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Substances may Enhance Hair Growth -if Hair Follicles are still Alive-
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Arginine deficiency.
Cysteine (1,000 - 2,000 mg per day) may accelerate Hair Growth and may retard Hair Loss. Cysteine may prevent Free Radical damage to Hair Follicles--
Anecdotal reports indicate that supplemental Cysteine may cause noticeable improvement in Hair Growth - it is also noteworthy that Cysteine comprises 8% of human Hair.--Many people with thin or slow growing Hair report noticeable improvement in Hair growth with 3,000 - 5,000 mg of Cysteine daily, and in some cases the amount of Hair has doubled.
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Lysine deficiency.
Tyrosine may alleviate Hair Loss (where Hair Loss is caused by Hypothyroidism).
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (applied topically) may decrease Hair Loss (by preventing the inhibitory action of Superoxide Free Radicals on Nitric Oxide).
Aminexil (applied topically to the Scalp) may facilitate Hair Growth, may strengthen the Hair and may inhibit Hair loss-In a recent clinical trial involving 130 men with Hair Loss, Aminexil increased Hair in the growing (anagen) phase by 8%.--In a recent clinical trial involving 160 women with Hair Loss, Aminexil caused a decrease in Hair Loss in 66% of women, while 80% experienced stronger, thicker Hair.
Copper-Peptide Complexes (applied topically) may stimulate Hair Growth and may inhibit Hair Loss (via various mechanism including the deactivation of Superoxide Free Radicals that interfere with Hair Growth and inibiting the 5-Alpha Reductase enzyme that is involved in Hair Loss):
Iamin (gel applied topically) may prevent and reverses Hair Loss (but not as effectively as its sister product, Tricomin).
Tempol (applied topically) may help to prevent Hair Loss and may increase the rate of Hair (re) Growth in Cancer patients following Radiation Therapy.
Tricomin (applied topically) may help to prevent and possibly reverse Hair Loss:
Studies conducted on mice have demonstrated that a single injection of Tricomin during the active Hair growth (anagen) phase prolonged the normal Hair growth cycle by 21 days, caused a significant increase in the size and depth of Hair Follicles, increased the length of the Hair and increased the thickness of the subcutaneous Adipose Tissue layer.
Minoxidil (applied topically) may stimulate Hair Growth (including Hair Growth on the crown of the head) in some persons (by stimulating Hair Follicle cells and by dilating small Blood Vessels in the Scalp).
Piliel (gel applied topically) may increase the growth of Hair in persons afflicted with Hair Loss.
Viviscal (an extract of marine Polysaccharides derived from the Cartilage of deep sea Fish combined with Silicon) is claimed (by its manufacturers) to be an effective treatment for all forms of Hair Loss.
Estradiol-17 Beta (applied topically) may facilitate Hair regrowth when Hair Loss is caused by Chemotherapy.
Triiodothyronine (applied topically) may be useful for the treatment of Hair Loss. references
Forskolin may help to prevent Hair Loss and may stimulate Hair growth.
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Linoleic Acid (LA) deficiency. references
Phosphatidic Acid may help to prevent/treat Hair Loss (by inhibiting the ability of TGF-beta1 to cause Hair Loss). references
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Chlorine deficiency.
Copper may facilitate Hair Growth and may be involved in the prevention (and possibly treatment) of Hair Loss (e.g. Hair Loss may occur as a result of Copper deficiency, although caution in this area is warranted as excessive Copper may also cause Hair Loss (this may occur from excessive Copper inhibiting the absorption of Zinc - Zinc is involved in Hair growth)----------Copper may stimulate the synthesis of the constituents of the extracellular matrix (e.g. Collagen and other Glycoproteins) in the Dermal Papilla of the Scalp’s Hair Follicles during the anagen phase of Hair Growth.
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Iron deficiency.
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Potassium deficiency
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Silicon deficiency and Silicon supplementation may accelerate the growth of Hair.
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Zinc deficiency
Nitric Oxide decreases Hair Loss by dilating the small Blood Vessels that supply the Hair Follicles (Minoxidil - discussed below - is believed to be a synthetic form of Nitric Oxide).
Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) may stimulate Hair growth in persons with Hair Loss: -A study on mice has demonstrated that the constituents of Grape Seeds stimulate the proliferation of Hair Follicles and convert the Hair growth cycle from the telogen phase to the anagen phase.-The underlying mechanism for OPCs’ ability to stimulate Hair growth is believed to be via the inhibition of Protein Kinase C.
Gelatin Hydrolysates may facilitate Hair growth--
Retin-A (applied topically to the Scalp) may stimulate Hair Growth and may retard Hair Loss (by stimulating Hair Follicles and by increasing Blood Circulation to Hair Follicles
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) (administered orally) may increase Hair Growth and may therefore be useful for persons experiencing Hair Loss.
Onion-Garlic-Leek-Chive—Methionine-Cysteine-Alpha Lipic Acid-Taurine
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Biotin deficiency--Biotin is involved in the deposition of Keratin into the Hair (i.e. Biotin is involved in the process of keratinization). This should be taken with B5
Hair Loss may occur as a result of Folic Acid deficiency: references
Inositol is involved in Hair Growth and Hair Loss may occur as a result of Inositol deficiency
Para Aminobenzoic Acid (1 - 3 grams per day) may help to prevent Hair Loss (due to PABA's Antioxidant properties and its ability to stabilize the Cell Membranes of Lysosomes).
The Nicotinic Acid form of Vitamin B3 (applied topically to the Scalp) may help to improve Blood Circulation to the Scalp (and may thereby help to retard Hair Loss). Oral administration of 35 mg of Nicotinic Acid per day may also help to retard Hair Loss
Vitamin B5 deficiency may cause Hair Loss (Hair Loss is known to be a symptom of Vitamin B5 deficiency in animals
Vitamin C may facilitate Hair growth (by improving Blood Circulation to the Scalp).
Vitamin D (Vitamin D3 form) may stimulate Hair growth and may therefore be useful for the treatment of Hair Loss.
Other Factors that may Accelerate Hair Growth
ØScalp Massage was speculated to stimulate Blood Circulation to the Scalp, possibly leading to improved function of Hair Follicles: ×
Hair Growth occurs during Sleep.
These Foods/Herbs may Promote Hair Regrowth if Follicles are still alive
Burdock (oil applied topically) is a popular Hair Growth regenerator
Eugenol (the principal active ingredient in Cloves and All SPICE) (applied topically to the Scalp) may stimulate Hair Growth (and may therefore be useful for the treatment of Hair Loss]
Equisetum (Horsetail) may promote Hair Growth (due to the Silicon content of Equisetum). This has to be made in tea or fermented to gain the silica out of this plant
Fo-Ti reputedly enhances Hair Growth in people afflicted with Hair Loss (according to traditional Chinese herbalists). This may occur from Fo-Ti increasing the production of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD).
Gotu Kola may stimulate Hair growth (and may therefore be useful in the prevention of Hair Loss) (due to the Asiaticoside content of Gotu Kola).
Hops may stimulate Hair growth if the Hair follicles are still alive.
Korean Ginseng may facilitate Hair growth and may therefore be useful for the prevention/treatment of Hair Loss.
Parsley reputedly prevents Hair Loss
Rosemary (oil massaged topically into the Scalp) has been claimed to prevent Hair Loss (by stimulating the activity of Hair Follicles). references
Sage (infusion applied topically to the Scalp) has been claimed to stimulate Hair Growth.
Saw Palmetto (berry consumed orally) may retard further Hair Loss in persons afflicted with Male Pattern Baldness (by inhibiting the conversion of Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the 5-Alpha-Reductase enzyme) and Saw Palmetto (extract applied topically) may retard further Hair Loss in Male Pattern Baldness sufferers. references
Yellow Mountain Laurel (root extract applied topically) may facilitate Hair Growth in persons afflicted with Hair Loss.
Oils (non-dietary Oils)
Castor Oil (massaged topically onto the Scalp) may facilitate Hair Growth.
Eugenol (the principal active ingredient Clove Oil) (applied topically to the Scalp) may stimulate Hair Growth (and may therefore be useful for the treatment of Hair Loss).
Emu Oil (applied topically) may prevent or treat Hair Loss (it is claimed that Emu Oil "awakens" Hair Follicles that are in their "resting-phase" (due to specific Fatty Acids in Emu Oil): - In one study (involving mice) over 80% of Hair Follicles that were in their "resting-phase" were "awoken" and began growing Hair after two weeks of once-a-day topical application of Emu Oil. It is not known if these results are applicable to humans.
