Just want to throw out a quick warning.
I took saw palmetto (320mg) for a year (June 2014 to June 2015) + a small amount of stinging nettle and beta sitosterol from the evil Adam’s men’s multivitamin (which accounted for half of my saw intake). They actually changed the formula on the Adam’s multivitamin by significantly cutting the amount of 5ari’s in it. I bet many others who took this multi which had 160mg of the saw extract (now down to 80mg of the weak berry) have sides and have not connected the dots. I believe GNC has a multivitamin pack with 320mg of saw extract. Unreal…
For the next 1.5 years I took all this plus pumpkin seed oil which I think put me over the edge because in 6 months after adding pumpkin I started to notice sides, mostly depression, insomnia, and brain fog.
Sexual sides started to appear in 2016 starting with nuked libido then no morning wood. It took me until early 2018 to connect the dots because I was doing NoFap as well and thought for a year that I was just in the flatline which has almost identical symptoms. I believe some of my suffering is psychogenic (in a negative neurotic loop) because I had a gf in 2017 and while I had sides, it wasn’t until after we broke up and I found out about this condition that the severe suffering started.
-Pumpkin seed oil