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New Study: Saw Palmetto and Astaxanthin TOGETHER Severely Reduce DHT


      This is especially good news for those who are seeking natural alternatives to Propecia and Avodart that stimulate hair growth by reducing DHT. Studies have shown that both Propecia and Avodart are effective in women as well as men in treating hair loss, so these findings are likely good news for women as well.

      “Resettin” is a combination of Saw Palmetto and Astaxanthin, which was also shown in a prior study to reduce DHT. We have been recommending the concurrent usage of Astaxanthin and Saw Palmetto for its DHT reducing effects, with positive feedback on hair growth since the original study was published in 2008.

      Astaxanthin Supplement lowers DHT

      The following just published study confirns these earlier findings. A particularly encouraging feature of this study was that these drops in DHT occurred in ONLY 2 WEEKS, while Propecia takes up to 30 days or longer to reach its maximum DHT suppression.


J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 Aug 23;11:43.
Evaluation of Resettin® on serum hormone levels in sedentary males.
Anderson ML.
Abstract


BACKGROUND: Comparisons of hormones such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estradiol (E2), and testosterone indicate their impact on metabolism and body composition. While less is known regarding DHT and E2, testosterone is an androgenic metabolic hormone capable of positively regulating a variety of anabolic and androgenic processes in the body. Accordingly, it has been postulated that the age-related reduction in serum testosterone levels leads to reductions in lean muscle mass, bone mineral density, and other physical conditions that impair physical performance and decrease quality of life. Preliminary studies suggest that key ingredients found in Resettin®/MyTosterone™, a natural supplement containing the carotenoid astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis and Saw Palmetto berry lipid extract from Serenoa repens, could positively impact testosterone levels. To investigate the clinical efficacy of Resettin®, the serum profiles of testosterone, E2 and DHT in healthy sedentary males before and after Resettin® treatment were evaluated in a randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial.;

METHOD: Twenty healthy, sedentary men between the ages of 21 and 70 were randomized into either an 800 mg/day or 1200 mg/day Resettin®/MyTosterone™ treatment group or lecithin, which was used as the placebo. After a 14-day treatment period, there was a 14-day washout period. After the wash-out period, participants were crossed over within their respective group to either Resettin®/MyTosterone™ or the lecithin placebo for 14 days.

RESULTS: After 14 days, participants receiving 800 mg per day of Resettin® had significantly reduced baseline-subtracted serum DHT levels in comparison to the placebo control group. While after 14 days, participants receiving 1200 mg per day of Resettin® had significantly reduced baseline-subtracted serum DHT and E2 levels in comparison to the placebo control group. Moreover, participants receiving 1200 mg per day of Resettin® experienced a 38% increase in serum testosterone levels in comparison to the placebo control group, but the effect did not reach statistical significance.

CONCLUSION: Although additional studies will be required to evaluate how Resettin® may promote proper testosterone regulation, these findings indicate that Resettin® can favorably influence serum hormone profiles in men.


      
COMMENT:


Plain Astaxanthin by itself has been shown to be a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor. Unfortunately all the beautiful benefits of Astaxanthin, particularly for hair and skin are limited by its low absorption … normally as low as 50%.

      "Astaxanthin with Phospholipids” combines 4 mg of natural astaxanthin with 80 mg of a proprietary blend of four phospholipids to facilitate maximum absorption of astaxanthin into the bloodstream, where it’s transported to cells throughout the body.

       Several studies have substantiated the hair growth effects of Saw Palmetto and Beta Sitosterol, as singular treatments.

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      Through a novel scientific advance, we now offer an ultra high-potency formula unlike typical saw palmetto extracts.

      The saw palmetto berry (Serenoa repens) is rich in bio-active, high-molecular weight compounds including beta-sitosterol. It has been shown to interfere with DHT activity at androgen receptor sites in human skin.

      DeepExtract™ in PalmettoGuard is a patented, state-of-the-art, ultra-high pressure CO2 extraction technology developed in Italy, that ensures the most complete bio-active extract profile available that most closely reflects the composition of premium, mature saw palmetto berries. The result is a superior formula containing key ingredients in higher concentrations than all other commercially available extracts. It also contains beta-sitosterol, boron, and rosemary leaf extract. Beta Sitosterol in this formula is extracted from Pine, and is the same Beta Sitosterol used in a popular European oral hair loss treatment developed by L’Oreal, “Hair Mass for Men.”

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      A high-potency phytosterol complex has also been added to supply a natural ratio of concentrated plant sterols (including beta-sitosterol) derived from vegetable and seed oils.

      Astaxanthin w/phospholipids and PalmettoGuard effectively combine the active constituents of Resettin, the formula featured in this study, in more state of the art, bioavailable forms. Our recommendation to markedly lower serum DHT is to take one softgel of each a day.



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