SAW PALMETTO EXTRACT rescue for hair
Saw Palmetto Extract is an active component, chemically- fatty acid, extracted from saw palmetto berries.
It is known that saw palmetto fatty acids inhibit 5α-reductase (5αR), the enzyme that converts testosterone to 5-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Of the two isozymes of 5αR in the body, only 5αR Type 1 is relevant for cosmetic products (because it is predominantly expressed in skin, scalp and hair follicles). Saw Palmetto inhibits 5αR Type 1.
Acne is characterized by sebaceous and inflammatory components, and Saw Palmetto extract helps to address both aspects of the problem. In a clinical study, it has reduced sebum production by almost half after two weeks. In addition, it has potent anti-inflammatory activity, strongly inhibiting the release of Prostaglandin E2 and several pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1b, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-a).
Inflammation and overproduction of 5αR and DHT in hair follicles are considered factors in androgenic alopecia (hair loss). Since Saw Palmetto extract addresses both factors, it may also contribute to healthy hair growth and help prevent accelerated hair loss.