Life Extension PalmettoGuard® Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol helps support prostate function for an enlarged prostate. Published studies suggest that a remarkably high percentage of men will endure some form of prostate-induced discomfort over the course of their lifetimes. Decades of research substantiate saw palmetto as the gold standard in natural prostate support.
The saw palmetto berry (Serenoa repens) is rich in bioactive, high-molecular weight compounds including beta-sitosterol. It has been shown to interfere with DHT activity in the prostate, inhibit alpha-adrenergic receptor activity (to support normal urinary flow), and help regulate inflammatory actions in the prostate gland. (1-4)
Life Extension PalmettoGuard Saw Palmetto combines saw palmetto with boron and rosemary to support a healthy prostate. Testosterone converts to oestrogen at higher rates as men age. Prostate cells are sensitive to oestrogen's growth stimulatory effects. (1-4)
This saw palmetto extract has been standardized to contain 272 milligrams total fatty acids and sterols per one softgel capsule.
Our In-House pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written an article about PalmettoGuard:
Directions: As a food supplement, adults take one PalmettoGuard soft gel daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not exceed the daily dose.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed the daily dose. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your doctor if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating. If you have any concerns with regard to your prostate, please see your GP. If there is a family history or personal history of prostate cancer then doctors may recommend men to undertake a prostate exam from the age of 40 with semi-regular exams either biannually or annually, dependant on the initial PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) results.
Serving size 1 softgel: Saw Palmetto CO2 extract (fruit) providing 272mg total fatty acids 320mg, Beta-Sitosterol (from pine) 90mg Boron (as Albion® bororganic glycine) 3mg, Rosemary extract (leaf) 400mcg, pumpkin seed oil, gelatin, glycerin, sunflower lecithin, purified water, caramel colour. Non-GMO. Albion® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
Can women take Life Extension PalmettoGuard Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol?
This product can be used by women.
Can the capsule of Life Extension PalmettoGuard Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol be opened and put in water?
You can, and while we cannot guarantee efficacy of the product at that point, you may still receive most of the benefit. Additionally, the taste of the product may be difficult to palate.
What is the gelatin used in Life Extension PalmettoGuard Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol?
The gelatin used as part of the softgel in this product is bovine-derived.
Does Life Extension PalmettoGuard Saw Palmetto with Beta-Sitosterol contain gluten?
No, it does not contain gluten.
Is this Pine from French Pine Bark?
The species of pine used to provide the beta-sitosterol in this formula are the Pinus Elliottii and the Pinus Taeda. French pine bark (Pinus pinaster) is not used.
What is Saw Palmetto rich in?
Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens) is rich in the bioactive compound beta-sitosterol.
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