Saw Palmetto - Helpful for Hair Loss in for Men and Women
one-third of women
experience hair loss at some point in their lives. There are currently two
FDA-approved pharmacologic treatments for it: minoxidil and finasteride.
But those with hair loss have found saw palmetto to encourage hair growth,
— a botanical derived from the berries of a serenoa repens (or saw
palmetto) palm tree - is grown in the southern part of the U.S. and
has been used
by Native Americans medicinally for years. It is best known for its
benefits for men with prostate issues but recently, saw palmetto has been
used as a hair growth boost, and many beauty companies have been adding the
miracle grower into their supplements, powders, and shampoos.
affects the “5-alpha reductase enzyme, which is responsible for converting
testosterone into DHT, the hormone responsible for male and female pattern
hair thinning,” explains Tess Marshall, N.M.D.
Saw palmetto works the same for both men and women because it’s targeting
the androgen hormone component to hair thinning according to Ms. Marshall.
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