Saw Palmetto Plus by Pure Encapsulations
What Is SawPalmetto Plus?
Saw Palmetto Plus provides a combination of wellresearched natural extracts for supporting the health and function of the prostate gland.*
Pure Encapsulations Saw Palmetto Plus provides safe and effective ingredients for men looking for a complete prostate and urinary support formula. Those who are struggling with prostatitis or benign prostatic hyperplasia, may also be dealing with strained urine flow. This combination of ingredients provides specific metabolic support, directly effecting the prostate cells and how the prostate gland metabolizes hormones and promotes cellular detoxification.
Uses For Saw Palmetto Plus
Prostate Function: Saw palmetto has been used safely for decades to support proper prostate and urinary function. Its primary mode of action involves maintaining healthy testosterone metabolism and enzyme activities. In a JAMA meta-analysis involving 18 randomized controlled trials and almost 3,000 men, saw palmetto promoted healthy urinary flow. Pygeum africanum demonstrated similar support in another related meta-analysis. Research suggests that it may maintain healthy prostaglandin and prolactin metabolism in the prostate. Pumpkin seed oil provides essential fatty acids and zinc, important for prostate health. Nettle root, also known as stinging nettles or Urtica dioica, has indicated the ability to support healthy enzyme activity and maintain healthy hormone metabolism in prostate cells. In a multicenter study examining the effect of nettle root extract in over 5,000 individuals, the extract supported prostate health in the majority of subjects.*
What Is The Source?
Saw palmetto extract is produced using a supercritical CO2 extraction process. It is derived from Serenoa repens fruit and standardized to contain 85% total fatty acids. It typically contains 0.15% phytosterols. Pumpkin seed oil is derived from fresh pressed Cucurbita pepo. Pygeum africanum extract (bark) is standardized to contain 12% total sterols. It is wild-crafted and sustainably harvested to protect the tree. Pygeum harvesting is watched over by CITES. Nettle root is a 10:1 extract derived from Urtica dioica L. It typically contains 0.8% beta-sitosterol and 5% amino acids.
Recommendations & How To Use Saw Palmetto Plus
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2-4 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions with Saw Palmetto?
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Rare side effects of saw palmetto include occasional gastrointestinal distress, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, itching, and headache. Nettle has been associated with sweating and skin rash. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Saw palmetto and nettle may be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications. Saw palmetto is contraindicated with oral contraceptive medications and estrogen replacement medications. Blood pressure or blood sugar monitoring may be required with nettle for individuals on anti-hypertensive or anti-diabetes medications. Consult your physician for more information.