The Power of Saw Palmetto

The Power of Saw Palmetto: Boosting Men’s Health Naturally

Boosting Men’s Health Naturally

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to heightening awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men. This week, we focus on a powerful natural remedy that can significantly enhance men's health—Saw Palmetto. Known for its impressive benefits in supporting prostate health and combating hair loss, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a must have staple in men's health supplements. In this article we explore how this remarkable herbal extract can play a crucial role in maintaining and improving men's health.

Prostate Health: A Primary Concern

As men age, prostate health becomes increasingly important. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, is a common issue that can lead to uncomfortable urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting and maintaining urination, and weak urine flow. BPH affects a significant proportion of men over the age of 50, making it a key focus during Men’s Health Awareness Month.

Saw Palmetto has been extensively researched for its potential to alleviate BPH symptoms. Its efficacy is largely attributed to its ability to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Elevated levels of DHT are linked to prostate enlargement. By reducing DHT levels, Saw Palmetto helps shrink the prostate and relieve urinary symptoms.

A comprehensive review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews analyzed 18 clinical trials involving nearly 3,000 men. The study concluded that Saw Palmetto significantly improves urinary symptoms and flow measures compared to a placebo, with fewer side effects than conventional medications.

Combating Hair Loss Naturally

Hair loss is another common concern for men, often impacting self-esteem and confidence. High levels of DHT not only affect the prostate but also contribute to hair follicle miniaturization, leading to thinning hair and eventual hair loss. Saw Palmetto’s ability to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase makes it a valuable ally in the fight against hair loss.

In a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 38% of men taking Saw Palmetto experienced improved hair growth, compared to just 10% in the placebo group. This makes Saw Palmetto a promising natural alternative to chemical-laden hair loss treatments.

How to Incorporate Saw Palmetto into Your Routine

Saw Palmetto is available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, liquid extracts, and topical formulations for hair loss. Here are some products from Bhealthy that contain Saw Palmetto as an active ingredient:

  1. Bhealthy Saw Palmetto Range: Available as capsules and tinctures, this product supports healthy prostate and urinary function, helps reduce inflammation, and may prevent hair loss. The capsules contain Serenoa serrulata extract (160 mg)​ 

  2. A.Vogel Prostasan: These capsules offer natural relief for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and improve prostate-related sexual dysfunction. Each capsule contains Saw Palmetto extract and is designed for one-a-day convenience​

  3. Prostease Capsules: Formulated with Saw Palmetto extract, these capsules support prostate health and alleviate symptoms of BPH. They also contain additional beneficial ingredients such as Beta Sitosterol, Lycopene, and Nettle Root Extract​ 

When selecting a Saw Palmetto supplement, it’s essential to choose a reputable brand that ensures high-quality and standardized extracts. The typical dosage for supporting prostate health ranges from 160 mg to 320 mg per day of a standardized extract containing 85-95% fatty acids and sterols.

For hair loss, oral supplements can be complemented with topical applications. Some hair care products now include Saw Palmetto extract as an ingredient, which can be applied directly to the scalp for targeted benefits.

Embrace Men’s Health Awareness with Saw Palmetto

As we observe Men’s Health Awareness Month, it’s an opportune time to take proactive steps towards better health. Incorporating Saw Palmetto into your wellness routine can offer significant benefits, particularly in the realms of prostate support and hair health. This natural remedy provides a safe and effective alternative to conventional treatments, with a long history of use and a growing body of scientific evidence backing its efficacy.

Remember, it’s always important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate dosage and ensure it fits within your overall health plan. Let this month be a reminder to prioritize your health and explore natural solutions like Saw Palmetto to enhance your well-being


  1. Prager, N., Bickett, K., French, N., & Marcovici, G. (2002). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of botanically derived inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 8(2), 143-152.
  2. Wilt, T., Ishani, A., Mac Donald, R., Rutks, I., & Stark, G. (2000). Serenoa repens for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2).
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