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For years, saw palmetto has been used for lessening symptoms of an enlarged prostate also known as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). While there have been numerous studies that show the benefits of this natural palm, there has not been evidence that saw palmetto actually reduces the size of the prostate or prevents prostate disease. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Urology shows the efficacy and safety of serenoa repens with BPH. Find out the history of saw palmetto and how it has evolved into a men’s health top ingredient for natural supplements! 

What is Saw Palmetto?

Saw palmetto, serenoa repens, is native to the Southeast coast of the US, primarily in SC, FL, AL, and TX. The first use of saw palmetto extract (SPE) for medicinal purposes is attributed to the Native Americans in the 1800s. Like many phytotherapeutic alternatives, serenoa repens was partially disregarded in an era of synthetic pharmaceuticals during the ‘90s and 2000s but has since gained attention and clinical prowess. Today, saw palmetto is a top 10 herbal supplement in the US – 3rd amongst Men’s Health products.


SPE Published Studies

The Efficacy and Safety of Serenoa Repens Extract Among Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in China: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial was published in 2019.¹ Results show statistical significant improvement in Peak Urinary Flow, IPSS, QOL, male sexual function score, and International Index of Erectile Function score versus the placebo in the experiment.

Results & Findings

Results show the serenoa repens extract was effective, safe, well-tolerated and clinically and statistically superior to the placebo in the target population. Product heterogeneity and limited regulatory framework prevent addition into current guidelines for treatment.

Formulation is Key

Studies like the one above clearly show the benefits of utilizing saw palmetto in men’s natural supplements. When it comes to men’s health products, the formulation of ingredients is the key to success. It’s important to understand what’s in your bottle and how it affects your body. Flosom is a proprietary blend of natural plant oils extracted and blended into a clinically proven formulation that supports men’s overall health and vitality. Try out our men’s urinary health formula today!



[1] The Efficacy and Safety of Serenoa Repens Extract Among Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in China