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CR Saw Palmetto Review Produces Mixed Results; More Tests Upcoming

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Only eight of 13 saw palmetto supplements tested by Consumer Reports contain an adequate amount of the extract, the magazine reports in its September issue.

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Seventeen of 22 saw palmetto supplements evaluated contain ingredients "similar to those known to work in clinical studies," online testing firm announces May 20. Two failing products were found to contain roughly half the amount of saw palmetto known to work, ConsumerLab.com notes, while one supplement contained "unusually high levels of sterols and specific fatty acids, suggesting the addition of undeclared oil in the product." NBTY, NOW Foods among firms with "passing" supplements. Review is second on saw palmetto supplements to be conducted by ConsumerLab; last test in 2000 passed eight of 13 products (1"The Tan Sheet" August 20, 2000, p. 6)...

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