The all natural health product saw palmetto extract is rich in health-promoting fatty acids like Omega 3. It is also a potent source of heart-healthy phytosterols. While these mineral supplements alone might be enough to sell you on this amazing berry extract, you might be interested to know that saw palmetto extract has been shown in scientific studies to have powerful health benefits for men, specifically. In fact, there is growing evidence that saw palmetto, taken as an dietary herbal supplement, may be a natural treatment for male-pattern baldness and benign prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH or “enlarged prostate”).
A 1998 study* conducted by Dr. F. Di Silverio and others at the University of Rome’s Department of Urology found that saw palmetto extract effectively reduced the amount of DHT (an active form of testosterone) in the part of the prostate surrounding the urethra, reducing the symptoms of enlarged prostate. Another study** conducted in 2005 at the Department of Urology at the University of Vienna, Austria found that saw palmetto reduced the need for surgery in men with BPH by as much as 50%!
There is also evidence that saw palmetto extract might help mitigate male-pattern baldness. A study*** published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that certain ingredients in saw palmetto extract improved symptoms of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) in 60% of the healthy subjects, aged 23 to 64 with mild to moderate androgenetic alopecia.
Have you ever taken saw palmetto extract?