This November we’re celebrating MOVEMBER and shining our SPOTLIGHT on MEN’S HEALTH. When it comes to supplements, each individual is unique in their needs, but there are several supplements and herbal formulas that relate to the specific needs of men’s health.
Today in the spotlight is Saw Palmetto – a type of palm native to the southeastern United States. It has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine where the berries of the plant are commonly used to improve prostate health, balance hormone levels, and prevent hair loss in men.
According the healthline.com, there are 5 promising benefits and uses of saw palmetto:
1. Prevents hair loss – Saw palmetto may ward off hair loss and increase hair density by decreasing levels of a specific enzyme related to hair loss. 2. Improves urinary tract function – Urinary tract symptoms are common among older men and can include issues like incontinence and difficulty urinating. Saw palmetto may improve urinary symptoms associated with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) – a condition that causes an enlargement of the prostate gland and results in decreased urine flow. 3. May support prostate health – The prostate is a small gland located between the bladder and the penis in men. Some research suggests that saw palmetto could support prostate health and may aid in preventing issues like BPH and prostate cancer. 4. May decrease inflammation – Saw palmetto contains antioxidants – compounds that prevent damage to cells, decrease inflammation, and protect against chronic disease. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties, which could be beneficial in treating certain conditions. 5. May help regulate testosterone levels – Studies show that saw palmetto could decrease the activity of an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT, helping to maintain testosterone levels naturally. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/saw-palmetto-benefits…
As with all herbal supplements, please consult with your practitioner if you are taking other medications to ensure no adverse reactions may occur. Could you benefit from taking Saw Palmetto? BOOK an analysis and find out… and men receive $10 OFF analysis fees during the month of ‘MOVEMBER’!