If your doctor has recommended that you start using saw palmetto, CVS is the place to shop for supplements. In this product selection, you'll find a diverse assortment of saw palmetto products in a variety of strengths and forms to meet your needs. Check out the entire supplement selection or filter the results to focus on specific products.
Also known as the Serenoa Repens, American dwarf palm tree and the cabbage palm, saw palmetto is a small palm tree that grows in the Southeast United States. The berries of the plant were once used as a medicinal remedy by the Seminole Native American tribe in Florida. Today, many people take saw palmetto in supplement form. Most saw palmetto supplements are capsules that contain the extract from the berries. Tablets, liquids and other forms of saw palmetto are offered by some manufacturers.
Saw palmetto is most often used to help support prostate health in men. Specifically, men may take saw palmetto supplements to help symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Because of its potential benefits for prostate health, saw palmetto is sometimes added to men's multivitamins and herbal supplements that promote sexual well-being.
People may choose to take saw palmetto for reasons other than men's health. Some believe that saw palmetto may promote hair growth in people with male or female pattern baldness. Supplements are also sometimes used to help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, to ease pelvic pain and to increase sex drive in men and women.
Keep in mind that research into the benefits of saw palmetto as an herbal remedy is ongoing. There is not yet enough evidence to prove that saw palmetto is beneficial for treating or managing any medical condition or that any specific supplement is effective. Saw palmetto is known to cause side effects, allergic reactions and drug interactions in some people. To reduce your risk of problems, talk to your health care provider before starting on a saw palmetto supplement. Follow the directions for use provided by the supplement manufacturer unless you are given different advice by your medical provider.
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