WomenSense Saw Palmetto Plus for Women
Hormones are fundamental to our health. Improperly balanced hormonal levels lead to all kinds of health problems impacting both our physical and emotional well-being. For example, fluctuating hormones in women are usually responsible for the symptoms associated with the premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hormonal acne and hair loss.
One common hormonal problem in women is known as estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is characterised by elevated estrogen and low progesterone levels. Estrogen dominance can cause health problems such as PMS symptoms, endometriosis, fibroids,
irritability, fatigue, fibrocystic breasts, infertility, as well as increasing the risk for breast, ovarian and uterine cancers.
By decreasing the impact of estrogen while simultaneously increasing progesterone levels, dietary supplements can help lessen the burden of estrogen and alleviate some of the symptoms of estrogen dominance. Saw Palmetto is one supplement that can be used in women due to its therapeutic potential centered on the inhibition of an enzyme called 5 alpha-reductase. The inhibition of 5 alpha-reductase lessens the action of testosterone, inactivates estrogen receptors and prevents the destruction of progesterone. This dual action on estrogen and progesterone makes Saw Palmetto an excellent choice for estrogen dominance.
Saw Palmetto also reduces the effect of testosterone which can also be very beneficial. Hormonal acne and hair loss for instance are usually related to the effect of testosterone. Testosterone stimulates the formation of sebum, a natural skin lubricant that can clog pores and cause acne. By reducing the action of testosterone Saw Palmetto decreases sebum production and reduces acne. The effect of testosterone on hair follicles is also a major cause of hair loss in women. Studies have shown that Saw Palmetto supplementation is an effective treatment for this problem.
Other ingredients in the product also help to balance hormones. The herb Chasteberry is often used for hormonal problems in women. The herb has been shown to balance estrogen and testosterone levels through its action on prolactin. Finally, the product contains Zinc and Copper, two minerals needed for the normal production of hormones.
- Helps relieve premenstrual symptoms
- Helps stabilize menstrual cycle irregularities
- Helps to relieve symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes
- Helps to produce and repair connective tissue
- Helps to maintain healthy skin and hair
- Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins & fats
- Helps to maintain immune function
- Helps to form red blood cells
- Helps to maintain good health
EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) (fruit)… 160 mg
Chastberry 10:1 Extract (Vitex agnus-castus) (fruit)… 80 mg
Zinc (bisglycinate)… 15 mg
Copper (gluconate)… 15 mg
Non Medicinal Ingredients: Pumpkin seed, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.
1 capsule 2 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take with food. Use for a minimum of 3 months to see beneficial effects.