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Topic Title: How much Saw Palmetto should I take per day?
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 01/21/2007 02:04 PM
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HARRY_LOSS
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I never really thought about it. I just decided 4, 450 mg capsules is enough per day. It does say on the package to take 2 capsules, 2 times per day. Is that really the best deal?
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What is the standardized ratio of each of your capsules?

The recommended daily is 320mg 85%-95% standardised extract. Some people take more for hairloss.
 01/21/2007 03:00 PM
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I tried the 320 mg/day for a few months with no results.

Some guys say a high dose, like 1080mg/day works
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I tried the 320 mg/day for a few months with no results.



Some guys say a high dose, like 1080mg/day works


A few months is no use. I gave it 12 months before deciding.
 01/21/2007 04:00 PM
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What is the standardized ratio of each of your capsules?



The recommended daily is 320mg 85%-95% standardised extract. Some people take more for hairloss.


It says on the jar "450 mg capsules"
 01/21/2007 04:14 PM
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What is the standardized ratio of each of your capsules?







The recommended daily is 320mg 85%-95% standardised extract. Some people take more for hairloss.




It says on the jar "450 mg capsules"



Does it not say what the standardised extract of the 450mg is. Some Saw is only 45% standardised, some is even less, in which case you would need to take more to get a decent dosage.
 01/21/2007 04:37 PM
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i've been meaning to buy online but have yet to ask any one here who knows their stuff about it what site actually sells saw palmetto with a decent standardised amount... do any of u know any gud sites? www.healthydirect.co.uk have a years supply for 15 pounds but i dunno if its any good its 1000mg but cud be shite for the other stuff
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Beckerich. Looking at those 1000mg ones on that site you posted, each pill is a 4:1 ratio of the herb, giving 250mg of extract of which 62.5mg is fatty acids, making them only 25% standardised. You would need to take 4500mg (4 1/2 tablets) of those per day to get 281.25mg fatty acids which would get you into the recommended daily dosage of Saw Palmetto of between 272-304mg fatty acids and sterols.

You have to watch out for stuff like this. It is the free fatty acids and sterols in Saw Palmetto that do the job. Some Saw Palmetto containers can be misleading when they say 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg ...etc. Most Saw Palmetto containers which show ultra high milligrams are normally quoting the berry. You need to check how much of the berry is extract and how much of the extract is fatty acids. Somebody might think they are taking a high dosage of Saw Palmetto at 2000mg per day, but in reality they could only be getting about 130mg of fatty acids which is less than half the normal daily dosage.

I get my Saw from healthspan. Each capsule is standardised to give a minimum of 85%-95% fatty acids to 320mg of extract. The very minimum at 85% would be 272mg and 304mg at 95% of fatty acids per capsule. They are £9.95 for 90 capsules but deliver free if you spend over £15. Here's the link:

http://www.healthspan.co.uk/shop/product.aspx?Id=SAWC

Hope this helps.

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 01/21/2007 09:02 PM
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i've been meaning to buy online


I buy it at Walmart. My guess is unless you buy it in mass quantities, it would cost more to buy it online.

 01/22/2007 12:43 PM
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thank frosty, i knew there was something up with their massage amount, i knew if it had the kind of stuff that i wanted in it then that amount wud be way too much, i'll check the site u said out though and yeah walmart is great but im in ireland so it sucks saw palmetto costs a bomb here
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