Saw Palmetto

  • Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a traditional herbal remedy whose 85-95% fatty acid content has been shown to block the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which converts the hormone testosterone to a potent prostatic tissue proliferative agent (Prostate 1998;37:77-83; Eur Urol 1994;26:247-52).
  • Saw palmetto has demonstrated the ability to reduce the effects of other hormones on the prostate (Prostate 1999;38:208-15; Eur Urol 1992;21:309-14).
  • Numerous clinical studies demonstrate that saw palmetto extract supports healthy male urinary flow and related genitourinary functions and helps maintain normal prostate size and activity, with an enviable safety and side effect profile (Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002;(3):CD001423; Eur Urol 2002;41:497-506).
  • Saw palmetto extract is a popular botanical recommendation by medical doctors in Europe.