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Saw Palmetto Products

Saw Palmetto Products

There are a number of different Saw Palmetto products on the market. There are gel caps, capsules, tablets, etc. There are a number of Saw Palmetto products designed specifically for the prostate.

There are also Saw Palmetto shampoos that claim to stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. There are even “breast enlargement pills” that contain Saw Palmetto.

Keep in mind that many of these products are not regulated by the FDA and most are not scientifically tested to see if they live up to their claims. That is not to say that none of these products are effective or useful but that you should be wary of extravagant claims made by some merchants.

Saw Palmetto Shampoo

Saw Palmetto Shampoo

If Saw Palmetto is effective at stopping or reducing hair loss then it would make sense that a shampoo containing it would be something you might want to try.

In fact, there actually are a number of shampoos on the market that contain it as an ingredient. Now, whether they actually produce results is another matter.

Saw palmetto normally works by regulating certain hormones in the body that lead to hair loss. So, a topical solution would not have the same effect as ingesting it. No conclusive studies have been done on the effectiveness of saw palmetto shampoos so it’s really just a shot in the dark. But, shampoos containing it don’t really have any side effects so it wouldn’t necessarily hurt to try it out and see if there are any beneficial effects.

If you do some research on shampoos for hair loss you’ll find a decent amount of discussion about SLS in shampoo. SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and is essentially a de-greaser that is also used in industrial settings to remove grease and oil. Not something that you would think would be good for your scalp. Nonetheless, its been in shampoo for decades and hasn’t had disastrous effects on the shampooing population. Still, its possible that some people are more sensitive to SLS then others and that it does actually have a detrimental effect on their hair growth.

So, if you’re looking to try a saw palmetto shampoo then you should also consider getting an SLS free shampoo as well. That way you’ll be able to test whether either of them have a beneficial effect on your hair loss.

Super Prostate Formula

Super Prostate Formula

Super Prostate Formula is a prostate supplement that allegedly helps maintain the health and function of the prostate gland and urinary tract. It contains beta sitosterol which some studies have shown to help reduce blood levels of cholesterol. Many herbal therapists also use it to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or enlarged prostate. Beta sitosterol can also be found in Saw Palmetto, pecans, cashew, rice bran, avocados and soybeans.

Super Prostate Formula also contains Saw Palmetto which some studies have shown “mild to moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures”. Other studies have not shown similar results.

Lycopene is another ingredient in Super Prostate Formula. Lycopene is found in tomatoes, watermelons and guavas. While some studies have shown that Lycopene does have some benefit to health the FDA has limited the “claims” to the following statement:

Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggests that eating one-half to one cup of tomatoes and/or tomato sauce a week may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.

The other ingredients included in Super Prostate Formula are listed below. The formula for Super Prostate Formula was recently changed and the amount of beta sitosterol was increased by 58% and Saw Palmetto increased by 125%. They also increased the amounts of Lycopene and Bioperine.

Super Prostate Formula claims that 288 mg of free fatty acids are the most beneficial for prostate health so their formula contains exactly that amount as well as 500 mg of beta-sitosterol. The formula also includes other popular herbal remedies such as pygeum, pumpkin seed and stinging nettle.

Super Prostate Formula ingredients:

  • Soy Phytosterol Complex 1,000 mg
  • Beta Sitosterol 500 mg
  • Campesterol 290 mg
  • Stigmasterol 165 mg
  • Brassicasterol 34 mg
  • Stigmastanol 6 mg
  • Ergostanol 7 mg
  • Saw Palmetto Extract 680 mg
  • Pygeum Africanum Extract 120 mg
  • L-Alanine 300 mg
  • L-Glycine 300 mg
  • L-Glutamic Acid 300 mg
  • Stinging Nettle 300 mg
  • Panax Ginseng 150 mg
  • Pygeum Africanum Powder 50 mg
  • Pumpkin Seed Powder 30 mg
  • Zinc (amino acid chelate) 30 mg
  • PABA 30 mg
  • B-6 (Pyridoxine HCL) 30 mg
  • Vitamin A 7,500 IU
  • Vitamin E 30 IU
  • Lycopene 45 mg
  • Bioperine® 5 mg