"I found out that I have an enlarged prostate about a year ago and was scheduled for surgery a few months later. My doctor recommended I take this before and after the surgery to improve the outcome. Surgery went smoothly, and I seemed to heal and recover very quickly, which is not bad for a 78 year old! I still continue to take Saw Palmetto daily to keep everything working well, as I really dont want to go through that again! " - product review by Dennis T, Singapore
- Helps reduce prostate enlargement almost as effectively as prescription drug Propecia
- Patented "Supercritical CO2" extraction process ensures greater effectiveness
- Improves surgery outcome
- Does not lower libido, in fact it may boost it
- May help with hair loss
Swanson's Saw Palmetto Extract should be in the daily routine of men in their 50's and above. Packed with 320mg of highly concentrated saw palmetto extract, each capsule takes you a step nearer to good prostate health.
Saw Palmetto Extract has been tried for years by many as a treatment for MPB (male pattern baldness), with varying results. The rationale for its usage is clear. It both inhibits 5 alpha reductase, (the enzyme that converts testosterone into the more concentrated and androgenic DHT), and partially inhibits the binding of DHT to its receptor sites. Other studies state that the anti-hair loss effect is greater when taken in conjunction with Beta-sitosterol.
Its effect on Prostate function have been found to be comparable to finasteride. One study assessed the effects on hair growth of both finasteride (Propecia) and Saw Palmetto on hair growth and found positive results for both, with finasteride producing a slightly better result. Unlike Propecia, Saw Palmetto will not lower libido: in fact, many users report increased libido.
All studies done on Saw Palmetto Extract on both hair growth and prostate function have utilized standard ethanolic extracts.
However, the relatively new "Supercritical CO2" extraction process yields higher concentrations of biologically active free fatty acids than ethanolic (alcohol) extracts, and has always been considered to be significantly more potent than the standard ethanolic extracts that are typically available.
This new study confirms that not only is the Super Critical CO² Extract of Saw Palmetto a more potent inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase than standard Saw Palmetto Extract, it is more potent than finasteride as well, which has profoundly positive implications for its effects on scalp hair growth.