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Can Saw Palmetto Stop Hair Loss?

Can Saw Palmetto Stop Hair Loss  

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  1. 1. Can Saw Palmetto Stop Hair Loss

    • Yea it works great
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    • No it's useless
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Have any of you guys tried Saw Palmetto? I would love to hear the communities thoughts and input.

Can Saw Palmetto Stop Hair Loss


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3 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Have any of you guys tried Saw Palmetto? I would love to hear the communities thoughts and input.

Can Saw Palmetto Stop Hair Loss

I would like to explore as well, I think I read somewhere that it doesn't go well with minoxidil /fin-astride for some reason but I could be wrong 

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I've heard about this for years.  I have heard mixed results.  Some swear by it.  The first thing I would do is as the doctor's opinion.  And if it is a go, use it for 6-12 months and keep track of results.  After 1 year you can reassess, (by comparing photos - for example), and decide if it is something you want to continue.  

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There may be an in between, but for the most part, I don’t think it really does much to stop hair loss especially if used topically.   It may have some marginal affect if used orally. 

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On 3/27/2019 at 5:25 PM, Bill - Seemiller said:

There may be an in between, but for the most part, I don’t think it really does much to stop hair loss especially if used topically.   It may have some marginal affect if used orally. 

Is it safe to use orally?

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Yes, many men use it to treat an enlarged prostate.  I think it has no value in stopping hair loss. 

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On 11/20/2019 at 6:38 AM, Curious said:

Yes, many men use it to treat an enlarged prostate.  I think it has no value in stopping hair loss. 

If you say that it treats enlarged prostate then it 100% treats hairloss because its the same cause and the same thing you want to lower down. 

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There are several researches on this topic.
SP ability to reduce DHT in humans is very controversial. Some papers report that SP efficacy is about 1/3 compared to finasteride while others claim that SP as no efficacy at all ("In addition, in a 7 day human clinical trial, finasteride, but not Permixon or placebo, decreased serum DHT in men, further confirming the lack of 5 alpha reductase inhibition by Permixon").

Anyway, some authors suggest that SP can improve hair growth via a DHT indigent 
mechanism (for ex., "LSESr promoted the hair regeneration and repair of hair loss mouse models by activating TGF-β signaling and mitochondrial signaling pathway").


Since 3 days, I've taking fina e saw palmetto. I'm not feeling any side (If I have to be honest, I can feel my libido increased). I'll keep you updated!

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