THE KEY INGREDIENTS
Vitamin C - the production of tyrosine is dependent on Vitamin C, and
tyrosine is important for the maintenance of the structural integrity of hair
strands and the cells of hair follicles. Another known property of Vitamin C
which can contribute to its ability to encourage hair regrowth is its action as
an antioxidant. This is important in promoting skin health and preventing
oxidative damage to the cells of hair follicles. Since it also boosts the
immunity, Vitamin C is a general champion of good health.
Vitamin E - Vitamin E builds capillaries in the body and improved blood
flow on the scalp encourages hair growth.
Adding 400 IU a day of vitamin E to the diet stimulates the hair follicles that
grow hair. Vitamin E can also be massaged into the scalp to encourage blood
flow to the scalp. Many whole foods contain bio-available vitamins, but adding
supplements to the diet increases the nutrition available in the blood stream
to stimulate hair growth.
Vitamin B-1 & Vitamin B-2 - B vitamins help grow hair by aiding the
body to handle stress and stress can cause hair loss. Inositol, one of the B
vitamins, has been shown to speed hair growth. B12 is another B vitamin that
prevents hair loss because B12 is a component of the hair itself. Many people
are deficient in this nutrient, especially vegetarians, because B12 is mainly
found in meat and eggs. The B vitamins are best taken together and are
frequently sold with the label B Complex.
Nicotinic Amide– Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is
a potent cell-communicating ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging
skin. Assuming skin is being protected from sun exposure, niacinamide can
improve skin's elasticity, dramatically enhance its barrier function, help
erase discolorations, and revive skin's healthy tone and texture. Niacinamide
also contains elements that help to maintain healthy hair growth.
Vitamin V-6 – Vitamin B6 has many functions in the body and one of these
is to help regulate hormones. The correlation between hair loss and hormones
has been widely established, leading to the speculation that vitamin B6 may help
with hair regrowth. There is more than anecdotal evidence, as several
small-scale clinical studies have shown positive results with vitamin B6 as a
hair growth agent.Folic Acid - Folic acid, an essential B vitamin, is
vital to the proper functioning of the human body. A deficiency in folic acid
can cause a host of medical problems, including the stunting of hair growth.
Biotin - Biotin has been called 'hair food' and rightly so since one of
the effects seen most often is an increased rate of growth in the hair when
taking biotin supplements on a daily basis.
Pantothenic Acid - Pantothenic Acid, also called Vitamin B5, has been
associated with healthy hair growth. It can help prevent hair loss, keep you
from going gray, and also is good for your nails. The name of the vitamin comes
from the Greek word for everywhere, because it is found in a great many foods. It
has been shown to result in a rapid cessation of hair loss, and for this reason
is a very good companion to using the laser. What it does is help to get vital
nutrients into the hair follicle, strengthening it; improving its function, and
keeping it healthy so the follicle can grow a hair.
Zinc - Zinc is important for healthy hair. Insufficient zinc levels may
result in loss of hair, hair that looks thin and dull and that goes grey early.
Due to their healing properties, copper peptides promote rapid growth of hair.
Copper peptides are used for regular scalp treatments and also in hair tonics
for overall hair and scalp treatment.
Choline – Deficiency of Choline can cause stress which can lead to hair
loss. Choline supports the healthy balance of the body which has a huge impact
on the health of hair and scalp: Increases effectiveness of Inositol to protect
hair follicle membranes. Works together with Inositol to form lecithin, a lipid
that is needed to form hair cells. Used by World Hair Loss in a Methylation
study, choline was shown to aid methylate hair loss genes by silencing genetic
expressions that can lead to hair loss.
Cyclohexane –This is important for hair growth. Men, who were taking cyclohexane supplements, reported less hair loss, although clinical trials of it are yet to
be carried out.
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid – Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) has been called the
anti-gray hair vitamin and is considered one of the lesser known members of the
vitamin B complex family (despite the fact that it’s not really a vitamin at
L-Cysteine – Several studies have confirmed that cysteine supplementation
can reduce the symptoms of androgenic alopecia.
Silicon Dioxide- This mineral helps to strengthen your blood vessels and improve
circulation, which can stimulate the blood flow to your scalp and encourage
Dimethyl Sulfone- Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic suphur compound that occurs
naturally in some plants and foods. It is sold as a dietary supplement, and is
commonly used to treat a variety of ailments. MSM has been found to be
beneficial in treating osteoarthritis, and it is thought to possibly be helpful
in treating other conditions including allergies, snoring, asthma, and back
pain-although these uses need more clinical research to substantiate MSM's
effectiveness. Most recently, MSM has become a popular supplement for promoting
fast, healthy hair growth.
Ginkgo Biloba – Ginko biloba has been found to increase circulation and
help with hair growth. It does this by increasing blood flow to the peripheral
parts of the body, and micro-capillaries. By improving circulation to these
capillaries, the body is able to more-effectively deliver oxygen and nutrients
to the scalp, thus promoting hair growth.
Saw Palmetto & Pygeum Africanum – The bark of the Pygeum Africanum
tree is commonly used in combination with Saw Palmetto to prevent hair loss.
Both are thought to inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. This is an enzyme
that converts testosterone into DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), a hormone that has
been found to damage hair follicles. In men, DHT is the primary contributing
factor to pattern baldness, and in women, DHT is one of several possible causes
Green Tea – Green tea is a good source of panthenol, which is often used in
shampoos and conditioners to strengthen hair and manage split ends. Panthenol,
along with the other antioxidants present in green tea, may help in
strengthening the hair and making it healthier.
Grape Seed - Grape seed extract is a very potent supplement that acts as
an antiallergenic, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. Like
Pygeum Africanum and Saw Palmetto, Grape Seed extract has also been found to
inhibit DHT production, and thus prevent hair follicle damage.