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Does Saw Palmetto Hurt Strength Levels?


#1

So Saw Palmetto reduces the conversion of Test to DHT, does this hurt strength levels, or reduce muscle mass at all? I’m thinking because DHT is more androgenic than Test…


#2

Assuming there is any efficacy at all, then anything that suppresses DHT should impact on muscle growth to some degree. There is a study showing it had no impact on DHT concentrations. Then again, there is a study showing positive impact on men with MPB so arguably it is capable. I have read that some folks on gear who are worried about hair loss turn to topical solutions instead of saw palmetto, or other DHT inhibitors, to avoid this variable.