Saw Palmetto is an extract of the fruit of a small palm tree, known as Serenoa repens. It is rich in Fatty Acids and phytosterols and has been used in several forms of traditional herbal medicine. However, as saw palmetto is presented in so many forms (tinctures, tablets and capsules) there is a potential risk of excessive use. With this in mind, you should avoid using more than one saw palmetto product, as an overdose may lead to blood clotting or increase your risk of bleeding.
Saw palmetto benefits centre around prostate health, and in particular for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia which is a common condition in older men. Early studies indicate that it is safe to use and produces a good reduction in the troublesome symptoms within the Urinary Tract.
It is said that a product containing Saw palmetto extract, such as Lamberts Saw Palmetto Extract 160mg 60 Capsules, may balance out the effects of testosterone in females suffering with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) - women with PCOS have raised levels of male hormones.