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Table 1 Details of study treatments

From: A double blind, placebo-controlled randomized comparative study on the efficacy of phytosterol-enriched and conventional saw palmetto oil in mitigating benign prostate hyperplasia and androgen deficiency

Group Intervention (VISPO) Comparator (SPO) Placebo
Treatment Saw palmetto oil
(3% β-sitosterol)
Saw palmetto oil
(0.2% β-sitosterol)
Maltodextrin
Dosage Form Capsules Capsules Capsules
Composition Capsule weight – 500 mg
Saw palmetto oil – 200 mg
Maltodextrin – 300 mg
Capsule weight – 500 mg
Saw palmetto oil – 200 mg
Maltodextrin – 300 mg
Capsule weight – 500 mg
Maltodextrin – 500 mg
Batch No. VH/SPO/F18716 VH/SPO/F18717 VH/MD/F18612
Route Oral
Dose 500 mg capsule two times a day; 400 mg/day of saw palmetto oil in active treatment groups.
Dosing Regimen Twice a day after food
Treatment duration 84 days