The prostate is a small walnut-shaped organ in the male body that secretes a secretion that is responsible for carrying sperm, the two together make up the male's semen.
Extract from the flower of the saw palmetto plant, a popular remedy for treating urinary difficulties. These difficulties are most commonly caused by prostate enlargement.
In the case of prostate enlargement, urine is difficult to pass, it is difficult to pass in thin streams, often requires effort and there is often a watery urge at night.
The hormone DHT is the driving force behind prostate enlargement. DHT, also known as dihydrotestosterone, is produced from the breakdown of testosterone (male sex hormone). DHT plays a key role in childhood prostate growth. However, in adulthood, excessive levels will cause prostate enlargement.
Saw palmetto can help with this. Because it prevents testosterone from being broken down into DHT. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of saw palmetto on prostate health, and it can also help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
In addition, antioxidants such as zinc and lycopene protect prostate cells from damage. This may enhance the preventive properties of saw palmetto against prostate diseases.
The dose of saw palmetto extract used in most places is 300-600 mg/day. However, no significant side effects have been demonstrated at 1000 mg/day. When taking it, do not exceed the maximum dose tested (1000-1100 mg).