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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”.

Taurine for Hair Growth — the Most Effective Amino Acid for Fighting Hair Loss?

Taurine, also known as 2- aminoethanesulfonic acid, is an organic compound that can be found in animal tissue and has a vital function in both animals and humans. Its primary biological roles in humans are: to conjugate bile acids; osmoregulation; antioxidation; and modulation of calcium signalling Taurine has been proved beneficial for regulating blood pressure […]

Arginine for Hair Loss

The amino acid arginine may be a powerful tool in the fight against hair loss. Arginine is used by the body to create nitric oxide, which in turn dilates the blood vessels, improving blood circulation. This is a key part of hair loss prevention — in fact, one of the world’s best-selling hair loss treatments — Rogaine (Minoxidil) — is based on the very same premise.

Grape Seed for Hair Growth: How Does It Work?

Grape seeds contain powerful antioxidants and their extracts comprise a family of chemicals known as oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes. Similar substances are also found in many other plants such as apples (Janowiak and Carson, 2004). Proanthocyanidins convert to procyanidins which possess a stronger anti-oxidative effect (Lourith and Kanlayavattanakul, 2013). Grape seed for hair growth Takahashi et […]

The Link Between Vitamin C and Hair Growth is Crucial

The link between vitamin C and hair growth has been shown in many laboratory studies. In a study by Sung et al., ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, a derivative of Vitamin C, was used to treat patients with androgenic alopecia (2006). The study found that there was ‚Äúsignificant growth stimulation‚ÄĚ in the cells located in the scalp, […]