Are you looking for a natural DHT blocker? Try Saw palmetto!

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If you are looking for hair loss supplements, give saw palmetto a try!

DHT is known to cause male pattern baldness also referred to as androgenic alopecia. DHT causes the hair follicles to become smaller and it restricts vitamins and minerals from reaching the follicles. As a result, the follicles enter the resting phase and fewer hairs start growing in and the hair becomes thinner. Many hair loss drugs are aimed at lowering the amounts of DHT that are in the body in order to increase hair growth. Saw palmetto is a popular natural DHT blocker that has been used to treat hair loss due to DHT. If you are interested in a  herbal DHT blocker, then saw palmetto might worth the try.

Saw palmetto is a berry fruit that is grown in the United States. Besides being used a treatment for hair loss, this herb is also used to treat prostate ailments and urinary infections. Saw palmetto works by preventing testosterone from being converted into DHT which then results in hair loss. There are other drugs that can reduce the levels of DHT as well such as Provillus and Procerin. Saw palmetto is also the main ingredient is several hair loss drugs.

There have been studies that have shown that men who have used saw palmetto as an internal supplement have seen more hair growth. Is it still debated whether better results are seen by taking it orally or topically. If you plan to take it orally it can be found in most nutritional stores. Some side effects that have been reported from using saw palmetto include nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea. Women can also use saw palmetto but pregnant women and women who breastfeed should avoid it.

Before you start using saw palmetto or any other hair loss treatment please contact a dermatologist or trichologist to determine if your hair loss is in fact caused by DHT or other factors. Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors and sometimes it can be a symptom of a health condition therefore it is recommended that you see a professional before trying to treat your hair loss on your own.

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