10 Best Saw Palmetto Supplements in 2019
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Onlinestrength reviewed the 57 best-selling Saw Palmetto supplements in the United States. After 171 hours of researching 57 saw palmetto products on the market, Gaia Herbs Saw Palmetto comes out on top as the best saw palmetto brand for most people in the USA. 

The Best Saw Palmetto Supplements

1. Gaia Herbs Saw Palmetto

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Gaia Herbs Saw Palmetto is made by the well known brand Gaia Herbs. This brand does a good job at bringing quality and effectiveness into one trusted capsule. You can find this supplement brand in a lot of stores across the USA, signalling the brands growth in the last couple of years. 

Highlights

  • Dosages are on par with successful human clinical research
  •  Vegetable cellulose (capsule) instead of gelatin
  • Good potency made with quality ingredients. 
  • Can be more available then most other brands on the market. 

Key Features

  • Product Type: Liquid Phyto-Capsule
  • Serving Size: 2 capsules
  • Dosage/Serving: 376 mg saw palmetto
  • Ingredients: Saw Palmetto, Vegan capsule (hypromellose)

Read Our Full Gaia Herbs Saw Palmetto Review

2. Oregon’s Wild Harvest Saw Palmetto

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If you’re looking for quality, this brand does a great job providing organic supplements to the USA market. Oregon’s Wild Harvest has grown in the past few years into a full fledged supplement competitor. 

Highlights

  • Non-GMO bovine gelatin capsules
  • Certified Organic Saw Palmetto berry grown in the USA
  • Free of excipients and stearates
  • Manufactured in the USA

Recent product and ingredients changes made a few customers upset. The ingredient formula used to be 100% vegetarian. Recently the brand has changed most of their supplements to a non-GMO bovine gelatin capsule. 

Read Our Full Oregon’s Wild Harvest Saw Palmetto Review

3. Herb Pharm Saw Palmetto

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Made by one of the fastest growing brands in the supplement industry. Herb Pharm can be found in many health food stores across America. They are mostly known for their tinctures, but they do also make capsuled supplements too. Herb Pharm Saw Palmetto has a good clean ingredient profile with effective dosages. 

Highlights

  • 190 mg of saw palmetto per serving
  • 160 mg of fatty acids per serving
  • Trusted brand that can be found in most retail stores. 

The only real down side of this brand is their capsule variations of their supplements are hard to come by in most cases. If you walk to your nearest WholeFoods, you’ll most likely notice only their tinctures on the shelves. UPDATE: This brand no longer makes the capsule variations. 

Read Our Full Herb Pharm Saw Palmetto Review

4. Pure Encapsulations Saw Palmetto 320

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Pure Encapsulations Saw Palmetto 320 is always a good choice for users looking for that serious brand that stays up to date with supplement dosages and effectiveness. 

Highlights

  • 320 mg of saw palmetto extract and totaled 85% fatty acids per serving
  • Trusted brand
  • other ingredients: gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water)

Saw palmetto is not the most popular herbal supplement on the market. It can be a little difficult to find trusted brands who are putting resources into making good saw palmetto products. Those that do tend not to be so readily available.

Read Our Full Pure Encapsulations Saw Palmetto 320 Review

5. Solaray Saw Palmetto Berry Extract

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Solaray Saw Palmetto Berry Extract is a good choice for customers looking for a product with 160 mg of saw palmetto extract. Not many brands offer a small but potent dosage like this one. 

Highlights

  • 160 mg of saw palmetto (serenoa repens) (berry oil) extract and totaled 136 mg 85% fatty acids per serving
  • Gelatin based softgels

Good brand with many years of experience behind them. Are only real issue with this supplement is the gelatin based softgels and the plastic container. Aside from these two issues, this product can be a good alternative to our top choice. 

Read Our Full Solaray Saw Palmetto Berry Extract Review

6. NOW Foods Saw Palmetto Extract

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NOW Foods Saw Palmetto Extract are an okay option when it comes to quality and effectiveness. However even though it has what it takes to be effective, many customers have an issue with the ‘other’ ingredients in the formula, specifically,  carrageenan.  

Highlights

  • Halal, Kosher, Non-GMO
  • 320 mg of saw palmetto (serenoa repens) extract and totaled 80-90% fatty acids per serving.

The brand throws in a small amount of pumpkin seed oil into the capsules which may or may not be something you are looking for.  Overall it does have what it takes to be a good cost effective saw palmetto extract. On top of that its a brand that is widely available and can often be found in most vitamin stores. 

Read Our Full NOW Foods Saw Palmetto Extract Review

7. Source Naturals Saw Palmetto Extract

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Source Naturals Saw Palmetto Extract is made by a brand that been around for many years. It has the trust of its customers and this saw palmetto extract is perfect for customers who are fans of the brand. 

Highlights

  • 320 mg of saw palmetto (serenoa repens) extract and totaled 272 mg – 374 mg (85-95%) fatty acids per serving.
  •  Hexane-free extraction
  • Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy or wheat
  • Other Ingredients: olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob, and caramel.

Our main issues with this supplement when compared to the top ranking saw palmetto supplement is the presence of these ‘other ingredients’ –  carob, and caramel – which some quality sticklers do not like to see in their supplement. 

