A large percentage of men over the age of 40 and nine out of ten men over 60 have less than perfect prostate health. Most common is a condition known as BHP or benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. Although the condition is not cancerous, it can cause trouble urinating because the enlarged prostate presses on the urethra. Saw palmetto is the number one herbal treatment for reversing BHP.
Saw Palmetto may also be effective in increasing testosterone levels, improving sexual energy and promoting hair growth. Its effectiveness in inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase may also be responsible for its usefulness in preventing baldness, a form of hair loss called androgenic alopecia. Saw Palmetto may also aid in muscle growth as it contains fatty acids that aid protein in building and strengthening muscle tissues.