Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a palm that grows in the southern coastal regions of the U.S. Some Native American peoples have long used its berries as medicine.
Why do people take saw palmetto?
Saw palmetto has caught on in the U.S. as a treatment for enlarged prostate, or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). While the evidence is mixed, multiple studies have shown an improvement in symptoms of enlarged prostate. Studies have shown it can reduce the need to urinate in the night and improve urinary flow and painful urination. In fact, a large analysis of multiple studies concluded that saw palmetto produced a benefit similar to finasteride, a drug for enlarged prostate, and was better tolerated. Saw palmetto may also boost the general quality of life for men with BPH.
Laboratory studies suggest that saw palmetto lowers the levels of several male sex hormones. Although prostate cancer can be affected by these hormones, there's no evidence that saw palmetto is an effective treatment for prostate cancer.
Other studies of saw palmetto -- for baldness, chronic pelvic pain, chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, and urinary problems due to prostate conditions -- have had inconclusive results.
How much saw palmetto should you take?
For BPH, studies have used a daily intake of 320 milligrams of saw palmetto split into two doses. In other forms -- like tinctures -- the dosing will be different. Get advice from your doctor. It may take four to six weeks for saw palmetto to have an effect.
Can you get saw palmetto naturally from foods?
There are no food sources of saw palmetto
Prostagard® is a natural supplement with Saw Palmetto extract designed to support:
➤Normal Prostate Function*
➤Healthy Urinary Flow*
The key ingredient, Saw Palmetto in Prostagard® has been used for years by millions of men, to nutritionally benefit prostate health.*
Prostagard® is for adult men who want to help maintain the health of their prostate, naturally.* One of the leading health issues for adult men is prostate health. Statistics show that 90% of men develop an enlarged prostate during their lifetime, some as early as age 40. As men age, prostate problems may increase, so it’s important for men of all ages to take prostate health seriously. The main ingredient in Prostagard® is Saw Palmetto, which is used, by millions of men worldwide.
With Prostagard® You only need to take 1 capsule per day. Each bottle has 30 capsules for 30 days use and every capsule has 320 mg of Saw Palmetto extract. This is the dosage used in several proven clinical studies.
One capsule per day with food or milk. As with many dietary supplements, regular use is recommended for optimal results. Surveys indicate that optimal care benefits are achieved after taking Prostagard® at the recommended amount for a minimum of 90 days.
The key ingredient, Saw Palmetto in Prostagard® has been used for years to nutritionally benefit prostate health.* Occasionally, minor stomach irritation occurs which can usually be alleviated by taking this product with food or milk. If you believe you are experiencing side effects associated with Prostagard®, immediately discontinue use of the product and contact your physician and Health to Happiness International, Inc.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.