The mechanism of action of pygeum is the same as that of saw palmetto. Basically, it blocks the enzyme 5 –alpha reductase, reducing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Athletic Benefits of Pygeum:
- It may boost testosterone level.
- It may protect from overtraining syndrome.
- It may delay fatigue.
Non – Athletic Benefits of Pygeum:
The following conditions may benefit from pygeum:
Pygeum africanum is available commercially in tablet, capsule, or liquid form either alone or in combination. The usual dosage is 100 – 200 mg a day.