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Natural Health Benefits of Palmetto For Prostate and Bladder

Are you a man that suffers from difficulties starting to urinate and emptying the bladder, dribbling of the urine, weak urinary flow or low sex drive?

These problems can be rather frustrating and deliberating. Worse yet, it's hard to know exactly what's causing the problem and how to treat them.

Common Prostate and Bladder Problems

The prostate is a small, nut-sized gland that gives you great masculine power. It is located between your urinary bladder and urethra (the tube through which urine flows out of the bladder through your penis). Enlargement of the prostate allegedly comes with age. It’s not a norm, but it happens quite often.

Is this a problem? Yes, being so close to the bladder and urethra, its growth can affect them, squeezing them, tightening them, even blocking them. And this can cause urinary problems.

This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and it can obstruct the urethra or irritate the bladder.

Symptoms of Urinary Obstruction

  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Difficulty urinating – forcing urine out
  • Weak urinary flow
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Dribbling after urination
  • Difficulty eliminating urine completely

Symptoms of Bladder Irritation

  • Bathroom emergencies
  • Frequent urination, especially during the night
  • Pain and discomfort at urination
  • Incontinence 

An Effective Natural Treatment- Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto is a purple berry fruit of the Serenoa repens fan palm. It is native from warm regions of West Indies, United States (Florida, South Carolina). This plant has been used for centuries in the native traditional medicine.

It contains many fatty acids and phytosterols. The bioactive compounds are found in the fat-soluble components of the berries. The most important mechanism of action of saw palmetto is the inhibition of the enzyme 5a-reductase, responsible for converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a more androgenic form.

These Saw Palmetto berries are famous for reducing inflammation, strengthening the immune system, boosting sex drive, increasing fertility, and protecting prostate and bladder.

It treats prostate infections, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), prostate cancer, low sperm count, pelvic pain, headaches, colds, sore throat, coughs, etc.

Saw Palmetto can be found in various forms: dried berries, tablets, liposterolic extract in capsules, liquid extract (tincture), or tea.

Top 6 Benefits of Saw Palmetto Benefits for Men 

1. Treats Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BHP)

This age-related enlarged prostate condition (BHP) can cause hormonal imbalances (excess estrogen), damaging blood vessels, zinc deficiency. The benign prostatic hypertrophy can be treated with Saw Palmetto, studies show.

Saw Palmetto is found to have an anti-estrogenic effect on the benign prostatic hypertrophy subjects, reducing the estrogenic levels to normal and inflammation.

Research on Saw Palmetto discovered that it inhibits testosterone to stimulate prostate cells, which, in return, stops the abnormal prostate enlargement.

Existent drugs for this condition cause further sexual dysfunction, while Saw Palmetto is a side-effect free, natural herb that efficiently treats BHP. Saw Palmetto is also a natural source of testosterone boosting and prostate protection.

2. Regulates testosterone levels naturally

Saw Palmetto inhibits the conversion of testosterone into its androgenic form, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), managing to keep testosterone levels normal.

What exactly does this mean? You are saved from having low levels of testosterone, which are linked to chronic fatigue, weakness, low libido, weight gain, and hair loss.

3. Restores and Boosts Sex Drive and Fertility

Saw Palmetto restores your testosterone levels to normal and thus, it boosts your natural sex drive and fertility.

Low testosterone level means low sperm count, and by increasing your testosterone levels, Saw Palmetto increases your sperm’s strengths and vigor.

4. Protects the Urinary System

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia have urinary related problems such as abnormal hyperactive bladder and urinary dysfunction.

Saw Palmetto strengthens both bladder and urethra, treats urinary infections, and is also treats kidney stones problems. Studies show that it improved the urinary tract function and the urine flow.

5. Decreases Risk of Prostate Cancer

Fatty acids (such as laurate, palmitate, stearate, oleate, linoleate) and Phytosterols in Saw Palmetto have powerful anti-carcinogenic properties in cases of prostate cancer, studies find.

Saw Palmetto inhibits the growth of prostate cancer tumours.

6. Treats Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Male alopecia is a very common hair problem for men in the last decades, caused by chronic inflammation of the hair follicle. Studies have discovered that Saw Palmetto is an effective hair loss treatment with great results for men who can’t tolerate medication’s side-effects.

More studies support the findings, showing that Saw Palmetto has anti-inflammatory effects at the level of the hair follicle, helping to treat alopecia.

Natural testosterone to DHT conversion inhibitors from Saw Palmetto extracts were able to stop alopecia and facilitate hair growth.

Recommended Source and Dosages

Clinical studies recommend a dosage of 160 mg to 320 mg extract two times a day with a content of 80-90% volatile oils.

You can also consume 1-2 grams of fresh berries daily.

Our NutriFlair Saw Palmetto dietary supplement contains 25% dry berries powder in 500 mg capsules. They are non-GMO, 100% natural, made in the USA in an FDA registered facility.

Get 100 powder capsules of pure testosterone power that supports your prostate function, helps relieve urination problems, and boosts sexual function.

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