Now Foods Stinging Nettle Root Extract - Urtica dioica. Supports Prostate Health. Nettle root has been found to inhibit the action of aromatase enzyme on testosterone. Root extracts like this one have been found to block the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and influence the effect of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). With 250mg of Nettle root extract in each vegetarian Capsule. 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Stinging Nettle Root and Prostate Health
While the exact etiology of benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is still largely unknown, most of the evidence points to hormonal changes that occur in middle age and elderly males.
A primary area of focus has been the role of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) - an extremely active form of testosterone found in high concentrations in the prostate tissue of BPH patients.
DHT stimulates hyperplasia at a higher rate than other androgenic hormones.
5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) is the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into 17-beta-estradiol.
Both 5-AR and 17-beta-estradiol activity increases with age and their primary focus is in the prostate gland, triggering prostate tissue growth.
Interestingly, these two hormones are also strongly implicated in poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS or PCOD)
Urtica (Nettle root) inhibits the action of aromatase enzyme on testosterone. Extracts of the root have also been found to block the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and influence the effect of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) on BPH.
Nettle works best when combined with an extract of Saw Palmetto
Stinging Nettle Root Extract:
Each 2 vegetarian capsules contains Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica dioica) (Root) 500 mg. Other ingredients: Rice Flour, Cellulose (Capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Adults: Take 2 Capsules1 to 2 times daily.
Keep out of reach of Children. For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. Natural color variation may occur in this product. In all cases of prostate problems, seek professional advice from your health care professional before self prescribing.