We're back hello guys and welcome back to the channel I hope you're all doing really really well in today's video I'm going to be looking at all of the dht blocking benefits of saw palmetto what does saw palmetto actually do for our hair.
My name is Fortuna and I'm the founder of It really works vitamins we're a hair care supplement brand from the UK!!! we've been featured in Forbes as the best nutrition innovation 2019 and 2018. We’ve also been in shortlist magazine as the best hair regrowth product for men but we're not just suitable for men we're also suitable for women as well as long as you're not pregnant or breastfeeding and right now we have a giveaway!!! If you would like to win your very own 28-day supply of it really works vitamins all you've got to do is comment on this video letting us know why would you like to win and subscribe and don't forget to hit the bell because otherwise when we announce the winners, you're just never going to know that you'd won just comment subscribe and don't forget to hit the bell. We deliver worldwide so don't worry if you're in India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and actually even though we're a British brand only 20% of our customers are based in the UK everyone is everywhere mostly in America, India, Singapore, Australia, Canada. Let’s talk about Saw palmetto and its dht blocking benefits let's go first of all what is saw palmetto? Saw palmetto is an extract from the deep purple berries of the saw palmetto plant it's been traditionally used by native Americans for thousands of years for urinary infections or reproductive issues and this herbal supplement is available over the counter and it is most commonly used for decreasing symptoms of an enlarged prostate called benign prostatic hypertrophy or bph. Saw Palmetto has also been used to prevent complications from prostate surgery and for treating other prostate conditions saw palmetto has also been touted as a male pattern baldness treatment or an androgenetic alopecia treatment and it's also being used to treat sexual dysfunctions but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.
So, does saw palmetto treat hair loss??Well the jury is actually out on this there seems to be a lot of anecdotal evidence and lots of people have had great results in taking saw palmetto on a regular basis to help treat hair loss. In particular men who are experiencing male pattern baldness. The clinical evidence shows however that the results of saw palmetto on hair growth are actually quite limited. There isn't actually enough research out there on the saw palmetto extract to prove that it does encourage normal healthy hair growth but since saw palmetto in many people doesn't seem to cause any side effects it seems for a lot of people that it's something that they would just like to try and see if it works for them or not work for them. Knowing that they are unlikely to experience side effects.
Does saw palmetto block dht?As you probably know dht stands for dihydrotestosterone and it's a male sexual hormone that's Responsible for developing male characteristics for example maturation of the penis a deeper voice growth of facial body and pubic hair and development and maintenance of the prostate glands and seminal vesicles. High or excessive levels of dht are not the cause of male pattern baldness but it's the hair follicles sensitivity to dht so in genetically predisposed men in certain areas of their scalp their hair follicles are more sensitive to dht than in other people and in this way miniaturization or hair loss happens when dht attaches itself to these sensitive hair follicles and it starts to shrink them causing miniaturization which eventually leads to hair loss. So there have been some notable studies that show that dht is effective in inhibiting the enzyme 5 alpha reductase. 5 alpha reductase is responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone so when five alpha reductase is limited less dht is converted the link is in the Description for a recent notable study on this topic through inhibiting five alpha reductase less dht is converted from testosterone and so lots of saw palmetto users report a slow down in hair loss. Also don't forget to pick up your free ebook everything you need to know about blocking dht from itreallyworksvitamins.com the book includes a recipe for a homemade scalp exfoliant and the best foods and drinks that help to block dht and regrow your hair the link is in the description below. For many people who take Saw palmetto they don't notice any side effects and so because of this notable study showing that saw palmetto helps to inhibit five alpha reductase and the lack of side effects on lots of people. Lots of people just want to try it out and see if it does wonders for them. Also can I just say we have actually had a number of questions about taking certain supplements alongside it really works vitamins so there are no contraindications to say that you can't take saw palmetto with It Really Works Vitamins they work actually really well together. It really works vitamins are packed with 22 essential nutrients that encourage normal healthy stronger hair growth we've been featured in Forbes. I know I keep going about Forbes as the best nutrition innovation 2019 and 18 We've also been in shortlist magazine as the best hair regrowth product for men but we're not just suitable for men we're also suitable for women as long as you're not pregnant or breastfeeding and can I just say we are also suitable for all hair types. Although saw palmetto is an inhibitor of five alpha reductase it should be noted that in on piece of research it was found that saw palmetto is actually quite a weak inhibitor of five alpha reductase DR Robert Edwards md also points out that Saw palmetto may also have a role in reducing estrogen and dht Androgen receptors in vitro studies have shown that saw palmetto inhibits alpha androgenic receptors these receptors which are often called androgen receptors allow the body to respond appropriately to hormone and so if the receptors are reduced it could be said that there'll be less of a reaction to dht overall there just aren't enough studies out there proving the efficiency of saw palmetto as a dht blocker there are also not 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.
So what are the side effects of saw palmetto?When taken by mouth it's likely that saw palmetto for most people is safe side effects are usually mild and they include:
- vomiting constipation a
- some concern that saw palmetto can cause liver or pancreas problems.