The extracts in this formula nutritionally support the health of the prostate gland. It has been used safely for decades to support proper prostate and urinary function. Its primary mode of action involves maintaining healthy testosterone metabolism.Saw Palmetto Plus™
Improved with nettle root extract
What Is It?
Saw Palmetto Plus provides a combination of wellresearched
natural extracts for supporting the health and
function of the prostate gland.*
Uses For Saw Palmetto Plus
Prostate Function: Saw palmetto has been used safely
for decades to support proper prostate and urinary
function. Its primary mode of action involves maintaining
healthy testosterone metabolism and enzyme
activities. In a JAMA meta-analysis involving 18
randomized controlled trials and almost 3,000 men,
saw palmetto promoted healthy urinary flow. Pygeum
africanum demonstrated similar support in another
related meta-analysis. Research suggests that it may
maintain healthy prostaglandin and prolactin metabolism
in the prostate. Pumpkin seed oil provides essential
fatty acids and zinc, important for prostate health. Nettle
root, also known as stinging nettles or Urtica dioica, has
indicated the ability to support healthy enzyme activity
and maintain healthy hormone metabolism in prostate
cells. In a multicenter study examining the effect of
nettle root extract in over 5,000 individuals, the extract
supported prostate health in the majority of subjects.*
What Is The Source?
Saw palmetto extract is produced using a supercritical
CO2 extraction process. It is derived from Serenoa
repens fruit and standardized to contain 85% total fatty
acids. It typically contains 0.15% phytosterols. Pumpkin
seed oil is derived from fresh pressed Cucurbita pepo.
Pygeum africanum extract (bark) is standardized to contain
12% total sterols. It is wild-crafted and sustainably
harvested to protect the tree. Pygeum harvesting is
watched over by CITES. Nettle root is a 10:1 extract
derived from Urtica dioica L. It typically contains 0.8%
beta-sitosterol and 5% amino acids.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2-4 capsules per day,
in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Rare
side effects of saw palmetto include occasional gastrointestinal
distress, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, itching, and
headache. Nettle has been associated with sweating and
skin rash. Consult your physician for more information.
re There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Saw palmetto and nettle may be contra-indicated with
blood thinning medications. Saw palmetto is contraindicated
with oral contraceptive medications and estrogen
replacement medications. Blood pressure or blood sugar
monitoring may be required with nettle for individuals on
anti-hypertensive or anti-diabetes medications. Consult
your physician for more information.