Nutrients Glossary Archives -

Oleanolic Acid for Hair Loss: Increase Scalp IGF-1 and VEGF

Oleanolic Acid is a natural plant extract that seems to increase the growth factors VEGF and IGF-1. These growth factors are very important for hair growth, making this a very interesting plant extract for hair loss.

Bitter Orange (Limonene) for Hair Loss: Increase PGE2 and Reduce Inflammation

I was intrigued to learn that the Nanogen Growth Factor treatment contains Bitter Orange. Upon investigation, I learned that Bitter Orange increases PGE2. Increasing PGE2 in the scalp seems to increase hair growth.

Niacin for hair growth: How this amazing, cheap supplement stimulates hair growth

Niacin is a B vitamin that is not toxic, even at high doses. When consumed in a particular form it causes blood to flush to the skin. We can use this flush to flood the scalp with hair growth nutrients.

Cysteine for hair loss prevention and hair growth promotion

Cysteine is a powerful natural antioxidant. It’s also the main component of hair keratin. Studies have shown supplementing with cysteine may increase hair growth. One such study reported “remarkable results with their anagen rate”.