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Clinically Shown to Block DHT
A clinical study was conducted on our Saw Palmetto extract, which clearly shows its effectiveness in reducing DHT conversion. The data shows close to a 100% inhibition of 5a-reductase II – the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT.
DHT is the cause of prostate and urination issues – as well as hair loss in many individuals.
Saw Palmetto’s primary function to be effective is to block DHT.
Pharmaceutical Grade Saw Palmetto ExtractOur Saw Palmetto exceeds the US Pharmacopeia Standards for Pharmaceutical Grade.
The US Pharmacopeia has established pharmaceutical grade standards for saw palmetto supplements to guide consumers' usage, formulated and backed by clinical research. The pharmaceutical-grade standards identify the optimal nutrient content and concentrations for saw palmetto extract.
Exceeds All Clinical Standards for Saw Palmetto ExtractSuccessful clinical studies with Saw Palmetto have only been achieved with 100% extract form. Our formula was created to exceed clinical study standards.
Saw Palmetto is one of the most extensively studied alternative health supplements and has been used since the late 1800s to improve key parameters of men’s health. Our product, specially developed to meet all clinical study standards, ensures delivery of the therapeutic health benefits our customers seek.
All clinical studies used 100% oil extract and administered 320 milligrams per serving of saw palmetto extract. The clinical studies also used saw palmetto extract with 70% or higher concentration of fatty acids; our product contains a 90% concentration of fatty acids.
Fresh From Florida Saw PalmettoGrown & Hand-Picked in its Natural Habitat of Central Florida
Central Florida is the natural habitat of saw palmetto – and produces the most nutrient-dense palmetto berries. The berries used to make our saw palmetto extract are harvested and hand-picked in central Florida, and then CO2 extracted 10 miles down the road.
This is truly a Fresh From Florida approved product.
Potent DHT Blocker*
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is formed in the body by the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes interfering with the functions of free-flowing testosterone. The 5 alpha-reductase enzymes hijack the testosterone and convert it to DHT, reducing testosterone levels and increasing DHT levels. Both saw palmetto extract and pumpkin seed oil contain fatty acids and phytonutrients that naturally block testosterone conversion to DHT.*
Reduce Hair Loss*
Our Saw Palmetto Extract will assist in slowing or mitigating hair loss by blocking DHT. DHT proliferates hair loss because it binds to the dermal papilla receptors in hair and blocks the flow of essential nutrients that promote hair growth, resulting in thinning or even hair loss.*
Relief from Urination Issues*
Are you having trouble urinating? Saw Palmetto extract helps provide potent relief from urination issues, such as frequent urination, weak streams, and the inability to empty the tank fully. It does this by helping reduce swelling of the prostate and urethra. The swelling is what leads to these issues and is caused by high levels of DHT.*
Increase Testosterone Naturally*
By blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT, both saw palmetto and pumpkin seed oil help to raise levels of free-flowing testosterone in the body naturally. Large amounts of testosterone can be lost to DHT conversion.*
Support Prostate Health - Helps with Swollen Prostate*
Saw Palmetto Extract and Pumpkin Seed Oil are well known for their ability to support overall prostate health in men. Many men suffer from swollen prostates, often referred to as BPH, or benign prostate hyperplasia. BPH can lead to a slew of issues, including serious prostate diseases. The fatty acids in both saw palmetto extract and pumpkin seed oil have been shown to reduce prostate swelling.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Suggested UseAs a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel daily with food.
Other IngredientsUSPlus® Supercritical CO2 Saw Palmetto Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil
We understand your potential concern with these ingredients. Hopefully, our answer can provide you a little more clarity for these ingredients' necessity and that they are not a risk.
Our product contains 100% saw palmetto extract, and this extract is an extremely potent concentration of free fatty acids. It is the active and most essential ingredient in saw palmetto. All clinical studies were conducted around these active nutrients. The concentration of free fatty acids is extremely high, requiring the appropriate form of encapsulation. The capsules we used are essential in maintaining the proper encapsulation of these nutrients without degradation, leading to rot and leakage. The capsules we use are the most stable form for delivering the potent content of these ingredients. We also need to deliver these nutrients to the region in the digestive system where they can be absorbed.
Tapioca, rice, or pullulan capsules would not adequately sustain or deliver the concentration of nutrients from pure saw palmetto extract. If you look at our capsules, they are, in fact, pure oil extract. Many other products come in crushed berry form, powder, or crushed berries, containing only 9% free fatty acid concentration, which can be encapsulated in anything and have no nutritional value. One of our capsules of free fatty acid content is equivalent to 9+ of the powder or crushed berry forms.
We understand your concern and desire for clean labels with pure natural ingredients because we are very much a part of this movement, and it is a driving force behind the products we offer. The organic quality standards of our spirulina and chlorella could also attest to this.
With that said, much information regarding some ingredients is a bit misleading. All studies related to carrageenan are associated with the degraded form. In fact, this form is dangerous, but it is not dangerous when it comes to non-degraded forms. Also, the amount used in the capsules is so minuscule compared to any food source—the same as the modified corn starch. One capsule contains exponentially less modified corn starch than a handful of processed food containing the ingredient. In this case, we could not possibly deliver the nutrient content found in our extract without such capsules. It is a give and take that has to be made to enjoy the benefits of such a concentration of a potent botanical extract. Sometimes, a small bit of science can help us better reap the benefits of mother nature's fantastic healing properties.
The percent yield from the fruit is 12%. The extract itself contains 85-95% fatty acids.
Our Saw Palmetto formulation contains 80% saw palmetto extract and 20% pumpkin seed oil. Each serving provides 320 mg of pharmaceutical-grade saw palmetto extract, which is the clinically recommended and ideal dosage for saw palmetto extract based on extensive clinical studies.
Yes, it is perfectly safe and acceptable for females to take this product.
Yes, our saw palmetto and pumpkin seed oil extract do contain beta-sitosterol. It is a naturally-occurring phytonutrient found in the pumpkin seed oil. The pumpkin seed oil included in our nutritional supplement is for its beta-sitosterol and other mineral contents. The softgels provide about 0.8 mg beta-sitosterol, found in both USPlus and pumpkin seed oil. Total phytosterol content is about 1.2 mg.
Fatty acids are one of the primary active nutrients in saw palmetto, and the concentration of fatty acids is indicative of the potency and purity of the saw palmetto. The 90% fatty acid content qualifies our saw palmetto as pharmaceutical-grade. All clinical trials conducted on saw palmetto show a high concentration of fatty acids (over 80%), which is essential to receiving saw palmetto's full benefit.
We believe orally taking the saw palmetto with pumpkin seed oil is the best use, so we don't promote this method, but yes, you can do this! Here are some basic instructions, and if you have another recipe or technique you are planning on using, that is great too.
Blend 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a capsule of saw palmetto extract and pumpkin seed oil in a bowl. Heat the oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm. Start rubbing the oil into your scalp with your fingertips. Once your scalp is fully covered, continue massaging it with your fingers for about 15 minutes. Leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes, wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo, and let your hair air dry. You can also mix the capsule with just warm water and apply it to your scalp, leaving it in all day.
Saw Palmetto positively influences testosterone levels, but it is not a testosterone booster. It is a DHT blocker. The body converts testosterone into DHT, and DHT wreaks havoc on the prostate contributing to hair loss. By preventing the conversion of testosterone to DHT, your body maintains the testosterone levels it already has.
There is no tangible Vitamin A in our Saw Palmetto product. It contains only extracted oils - the Vitamin A content from pumpkin seeds is in the actual plant mass. The primary nutrients in our Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed softgels are fatty acids.