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Is It Safe For A 17 Year Old Male To Take Saw Palmetto?

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#1 XXYY

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Or would it interfere with my hormones in a negative way since im still going through puberty? I have insanely oily skin which leads to acne and ive no doubt its caused by hormones - ive heard saw palmetto works for womenand this might sound stupid but would it interfere with my puberty or would it safely control my hormones?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

Well I regularly lurk on some hair loss forums and see that Saw Palmetto is recommended to reduce the levels of DHT in the body therefore resulting decreased hair loss. DHT is essential for male growth and to take medication such as propecia (which I take) you need to be over 18. If SP has the same effects as propecia then it may be the case that you could suffer a reduction in your libido and erectile dysfunction, but I hear the chances of those sides are much less in natural DHT inhibitors such as SP.

 

The only worrying prospect of a 17 year old taking SP is that the reduction of DHT (a male growth hormone) could possibly mess with your development. You should probably talk to a dermatologist before taking it or do some more research. What I've told you is basically from things that I've found over the years.

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

U can try taling zinc in low doses which is a dht blocker. A topical b5 serum should also help ur skin.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:33 PM

Try DIM first, or eating a ton of broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

"DIM is a potent androgen antagonist in prostate cancer cells."

 

http://www.jbc.org/c...588200.full.pdf.

 

Don't take saw palmetto.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

You should try taking Zinc 30-40 mg first and/or Vitamin A 10000 IU. 


Edited by Drth, 17 March 2013 - 09:08 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:01 AM

I don't think you should take a prostate health supplement for your acne problems. Read a super beta prostate supplement review to see if you have any of the symptoms that are indicated there. These supplements are usually recommended for older men who are going through hormonal changes. I'd suggest you take supplements of zinc or a skin-hair-nails supplement.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:41 PM

U can try taling zinc in low doses which is a dht blocker. A topical b5 serum should also help ur skin.

From what I read, too much zinc can promote dht?