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Product: Saw Palmetto with Lycopene

Company: Natural Factors

Size: 60 Softgels

Ingredients: Saw Palmetto Berry Extract (Standardized to contain 95% fatty acids and sterols) 160mg, Lycopene Extract (6% natural tomatoe extract) 5mg, in a base of certified organic flaxseed oil and pumpkin seed oil.

Dosage: Take one to two capsules twice daily or as directed by a physician.

Contains no artificial preservatives, color, corn, dairy, gluten, soya, startch or yeast.

Description: Saw Palmetto Extract (serenoa repens) with Lycopenes

"Does Saw Palmetto extract oil really reduce prostate problems?"

"Sure I have to get up at night to pee a lot. Doesnít everybody as they get older?"

- Yes, and No!

There are few natural health products that have prompted more testimonials from users than Saw Palmetto. Men concerned with nocturia (the need to urinate at night) and enlargement of the prostate have reported amazing effectiveness, with some men reporting a 100% elimination of their symptoms.

The problem with prostate problems is that most men donít want to recognize, admit or talk about them. They may not even realize they have a problem. The most annoying symptom of a prostate problem can be the feeling that you "have to go" only to find you canít. Add to this the frustration and exhaustion that come with interrupted sleep. This is the joy of an enlarged prostate gland (called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH).

It seems that nearly every man over the age of 45 has some enlargement of the prostate (a cluster of small male sex glands, shaped like a donut encircling the urethra, just below the bladder). Although you can have an enlarged prostate without any related problems, many men find they have trouble with pain, burning and difficulty starting and stopping urination. For centuries, men have used herbal products, specifically Saw Palmetto berries, to counteract the effects of aging, and to alleviate prostate problems.

Conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone is a chemical reaction that contributes to prostate enlargement and its symptoms. The berries of the Saw Palmetto plant have been shown to inhibit this chemical reaction.

So donít assume that sleepless nights running to the washroom are an acceptable part of growing older.

Natural Factors has also added lycopenes to our Saw Palmetto capsules. Recent research suggests that the carotenoid lycopene is helpful for prostate problems, has anticancer properties, and is one of the most powerful antioxidants for the cardiovascular system.

There are two common ways Saw Palmetto is processed for your use. Oil extracts of this herb contain the highest levels of active ingredients possible. Key active ingredients include fatty acids and sterols. The oil is extracted from the herb and encapsulated, sometimes in a flax seed oil or pumpkin oil base. Some products contain dry powdered extracts.

Unfortunately, in the process of drying, the extract loses much of its potency. For example, 80mg of Saw Palmetto Oil Extract has 85 to 95% fatty acids (approximately 75mg of active ingredients). In order for this to be made into a dry powder, it must be reduced 4 times, meaning that you would need 325mg to deliver the same amount of fatty acids in a single dose. This makes oil extracts a more economical and effective choice when buying a prostate care product.

Natural Factors Saw Palmetto extract (160mg) is a 12 to 1 extract. This makes it equivalent to 1920mg of Saw Palmetto Powder!


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