Saw palmetto extract, stinging nettles root extract and pygeum bark extract each support prostate health, and their combination in a single formula creates a synergistic effect.
- Promotes Healthy Urinary Tract Flow and Frequency
- Helps Maintain Hormonal Balance
- Provides Nutrients that Support Prostate Health
Prostate enlargement can affect several factors of men’s health, including urinary flow and overall prostate health. Testosterone, its potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and estrogen are hormones that affect the prostate gland. Testosterone is converted into estrogen via the enzyme aromatase.
Aromatase levels increase as men age resulting in a subsequent decline in testosterone levels and increased estrogen production. Testosterone is also converted to its more potent form, DHT, via the enzyme known as 5-alpha-reductase.
The combination of increased estrogen levels along with elevated DHT is thought to be a key factor in enlargement of the prostate gland. Natural aromatase inhibitors and botanicals that prevent increased DHT and estrogen levels are included in Palmetto Complete to help support healthy urinary flow, hormone metabolism and overall prostate health.
Palmetto Complete includes herbs and trace minerals that work in synergy to support healthy prostate function. Saw palmetto extract, stinging nettles root extract, and pygeum bark extract each support prostate health in unique ways and work together to support healthy urinary flow, urination frequency, and maintain a balanced cycle of inflammation in the prostate.
Palmetto Complete includes a potent, standardized extract of saw palmetto, a 16:1 extract of stinging nettles root, and a standardized dried extract of the bark from Pygeum africanum, as well as chelated form of zinc, copper and selenium to support healthy prostate function.
The fat-soluble extract of the fruit of the saw palmetto tree, (Sabal serrulata) native to Florida, has been extensively researched for its ability to support prostate health.
The mechanism of action of saw palmetto includes inhibition of the enzyme 5-α-reductase and interfering with prostate estrogen receptors. In a meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials involving 2,939 men, saw palmetto had significant benefits, promoting normal urinary flow, nighttime urinary frequency, and peak urine flow rate.
In a six-month double-blinded, randomized trial of 1,098 patients, saw palmetto supported healthy prostate scores, peak urinary flow rate, and promoted healthy sexual function.