* *ADVISORY* *Although rare, there have been reports of bleeding complications. It is not clear whether the bleeding was actually caused by the saw palmetto. As with any herbal supplement, it is important to work with your health care provider to ensure safe use.
DOSAGE:Take 160 mg twice a day, or 320 mg once a day of the lipid beta-sitosterol component of saw palmetto.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that saw palmetto is a safe and effective product for treating mild to moderate benign prostatic hypertrophy. Some studies have shown it to be as helpful as prescription medications. If you elect to try it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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