Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto Popularity

According to a report by the Nutrition Business Journel in 2012, herbal dietary supplement sales grew an estimated 5.5% in the U.S. alone. That amounts roughly 5.5 billion dollars in total sales. Add another $4.2 billion for overseas sales. That is a lot of money being spent on supplements.

Top Ten Most Popular Supplements

Where does Saw Palmetto stand in the list of top ten supplements? Well, here is the list as of 2012:

  • Cranberry
  • Garlic
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Soy
  • Ginkgo Leaf Extract
  • Milk Thistle
  • Black Cohosh
  • Echinacea
  • St. Johns Wort
  • Ginseng
As you can see Saw Palmetto falls in at number 3 on the list. Not surprising given the amount of advertising it receives on the radio and in print with regard to its alleged benefits in treating enlarged prostate.

Overall around $140 million are spent on saw palmetto and supplements containing it. $50 million dollars of that is spent on prostate related supplements.



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