Saw Palmetto / Milk Thistle is a supplement that consists of two herbal agents.
Saw Palmetto is a herbal extract taken from the fruit of the Serenoa Repens palm.
Saw Palmetto helps to lower DHT levels through an inhibitory effect on the 5-alfa-reductose enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for the conversion of free testosterone into DHT.
Milk Thistle (Carduus Marianus) is a leafy thistle with purple colored flowers. The effective substance in Milk Thistle is found in it’s little black seeds, and is called Silymarine. It neutralizes compounds that are damaging to the liver, like residual medicine, drugs and alcohol, but also toxics that you inhale in your everyday surroundings, like exhaust fumes.
80% of the Milk Thistle in this supplement consists of Silymarine.
Because Saw Palmetto and Milk Thistle have influence on hormonal activity, it’s use is not advised during pregnancy or when lactating.