Saw Palmetto, 60 ct.
Actions, properties: Saw Palmetto is most often used as a preventative for prostate issues. In the prostate gland, Saw Palmetto helps prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone causes cells to multiply excessively, leading to prostate elargement, termed Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (or hypertrophy, essentially the same thing), or B.P.H. Because of this, Saw Palmetto is best used as a preventative. Other actions of Saw Palmetto include: diuretic, urinary antiseptic, bladder strengthener, estrogenic, antiandrogenic, endocrine agent, aphrodisiac, anabolic (naturally builds body tissues), anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal, nutritive
Indications: benign prostate enlargement, urine retention from prostate enlargement (helps to strengthen the bladder, increasing the force of urinary output, helping the bladder empty itself), sexual debility, impotence, sterility in both males and females, small, inactive or underdeveloped mammary glands, debility, wasting diseases, respiratory problems with excess catarrh
Due to the anabolic action of Saw Palmetto, consider using it in body-building and work-out formulas. Much safer than steroids!
Contraindications: The following drugs are contraindicated with the use of Saw Palmetto: tamsulosin, prazocin, phenylephrine, norepinephrine, vanadate, propranolol, haloperidol, cycloheximide, amiloride, actinomycin-D
Methods of preparation and dosage: Due to the high fatty acid content, it is good to refrigerate Saw Palmetto to extend the shelf life. When preparing Saw Palmetto, keep in mind that the fatty acids are not alcohol soluble, so capsules are a good way to get the entire benefit from the plant. Other preparations still yield good results, however.
Capsules: freeze-dried – 1 capsule 3 times daily. Regular capsules: 1-6 daily, divide the dose.
Combines well with: Pygeum, Pumpkin Seeds, Sarsaparilla, Eleuthero, Suma, Maca, Ginseng, He Shou Wu