Saw Palmetto Oil best for BPH
Enlargement of the prostate or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) begins soon after the age of 30, affecting almost one in two men over the age of 50. The first signs of the problem are disturbances in urination – a weak stream and frequent urge to urinate, often disturbing sleep through the night. It doesn’t have to be an inevitable consequence of ageing.
A herbal remedy can help: Saw Palmettto.
It is now known that the power of Saw Palmetto lies in its oil rich berries. The oil contains the active ingredients that make the herb so effective in the treatment of BPH, reducing the sensitivity of prostate cells to the hormone, di-hydrotestosterone (DHT), over-production of which is responsible for increasing the size of the prostate gland. The oil also helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, so relieving pressure on the bladder.
Research into the tolerability of Saw Palmetto has achieved excellent results. Conducted by Swiss GPs, the study involved 367 patients who had first time diagnosis of BPH or who had never received medical treatment for the condition. Patients took one Saw Palmetto capsule daily for eight weeks.
- Symptoms reduced by up to 42% in eight weeks
- Well tolerated with no side effects
- Fast results with just one capsule a day
The key findings:
Saw Palmetto had a very good efficacy in the treatment of BPH. Symptoms improved by 42% for patients with mild symptoms and 38% for patients with medium symptoms.
- All patients reported an improvement in quality of life.
- 86% of all monitored patients indicated that they would continue taking Saw Palmetto due to its good tolerability and high efficacy.
- Improvement could be seen in just four weeks in 83% of patients.
- Saw Palmetto worked even for patients with severe symptoms, which in this group were reduced by 30%.
Published in ARS MEDICI 2 • 2005