Rejuvena, on 18 August 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:
My question- since Saw Palmetto inhibits DHT effect on follicles - less testosterone is changed into DHT, does it mean it will increase my free testosterone levels even if im taking an estrogen increasing pill which should muffle testosterone as well?
Since saw palmetto inhibits testosterone conversion to DHT, wouldnt even elevated levels of testosterone be harmless to hair since they cant be converted to DHT and only testosterone converted to DHT is harmful to hair follicles (am I right here?)?
You might want to check out this discussion of saw palmetto for hair loss
. Sounds like it doesn't affect DHT levels, but rather alters DHT binding. You need to watch out for saw palmetto vendors who promise more than they can deliver, using selected testimonials or just lying. There's finasteride, which is a teratogen, so women of child-bearing age would have to not get pregnant while using it, but it's discussed here
. It appeared useless in post-menopausal women; may or may not work in pre-menopausal women.