Saw Palmetto is also known as the “dwarf palm”. Native to the southeastern United States, especially Florida, this small palm whose largest specimens hardly exceed 3 meters much prefers dry and sandy soils. It is its berries, of the size and the shape of the olive, which are sought for their therapeutic virtues. In Seminoles, Native Americans who once inhabited Florida, berries of Serenoa repens were used in men as a treatment for disorders of the urinary system and prostate.
What is he treating?
Saw Palmetto is usually used to treat urinary symptoms associated with enlarged prostate. This condition is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw Palmetto is also used to treat chronic pelvic pain, bladder disorders, decreased libido, hair loss and hormonal imbalances.
The benefits for your libido
In the form of a lipid-sterol extract, in addition to counteracting the conversion of free testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, it prevents it from binding to the prostate receptors, thus inhibiting its harmful action on the target organ. Some other studies reveal that this extract of Serenoa repens also has anti-estrogen activity, which can only contribute to its positive effects on people with BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy), since with age the rate Estrogen increases in humans, and this imbalance also contributes to prostate problems.
In men : libido booster, fights erection problems and sexual dysfunctions, helps your prostate, improve sexual function by more than 40%.
In women: has estrogenic properties, increases libido and breasts.
How to use it ?
320mg per day of an extract at 80% (and more) lipids. Unless you consume the whole berry, at a rate of 12g per day, it is better to take an oily extract. Powdered extracts can not guarantee the content of active ingredients.
You should consult a doctor before taking Saw Palmetto, especially if you are taking any medications or if you are allergic to medicines, prescriptions or supplements. Pregnant women and breastfeeding women
must also contact a doctor before adding saw palmetto in the diet.
Other health risks that should be discussed with a doctor before taking the supplement include high blood pressure, heart disease, or diseases of the blood vessels.