Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss is common in most people and can be more noticeable for some than others. It can be caused by genetics, hormones, poor diet, or stress. While some men embrace the hair loss by opting for a shaved look, others seek out treatments to act as a cure. However, with so many products on the market designed to act as a said cure, it can be hard to determine what will actually work. That is because not all products work for all men, it all depends on the person. When choosing your hair loss solution, consider your situation and what your needs are in terms of a product. Below are some of the scientifically proven, effective hair loss treatment supplements.

This product was developed based on the idea that the diet consumed by the Inuits, people indigenous to the Arctic regions of North America and Greenland, attributed to their excellent skin and hair. The diets they consume are rich in amino acids. This product line isn’t just an oral supplement. It includes shampoos and an ideology for lifestyle changes. 25 years of research have suggested that taking this supplement with a vitamin balanced and protein-rich diet can provide effective results.

The team that developed this product met at Oxford and aptly named their resulting company Oxford Biolabs. This company is highly regarded in the world of hair loss treatment. Their newest product,  TRX2, is the latest and possibly most effective treatment. TRX2 mimics the effects of Minoxidil 100% naturally, using potassium chloride and L-carnitine-L-tartrate. While those terms might seem intimidating, they are actually naturally produced by the body already.

You might also recognize this as Rogaine. When this product was initially developed, it was meant to treat high blood pressure but researchers noticed it also seemed to stimulate hair growth. Applied as a shampoo, Rogaine relies on the body’s natural production of sulfotransferase to stimulate more hair growth. Unfortunately, if your body does not produce sulfotransferase, this product won’t work for you.

Biotin is also known as Vitamin B7 or as Vitamin H and can be purchased in store that supplies vitamins. While there isn’t a specific link between Vitamin B7 and hair growth, there is one for Vitamin H. Vitamin H helps the body produce keratin, which is what hair, nails, and skin are made of. There is no recommended dosage, nor can you overdose on these like you can with Vitamin B. Biotin is water soluble and more amounts of it are flushed from the body through urine.

Selenium is a natural way to boost hair growth. While you can take it in supplement form, you can also get it from Liver, garlic, whole grains, and fish.

Hair Surge
This shampoo features ketoconazole, caffeine, and saw palmetto as its key ingredients.  Caffeine has been proven to boost hair growth and prevent hair loss, especially in mice that have been exposed to radiation. This finding has led researchers to study how this can help people undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. Saw palmetto is less studied but it is shown to mimic the effects of hair growth pharmaceuticals.

When looking for the right product to help with your hair loss, keep in mind your stress level, diet, and lifestyle. If any of these seem like they might be concerning, they might be involved in the contribution to the hair loss. Do your research as there are many sources out there to help you determine the right product for you.