Traditionally saw palmetto is known to shrink the inner lining that puts pressure on the tubes that carry urine. As men get older the prostate gland can enlarge causing urinary discomfort. By the age of 70, approximately 8 in 10 men will have an enlarged prostate gland.(i)
Saw palmetto is used to relieve these BPH symptoms:
- Frequent urination (especially at night)
- Incomplete sensation
- Weak/interrupted stream
One study confirmed that saw palmetto can ease the symptoms of BPH(i)(ii) It showed that 21% of men experience dramatic improvements of BPH symptoms after two months and 46% of men experience dramatic improvements of BPH symptoms after six months.