Hair loss occurs in both men and women and is called androgenetic alopecia, and it is more common as everyone ages. It’s caused by testosterone, and its conversion into a molecule called DHT. This alteration causes hair follicles to shrink, resulting in hair loss. Men have more testosterone than women do, so balding is more common in men.
SAW PALMETTO is one of the most popular that people use to try to slow down hair loss or to regrow hair. While hair pieces, hair extensions, and wigs have gained popularity it is important to highlight/stress the importance of taking care of the hair and scalp underneath . Saw palmetto is a supplement I recommend to customer to treat thinning hair. Saw palmetto is an alternative remedy used to treat hair loss. It’s a plant with small berries that has often been used to treat:
- hair loss
- bladder infections
- prostate cancer
- decreased sex drive
Saw palmetto extract may block 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. DHT is the molecule responsible for hair loss and also is involved in the enlargement of the prostate. The components of saw palmetto that block the enzyme work in a similar way as synthetic ingredients in prescription medication for hair loss but desired for people who want a more natural/organic approach.
Saw palmetto comes in several different forms, including:
- whole dried berries
- liquid extracts
- powdered capsules
Tablets and capsules are the easiest to find and are the only forms that have been examined by researchers. Tea made from the dried berries of saw palmetto is unlikely to be effective because the active compounds aren’t water soluble.
I encourage all my customers to consult your doctor before introducing supplements into your regimen although saw palmetto generally is considered to be safe, but it’s not recommended for children, or pregnant and breastfeeding women. Rare side effects include mild headaches and stomach pains. Stomach irritation can be avoided by taking the extract with food. Interactions may occur between saw palmetto and some other medications. Because it’s been shown to thin blood, saw palmetto should never be taken simultaneously with other blood thinners. It is also necessary to mention that saw palmetto may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives because it interacts with hormones.
Saw palmetto has been used for years to cure many things, including hair loss. It works in a similar way to some hair loss prevention medications. As with all supplements, be sure to talk to your doctor first before taking any.
Jenn Robinson(Lewis)January 28, 2021 at 05:08 PM
I want to thank you for the products I purchased. I purchased holistic scalp cream and the growth hair oil. I have seen hair growth. I purchased vitamin regime which has helped a lot with the growth of my hair. My only regret is I didn’t take pictures of the beginning of my hair journey..
DIANNE BAILEYJanuary 28, 2021 at 05:13 PM
Charmaine you are really studying, I heard if we get the plant straight from the tree its very effective in regrooming hair and regaining youthfulness..
Gloria J StockerJanuary 28, 2021 at 05:13 PM
THANK YOU, I HAVE BEEN DOING SOME RESEARCH ON SAWMETTO FOR THE LAST 2 WEEKS. I WILL CHECK IT OUT. AGAIN THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. GOD BLESS.WISH I COULD TAKE THE MSM BUT CAN’T DUE TO THE SUFFER I’M GUESSING.
Alfreda JacksonJanuary 28, 2021 at 05:14 PM
I used saw palmetto years ago and got great hair growth.I recently added it back to my regimen.