Saw Palmetto is a drug based on substances of a dwarf palm, the environment of which is located in the eastern part of the North American continent. It is believed that the fruits of this plant contain components that have a beneficial effect on the tone of the male genital organs.
Diagnosis of the prostate by ultrasound from this palm, substances such as permixone extracted. Permixon interferes with the process of converting the male sex hormone into dihydrotestosterone, which triggers pathological processes in the prostate.
There is an opinion that permixon reduces the sensitivity of prostate tissues to the action of dihydrotestosterone.
It should be separately noted that with palmetto has a beneficial effect on the female body, helping to avoid negative processes during menopause. Based on the reviews of some women, the use of the drug allowed them to avoid hair loss.
But at the same time, these women took hormonal medications prescribed by a doctor, so it’s difficult to establish what helped more effectively, with palmetto or medicine.
Saw Palmetto is one of the most popular herbal remedies for slowing hair loss and growth. It is suggested that dwarf palm is a moderately effective inhibitor of 5-alpha-reductase binding to this substance before it can affect the hair follicle.
Studies on the effectiveness of dwarf palm with hair loss in women are limited. One of them showed the ability of palmetto to treat an enlarged prostate, researchers hope that this plant will also be able to slow or stop hair loss. In addition, positive results were noted in men who received palmetto and a plant complex for hair growth. Almost half of the 25 participants found an increase in the amount of hair by about 12% after four months of treatment.
With palmetto can have a side effect in the form of minor sexual dysfunction. This is the expected reaction of the male organism to blocking the main androgen responsible for sexual function.
Men who took 320 mg of palmetto extract daily for 3 months had significantly higher testosterone levels, but their DHT levels also declined markedly.
Although there are many reviews that herbal preparations with palmetto for men can work as a testosterone booster, in fact, their effectiveness is not beneficial. These additives simply increase the test-n, blocking its conversion to dihydrotestosterone.