How does Pygeum work?

Pygeum contains chemicals that help shrink the prostate to relieve urinary problems such as poor urine flow and nighttime urination in men with enlarged prostates.

Are there safety concerns?

Pygeum appears to be safe for most people. It can cause nausea and abdominal pain.

Do not take pygeum if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Pygeum.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

  • For symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), 75-200 mg standardized lipophilic extract (14% triterpenes, 0.5% n-docosanol) of pygeum per day.

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