NOW Foods Nettle Root Extract

90 vcaps
NOW Foods Nettle Root Extract

Stinging Nettle Root extract is historically known for supporting the body’s normal pain and inflammatory responses. It helps regulate the synthesis of prostaglandins, substances that influence pain signals and inflammation. Today, it is believed to also regulate hormones affecting healthy prostate functions. Stinging nettle can help promote prostate health as well as healthy urinary functions in men.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 45


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica dioica) (Root)

500 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Rice flour, cellulose (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 2 capsules 1 to 2 times daily.


For adults only. Consult Doctor if pregnant/ nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.


  • Nettle root extract can naturally offers prostate health support. It can help balance hormone levels affecting growth of prostate cells. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease common in older men characterised by enlargement of the prostate due to abnormal growth of prostate cells. At the same time, nettle root extract can help optimise healthy urinary functions. Urinary functions are compromised in men with BPH since it’s is characterised by urinary symptoms.
  • Stinging nettle can also help to promote healthy pain response. It works by promoting normal production of desirable prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are substances that influence the body’s pain perception and pain response. Muscle and joint pains, gouty arthritis, and rheumatism are common health problems characterised by painful sensations.
  • Nettle root extract can modulate histamine production in relation to allergens. Also, its effects on prostaglandins can stimulate healthy anti-inflammatory responses.
  • Fresh stinging nettle is found to be rich in Vitamin K. Vitamin K is known for assisting to prevent bleeding and clotting problems. Vitamin K is recommended to help stop bleeding wounds and prevent excessive menstrual bleeding, and other bleeding disorders.
  • Nettle root can also benefit healthy testosterone levels. Testosterone is the primary hormone in men which allows them to grow muscular physique and engage in body building activities. Testosterone also boosts stamina and libido.
  • Stinging nettle can encourage healthy growth of hair in men. This benefit is due to its support on normal testosterone production. Alopecia or baldness is a common problem associated with low testosterone levels.

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is a flowering herb native to Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. The leaves and stems of the stinging nettle have stinging hairs that act like hypodermic needles injecting histamine to the skin of humans and animals in contact with them. In normal situations, these stinging hairs are very painful to touch. However, when they come in contact with an already painful area of the body, they interfere with the transmission of pain signals as well as pain perception. This mechanism of action is the reason behind why stinging nettle is believed to support healthy pain response. The effects it can have on balancing hormone levels in men are due to its ability to block testosterone from binding into globulin. Globulin is a sex hormone carrier protein that reduces the bioavailability of testosterone in the body. Low testosterone levels increases the risk for low libido, alopecia, weight gain, low energy levels, and other health problems in men. Stinging Nettle Root extract can be best used with pygeum and saw palmetto.