The Complete Guide To Saw Palmetto In Malaysia (2021)
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Saw Palmetto Overview
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a palm which is found abundantly in certain states of North America such as Florida, and Georgia. It is also found in Cuba and Bahamas as well. The extract comes from the fruit of the Saw Palmetto tree and is made into Saw Palmetto supplements. It is used traditionally for its benefits in nutrition, urinary and prostate health for men.
Benefits of Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto has general health benefits in prostate health, promoting healthy urinary flow, balancing hormone levels in preventing hair loss in men.
Saw Palmetto For Men
Saw Palmetto Benefits For Prostate
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease with symptoms of non-cancerous but abnormal prostate enlargement. It is common among older men and affects more than 75% of men in their 70s. Saw Palmetto is effective in improving BPH symptoms and reducing night time urination for men with BPH when used alone. Moreover, Permixon, a specific formulation from Saw Palmetto, can improve chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men by reducing inflammation effect in prostate cells. This condition will lead to consistent pelvic pain, urinary problems and sexual problems if left untreated.
Saw Palmetto Benefits For Hair Loss
Besides that, Saw Palmetto can also help to prevent baldness and hair loss. This can be done by blocking the enzyme that is involved in the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), an androgen hormone that is shown to be the main cause of hair loss. High androgen hormones like DHT in the body will shorten the hair growth cycle and reduce the thickness and length of the hair strands.
Saw Palmetto For Women
Saw Palmetto has benefits for women too! It was suggested that Saw Palmetto can regulate specific female hormones by balancing the effect of testosterone in women with its estrogen-like property. Saw palmetto can also help to reduce high androgens and prolactin level in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS will excrete higher levels of male hormones and exhibit symptoms such as irregular and heavy menstrual period, excessive body and facial hair as well as acne.
Saw Palmetto Side Effects
Saw Palmetto is generally well tolerated but common side effects that can be found after consuming Saw Palmetto include bad breath, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, stomach discomfort and vomiting. If you encounter any rare or serious side effects, please see your doctor immediately for further diagnosis.
Saw Palmetto Dosage And Formulations
Saw palmetto is commonly available in capsule, softgel, and tablet form. It can also be found in ground, dried, liquid extract, or tea form. Each formulation may have their own recommendation directions of use.
The recommended dose for most Saw Palmetto supplements is 320mg daily, to give its most effective therapeutic effect. Please consult a doctor or pharmacist before starting any Saw Palmetto supplement regime.
Saw Palmetto Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about Saw Palmetto. We will add more questions when they come.
Please check with the Halal certification authority on the Halal status of supplements, or your local pharmacy before consuming.
The active ingredients in Saw palmetto supplement are plant-based so most of them are suitable for vegetarians. It is recommended to go for the vegecapsule formulations.
Saw Palmetto is not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women as it may impact hormone levels. As a precautionary measure, it is also not recommended for those who are taking blood-thinning medications such as Warfarin or Coumadin. If you have any underlying health conditions, and are taking certain medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider before starting a Saw Palmetto supplement regime.
You should store your supplements at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Saw Palmetto Reviews
Helps you pee less at night. Somewhat. I had used it before and quit, just restarted. You need to take it regularly for weeks to feel the effect but it does help a bit.
It’s going to be difficult to review this product simply because opinions vary on the subject of preventive medicine, but the one thing I can tell you by experience is that I have been taking Saw Palmetto since an early age (possible for 20 years!) as a prevention for prostate problems and related illnesses. So well, at the age of 63 I am still in perfect condition, sexually, normal and healthy. So I do believe that Saw Palmetto works as a preventive alternate supplement.
I have only taken Saw Palmetto for a couple of weeks but can already see an improvement in the frequency of my urine stream. So far so good.
Stopped my hair shedding in three to four days. I had lost all my hair and continue to lose due to stress alopecia.
Where To Buy Saw Palmetto Supplements In Malaysia?
21st Century brand Saw Palmetto Extract can be purchased on the Esyms online store at a discounted price of RM25.90.
A bottle of 200 capsules of Bio-Life Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed extract also available on esyms online pharmacy at a discounted price of RM157.50.
A bottle of 60 vegecapsules of Eurobio Saw Palmetto plus Cranberry sells at a discounted price of RM73.90 on esyms.