Saw Palmetto has been shown to positively affect the structure and function of a man’s prostate gland. This herb inhibits the conversion of testosterone to its more active form, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), via inhibition of alpha-5-reductase. Supplementation with saw palmetto extract in men aged 50 to 75 significantly improved several aspects of prostate function, including nocturnal frequency, maximum flow and volume. Uro-Pro™ also contains pumpkin seed and pygeum, two herbs commonly used by men in traditional herbal medicine.
Other nutrients are also included to maintain general health. Vitamin E and grape seed extract provide antioxidant protection against oxidative damage to cells throughout the body, including the prostate. Vitamin B6 has important roles in nutrient metabolism, while zinc and vitamin A are critical nutrients required for healthy skin and immune function.