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Study: Taurine, Finasteride Effective Against Stress Hairloss
I am convinced that everyone and anyone with any hair loss issue or potential predisposition to a hair loss issue should take 1,000 mg of Taurine on a daily basis. Taurine benefits hair loss in multiple ways, most significantly by inhibiting a process termed fibrosis, a rigidification process that occurs in response to long standing inflammation. Fibrosis progressively diminishes micro-capillary perfusion, (circulation) making the prognosis for the regrowth of hair, even with the most comprehensive treatment approach, dim. Simply add the cost negligible amino acid, Taurine to your treatment protocol however, and fibrosis will not only never take hold, but existing fibrosis if caught early enough, will be resolved.
Taurine is a well researched and documented treatment for other fibrosis conditions, including pulmonary, cystic, and liver.
This study evaluates Taurine�s ability to counter hair loss mechanisms other than fibrosis, in this case the stress mechanisms associated with Androgenetic Alopecia. It compared Taurine with both finasteride (Propecia) and the new and highly regarded anti- hair loss compound from UCLA, astressin- B. The conclusions stated in bold at the end of the abstract speak for themselves.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;776:267-76. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6093-0_25.
Simulative Evaluation of Taurine Against Alopecia Caused by Stress in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Kim H, Chang H, Lee DH.
Department of Life Sciences, University of Seoul, Seoul, 130-743, South Korea.
Hair loss or alopecia has been portrayed as a modern malady which is aggravated by stressful conditions. Major cases of alopecia were found among individuals of 40s-50s, nowadays, even among the 20s-30s. This study characterized taurine's potential against alopecia caused by hormones and chemical stress agents based on the comparison with other commercially available anti-alopecia agents using Caenorhabditis elegans. The criteria used are their effects on the expression of stress markers and measurements of vital signs: lifespan comparison, progeny number, and mobility. C. elegans showed the typical stress symptoms under treatment with tunicamycin, endoplasmic reticulum stress agent. Hsp-70 protein expression increased, while worm's lifespan and per capita progeny number significantly decreased along with an unusually retarded movement. A positive response was shown when worms were treated with taurine along with astressin-B and finasteride. Between the treatments, finasteride showed better outcomes in terms of stress-reducing effects. Taurine helped worms recover even more effectively from adverse influence of stress. In conclusion, there is strong evidence that taurine has a great potential as anti-alopecia effect, especially against the one exacerbated by stress. The present study implies that taurine might strongly work against hair loss when used in combination with other commercially available -anti-alopecia agents.
Taurine is an integral part of L�OREAL�S �Hair Mass�, which combines it with Green Tea Extract, Grape Seed Extract, and Zinc.
In addition to its effects on hair growth, Taurine also protects the liver from alcohol consumption, helps athletes by enhancing the development of fast twitch muscle fibers, and slows aging via its ability to inhibit glycation.
Taurine is used in Hair Mass at a dose of 150 mg. Subsequent research in many disorders has shown that higher doses provide an even greater benefit.