AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Saw Palmetto Extract and Pumpkin Seed Oil softgels.
Saw Palmetto extract is a plant traditionally used by Native Americans in the United States. It is taken from the berries of the saw palmetto fan palm, which grows as a tree or shrub and can grow 10 feet tall in warm climates. It is native to the West Indies and the United States. Ingredients of saw palmetto include fatty acids, plant sterols, and flavonoids. Polysaccharides in the berries help to reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system. Saw palmetto also helps to slow production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which helps to improve prostate health by converting testosterone into DHT, a sex steroid, and androgen hormone. DHT contributes to many health ailments in men such as an enlarged prostate, hair loss, and loss of libido.
Saw palmetto helps to increase testosterone naturally and to naturally improve prostate health. It treats BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia, the most common form of an enlarged prostate. Symptoms of BPH include difficulty with urination, resulting in bladder stones and infections. It can be caused by such conditions as hormonal changes, zinc deficiency, and deteriorating blood vessels.
By helping to balance testosterone levels, saw palmetto helps to prevent hair loss. Balancing testosterone levels can also improve sexual function and energy levels. Saw palmetto is effective in improving urine flow and a natural remedy for kidney stones. Other various ailments that saw palmetto can offer positive benefit to include the common cold and associated symptoms such as a cough and sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and migraines.
Take saw palmetto in moderation and as directed. Side effects and symptoms of high intake include stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, and headache. It has little-known drug interactions and the side effects are generally minor and rare.