Hair loss in men or women is not about aging, or anything else that you have been reading or heard before.
Research has shown that your body produces this strange steroid every second which could virtually make every man gain a bald spot on the crown, not to mention the severe risk of prostate cancer.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the culprit male sex hormone, an androgen that floats through your system and eventually gets into your hair follicles right at the roots and undermines the absorption of vital nutrients required for healthy hair follicles. Hair follicles have resting and growing phases. Without proper nutrition, their resting stages get longer while their growing phases get shorter resulting in lighter, finer and shorter hair.
DHT androgen is made when your body metabolizes your testosterone into steroids. As one grows older, weight loss, lower sex drive, constant fatigue and hormonal imbalance are part of the aging process. Enlarged prostate glands can turn cancerous and also lead to accelerating hair loss. As more steroids are being produced, the part of your hair follicle responsible for new growth is hampered by DHT clogging the papilla resulting in hair loss balding.
Male pattern baldness also known as androgenic alopecia or androgenetic alopecia, is caused by the hair follicle’s sensitivity to DHT. The follicles miniaturize (shrink), resulting in a shorter lifespan and the abnormal production of hair.
The number of studies and research on this link is overwhelming. It was found that both male hair loss balding and prostate cancer is attributed to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Female pattern baldness is also caused by the presence of excess DHT . Ovaries in women produce large amounts of testosterone as well. Just like men, as women age, their bodies convert more and more of their testosterone into DHT. The International Journal of Women’s health attributed DHT to mood swings in women and female hair loss balding
The enzymes in our bodies help transform and optimize hormones. One specific enzyme, 5-Alpha Reductase (5AR) rest in the tissue around your hair follicles and its single function is the conversion of testosterone into super strong Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Both men and women produce 5-AR. As one grows older, the body produces more of it until it overwhelms your body and begins to corrupt testosterone production which is the bad part.
The good part is that a good deal of research has uncovered vegetables, vitamins and fruits that naturally inhibit the body’s 5-AR production, making it possible to reverse the effects of hair loss balding.
Foods that block DHT can play a vital role in regrowing hair that has been lost due to excessive DHT levels. The importance of the DHT blockers is to keep DHT from damaging the hair follicles. This is imperative to stopping long term hair loss. Damaged hair follicles will begin producing less hair, thinner hair until they stop producing hair completely.
Some natural DHT blocker foods that help with hair loss and regrowth fall into 3 main categories:
Zinc is an important mineral in our diets that increases that activity of about 100 different enzymes in our bodies and helps our cells develop and grow correctly. Oysters are rich in zinc. It’s a power house for fighting DHT. When you don’t have enough of this mineral in your diet, hair loss can occur even to your eyelashes. Cells that build hair rely on zinc to help them work their hardest. You can also find this mineral in beef, crab, lobster, and fortified cereal.
Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats our body cannot make itself, and therefore must be obtained through our diet. Omega-3s are found in the cells that line the scalp and also provide the oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated. Fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They help protect you from disease, but your body also needs them to grow hair and keep it shiny and full.
Fruit sources are avocados, any kind of berry like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and vegetables include spinach, Swiss chard, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, onions and lettuces to name a few.
Biotin is also known as Vitamin H and vitamin B7. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Too little biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. Include biotin rich foods such as whole grains, liver, egg yolk, soy flour and yeast. They are great for brittle nails and hair loss.
Phytosterols is an umbrella term for over 200 different plant steroids and they have many functions including reducing cholesterol and fighting cancer cells that includes the following:
Saw palmetto is probably the best-known natural DHT blocker. It works in a similar way that Propecia does. First, it reduces levels of DHT in the body by blocking 5 alpha-reductase. Saw palmetto also blocks receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb DHT. Saw palmetto is a powerful herbal DHT blocker.
Raw pumpkin seeds is a traditional remedy for the prevention of prostate enlargement. The DHT-blocking effects of pumpkin seed arise from the presence of unusual amino acids, such as cucurbitacin, as well as several plant steroids, particularly delta-7-sterols.
Nettle’s benefit to men is in reducing symptoms of prostate enlargement. An extract of nettle is sometimes combined with saw palmetto and pygeum to treat the early stages of the condition. The herbal combination helps increase urinary volume and the rate of urine flow. Since male pattern baldness is caused by the same factor (DHT) as prostate enlargement, this combination of ingredients is also quite effective for preventing hair loss.
Pygeum extract include phytosterols that inhibit the production of DHT. Pygeum also reduces prolactin levels and blocks the accumulation of cholesterol in the prostate.
By finding the right equation, natural minerals, vitamins, herbs, seeds, nuts and vegetables when combined together can permanently remove 5-AR and DHT.
How would you like to experience a full head of hair?