetto has been shown to be:
This berry is a natural food for prostate health! It was used for hundreds of years by the American Indians to treat male urinary tract and sexual problems. If you break open a capsule and taste it, it is actually pretty yummy!
You don't have to get some expensive formula. Just be sure to get a high quality standardized extract (85% minimum fatty acids) from a reputable manufacturer.
I personally use a Saw Palmetto and Pygeum in a combination formula along with zinc. If you decide Saw Palmetto is right for you, be patient. It is a highly effective herb. But, it does take time to work. It normally takes 6 weeks to 6 months of daily use before a change is noticed.
I found this to be true in my own case and every other case I observed.