Throughout the centuries, the berries from the saw palmetto tree have been used for health and wellness purposes. Native American people have long and widely used this tree's fruit as a natural tonic for general health. Modern science has validated this use in study after study identifying s.p.'s specific benefits for various bodily systems, particularly in men.
How Does S.P. Work?
Many of the problems related to the prostate and urinary tract are the result of an enlarged prostate. Rather than simply reduce the prostate's size, however, one way s.p. works to benefit the prostate is by shrinking the inner walls of the prostate and thereby relieve the pressure it was placing on the urinary tract.
It is also believed that s.p. support's men by preventing the body from converting testosterone to a more potent form known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a possible contributor to several types of hair loss.
Uses of S.P. for Prostate Health
S.P. is a recommended natural supplement for men. It is utilized as a preventative method of avoiding complications from prostate surgeries like TURP or transurethral resection of the prostate. According to research, taking the proper dose of s.p. every day for the two months ahead of prostate surgery could reduce blood loss, the duration of surgery, the potential for problems developing during surgery, and the total amount of time in the hospital before being released to return home.
S.P. is also commonly used as a treatment for a variety of prostate conditions. Notably, it is widely used to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or an enlarged prostate such as painful urination or frequent nighttime urination.
While evidence is not as available backing these uses of s.p., it is believed to relieve an underactive (or hypotonic) bladder, chronic pelvic pain syndrome related to prostate swelling, reducing post-prostate-surgery bleeding, and prostate cancer. Other ways s.p. is used besides to benefit the prostate include to relieve symptoms of asthma, coughs, and colds, chronic bronchitis, migraine headaches, sore throat, and breast development.
Supplements for Prostate Health
Farlong Pharmaceutical makes powerful and all-natural supplements for prostate health, including a standardized s.p. berry extract. Recent studies have also found that, in addition to prostate health, s.p. such as is contained in Farlong Pharmaceutical's Saw Palmetto Plus also promotes urinary tract health. In addition to 800 mg per two-capsule dose of s.p. extract, Farlong Pharmaceutical's prostate health supplement also contains 200 mg per dose of a proprietary blend of talcum, plantain seed, and licorice, also found in studies to have benefits for prostate health. As with s.p. in general, Farlong's Saw Palmetto Plus is recommended for male adults only.