As women grow older, their natural production of estrogens and progesterone goes down, leaving scalp hair more vulnerable to the effects of androgens (“male” hormones) resulting in increased cortisol, unpleasant menopausal symptoms, and often, androgenetic hair loss.
Hormone replacement drugs are available by prescription, but new studies are exposing the inadequacies and dangerous side effects when these synthetic therapies are used for long periods. Synthetic estrogens prescribed for hair loss can make the problem worse in some cases. This is at least in part because estrogen replacement can increase the hormone prolactin, which in itself can exacerbate or cause pattern hair loss. A growing number of women are turning to plant-derived extracts as a natural alternative.
The latest funding to support the use of plant hormones comes from a six-month study assessing the effects of soy estrogen presented at the International Congress of Gynecology in Washington D.C. Results indicated that 85% of female subjects reported a significant improvement in menopausal symptoms including hair loss, while 75% of them had lower cholesterol levels. Brazilian researchers led the study attribute the positive health effects of certain plant combinations to the estrogen mimicking hormones they contain, called isoflavones. The isoflavones unlike conventional estrogen treatments (Premarin, Provera) , caused no apparent swelling of the memory glands or endometrium. Such changes are known to be associated with an increased risk of breast or uterine cancer.
Other new research shows that isoflavones protect against osteoporosis by preserving bone mineral density and bone mineral content and post-menopausal women.
A US patent was recently issued to a biotech firm for the use of soy isoflavones as a treatment for both male and female hair loss.
Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract is a dietary supplement that provides standardized plant extracts to help relieve menopausal symptoms, while offering hormone-modulating effects that are essential for health maintenance and hair loss prevention in women over 40, and in earlier onsets of Androgenetic Alopecia.
In addition to providing health promoting phytoestrogens, Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract has plant based components that reduce prolactin, androstendione, DHT, and beneficially modulate estrogen metabolites that contribute to pattern hair loss (and breast cancer) in women.
Natural Estrogen also contains Black Cohosh (which mimics the safe estrogen, “estriol”) which was recently patented as a sole treatment for hair loss in Germany.
Directions: One caplet twice daily. Some women may need only one caplet daily.
Side effects: None.
NATURAL ESTROGEN with POMEGRANATE EXTRACT(men)
Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract is a multi-component phytoestrogen compound that addresses all the currently identified hormonal components of androgen mediated hair loss. In so doing its effects in men would be more accurately described as “anti-estrogenic”.
It functions to reduce DHT, Androstendione via 17BHSD inhibition/Enterolactone production, Prolactin, and modulates estrogen in such a way as to neutralize its role in hair loss and prostate cancer development. It also functions as an androgen receptor antagonist, and provides a potent dose of ellagic acid, an antioxidant that has been shown to stimulate hair growth and provide numeous other health benefits.
Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate Extract also contains Black Cohosh(which mimics the safe estrogen, “estriol”), recently patented as a sole treatment for hair loss in Germany.