Serenoa repens or more commonly known as Saw Palmetto was traditionally used in conditions of the urinary tract, more often in men. Extract from the berries of Saw Palmetto is rich in fatty acids (85%‐90%) (1) (2). Since traditional origins, research has emerged to review its ability to help with BPH by having anti-androgenic properties as a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. An example of a well-known 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor is the medication Finasteride.
Do you experience symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, reduced mental alertness, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as gas and bloating) and mood imbalances? I frequently see patients in my clinic who are experiencing some of these symptoms.