A member of the palm family, saw palmetto is found in coastal regions, like Texas and Florida. The fruit and seeds of the saw palmetto plant have been used for years to regulate hormonal imbalances, and support and tone the glandular tissues of both men and women. Saw palmetto also strengthens the thyroid, which controls overall gland function.
An herb used to tone and strengthen male and female reproductive systems, saw palmetto relieves testicular inflammation, inhibits the hormone responsible for prostate enlargement, and reduces breast tenderness related to breast feeding and menstruation.
Saw palmetto’s antiseptic and astringent properties help to ease inflamed and irritated tissues of the urinary tract. Expelling toxins and irritants by stimulating urine flow, saw palmetto may help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections.
As an expectorant, saw palmetto alleviates coughs and congestion brought on by asthma, bronchitis and colds. Saw palmetto may also be used to balance the metabolism, aid digestion and stimulate the appetite to increase weight gain.
Take two capsules once a day.
Eating plenty of wholesome food, supplementing your diet with vitamin E and zinc, and using saw palmetto capsules can help men support the optimal function of the prostate gland. Known scientifically as Serenoa repens, the berries of saw palmetto, a semi tropical dwarf palm, help men maintain this important gland.
Native North American ate both the fruits and seeds of saw palmetto as food, and early settlers noticed that after live stock fed on it, the animals showed noticeable benefits in overall health.
Now that science has produced further evidence of the nutritional power of this important herb, why not provide your body with the highest quality products available? Nature’s Sunshine now offers a liquid concentrate softgel capsule with 160 mg of standardized saw palmetto and a minimum of 85 percent beta-sitosterols. These fatty acids are the most sought after components in saw palmetto.
Two softgels a day provides 320 mg of standardized concentrate. According to recent clinical studies, this is the suggested amount to help maintain men’s hormonal balance.