Tea Tree Oil (shampoo applied topically to the Scalp) is claimed to facilitate Hair Growth. ]
Fenugreek Seeds may be useful for the treatment or prevention of Hair Loss.
Grape Seeds (extract) may stimulate Hair growth in persons with Hair Loss (due to the Catechin, Epicatechin and OPCs content of Grape Seeds): ----A study on mice has demonstrated that the constituents of Grape Seeds may stimulate the proliferation of Hair Follicles and convert the Hair growth cycle from the telogen phase to the anagen phase.--The underlying mechanism for OPCs’ ability to stimulate Hair growth is believed to be via the inhibition of Protein Kinase C.
Cucumber may promote Hair growth (due to its Silicon content) Onion or any Sufur Based foods will increase this as well Saw Palmetto and Nettle are to be used to block DHT as a tea format
Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide Antagonists are a promising treatment for Hair Loss:
In clinical trials to date, Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide Antagonists have stimulated Hair regrowth in 100% of Hair Follicles (in mice, human trials have not yet commenced (as at July
Dietary Sources of Sulfur (mg of Sulfur per 100 grams)
Eggs: Egg Yolks
Herbs: Chives-Burdock Root-Mustard-Eyebright-Horseradish-Parsley-Dandelion-Burdock
Sea Vegetables: Kelp
Vegetables- Cabbage-Potato-Celery-Avocado-Broccoli-Lettuce-Turnips-Brussels Sprouts-Onions- Spinach-
Fruit: Apple- Raspberries-Strawberries-Blackberries-Dates- Figs
Recipes to assist with Hair Loss and Maintenance—
Tea-Foti 1-2 oz of the rhizome –Rehmannia-1 slice-Nettle 1 oz of looses-dried Parsely 1 oz loose-watercress 1 0z dried –put in a 2 quart ( litre) of distilled water—bring to a boil and when boiling shut off stove and allow to simmer –drink 3-4 cups a day at any interval—add 1 tsp of gelatin each time you drink
Make a tea with Nettle burdock parlsey and saw palmetto in equal portions and add to a pot and boil it in water---you can cycle or rotate between the teas
Juices—Take 1 bundle of dandelion-2 bundles of parsley-1 bundle of water cress and juice extract with a blender –take equal parts of the veges and add to blender add ¼ cup of water and begin to blend and add water as needed through the opening of the top ( leave the lid on and just open the centre and feed the materials through there 1:1:1 ---equal parts---when you get to the top—stop blender—then pour through either a jelly bag or strainer into a glass bowl—and repeat the process till you use the whole thing---store the material in glass bottles and drink this several times a day in any increment you want.
Supplements to Use—Take Methione-500mgs 2 times a day—Vitamin C 1000mgs 2 times a day with the Methionine
MSM-1000 mgs 3 times a day with Vitamin C 1000mgs 3 times a day
Kyolic Garlic formula 108—take 2 capsules 3 times a day-with Iodine 1-2 drops 2 times a day
L Cysteine-500mgs 3 times a day and 1000mgs of Vitamin C 3 times a day
Utilize Gelatin in Teas –Coffee-Juices and as a broth---use the gelatin in a beverage before going to bed and upon waking and throughout the day 1 tsp several times a day
Use Chlorophyll Supplements 1 dose 3 times a day
Scalp Massage—when shampooing hair and rinsing—utilize the towel as a pad to briskly Massage the Scalp to increase the blood flow and to stimulate the hair follicles to increase the nutrition to the hair---one method is to take and juice and onion and add 2-3 parts water to one part onion and apply this as a massage to the scalp and allow to sit in the scalp for 10-15 minutes ( some advocate to sleep with this wrapped in a towel or head piece) after it has set for the alooted time wash the hair and apply a rosemary rinse to it—this will increase the blockage of DHT as well
Foods to Assist
Take 2 apples and peel and 1 onion and chop both the apple and the onion add the portions to the blender and turn into a mush—stop blender and pour into a glass container—Eat 3 oz several times a day
Anything consumed with garlic-onion- chive-parsley-dandelion—watercress-nettle will increase the hair to be health and regrow