Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Question about Saw Palmetto on Bentrider Online

Originally Posted by MikeB

Do you take plain Saw Palmetto or one of the blends with Stinging Nettle and Lycopene? I take "Now" brand and have been VERY pleased with the results. Like the G&C I go off periodically to see if I still need it, and I always do.
Plain Saw Palmetto is cheap and I've pondered trying it, but I really like to sleep through the night!

My answer:

I use Prostate 5lx by New Chapter. It is a formulation with selenium, green tea, organic pumpkin seed oil, ginger, stinging nettle, and rosemary.

This works great for me. I saw a Urologist when my enlarged prostate started causing problems. He prescribed Flomax, which I took for two weeks and quit due to side effects. I asked both my Internist and Urologist about Saw Palmetto. Neither recommended it. I found a paper from the Cleveland Clinic on the web that stated that Saw Palmetto was clinically effective.

I have been very happy with the results. Most nights I sleep through. Once in awhile I'll have to go once at 4 am or so. No side effects except I recommended Prostate 5lx to a friend who had stomach upset. This disappeared when he started taking it with meals.

I take two capsules with breakfast.

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