Sabal palmetto and pumpkin seed

For benign hypertrophy of the prostate

29,00 €

Sabal palmetto and pumpkin seed
Made in France | Ref. LL30

1 unit

3 + 1 free

Description: Sabal palmetto and pumpkin seed

Health claims

The Commission E and the World Health Organization recognise saw palmetto as a treatment for urinary disorders associated with mild to moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia (phases I and II).

The dwarf palm Sabal palmetto (Serenoa repens (W. Bartram) Small) as well as squash seeds (Cucurbita pepo L.) are two plants traditionally used for urination problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

The combination of the best active ingredients of these plants contributes to retarding the development of prostatic tissue linked to age (particularly in cases of light to moderate hyperplasia of the prostate (phases I and II)) and to soothing urinary difficulties.

The combination of these two plants does not have the undesirable effects on sexual function that synthetic medicines can have.

Detailed information

Traditionally used by Seminole Indians, the dwarf palm plant (sabal palmetto) is known for its effectiveness in the micturition problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is also a well-known diuretic.

Several clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the dwarf palm plant in reducing the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy, a problem affecting half of all men over 60.

The action mechanism of the dwarf palm plant (Serenoa repens) remains uncertain: the plant could promote natural death (by apoptosis) of the cells of the prostate and/or inhibit the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, a substance which promotes the development of prostatic tissue (1) (2). It also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Pumpkin seeds are traditionally used as diuretics. Their oil is reputed to inhibit the formation of prostatic tissue and reduce inflammation of the prostate. It relieves the problems with micturition associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and could thus prevent the formation of kidney stones.

The way in which pumpkin seeds work has not been determined. It is certainly related to the various substances they contain, in particular unsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 in particular), zinc and phytosterols.

The alliance of these two plants of recognised effectiveness is a guarantee of addi-tional effectiveness: it has also been established that regular consumption of a product made up of dwarf palm plant and pumpkin seeds (Curbicin) significantly improves urinary symptoms, compared to that of the placebo group, in a study conducted on 53 men (3).

And lastly, these plants do not have any of the undesirable effects on sexual function possibly seen with artificial medicines. They also improve symptoms in the most serious cases of prostatic hyperplasia.


(1) Urology
Tissue effects of saw palmetto and finasteride: use of biopsy cores for in situ quantification of prostatic androgens. Marks LS, Hess DL, et al.2001 May;57(5):999-1005.

(2) J Herb Pharmacother
A preliminary investigation of the enzymatic inhibition of 5alpha-reduction and growth of prostatic carcinoma cell line LNCap-FGC by natural astaxanthin and Saw Palmetto lipid extract in vitro. Anderson ML. 2005;5(1):17-26

(3) Br J Urol
Carbin BE, Larsson B, Lindahl O. Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with phytosterols. 1990 Dec;66(6):639-41

In 2 capsules: 720 mg dry extract of saw palmetto fruit (Serenoa repens (W. Bartram) Small), standardised to contain 20% total fatty acids (i.e. 144 mg minimum), 160 mg concentrated pumpkin seed extract (Cucurbita pepo L.).

Other ingredients:

Anti-caking agent (E470b): Magnesium salts of fatty acids. Vegetable-based capsule : hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

FOOD ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

DIRECTIONS:

2 capsules a day with half a glass of water before mealtimes.

WARNINGS:

Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

ADVICES:

Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist’s advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food supplement is manufactured by a laboratory according to GMP standards, according to pharmaceutical standards in force. The GMP are Good Manufacturing Practices in the European Pharmaceutics Industry.

Analyses are carried out regularly on raw materials and finished products by independent labs. These analyses may be consulted on-line.

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