Saw Palmetto for Men and Women

Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto is a tree similar to a palm tree that grows in the southeastern portion of the United States. It is the berries that are used medicinally. Saw palmetto has been touted as a natural remedy for many ailments, particularly reproductive issues for both men and women. Let’s take a closer look.

The most common use of Saw Palmetto is for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Studies have shown that Saw Palmetto used for this purpose is just as effective as a leading prescription medication, yet is less costly, with fewer undesired effects with saw palmetto use. When studied in concurrent use with other prescription drugs, no drug interactions were noted while taking Saw Palmetto.

Symptoms of BPH include changes in prostate size, uncomfortable urine retention, weak urine flow, and leakage after urination. In studies, Saw Palmetto improved symptoms over placebo, and worked as well as common prescription drug Finasteride, while having little to no negative reactions or side effects.

Studies are ongoing to prove Saw Palmetto has benefits in other areas. Preliminary reports are promising that Saw Palmetto will offer options for the treatment of impotence, kidney problems, hair loss, and prostate cancer, as well. Saw Palmetto supplementation is also useful for women going through menopause. They can find relief of common unpleasant symptoms that may accompany that time of life, such as hot flashes, muscle weakness, and diminished desire for sex.

The proper dosage of Saw Palmetto will depend on what it is being used for, as well as what form of supplement is being taken. Always follow directions when using a supplement. Oral Saw Palmetto is best taken with some food to prevent any stomach upset. Make sure to always inform a doctor before any medical or dental treatments that you take Saw Palmetto.

While modern medicine is marvelous, often the best treatment for what ails us is found right outside in nature. Saw Palmetto is one of those wondrous plants that offer help for thousands of men suffering from BPH, among other conditions. It is safe, proven effective, and is more affordable than most pharmaceutical drugs.

 

 

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REFERENCES:

American Association of Family Physicians  http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1281.html

Mayo Clinic  http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/saw-palmetto/background/hrb-20059958

Everyday Health  http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/saw-palmetto

 

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