Saw Palmetto is a plant with palm-like leaves, white flowers and dark purple berries used to treat a variety of ailments. The active ingredients found within saw palmetto are essential fatty acids, flavonoids and plant sterols. The mechanisms by which these compounds affect the prostate involve changes in metabolism of testosterone - the male sex hormone. In as long ago as the early 1900s, men used the plant to increase sperm production, boost libido and treat urinary tract infections.
Why take Bioconcepts Saw Palmetto 1000mg?
Approximately 1 in 3 men over the age of 50 years suffer from some degree of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH). BPH causes the prostate to enlarge which then interferes with urination. This is because the prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the duct that receives urine from the bladder and when enlarged, it constricts the urine flow, but the urge to urinate becomes more frequent especially at night. Saw Palmetto is a popular natural remedy to help support and maintain the health of the male urinary tract.
Take Bioconcepts Saw Palmetto 1000mg if you want:
- Maintain & support a healthy male urinary tract
How does Saw Palmetto work? The science behind the secret? The prostate gland is a small gland located just below the bladder which surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis. The main function of the prostate gland is to store and secrete a fluid that makes up about a quarter of the volume of semen, the fluid that carries the sperm made by the testicles. Contraction of the muscles of the prostate gland also helps during ejaculation, the release of sperm from the penis during the male orgasm.
One condition that affects the prostate gland is BPH. Benign prostatic hypertrophy, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate, is a non-cancerous condition that leads to increase in size of the prostate gland which can make it difficult for men to urinate. An estimated 1 out of 3 men over the age of 50 is considered to have some degree of prostate enlargement that interferes with their urinating.
An enlarged prostate is caused by an overgrowth of prostate cells. This occurs when there is a rise in the levels of a hormone called dehydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is formed when the male hormone testosterone reacts with the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. Saw Palmetto contains plant sterols including beta-sitosterol that can inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, thereby helping to decrease DHT levels and thus helping to reduce prostate overgrowth. This results in a less urinary urgency.
Is it right for me?
If you are a man looking for a natural supplement to help maintain and support your urinary tract then try Bioconcepts Saw Palmetto. Always ask your GP before taking any supplement.