Saw Palmetto dosage? 450 mg ?

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:48 AM
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my bottle from cvs says 450 mg per capsule and take 3x per day.. thats seems rather high.. how much saw palmetto should i be taking for prostate health?
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:38 PM
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What makes you think you need it in the first place?
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What makes you think you need it in the first place?
His doctor told him he has a slightly enlarged prostate. He might be looking for something to stem the tide.
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His doctor told him he has a slightly enlarged prostate. He might be looking for something to stem the tide.
Ah, ok, thanks Keri.

He could try it for, say, 4 months. If his prostate gets smaller, he keeps it. If it doesnt, then he drops it.
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Ah, ok, thanks Keri.

He could try it for, say, 4 months. If his prostate gets smaller, he keeps it. If it doesnt, then he drops it.
Are there any problems with the use of Saw palmetto? I hear some concern in your post.
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Are there any problems with the use of Saw palmetto? I hear some concern in your post.
It's benefits for BPH are questionable but it's worth a try, AFAIC. If it seems to help, you keep it. If it doesnt, you dont. The idea is that its a 5AR-I and it might provide some modest reduction in DHT production to help with BPH.

OTOH, it might not, so you dont want to take too much and overdo it thinking that more is always better. It may not be. If your 5AR aint broke, you dont try to fix it until it is.
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It's benefits for BPH are questionable but it's worth a try, AFAIC. If it seems to help, you keep it. If it doesnt, you dont. The idea is that its a 5AR-I and it might provide some modest reduction in DHT production to help with BPH.

OTOH, it might not, so you dont want to take too much and overdo it thinking that more is always better. It may not be. If your 5AR aint broke, you dont try to fix it until it is.
Very good. I hope he will see your post's.
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what is the dosage for saw palmetto?
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what is the dosage for saw palmetto?
First, are you on any blood thinning medications?

Second, what does the label say about the content of each capsule for ONLY this component:

saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) extract ?

Does it have any other ingredients in addition to saw palmetto like nettle? If so, how much?
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Saw Palmetto Dosage

There is currently no standard dose for saw palmetto. In clinical studies conducted on the safety and effectiveness of the supplement for enlarged prostate treatment, researchers often used either 160 mg twice daily or 320 mg once daily. There is not enough information available to recommend a safe and effective dosage for women or for conditions other than enlarged prostate.

An Introduction to Dosing With Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is an herbal supplement. It is important to note that unlike medications, for which the standard doses have been well established in carefully designed studies, less information is available for determining the best dose for herbal supplements, including saw palmetto.

What Is a Reasonable Saw Palmetto Dosage?

With prescription and nonprescription medications, researchers establish the most effective and safe doses in special studies, known as dose-range studies. These are done early in the development of medications, long before they are ever approved.

However, because herbal supplements do not need to be approved, dose-range studies are rarely performed. Without such studies, only vague "trial-and-error" information is available.

Some information about saw palmetto dosing can be obtained from clinical studies and from practical experience with the supplement. Studies of saw palmetto for an enlarged prostate frequently use doses of either 160 mg twice daily or 320 mg once daily, using a saw palmetto product standardized to 80 to 90 percent fatty acids.

Such products are often called "standardized" saw palmetto extracts. Nonstandardized products may contain much less of the fatty acids, even though they may contain the same amount of saw palmetto overall. However, this is a problem, since it is thought that the fatty acids contain the active components of saw palmetto.
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