Research demonstrates that taking 200 milligrams of saw palmetto twice daily is an effective dosage for treating hair loss. Approximately 60 percent of men in a research study reported that saw palmetto reduced balding a... More »

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According to About.com, saw palmetto is not dangerous for most women, but the safety of pregnant or nursing women taking this herb is not established. It is also not known how this herb affects people with liver or kidne... More »

Saw palmetto benefits for women include the potential prevention of conditions such as adult acne, adverse menopausal symptoms and polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, according to The Nest. Such conditions are often ca... More »

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There is some preliminary evidence that biotin supplements may help to strengthen brittle nails, but there is no medical evidence for the use of biotin supplements for treating hair loss or other hair-related conditions,... More »

Possible benefits of saw palmetto include increased sexual drive, natural sedation and healthy urine flow, according to WebMD. Saw palmetto may also treat sore throat, coughs, asthma, bronchitis and pelvic pain. The supp... More »

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The most common side effects of saw palmetto occur in the stomach or intestines, and include constipation, gas, diarrhea and vomiting. Other possible side effects include indigestion, heartburn, nausea and stomach pain. ... More »

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The standard dosage of saw palmetto is 320 mg daily. Splitting the supplement into two separate 160 mg doses does not compromise its effectiveness, explain New York University Langone Medical Center Experts. More »

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