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Saw Palmetto for Thinning Hair?

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  • Research indicates that saw palmetto can help to manage aspects of male reproductive health, including prostate problems, enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness, and regulate specific hormones in women
  • Saw palmetto promotes hair regeneration and repairs hair loss by activating the signaling pathways responsible for hair growth
  • An enlarged prostate is linked to a weak urine flow, erectile dysfunction and, overall, a poor quality of life for men, but patients reported significant improvements after taking saw palmetto
  • Studies show that saw palmetto can block overactive prolactin receptors on ovarian cells, potentially helping to reduce the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women

By Dr. Mercola

There's a plethora of research on the effectiveness of certain plant-based supplements, and saw palmetto is one of them. Fanlike fronds identify this palm tree (Serenoa repens) that grows from sandy coastal areas to pine forests in the Southeastern U.S. Extracts of saw palmetto have been used by Native Americans as a traditional medicine for centuries.


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