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Well the jury is out on this one because the clinical evidence shows that the results can be quite limited and there isn't actually enough research out there on the saw palmetto herbal extract in terms of encouraging healthy or normal hair growth.
Since saw palmetto doesn't cause side effects in many people - it’s a herbal supplement that a lot of people feel that they can try, and it’s unlikely to cause too many issues.
Does Saw Palmetto block DHT?DHT stands for Dihydrotestosterone.
It’s responsible for developing male characteristics - maturation of the penis and scrotum at puberty, growth of facial, body and pubic hair, and development and maintenance of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles.
High or excessive DHT levels are not the sole cause of hair loss. It’s actually hair follicle DHT sensitivity. In Genetically pre-disposed guys in certain areas on the scalp, their hair follicles are more sensitive to the effects of DHT DHT is a potent hormone. It is 10X more powerful than Testosterone. And it is responsible for male pattern baldness.
It attaches itself to receptors in hair follicles causes Androgenetic Alopecia. There have been some notable studies that show that Saw palmetto helps to reduce 5-alpha reductase. 5 alpha reductase is the enzyme that converts testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone.
This study found that through inhibiting 5-Alpha Reductase, less DHT is converted from testosterone, and lots of Saw Palmetto users, report a slow down in hair loss.
Saw Palmetto Capsules for Hair Loss / Saw Palmetto Supplements for hair loss For many people Saw Palmetto has no real side effects or have limited side effects so it may be a herbal supplement that you’d like to try out. Some of our customers on Instagram, have asked if they can try out It Really Works Vitamins for Healthy Strong Hair alongside Saw Palmetto, and the answer is yes, you can - there are no contraindications, you can use both.
Does Saw Palmetto Block DHT? Is Saw Palmetto a DHT blocker? Although Saw Palmetto is an inhibitor of 5 Alpha Reductase it should be noted that, this book on Integrative Medicine shows that Saw palmetto is a weak inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase. Dr Robert Edwards MD also points out that Saw Palmetto may also have a role in reducing the number of estrogen and DHT receptors.
What do studies on Saw Palmetto for Hair Loss say? In vitro studies have shown that Saw palmetto inhibits alpha adrenergic receptors (Goepel et al., 1999), Saw Palmetto also acts on the Androgen receptor These receptors, which are often called Androgen receptors - allow the body to respond appropriately to these hormones. And so if the receptors are reduced - it could be said that there would be less of an overall response to DHT. Overall, there aren’t : enough studies or large enough studies, to demonstrate that Saw Palmetto is effective in regrowing hair or has any beneficial effect on BPH symptoms or on post void residual bladder volume (Bent et al., 2006).
What are the side effects of Saw Palmetto?
When taken by mouth: Saw palmetto is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth for up to 3 years.
Side effects are usually mild and may include:
There is some concern that saw palmetto might cause liver or pancreas problems in some people. There have been two reports of liver damage and one report of pancreas damage in people who took saw palmetto. However, there is not enough information to know if saw palmetto was the actual cause of these side effects.
When given rectally: Saw palmetto is POSSIBLY SAFE when administered into the rectum appropriately for up to 30 days. It is unknown if it is safe to use for longer periods of time. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Saw palmetto is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth during pregnancy or breast-feeding. It acts like a hormone, and this could be dangerous to the pregnancy. Don't use during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Surgery: Saw palmetto might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using saw palmetto at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
So guys I really hope you have found this video useful and I hope it helps to dispel a few myths about saw palmetto question of the day I'm interested in
the effect that saw palmetto has had on your hair please do let me know.
Add ten drops of the essential oil of your choice and about one ounce of yoyo oil or coconut oil or you can scale it up if you want to make a large batch so I massage it into my scalp using my fingertips for about four minutes and this is before you shampoo again remember to use a paraben sulfate and mineral and dye free shampoo because you don't want all of these horrible nasties that could be in that shampoo to strip away the essential oil in the first place which would just be a complete waste of time
You can also create a hair mask so you add 30 drops of your chosen essential oil to around three ounces of coconut oil massage the mixture into your roots and leave for about 30 minutes.
You can actually leave it overnight but word of warning don't leave coconut oil in your hair longer than overnight because it starts to have the reverse effect and it starts to strip your hair of moisture so the maximum you can leave coconut oil in your hair is overnight.