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hair actually acts as a "buffer", protecting us from
the environment, assisting in the dissipation of body heat (to
keep our temperature normal) and helps act as a barricade against
suggests that hair loss may be mainly caused by
dihydrotestosterone, or DHT; a potent hormone that is closely
related to testosterone. Body hair normally emerges from tiny
pockets of follicles embedded in the skins epidermal layer.
When you are born, you have about 100,000 scalp follicles.
number generally remains constant throughout your lifetime. If
you are genetically predisposed to thinning hair or baldness (androgenetic
alopecia, or AGA), however, DHT kills the scalp follicles and
they produce short, fine, non-pigmented (white) hair, if any,
instead of the normal long, thick, strands of your natural hair
color. About 50% of people, both men and women, will experience
AGA by the time they reach the age of 50.
is possible to treat the damaged hair follicles. According to a
review published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the
prescription drug Finasteride may slow or reverse follicle
shrinkage by blocking an enzyme that converts testosterone into
DHT. However, it does have some undesirable side effects.
who are or may become pregnant should not even touch the drug
because it can cause deformities in male fetuses. In men,
finasteride has been known to cause decreased libido and
including hair grafts and scalp reduction are more
drastic alternatives. Clearly the use of natural substances
would be of extreme benefit to both men and women.
Palmetto Saw Palmetto, effective against BPH
(benign prostatic hypertrophy) has also been known to
effectively inhibit hair loss. It helps keep the hair shaft
from absorbing follicle-killing DHT.
Fo-Ti is an ancient Chinese herb that is believed to
have powerful revitalizing properties. It is used to help
stop hair loss and the graying of hair and also to promote
new and healthy hair growth.
MSM is an organic source of sulfur. Organic sulfur has
been known to promote hair growth and also help keep skin
soft, supple and smooth.
L-Cysteine helps to fortify hair and nails to keep them
strong. It also helps to keep the skin firm and smooth with
L-Methionine is another organic sulfur source. L-Methionine
is also an essential amino acid. Amino acids are the
building blocks of protein, which is essential for lustrous
hair, smooth skin and strong nails.
Gelatin has been used
to help nourish and protect the hair shaft and nails, giving
them sheen and strength.
Biotin has been used internationally to promote thick
and bouncy hair, soft skin and healthy nail growth.
Horsetail contains Silica, which is used to promote
healthy, shiny nail growth.
Vitamin C is important to the natural production of Collagen.
Collagen is a crucial element to all of our body tissues,
both inside and out. Collagen from Vitamin C has been known
to help develop and protect the skin, bones, teeth, gums and