experts say about them
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Herbalists commonly suggest saw palmetto as it blocks the
production of DHT, a hormone which is known to cause hair loss. It
is often combined with pygeum.
clinical study did show that it helped with reducing hair loss in men
suffering from male pattern baldness. Here is the quick article on
palmetto for hair loss.
Take 320 mg once daily or 160 mg twice daily. Get more dosing
information in our article Benefits of saw palmetto.
One popular product used to treat hair loss is called Provillus.
Some experts believe that insufficient intake of biotin may may
contribute to hair loss. Adding this vitamin may
stimulate new hair growth or slow down hair loss as shown in initial
Take a B-complex (50 mg) vitamin daily to ensure you get all your
needed B vitamins. This will help with fighting
off stress and ensure
that you also get vitamin B12
(also needed to support hair growth).
Animal studies show that a deficiency in vitamin E results in slower hair growth.
Dose: Take 400 IU once daily.
Zinc is needed for proper hair development. Some expert suspect
that low levels of zinc might affect the ability of hair to grow
several other studies show no benefit in taking zinc.
Dose: Take 30 mg daily. Also include 3 mg of copper (as
zinc supplements may cause deficiency in copper).
individuals who suffer from low iron in their blood (anemia), it may
contribute to hair loss. It may not be useful for those who do not have
low iron levels.
See your family doctor to get your iron levels measure to find out if
this might be a cause.
|Essential Fatty Acids
may contribute to hair loss. Taking omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can
enhance the skin on the scalp and support hair
Essential fatty acids can be found in fish
and evening primrose oil.
Take 2 to 3 grams daily.
|Grape Seed Extract
Initial research findings showed that this
stimulated hair growth and could be useful in treating hair loss.
Take 50 to 100 mg daily.
Herbalists and holistic practitioners
commonly suggest using pygeum along with saw
palmetto to help with slowing down hair loss and to promote
Take 200 mg of the extract daily.
||MSM is a rich source of sulfur, a mineral
that is needed to promote proper hair development.
Take 3,000 mg daily.
||Silica is believed to be helpful for hair growth in men
suffering from alopecia. The herb horsetail contains silica.
be taken as a tea formulation.
Take 50 mg daily of silica.
|Rosemary Essential Oil
||Rosemary essential oil added to shampoo is
believed to help improve circulation in the scalp.
Put 5 drops of the essential oil into 30 mL (1 ounce) of shampoo.