saw palmetto for hair loss: efficacy assumed not proven

Have you ever thought about whether saw palmetto actually works to prevent hair loss? Based on MENSCRIPT, an on-line health facility that is specialized in offering online hair loss treatments across Europe, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands the answer is not.

The online health clinic conducted an investigation into the study of saw palmetto as well as the loss of hair. It discovered that the majority of studies that their makers cite as “proof” for their efficacy are believed to have been financially supported by the company.

They found that despite saw palmetto being touted on the internet to be an effective remedy against hair loss it does not significantly reduce the amount of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). A hormone thought to be the most important cause for the loss of male hair.

They found for instance that DHT inhibition that is frequently discussed is minimal and doesn’t have any clinical significance in preventing the loss of hair. Finasteride, for instance, is 18.000 times more potent in blocking enzyme type II in comparison to Saw Palmetto.

The fact of the fact that Saw Palmetto is still regarded as an effective DHT blocker even in the present time is due to the public relations team behind Permixon. Permixon brand. The brand is is controlled by Pierre Fabre Laboratories; a pharmaceutical company which released two studies between 1984 and 1996 that were conducted by their own researchers as well as their research center that is known as the Centre de Recherches Pierre Fabre

A study in the lab where cells were exposed to very high amounts of saw palmetto that could have weakened the function of cells. According to MENSCRIPT it is evident that the claims about hair loss are false and are mostly used to boost sales by the company that is behind it

The full analysis can be read on menscript.com: Saw palmetto for hair loss