Swanson Ultra Prostate Supplement Approved by ConsumerLab.com

Friday, May 11, 2012 by Kayla M

Prostate formulaIn a recent review of saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol, Swanson Ultra Saw Palmetto Combo (SWU013 and SWU180) was given an “Approved” rating by ConsumerLab.com. In independent testing, ConsumerLab.com evaluated saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol products to determine whether they possessed the amounts of the key plant compounds shown on their labels. Products were also tested for potential contamination and for their ability to properly break apart.

  • Saw palmetto is a type of palm tree grown in the United States. Its health value lies primarily in the oily compounds found in its berries. Most dietary supplements are composed of an extract from its berries or a berry powder. It promotes prostate health and maintains urinary flow and bladder health.
     
  • Beta-sitosterol is a type of phytosterol that comes from plants, including rice bran, wheat germ, corn oils, soybeans, pygeum bark and more. Studies have shown that it supports prostate health and urine flow rates. Beta-sitosterol may also maintain health cholesterol levels already within a normal range and strengthen the immune system.

Swanson Ultra Saw Palmetto Combos delivers 160 mg certified organic saw palmetto extract (standardized to 85%-95% fatty acids). It also features pygeum extract (13% sterols), pumpkin seed oil and lycopene for an advanced prostate health formula.

To learn more about ConsumerLab.com’s test results and evaluations, visit their website at www.consumerlab.com.


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