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is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No relationship: Saw palmetto has been suggested for the improving of urinary outflow related to prostate enlargement. It does not change digestion in any known way.

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Whats the best product for digestion regularity? Or natural remedy?

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