Saw Palmetto Extract
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Product Name: Saw Palmetto Extract
Active Ingredient: fatty acids
CAS Number: 84604-15-9
Appearance: yellow-white fine powder
Assay: fatty acids 25% GC
Saw palmetto extract is an extract of the fruit of serenoa repens. It is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols, and has shown promise in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia.
One of Saw Palmetto's key uses is treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) . BPH is enlargement of the prostate gland, and can block the urethra and require surgery. Saw palmetto is believed to inhibit the actions of testosterone on the prostate, which causes enlargement of the prostate which interferes with urinary flow. Saw Palmetto herb helps improve urinary flow, and reduces the frequency and urgency of urination in men with BPH.
Saw Palmetto is also used to treat bladder inflammation, chronic bronchitis, among other conditions. The fatty acids in Saw Palmetto are thought to have testosterone inhibiting effects on the prostate. Saw Palmetto also prevents testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) , which causes prostate cells to multiply, and also leads to male balding. Saw palmetto herb prevents the binding of DHT to androgen receptors, thus playing a key role in helping prevent and treat prostate enlargement, and also hair loss.