What Is Saw Palmetto And Does It Prevent Hair Loss?August 15th, 2011
Q: What is Saw Palmetto? — R.P., White Plains, NY
A: Saw Palmetto is a dwarf palm plant native to North America. The active ingredients can be found in the plant’s brown-black berries. It is proposed that it blocks the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). There is little scientific evidence that Saw Palmetto is actually effective for hair loss.
- Are There Any Lab Studies Proving that Saw Palmetto Helps Prevent Hair Loss?
- Can Hair Loss be Treated by Taking Vitamin Supplements?
- Can Hair Loss Accelerate Due to Non-steroid Nutritional Supplements?
Topic: Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements
Tags: 5-Alpha Reductase, DHT, Dihydrotestosterone, Hair Loss Products, Saw Palmetto, Testosterone Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on August 15th, 2011 at 5:24 am