Endosterol suppositories contain beta-sitosterol, saw palmetto, pumpkin seed, dandelion, ellagic acid and Mg Di-K EDTA. Beta sitosterol is both an aromatase and 5-alpha reductase inhibitor thus decreasing the conversion of testosterone to both estrogen and Di-hydro testosterone. Ellagic acid may support apoptosis in prostates with pathological changes. Due to the rectum’s immediate proximity to the prostate, Endosterol may deliver its benefits much more efficiently than oral preparations.
While saw palmetto is well known for its beneficial effects on the prostate, it has a long history of being used for female disorders as well. Saw palmetto may support women’s bodies in with issues associated with fertility, milk flow, libido, menstrual irregularities, fluid retention and pelvic inflammation.
Excessive levels of Di-Hydro Testosterone (DHT) has been associated with male hair loss. DHT is created by the action of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase on normal testosterone and levels increase with age. Beta-sitosterol is a natural 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor and may help slow and/or reverse hair loss by reducing DHT levels in the body.
In nature, the inflammation pathway is controlled through the fats and oils in our diet. Certain oils and fats increase inflammation and others decrease it. Both saw palmetto and pumpkin seed extracts have been shown to support decreased inflammation via inhibition of the COX and lipoxygenase pathways.
Beta sitosterol has been clinically shown to both decrease LDL cholesterol as well as lower triglyceride levels. Beta-sitosterol is also an excellent adjunctive therapy to chelation as it has been shown to decrease the fatty component of atherosclerotic plaque.