Saw Palmetto Extract 160 mg
Indications: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Frequent micturition, Frequent micturition, Pyuria, Nocturnal urination, Enhance bladder function, Urinary incontinence.
Dosage & administration: 1 capsule 1-3 times daily or as direction by the physician.
160 mg capsule: An advanced blend of minerals & herbs that can help a proactive approach to prostate health. Saw palmetto supports normal
prostate function and healthy urinary flow. It contains Zinc which is required for normal reproductive function.
500 mg capsule: This is indicated in urination problems in benign prostatic hyperplasia stages I & II.
Each 160 mg capsule containsSaw Palmetto Oil 160 mg
Pygeum Bark Oil 1.7 mg
Korean Ginseng 3.3 mg
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate 33.1 mg
Copper Gluconate 2 mg
Each 500 mg capsule containsSaw palmetto (Serenoa repens) fruit 500 mg.
160 mg capsule: Saw Palmetto exerts anti-estrogenic activity, increases urinary fow rate; decreases residual urine; decreases painful urination;
decreases nocturia; anti-infammatory activities by following possible mechanisms:
Inhibits action of 5α-reductase, which catalyzes the metabolism of testosterone to DHT, due to the free fatty acid content of the fruit’s
Inhibits receptor binding of androgens.
Inhibits noncompetitively human α 1-adrenoreceptors.
Inhibits both the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways in vitro
Inhibits growth factors in vitro
Binds selectively to and increases apoptotic index for prostate cells.
500 mg capsule: Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) fruit is most commonly used to treat problems related to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Multiple mechanisms of action have been proposed and Saw palmetto appears to possess 5-alpha reductase inhibitory activity (thereby preventing
the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone). Estrogenic effects as well as direct inhibitory effects on androgen receptors and
antiinflammatory properties have also been reported.
Dosage & Administration
160 mg capsule: For Adult use only. The usual dosage is 1-2 capsules daily or as advised by the physician. The safety and effectiveness of Saw
Palmetto in the pediatric population have not been established.
500 mg capsule: 1 to 2 g (2-4 capsules) in divided doses daily.
160 mg capsule: Saw palmetto might decrease the efects of estrogen in the body. Taking saw palmetto along with birth control pills might
decrease the efectiveness of birth control pills.
500 mg capsule: It is believed to exert estrogen, androgen and alpha-adrenergic blocking effects. Because of this, the use of hormones, hormonelike drugs or adrenergic drugs concomitantly may need to be adjusted.
Saw palmetto is not indicated for advanced BPH with severe urinary retention. It should not be used without frst ruling out prostate cancer.
Rare case of GI disturbance has been reported. Ingestion on an empty stomach may cause nausea. Hypertension was reported in 3.1% taking saw
Precautions & Warnings
Saw palmetto might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using saw
palmetto at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Herbal and Nutraceuticals
Store in a cool and dry place, below 30°C. Protect from light & moisture. Keep the medicine out of reach of children.
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