Having a hair fall, hair dandruff, Alopecia, etc is a problem for every second person. Hair problems are not limited to women. Many men also suffer from bald pattern baldness in their mild age. Hair problems also impact on quality of life. People lost their confidence. There is a wide range of shampoos and conditioners available in the market that assure hair treatment.
But today, we bring a natural extract treatment for male pattern baldness and women’s hair problems. Saw Palmetto is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes and is highly effective in the hair problem and supports hair treatment in many ways.
Now, wondering what is saw palmetto? How is it good for the treatment of hair loss?
Let me clear all these things step by step.
What Is The Cause Of Hair Loss?
Have you heard of androgenetic alopecia? Androgenetic alopecia is a disease and common type of hair loss in men and women. This occurs when the person inherits the genetic predisposition. In this condition, hair gets sensitive due to the action of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and affects the hair follicles in a negative way.
As we know, men and women both have testosterone in their bodies. Of course, men have higher levels of testosterone as compared to women. While growing old, testosterone converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This process is managed by the “5-alpha reductase” (5AR) enzyme. The formation of dihydrotestosterone directly affects the hair follicles and causes many problems like hair thinning, hair shorter, hair fall, hair dandruff, etc.
What Is Saw Palmetto?
Saw Palmetto, its scientific names are Serenoa repens, Serenoa serrulata, Sabal serrulata. It is a palm-like tree and produces berries as fruit. Saw Palmetto berry is a small orange colour berry with a sour taste. This plant is mostly used in hot climates. The native of this Himalaya berry is from the south-eastern United States and the West Asian States.
It is a bit difficult to find Saw Palmetto Berry in India. The convenient way is to go with the Saw Palmetto Extract as Juice and Supplements.
How Did Saw Palmetto Work For Hair Loss?
Saw Palmetto does not receive enough attention from the people for the hair treatment. But from the last few years, people know the usage of Saw Palmetto and experience its benefits.
Scientists believe that the compound of Saw palmetto is helpful for hormone balance. It blocks the activity of the 5-alpha reductase” (5AR) enzyme. As we mentioned above, that 5-alpha reductase” (5AR) enzyme converts the testosterone to the hair follicles causing DHT.
Being a DHT blocker, it supports the hair root for strength and growth. The strong hair root prevents hair fall, supports new hair growth, and also many other hair problems.
Saw palmetto is recommended to intake orally instead of using as shampoo, mask or conditioner. Because it treats the main cause of hair problems instead of fixing it from the surface. It doesn’t make your hair look shiny just from the outside, but it results in making hair strong and shiny from the roots.
The above sentence is proven by some studies. Where some people are divided into groups. The first group uses Saw palmetto shampoo and lotion with a daily oral supplement, whereas the second group uses placebo counterparts, and the third group uses Saw palmetto shampoo and lotion with a placebo supplement.
The outcomes are really substantial. The placebo group did not experience any greater hair growth, as expected. The other two groups saw a considerable increase in hair growth, ranging from 20% to 35%. As a result, taking saw palmetto as a supplement is effective.
How to Consume Saw Palmetto
For the consumption of saw palmetto, you can find it in the form of saw palmetto capsules, tablets, liquid extract. The ideal consumption is recommended up to 320mg for a day where you can split it into morning or night.
There are many approved companies that are selling with the daily consumption guideline. But it is your duty to check it again.
Well, saw palmetto comes in the dietary supplement, it is not a medicine. But still, you should consult your Healthcare Professional before starting any type of supplement.
If you are done with the research, you can take a capsule or tablet with the water. If you are having liquid extract, you need to mix it with water or any other liquid. Saw palmetto is very sour in taste, you cannot drink it directly.
It is okay to have an empty stomach or after a meal. Just make sure to keep a gap between both intakes, if you are taking 2 times a day.
Saw Palmetto Side Effects
One of the most attractive things about Saw Palmetto as a supplement and juice is that it shows a very safe treatment for hair loss and hair problems.
Well, one study showed that there are very rare chances to experience any type of side effect until you follow all the instructions. Most of the adverse effects are mild, infrequent and reversible nausea, headache, constipation and low libido.