To defend against free radicals, nature evolved antioxidants, which attract and bind them to their beta carbon atoms, forming spin adducts, effectively trapping them (above).

      To ameliorate cellular dysfunction, enhance recuperation, and stimulate new hair growth, Revita incorporates a spin trap called N-t-butyl-alpha-phenylnitrone (PBN), administered directly to the scalp. Increased growth rate, shaft diameter, and follicular neogenesis accrue from applying PBN daily for three to six months. It can inhibit hair loss from male pattern baldness, chemotherapy, or radiation.

      Beyond common sunscreens — applied before exposure — spin traps show promise as agents to block inflammation caused by UV radiation for up to 12 hours after exposure as well. The compounds neutralize free radicals to minimize the breakdown of collagen and elastin, thus preserving healthy skin and hair.

      Spin traps can be used alone or in combination with other hair-growth compounds.