Home / Hair Loss Treatments / Natural Treatments for Hair Loss / Saw Palmetto / Serenoa Repens Saw Palmetto / Serenoa Repens Hair Loss Treatment Type: Antiandrogen Availability: Mail order and in stores. Notes: This product has been proven to help with enlarged prostates for many men, but has not been studied for hair loss. Claimed Results: None. Observed Results: Little or none. Clinical Results: None done on hair loss, others mixed. Testing: Many tests on enlarged prostates. Safety Side Effects: Possible anti-androgenic effects (breast growth, lower libido). Gender: Either. Typical Costs: Varies. Related Pages Testosterone metabolism in primary cultures of human prostate epithelial cells and fibroblasts Human prostatic steroid 5 alpha-reductase isoforms--a comparative study of selective inhibitors Comparison of finasteride (Proscar) and Serenoa repens (Permixon) in the inhibition of 5-alpha reductase in healthy male volunteers Inhibition of the activity of 'basic' 5 alpha-reductase (type 1) detected in DU 145 cells and expressed in insect cells Lack of effects of a lyposterolic extract of Serenoa repens on plasma levels of testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone The effect of Permixon on androgen receptors Comparison of finasteride (Proscar), a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor, and various commercial plant extracts in in vitro and in vivo 5 alpha reductase inhibition Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.