Read Our Full Source Naturals Saw Palmetto Extract Review

8. Bluebonnet Saw Palmetto Berry Extract

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Bluebonnet Saw Palmetto Berry Extract has basically everything you could ask for in a saw palmetto supplement. The brand is well known although it can go unnoticed by most people because the brand doesn’t advertise much. 

Highlights

  • recorded 320 mg of saw palmetto (serenoa repens) extract and totaled 272 mg – 374 mg (85-95%) fatty acids per serving.
  • Sustainably Wildcrafted
  • Free of corn and gluten
  • Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water, extra virgin olive oil.

One of the few brands to give customers an option for a glass container. As you can tell by the list here, not many brands are willing to spend the extra money to put their supplements into glass bottles.

Read Our Full Bluebonnet Saw Palmetto Berry Extract Review

9. Jarrow Formulas Saw Palmetto

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Jarrow Formulas is a good tried and true brand that has been around for many years. Their Saw Palmetto is an affordable supplement option .

Highlights

  • recorded 320 mg of saw palmetto (serenoa repens) extract and totaled 85-95% fatty acids per serving.
  • No wheat, no gluten
  • Cheaper than most brands

Who Makes It?
Jarrow Formulas Saw Palmetto is made by a brand that has many years under it’s belt. The affordable pricing makes it a market leader for those seeking a bargain. 

Read Our Full Jarrow Formulas Saw Palmetto Review

10. Nature’s Origin Saw Palmetto Extract

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Nature’s Origin’s seems to have ditched the supplement idea and moved into the essential oil business. This product was okay while it was around. Its effectiveness and ingredient profile both struggled during our rating process. 

Highlights

  • 250 mg of saw palmetto (serenoa repens) extract and totaled 10 mg fatty acids per serving.

Who Makes It?
The brand falls short when it comes to execution. A big named supplement store produced this ‘off’ brand. It had some initial success but soon fell off.  No real reason to choose this brand over some of the higher ranked products. 

Read Our Full Nature’s Origin Saw Palmetto Extract Review

Our Research
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Supplements Considered
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Hours of Research
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Scientific Papers Read

Saw Palmetto is an herbal supplement made from the berries of the saw palmetto (serenoa repens) plant. Touted as a natural supplement for men’s health that is also used in many parts of Europe for BPH treatment.

Benefits of Saw Palmetto

Our Assessment of the benefits
There has been roughly 64 different scientific research papers involving the use of Saw Palmetto. A small number of these studies show some beneficial effects of saw palmetto usage but more research is still needed to help support the claims of this herbal supplement. Below are the most research backed benefits of saw palmetto.
  • BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) – The majority of the studies suggest that saw palmetto may be a beneficial supplement in the treatment of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and has been shown to help keep symptoms in check with proper regular use
  • Prostatitis – Historically saw palmetto was used for its touted ability to reduce swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland. Research lab studies claim that constituents found in saw palmetto help to reduce swelling and inflammation. However there is currently no scientific research being done to evaluate the effects of saw palmetto on prostatitis.

Side Effects

Our Assessment of the side effects

At the time of our saw palmetto research, we found there to be no significant side effects of saw palmetto. According to the some research, in rare cases, saw palmetto can cause stomach distress. More common or mild side effects of saw palmetto supplementation can include headache, stomach issues (diarrhea), low energy, and nausea.

  • Stomach distress – One study showed that an individual who was taking saw palmetto before surgery developed severe bleeding during surgery.  This is why the use of saw palmetto for BPH should only be taken with the proper guidance of a doctor.

How To Take

the latest dosage recommendations

Standard dosage of saw palmetto is 160 mg twice a day for a total of 320 mg of an extract standardized to contain 85% to 95% fatty acids and sterols. Since saw palmetto contains mostly fatty acids supplementation may be best with food although not required.

  • Supplement Storage – Make sure you store your saw palmetto supplements properly in a cool and dry place to prolong their shelf life and to keep the integrity of the saw palmetto herb. 
  • Consult your doctor – If it is your first time considering taking saw palmetto, or are pregnant, nursing, or taking any other medications, or have some medical condition, its always best to first consult your doctor prior to saw palmetto use. 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

During our research of Saw Palmetto we came across many questions users had about saw palmetto supplementation. Below are some of the most asked questions along with our answer to these questions. If you have a question about saw palmetto that you don’t see below, you can always contact us.

  • What is saw palmetto?

Saw palmetto extract is an extract of the fruit of the saw palmetto. It is marketed as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, but reviews of clinical trials, including those conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found it ineffective for this purpose.

  • What is saw palmetto good for?

It is marketed as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, but reviews of clinical trials, including those conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found it ineffective for this purpose.

  • How much saw palmetto is too much?

Take your time and follow supplement directions for best results.

  • How much saw palmetto should I take?

Sources say saw palmetto appears most effective when taken in daily doses of 160–320 mg.

  • How long does it take for saw palmetto to work?

Most sources say 4 to 6 weeks. Be patient and disciplined. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for saw palmetto to have an effect. 

  • Where can I buy saw palmetto?

Saw palmetto supplements can most likely be found in most health food stores like Whole Foods. However retail stores don’t always carry the best brands of saw palmetto which makes online your best option. Most of the time if you’re fast enough you can get same day shipping with amazon prime. You can even order your items to your nearest store and get it with a day if you didn’t want to wait.