You are likely to hear two views on the subject of saw palmetto and its ability to prevent hair loss in men and women. Saw palmetto has been known to successfully block DHT (the cause of hair loss), but I have also read that this could be a myth. So, what is the truth about saw palmetto and can it really prevent hair loss?
If you're pretty knowledgeable on the subject of hair health ingredients, as I have become over the years, then you'll probably have noticed that this North American plant is commonly used in many hair supplements that are designed to stop hair loss and promote hair growth. The question is, why is saw palmetto being used and how is it meant to stop hair fall?
Well, according to genuine past studies, saw palmetto was found to inhibit the formation of DHT by total accident. This potent extract was originally tested to have positive effects on the prostate in men, but studies showed that patients did in fact notice a dramatic stoppage of hair loss after testing the treatment. It is claimed that saw palmetto acts as a DHT blocker, therefore preventing the formation of hair fall, but it does not promote hair growth, apparently!
So, if saw palmetto is only beneficial for stopping hair loss, why is it used in supplements that claim they can actually regrow hair? Well, first of all, most hair supplements on the market are a total waste of money - they simply don't work. Trust me, I've been around the block and tested a whole bunch of them to know what I am talking about. When choosing a supplement for hair loss, you really need to do your research and make sure the supplement contains all the ingredients that stand you the best chance of beating hair loss.
The best supplement I have ever taken for my hair is HR23+. HR23+ does indeed contain around 350mg (per serving) of saw palmetto, but what I found to be hugely effective about this supplement is the fact it also contains a whole bunch of other ingredients that can help promote hair growth. So, to put it simply, you have a supplement that contains both hair loss prevention and hair growth ingredients that work together to help slow down balding and promote healthy hair growth.