Research has shown that DHT, inflammation, oxidative stress, and irregular signaling are the causes of both Androgenetic (hormonal) and stress induced hair loss. DHT initiates free radical activity and micro-inflammation which alters the hair growth cycle, causing shedding in the short term , and eventual miniaturization and fibrosis. Our recommendations neutralize this cycle via interventions that specifically target these mechanisms by inhibiting the action of DHT, ameliorating inflammation and fibrosis, re-establishing micro- circulation repairing the follicles, and repair of miniaturized hair follicles. Hair follicle repair is accomplished with both topical Emu Oil and oral compounds that deliver peptides that quickly increase hair shaft diameter, stop shedding and increase the rate at which hair grows.
     Keratin is one such compound that facilitates hair follicle repair.
     It is the protein from which the majority of hair and nails are made.
     Supplying the body with supplementary keratin is highly effective for growing longer and stronger hair, even for those who not otherwise concerned about treating hair loss. Keratin protein is a concentrated, naturally occurring source of cysteine. It is the primary structural  building block of hair, and supplementing with Keratin  keeps it thick and strong throughout the hair growth cycle.
     As a Keratin supplement we recommend The Hair, Skin, and Nails Rejuvenation Formula which contains, among other ingredients, Biotin, Zinc, other B vitamins, and Verisol- Bioactive Collagen peptides (more on that in our next update), and a high dose of Cynatine.
     Cynatine HNS is a revolutionary cosmeceutical ingredient comprised of solubilized Keratin, significantly enhancing its (Keratin’s)  absorption. Cynatine HNS supplements the body with bioavailable keratin which facilitates the repair of hair that has been miniturized by the inflammation associated with Androgenetic Alopecia. Cynatine HNS is clinically proven to be effective at 500mg per day.
     In vitro studies have shown that Cynatine HNS is highly bioavailable making it capable of delivering keratin peptides to the body, particularly to the hair, skin and nails.       The following randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to examine the ability of Cynatine HNS to improve end points for hair loss, hair growth, hair strength, amino acid composition, and the appearance of hair on the head as well as the strength and appearance of nails.   Scientific World Journal. 2014A clinical trial to investigate the effect of Cynatine HNS on hair and nail parametersBeer C , Wood S, Veghte RH.AbstractOBJECTIVE:A new, novel product, Cynatine HNS, was evaluated for its effects as a supplement for improving various aspects of hair and nails in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
METHODS:A total of 50 females were included and randomized into two groups. The active group (n = 25) received 2 capsules containing Cynatine HNS, comprised of Cynatine brand keratin (500 mg) plus vitamins and minerals, per day, and the placebo group (n = 25) received 2 identical capsules of maltodextrin per day for 90 days. End points for hair loss, hair growth, hair strength, amino acid composition, and hair luster were measured. End points were also measured for nail strength and the appearance of nails.
RESULTS:The results show that subjects taking Cynatine HNS showed statistically significant improvements in their hair and nails when compared to placebo.
CONCLUSION:Cynatine HNS is an effective supplement for improving hair and nails in 90 days or less.

      The following excerpts are from the full text:       “A eutrophic effect for hair on the head was seen after 3 months of treatment. This was demonstrated by the decrease of hair shedding in the pull test. The Cynatine HNS group showed significantly less hair loss after 30, 60, and 90 days which were significantly different to the placebo group.This could be explained by the improvement of the anagen and telogen phases of the hair. In the Cynatine HNS group both growth phase (anagen) and stationary phase (telogen) improved resulting in less hair being pulled out. This was not seen in the placebo group. Amino acid composition of serine, glutamic acid, cystine, and methionine improved in the Cynatine HNS group significantly to give the hair a better quality.”      “In conclusion, the results obtained for the Cynatine HNS group were statistically different from that obtained for the placebo group, demonstrating that Cynatine HNS had a significant influence on the quality of skin, hair, and nails.Cynatine HNS contains ingredients that are all seen as nutrients for skin, hair, and nails. Keratin is a major structural component of the hair and nails which can be seen by the influence Cynatine HNS has on the quality of hair and nails.”      Utilizing  solubilized Keratin, optimally in the form of Cynatine, will speed hair growth and reduce shedding, and when used as part of even a minimally comprehensive hair loss reversal regime, facilitate repair of miniturized, damaged follicles, as a result of hormonal hair loss.      The Hair, Skin and Nails Rejuvenation Formula,combines Cynatine, in the exact dose used in the cited study, along with Verisol (Bio-active collagen peptides), and other ingredients that structurally support hair growth.      Collagen plays a big part in renewing cells and is responsible for maintaining the strength and elasticity of bones, joints, tendons, skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and hair. Verisol is a Bioactive form of Collagen.
     Ingestion of the natural Bioactive Collagen Peptides® VERISOL® specially optimized for beauty applications will  result in faster hair growth and noticeably firmer and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles. We will go into more detail about the hair growth applications for Verisol in our next update.