Prostam-Max Saw Palmetto Pygeum
PROSTAM-MAX Palmetto and Pygeum Plus...50 to 60% of men will experience benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the swelling of the prostate gland. As the prostate gland swells and pinches closed the urethra, problems emerge: painful urination, decreased flow, nocturnal urination, etc.--these are clearly unpleasant symptoms....Saw palmetto has long been used in Europe to treat an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
American use lags far behind Europe in part because Americans are not aware of the extensive European research on the herb, some of which is presented here. The most cited journal article is an early (1984) "letter to the editors" by G. Champault et al.
American physicians generally don't prescribe any drug other than Finasteride (Proscar), Terazosin HCI (Hytrin), or Doxazosin mesylate (Cardura) for BPH. But unlike these drugs, particularly Proscar, saw palmetto usually kicks in quickly. With the saw palmetto extract most men achieve some relief of symptoms within the first 30 days