Sperol™ DS Product Information
Promotes healthy prostate function and healthy hair follicles in aging men, and healthy facial skin in women and teenagers*
Sperol™ DS is an enhanced Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) product that is standardized on the basis of 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that impacts the conversion of testosterone to dihydro-testosterone [US Patent No. No. 7,744,935]. Scientists have shown that the inhibition of this enzyme correlates positively with prostate function and hair follicle health.
Sperol™ DS is recommended as a dietary supplement for promoting healthy prostate function and healthy hair follicles, attributes that promote well-being in aging men 50 years and older. Sperol™ DS may also help in the maintenance of healthy facial skin in women and teenagers.
Development & Manufacturing
Sperol™ DS was developed by utilizing Aphios' patented SuperFluids™ fractionation [US Patent Nos. 6,569,640 and 5,854,064] and manufacturing technologies [US Patent Nos. 5,750,709 and 5,440,055]. Sperol™ DS is an environmentally-friendly, organic-free SuperFluids™ extract of the berries of the American Dwarf Palm Tree (Serenoa repens) located in Florida.
Biological Activity – 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibition
Scientists at Aphios utilized the inhibition of testosterone metabolism to dihydro-testosterone by 5-alpha reductase to identify bioactive fractions. Inhibition of this enzyme, 5-alpha reductase, correlates positively with prostate function and hair follicle health. As such, the inhibition of this enzyme may result in healthy prostate function as well as healthy hair follicles.
Phytosterols Chemical Profile
Phytosterols (campesterol, stigmasterol, ß-sitosterol and stigmastanol) content of these fractions were measured by gas chromatography. The highest level of bioactivity, as measured by 5-alpha reductase inhibition, was found in the bioactive fractions that had the highest phytosterol content. Phytosterols are thus used as secondary standard for Sperol™ DS.
This product is manufacture following current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Sperol™ DS is a Trademark of Aphios Corporation