It is a plant form the south-east of United States, in particular along costs of the Atlantic Ocean and even in the hinterland. Native Americans use the fruit as food, but even for a big variety of problems connected to the urinary system and to the reproductive apparatus.
European Colonists learn easily to use it. For at least 200 years the dry extract was used to heal different diseases like urogenital problems. Actually, many researches have been executed on the fruit extracts and it has been shown that Serenoa Repens is very rich in fatty acids and in phytosterols.
These researches are the fruit of a meta-analysis published on the Journal of American Medical Association where it has been demonstrated the effectiveness on the treatment of benign pro static hyperplasia symptoms (swelling of the prostate) with placebo and among two of the most common drugs on sale.
Additionally, there are clinical trials that show the effectiveness of Serenoa Repens in the cure of men baldness. A research has demonstrated that the combination between Serenoa Repens and the Urtica roots has shown in elderly people an effective improvement concerning symptoms of urinary tract but without the reduction of prostate dimensions, as it was already shown in February 2006 in a research published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Further researches prove that the Serenoa Repens effect has a double mechanism, particularly the inhibition of 5-alpha-reductase, which interfering with the dihydrotestosteron connects with androgynous receptors and relaxes the smooth muscle in the same way as antagonist medicines, and a possible action as phytoestrogens.
Practically, the Serenoa provokes the inhibition of DHT connection to its receptor. Other in vitro studies have demonstrated that this plant has some properties even on the reduction of carcinogenic cells of prostate, but clinical trials concerning this discovery are missing.
The Serenoa Fruit is one of the main ingredients of our ProstaHealth™ which promotes healthy prostate functions.