How to use PSA Caps
Beta-Sitosterol – A plant sterol (phytosterol) with a structure like endogenous cholesterol, beta-sitosterol inhibits 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to harmful dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It also decreases activity of aromatase, an enzyme that accelerates the conversion of testosterone to harmful estrogen—estradiol and estrone.
Saw Palmetto Extract (Seronoa Repens) – The extract from this plant (a creeping palm) is a frequently used herbal treatment for enhancing prostate health.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica Root Extract 4:1) – The active ingredient in this plant inhibits the ability of epidermal growth factor (EGF), which would otherwise stimulate growth of prostate tissue (a key underlying factor in the progression of an enlarged prostate).
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) – This is a naturally occurring compound in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc.) that has powerful prostate-protecting properties. As men age, they start producing more estrogen than testosterone. Research has shown that I3C helps maintain a more-favorable estrogen balance in men by shifting estrogen metabolism to the more-beneficial 2-hydroxylation pathway instead of the undesirable 16-alpha-hydroxylation pathway. When this estrogen metabolic pathway is employed, increased levels of protective 2-hydroxyestrone (the “good” estrogen) and reduced levels of harmful 16-alphahydroxyestrone (the “bad” estrogen) have been noted.
Pygeum Extract (bark) – The extract from the bark of the African cherry tree, pygeum africanum, helps to alleviate BPH (Benign Prostate Hypertrophy) and its symptoms by inhibiting the activity of the 5-a-reductase enzyme, which is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a potent testosterone metabolite that may exacerbate BPH. Studies with pygeum have shown dramatic decreases in a primary symptom of BPH—nocturia (excess nighttime urination)—compared to placebo.
Lycopene – This powerful antioxidant protects the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content of lymphocytes (cells found in the blood, lymph, and lymphoid tissues) from oxidative damage.
|Serving Size: 4 capsules
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Saw Palmetto Extract Ext 40-45%||320mg||†|
|Stinging Nettle 4:1||200mg||†|
|Pygeum Extract (Bark)||50mg||†|
| * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Ingredients: Vegetable Capsules (plant cellulose and water), Rice Complex.