Saw Palmetto Extract (Sabal serulata) ~ CO2 Extract
The Saw Palmetto berries have been traditionally used by the Natives of the area as a food ~ Saw Palmetto Extract acts as a general tonic, used to support the prostate, balance male energy and build healthy, vibrant skin. Benefits of Saw Palmetto include:
- Skin Tonic
- Male Endocrine Tonic
- Used for Urinary Tract Health
Aromatic Scent: Dry, smoky, pungent, woody, and astringent ~
Dr. Nick Notes
Our Saw Palmetto extract is produced with CO2 extraction method from the berries of the American Dwarf Small Palm species, native to the region of Florida in the United States. Saw Palmetto CO2 Extract is a great tonic for the prostate and helps to balance male energy. Saw Palmetto oil is very rich in high quality lipids that have powerful tonifying properties for the skin and hair similar to Seabuckthorn oil. Most Saw Palmetto extracts are ethanol extracted – are less potent than our Saw Palmetto Extract.
Our CO2 extract of Saw Palmetto is more potent compared to other extracts available on the market. Saw Palmetto extract may promote generalized health and cannot be expected to have notable benefits for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. Consider this to be a generalized health tonic for men of all ages. We are exploring the development of a male tonic tincture including the use of Saw Palmetto (CO2).
Through the medical literature, it seems that the mechanism of action is known. The mechanism (demonstrated through in vitro studies) of Saw Palmetto seems to be 5-alpha reductase inhibition, adrenergic receptor antagonism and intraprostatic androgen receptor blockade. Today, alpha(1)-adrenoceptor antagonists and muscarinic cholinoceptor antagonists are commonly used in the treatment of men with voiding symptoms secondary to BPH.
Furthermore, oral administration of SPE has been shown to attenuate the up-regulation of alpha(1)-adrenoceptors in the rat prostate induced by testosterone. Thus, SPE at clinically relevant doses may exert a direct effect on the pharmacological receptors in the lower urinary tract, thereby improving urinary dysfunction in patients with BPH and an overactive bladder. SPE does not have interactions with co-administered drugs or serious adverse events in blood biochemical parameters, suggestive of its relative safety, even with long-term intake. Saw Palmetto use seems to have no notable risks or side effect profile – use of the ethanolic extract was reported in one study to have no notable reduction on symptoms of BPH. The use of saw palmetto in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia is safe with no recognized adverse effects. No effect on serum prostate specific antigen has been noted.
Placebo controlled trials and meta-analyses have suggested that saw palmetto leads to subjective and objective improvement in men with lower urinary tract symptoms, while some larger studies have suggested no significant difference in BPH symptoms using an ethanolic extract.
How to Use
- Add to skin and hair care products to tonify and promote beautiful skin and hair.
- May infuse into a carrier oil and massage through male sensitive areas to support general health.
- Use 1-4 drops in water, nut milk, juice – Try preparing a warm tea.
- Can add 1-8 drops into an edible oil (use 10-20% Saw Palmetto infused in edible oil) and encapsulate for internal consumption – May be split into up to three doses daily.
- Infuse 1-3 drops into culinary preparations to help support male health.
Unknown. No noted negative side effects with use of Saw Palmetto ethanolic extracts based on some clinical studies.
Blends Well With: Grapefruit, Frankincense Carterii (CO2), Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pomegranate Seed (CO2), Seabuckthorn Pulp (CO2), Turmeric (CO2)
Country of Origin: USA (Florida)
Extraction Method: Supercritical CO2 Extraction
Parts of Plant Used: Fruit
Constituents: Alpha Linolenic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Carpylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid, Linoleic Acid, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Vaccenic Acid, phytosterols (including Sitosterol)
~ In Loving Support ~
- Pharmacological effects of saw palmetto extract in the lower urinary tract. Mayumi Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ito, Tomomi Fujino, Masayuki Abe, Keizo Umegaki, Satomi Onoue, Hiroshi Noguchi, Shizuo Yamada. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2009 Mar; 30(3): 271–281
- Saw palmetto for the treatment of men with lower urinary tract symptoms.G. S. Gerber. J Urol. 2000 May; 163(5): 1408–1412.
- Effect of Increasing Doses of Saw Palmetto on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Randomized Trial.Michael J. Barry, Sreelatha Meleth, Jeannette Y. Lee, Karl J. Kreder, Andrew L. Avins, J. Curtis Nickel, Claus G. Roehrborn, E. David Crawford, Harris E. Foster, Jr, Steven A. Kaplan, Andrew McCullough, Gerald L. Andriole, Michael J. Naslund, O. Dale Williams, John W. Kusek, Catherine M. Meyers, Joseph M. Betz, Alan Cantor, Kevin T. McVary. Published in final edited form as: JAMA. 2011 Sep 28; 306(12): 1344–1351.
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