A. VOGEL Sabalasan Prostate 1
Sexual dysfunction is common from age 60 onwards. 50% of men between the ages of 60 and 69 can no longer achieve an erection or can achieve only a reduced erection.
In the same age group, 49% state that they have no or only a reduced ejaculation.
The standard medical therapy for BPH can further exacerbate these sexual dysfunction.
Each capsule contains:
Organic Saw Palmetto* fruit extract (Serenoa repens) (9 – 12:1) 320 mg, equivalent to 2280 – 3840 mg of berries; and not less than 85% fatty acids.
Non-medicinal ingredients (of the capsule):
Gelatin, glycerine, purified water, sorbitol, iron oxide.
* Certified by OCIA International
Note: Alcohol is used to extract the maximum amount of active components and supporting elements of the saw palmetto berry. The extract is gently vacuum dried to approximately 30% of its original volume. In the final concentration, there is no alcohol
Adults (men): Take 1 capsule, once daily with water after a meal.
Saw Palmetto is by far the most studied and most effective medicinal herb to treat benign prostate hyperplasia symptoms. It contains many active components: some hydrosoluble, like flavonoids, tannins and sugars, and some liposoluble, like carotene, sterols, fatty acids and fatty alcohols. These liposoluble molecules are demonstrated to be the most active in BPH treatment. The extracts in the studies were standardized to 80 to 95% liposoluble components.
Saw Palmetto extract works in many different ways. It inhibits the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, therefore reducing DHT production. This effect seems to be specific to the prostate.(2) Saw Palmetto also has an antagonist effect on DHT at the receptor level, reducing the impact of the cellular DHT. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect via cyclo-oxygenase and lipo-oxygenase inhibition (these two enzymes are responsible for the synthesis of inflammation factors like prostaglandins and leucotrienes).(3) Moreover, Saw Palmetto has an antispasmodic effect that could improve urinary symptoms.(4) However, it does not modify the circulating hormone levels, which confirms that it is effective only at the cellular level.(5)
Recently, a few studies have looked into Saw Palmettos reported anti-cancer effect. Although this data comes from in vitro studies, Saw Palmetto seems to effectively stop the proliferation of cancerous prostate cells. A special fatty acid, myristoleic acid, would have cytotoxic properties on these cells.(6)
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: urination problems in benign prostatic hyperplasia.