SAW PALMETTO 320mg (85% FATTY ACIDS)
- 320mg of Saw Palmetto Oil!
- 85% of fatty acids
- With pumpkin oil, rich in oleic acid
- Now in softgels suitable for vegans!
What is Saw Palmetto?
Saw Palmetto by HSNessentials is a food supplement made from Saw Palmetto oil and pumpkin seed oil; it comes in softgels or easy-to-swallow capsules. We have used a glazing agent known as Hydroxypopyl starch (E1440) that has been obtained from a natural source, particularly from cornstarch.
This glazing agent is a modified starch that has been approved as a food additive. In fact, its consumption is regarded as safe without toxicity reports that may interfere with its commercialization. Therefore, this product is also suitable for vegans since we have avoided using animal gelatin, which is probably the most common format in the food industry for those products that come in 'softgels'.
Saw Palmetto is a compound extracted from the fruit of the plant Serenoa repens. It has been widely for phytotherapy in several cultures, specially in the West. In fact, 'in countries like Germany or Australia, it is used to treat low urinary tract symptoms and it makes up more than a 90% of the prescribed medication to treat benign prostate hyperplasia' (Wilt et al., 1998; Koch, 2001; quoted in Suzuki et al., 2009).
Moreover, we have added pumpkin seed oil to our product, which is a source of unsaturated fatty acids, which perfectly complements the effect of the Saw Palmetto oil.
Saw Palmetto by HSNessentials contains 320mg of Saw Palmetto Oil and 80mg of pumpkin seed oil per softgel!
Why take Saw Palmetto?
'The Saw Palmetto fruit has been traditionally used Native Americans to heal genitourinary pathologies, relieve the irritation of the mucous membrane, support the testicle function or increase the size of the breasts' (Lowe & Ku, 1996; Koch, 2001; quoted in Suzuki et al. 2009).
Currently, we know that at least a part of the traditional uses of Saw Palmetto seem to be true, since it is a compound capable of:
- Supporting the reproductive function.
- Helping to preserve the urinary health, useful in cases of benign prostate hyperplasia.
But why the Saw Palmetto by HSN and not from other brand?
Because we have managed to come up with a product made from Saw Palmetto oil with a 85% of fatty acids!
'Despite the many functions of the Saw Palmetto extract, the active ingredients have not been completely identified' (Misayuki et al., 2009). These same authors conducted a study to find out which compounds were responsible for the positive effects of Saw Palmetto. In the end, they concluded that 'oleic acid and lauric acid inhibited the 5a-reductase, producing the therapeutic effects against benign prostate hyperplasia and the symptoms related to the low urinary tract'.
Our product provides provides a high percentage of fatty acids, which seem to be the liposterol fraction that makes the compound work, according to the conclusions by Misayuki et al., (2009).
Moreover, thanks to our technicians, we have managed to develop a softgel with a vegetable glazing that is out of the ordinary in this industry. We have avoided using any substance that comes from animals so that our product will be also suitable for vegans.
How to take Saw Palmetto?
The recommended daily dose of Saw Palmetto by HSNessentials is one softgel (320mg of Saw Palmetto oil) once a day with a meal.
Perhaps, it could be more effective if you take with a meal high in fat.
How can we combine Saw Palmetto?
- Abe, M., Ito, Y., Suzuki, A., Onoue, S., Noguchi, H., & Yamada, S. (2009). Isolation and pharmacological characterization of fatty acids from saw palmetto extract. Analytical Sciences?: The International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 25(4), 553–557.
- Suzuki, M., Ito, Y., Fujino, T., Abe, M., Umegaki, K., Onoue, S., … Yamada, S. (2009). Pharmacological effects of saw palmetto extract in the lower urinary tract. Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 30(3), 227–281.
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 1 softgel|
|Daily dose: 1 softgel|
|Saw Palmetto Oil||320mg|
|85% Fatty Acids||272mg|
|Pumpkin Seed Oil||80mg|
Ingredients:Saw Palmetto oil (85% fatty acids), pumpkin seed oil, thickener [E1440 (hydroxypropyl starch)], humectant [E422 (glycerine)], water.
How to take SAW PALMETTO 320mg - 120 vegetable softgels:Take 1 softgel, once a day with a meal.
Warnings:Once opened, store in a cool (under 25ºC), dry and dark place. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of the smallest children. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet.
Better than other brands
This is probably one of the best saw palmetto products that are available right now. It has a higher percentage of fatty acids than other brands as well as the properties from the pumpkin seed oil.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
I mainly use this product to avoid urinary infections, I also buy for my husband who uses it for the prostate.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics
I read somewhere that Saw Palmetto helps with androgynous alopecia. I have been using this product for a month now but I wanted to wait and give a proper review. So far, it seems that I have been losing less hair from what I can see.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics