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Does Saw Palmetto Hurt Strength Levels?

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…

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.