Studies related to Testosterone and Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Effect None
Values Decreased -15.4 ng/dL versus placebo, but insignificant.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 225
Gender Male
Age Range 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
320mg daily saw palmetto extract in patients with moderate to severe BPH saw no statistically significant change in AUASI scores, peak urinary flow rate, or secondary measures after 12 months of treatment. Side effects between placebo and saw palmetto were similar.
Funding issues for this study:
None

Comparison Of Finasteride (Proscar) And Serenoa Repens (Permixon) In The Inhibition Of 5-alpha Reductase In Healthy Male Volunteers

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 32
Gender Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
80mg of a lipidosterolic extract of saw palmetto (Permixon) taken twice daily for a total daily dose of 160mg over the course of a week failed to influence testosterone or DHT concentrations in otherwise healthy young men; finasteride as the reference drug was effective in acutely reducing and maintaining a reduction of DHT.