Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) is a human enzyme, member of the lipoxygenase family. It transforms Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) into leukotrienes, which are lipid mediators, responsible for the effects of an inflammatory response. 5-LOX is a current target for pharmaceutical intervention in a number of diseases. 5- LOX inhibitors are also being developed actively researched as hair loss treatments.
There is currently a patent for a 5-Lox inhibitor held by L’Oreal that claims to increase scalp hair growth. Fortunately, there are several 5-LOX inhibitors currently within reach that are already integrated into our existing treatment protocol recommendations.
5-LOXIN- An Extract of Boswellia Serrata , an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine, has been shown to suppress 5-Lipoxygenase, and other pro-inflammatory factors. 5-LOXIN is one of 10 ingredients in the Ultra Natural Prostate Formula that optimize prostate function and facilitate scalp hair growth.Read More...
Dr. Sandra Brown MD, a dermatologist, claims she has developed a “proprietary and patented gel that has successfully reversed many types of hair loss in hundreds of [her] patients.”
Dr. Brown states, this combo “thickens and lengthens hair and reverses many types of alopecia (hair loss) such as genetic thinning (e.g., male pattern baldness), chemical and stress related hair loss and other types of hair loss”.
The gel “is applied daily to the scalp” and “stimulates hair follicles causing hair to grow thicker and faster. Additionally, after the gel is discontinued the hair that you have re-grown does not catastrophically fall out (in contrast to the only commercially available product currently approved by the FDA which must be used forever to prevent hair loss).”
This topical treatmentl is comprised of bethametasone dipropionate 0.05% and tretinoin (retinoic acid) 0.0125%.
Dr. Brown has patented this treatment.Read More...