Saw Palmetto is widely used for men suffering from increased prostate gland. As we age, we find a lot of changes in our body which are not in our control; some are due to an external factor and some due to hormonal changes. For most men, one of those changes would include an increase in the prostate gland which also leads to a problem with the urinary tract.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. It is responsible for producing and nourishing the fluid which carries the sperm. It also plays a major role in normal urine flow.
An enlarged prostate means the gland is increasing in size which makes it difficult to function normally and puts pressure on the urethra which affects the normal urine flow. It is also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and cause for the same is unknown and it happens to almost all men above 50 years of age.
The prevalence of BPH is age-dependent, with initial development usually occurring after 40 years of age1. By 60 years of age, its prevalence is greater than 50% and by age 85, the prevalence is as high as 90%.
Saw Palmetto or Serenoa Repens is the ripe berries of the American dwarf palm which are traditionally used to cure prostate related problems. The Saw Palmetto Extract (SPE) is commonly used by aged men for better prostate health, improves sexual drive and urinary tract.
Based on the previous studies, it is been observed that SPE significantly helps prostate health by working at the cellular level by protecting from the breakdown of testosterone.
The efficacy of SPE likely depends on the ingredients. Hence, it would be ideal to identify the active ingredients and to establish the optimal preparation in terms of efficacy and safety, or it should be recognized that the efficacy and the safety of SPE could differ according to a brand.
By protecting your testosterone from a breakdown, it also plays a role in preventing hair loss. The byproduct dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for hair loss in men above the age of 50 years.
GNC Saw Palmetto had been made using the extract which is more effective in providing its benefits taking the utmost care of your prostate.