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Saw Palmetto Extract

Saw Palmetto Extract

The Saw Palmetto extract is obtained from the berries of the native Serenoa repens palm in the southeastern United States. Mature and ripened berries are harvested, cleaned, and dried or preserved to conserve their bioactive compounds. Dried berries are extracted with ethanol or supercritical carbon dioxide, for example, into a concentrated form with their bioactive principles, composed mainly of fatty acids and phytosterols. The extract is then filtered and standardized ensuring consistent potency and quality.

It is mostly renowned for its support of prostate health by inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. This action reduces prostate enlargement and alleviates spacing and urgency symptoms of BPH, including urinary frequency. Anti-inflammatory activity is also exhibited by Saw Palmetto extract, which further supports urinary tract function and overall prostate health.

It is mostly found in dietary supplements for the purpose of assisting in the function of the prostate and also alleviating symptoms linked with BPH. Saw Palmetto extract taken on a regular basis has been shown to increase urinary flow, decrease the number of midnight urinations, and ease discomfort associated with enlargement of the prostate. Saw Palmetto extract, apart from being used for the purpose of prostate health, is used in different types of skin care products because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that preliminarily calm down irritated skin and promote good scalp health.