While saw palmetto shows great promise for enhancing prostate vitality,* there appears to be significant inconsistencies with the formulas available.
In fact, one study conducted a few years ago that compared different brands of saw palmetto extract found that...
“The potency of the extracts (Serenoa repens) appears to be very different, as well as the potencies of 2 different batches of the same extract. This is probably due to qualitative and quantitative differences in active ingredients.”
Well, this is a bit disturbing and points to the fact that consistency of saw palmetto extract, even within the same brand, is a major concern.
Here are some of the issues that can lead to possible supplement inconsistencies…
Out-of-season harvesting is just one of the issues that can lead to inconsistent saw palmetto supplement quality.
With all these issues in mind, it's a challenge to find a saw palmetto supplement that could overcome all these obstacles.
And to help you better understand the process I went through to find a top-notch saw palmetto supplement, I’m going to provide you with a…
Just about every major supplement company sells saw palmetto because many folks have had a positive experience with it. The challenge is to find one that will provide you with the best possible benefits,* using the highest-quality ingredients available.
This can be a very confusing and daunting task. That’s why I created a checklist of the criteria I consider most important. I’ve also included within the checklist how my new 100% “Made in the USA” Saw Palmetto formula clearly stands out in the world of saw palmetto supplements.
|Criteria||Description||Saw Palmetto with Lycopene|
|Only ‘wildcrafted’ berries used||‘Wildcrafted’ means no over-cultivation or farming should be used in the growing process. To obtain saw palmetto berries at their optimal maturity, harvesting should take place between mid-August through late October. The picking of ‘green' berries should be avoided at all costs.||
|Sourcing controls enforced in berry processing||From harvesting, to drying, to extraction, to packaging, all processes should occur in the manufacturer's facilities themselves. Due to this form of control, most berries should even be traceable back to where they were picked.||
|Berries extracted using high-pressure methodology||High-pressure is the best process available to create a high-quality, consistent, and potent formula. When compared to low-pressure extraction, more beneficial nutrients are potentially obtained and made available for creating the saw palmetto end formula.||
|Includes other ingredients in the saw palmetto formula||Other ingredients such as pumpkin seed oil, selenium, and lycopene have been shown to potentially enhance a high-quality saw palmetto formula.||
|Ingredient separation and protection delivery system employed||Some ingredients do not last long when directly mixed with saw palmetto in a capsule. A system by which these ingredients are kept separate until delivery is a must–have.||
|Natural preservation system utilized||
Many of the nutrients in saw palmetto are perishable so it’s important to make certain there is some type of system designed to prevent oxidation of the active ingredients.
My guess is that you’ll probably have a difficult time finding any brand out there that has what I consider to be all the important check marks. That is why, in my opinion, Saw Palmetto with Lycopene and its producer are by far the best combination of saw palmetto I've found to date...* and it's the only saw palmetto supplement I recommend.
But now that you know more about why I feel the way I do about this formula, let’s take a deeper look into some reasons why I’m so excited about it.
A great place to start is to take a closer look at the ingredients that make up this extraordinary saw palmetto formula.
Saw Palmetto with Lycopene formula is really quite simple… yet, it does have a couple of very unique beneficial twists to it. These are the types of details many less-than-optimal formulas may be totally missing the boat on.
In Saw Palmetto with Lycopene, there are two main active ingredients: Saw Palmetto and Lycopene. But, what is lycopene and why is it such an important ingredient?
Lycopene is a naturally-occurring nutrient that gives many fruits and vegetables their red color. Lycopene is one of a number of nutrients called carotenoids.
And lycopene is considered a potent antioxidant whose activity has been suggested to be more powerful than that of other carotenoids… such as beta-carotene.*
Here are a few examples of natural foods (primarily fruits) rich in lycopene...
Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of lycopene.
And speaking of tomatoes, they’re one of the richest sources of lycopene. In North America, it’s estimated that 85% of dietary lycopene comes from tomato based foods. But unlike most other raw foods, there’s a very intriguing thing about tomatoes… when cooked, the bioavailability of lycopene actually increases rather than decreases.
So, what does this all have to do with my Saw Palmetto with Lycopene? I included lycopene in the supplement primarily because it…
And as important as the ingredients are in Saw Palmetto with Lycopene, I also made sure it was produced with a delivery system I consider to be second-to-none.
At the heart of Saw Palmetto with Lycopene is the DeepExtract proprietary technology... an ultra high-pressure carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction process that yields a high concentration of micronutrients from saw palmetto botanicals.
The DeepExtract technology provides a number of exceptional advantages in the production of saw palmetto…
All in all, the DeepExtract technology delivers a formula that is more of what nature intended and offers.
And just so you’ll get an even better feel as to why the DeepExtract technology is so important, here’s a comparison of the three different ways saw palmetto oil can be produced:
The bottom line… high-quality oil comes from the third extraction method and it is one of the cleanest extraction methods known today. And with the super high-pressure used, more micronutrients potentially remain in the oil… including lycopene.
This is just another reason why I recommend Saw Palmetto with Lycopene as the only source of saw palmetto to help support your prostate health.*
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Many producers of saw palmetto extract formulas settle for a gelcap-type delivery system… or even a standard run-of-the-mill capsule.
With the unique capsule-in-capsule Licaps® delivery and packaging system utilized in the production of Saw Palmetto with Lycopene, there are what I believe to be, distinct advantages…
With all these extraordinary delivery system advantages, there should be little question why I chose to have Saw Palmetto with Lycopene delivered and packaged in Licaps capsules.