Research has conclusively demonstrated that hair loss is multi-factorial. The following table illustrates a multiplicity of established factors, and what can be done to address these factors.
|How Our Best Current Practice Resolves Hair Loss|
|Changes Associated with
Thinning and Loss
|1. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) accumulation damages follicles due to 5-alpha reductase actions||Ultra Natural Prostate Formula, and Super Saw Palmetto with Beta Sitosterol inhibit DHT production and inhibit its binding to receptor sites. Black Tea (Theaflavins) lower serum DHT by 72%. The *combination* of Green Tea Extract and Soy Isoflavones reduce DHT by 81% in animal models. Nizoral Shampoo mildly inhibits DHT binding.|
|2. Follicle miniaturization produces thin hair||Emu Oil increases follicle size, and awakens 80% of dormant follicles and this produces thicker hair. Both Nizoral and Piroctone OLamine shampoos reverse this progressive miniturization .|
|3. The follicle’s cycle of Anagen (growing) to Telogen (dormant) shortens producing smaller follicles||Topical Emu Oil increases follicle cell proliferation and decreases programmed cell death of follicles (apoptosis).|
|4. Inadequate or inflammation constricted blood vessels to carry nutrients to the follicles||Grape Seed Extract, Bilberry Extracts, Ginkgo Biloba Extract help produce new capillaries, maintain existing capillaries, preventing senescent thinning.|
|5. Inflammation around follicles causes damage, progressive miniturization||Emu Oil is an anti-inflammatory that is more potent than cortisone (and other corticosteroids) but unlike cortisone, does not damage skin. The oral combination of Resveratrol and Curcumin effectively resolves inflammation around hair follicles. Tocotrienols also quench free radical activity associated with hair follicle inflammation.|
|6. Subcutaneous fat layer diminishes with age||Emu Oil increases the subcutaneous fat cells are associated with large, healthy hair follicles, and wrinkle free, taught skin.|
|7. Perifollicular Fibrosis||The combination of Taurine/Green Tea Extract/Grape Seed Extract, patented by L’Oreal as an oral hair loss treatment halts any further progression of fibrosis, and largely resolves existing fibrosis.|
|8. Potassium Ion Channel Degradation||Topical Rogaine (contraindicated in our protocol) or the patented Oral Combination of Branched Chain Amino Acids, Carnitine, Biotin, Niacin, and Potassium Chloride restore diminished Potassium Ion Channel function in follicles affected by Androgenetic Alopecia, acting as an internal minoxidil or Rogaine, helping resolve hair loss on a molecular level.|
Resolution of hair loss can often be attained by addressing only one of the documented changes in the hair follicle associated with male or female pattern hair loss. Faster, and more thorough results can typically be attained by simultaneously addressing different documented factors.