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:
Hope this helps.
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