Pygeum bark extract has a long history of use in tropical Africa. It has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and also for the treatment of urethral diseases. People with BPH often suffer from painful experiences of urinary urgency, frequent urination, incontinence, and difficulty urinating. Today, pygeum extract is commonly used in European patients with BPH and is very popular.
The active ingredient of Pygeum africana: total plant sterols, which can treat and prevent BPH(benign prostatic hyperplasia)
Causes of BPH:
Modern medical research has found that the prostate of a normal adult man has the function of transforming hormones to supply the whole body. With the increase of age and bad living habits, the prostate will age rapidly on the basis of fibrosis, the function of transforming and supplying hormones will decline, and it will not be able to meet the needs of supplying the whole body. At this time, in order to make up for the lost function, the prostate will grow more, leading to hyperplasia of the prostate.
How it work
Prostatic fibrosis is the cause of prostate hyperplasia. Pygeum extract can inhibit the growth of human fibroblasts, and can slow down the production of epidermal growth factor, so as to achieve the purpose of treatment and prevention.
Latin name: Pygeum Africanum / Prunus africana
Part of use: bark.
Apperance: fine brownish-red powder
Active ingredients: Total sterols (stigmasterol, β-sitosterol, rapeseed sterol) 2.5%, 2.5%, 8%, 13%
Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids (C12-C22): erucic acid, behenic acid, linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, linoleic acid, nonadecanic acid, stearic acid, heptadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, pentadecanoic acid , Myristic acid, lauric acid
Five ring triterpenoids: ursolic acid, 2α-hydroxyuric acid, oleanolic acid, maslinic acid and camptothecin
Alcohol: n-tetracosanol, n-docosanol
Pygeum Africanum Extract VS Saw Palmetto Extract
African Pygeum Extract
1) Anti-inflammatory effect.
2) Increase the secretion of the prostate and reduce the hormones in the gland area to reduce hypertrophy.
3) Increase bladder elasticity and histological modification of gland cells 25mg, 50mg-100mg/day.
Saw Palmetto Extract
1) Anti-androgen effect-inhibit 5α-reductase I and II and inhibit the binding of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and dihydrotestosterone to the cytosolic androgen receptor.
2) Anti-inflammatory effect
3) Anti-proliferative effect
4) Binding to the pharmacological receptors present in the lower urinary tract 160mg -320mg/day
Men's health formula
Saw palmetto extract, Pygeum Africanum xtract, pumpkin seed extract, lycopene, etc are typical ingredients together with pygeum extract in male health supplement.
75-200 mg of pygeum extract orally daily