THE HERBAL SOLUTION FOR HAIR LOSS!
Causes of Thinning Hair
Hair begins to thin due to stress, genetics, diet and other factors. Normally, hair growth occurs in three distinct phases. First, there is a growth or anagen phase usually lasting 2-3 years. This is followed by the resting or catagen phase, spanning 2-3 months, where the hair stops growing but doesn't fall out. Finally, there is a short phase of hair loss (telogen phase) lasting several days. The longer the hair growth phase, the longer the hair. Once thinning occurs, the normal hair growth cycle is reduced to only 3-5 weeks. Thus instead of hair developing into thick, mature (non-vellus) hair, the scalp develops only thin "peach fuzz".
The most compelling theory regarding hair loss involves the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Apparently, excessive DHT causes hair follicles to move from active to a dormant stage, resulting in androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. DHT also, supposedly, plays an important role in female pattern alopecia (female thinning). Because DHT levels are much lower in women, more generalized thinning over the entire scalp is typically seen. Due to hormonal imbalances, this process is frequently initiated or aggravated during menopause.
Recognizing the role that DHT and testosterone have on thinning hair, it became evident that this problem must be treated from internal systemic standpoint as well as an external one. Working from this philosophy, Dr. Isaac Eliaz and an international team of doctors, researchers and herbalists formulated the HairPrime® Herbal Treatment for thinning hair. Dr. Eliaz researched and tested HairPrime® for over five years with leading scientists and dermatologists affiliated with Stanford University Medical Center, University of Tel Aviv and the University of California San Francisco (U.C.S.F.)
The results of the most rigorous double-blind study, conducted by Dr. Joseph Greenberg, a Board Certified Dermatologist and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at U.C.S.F., were presented in February, 1995 at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Convention. The study showed that HairPrime® helped to promote thicker, healthier hair growth for 90% of subjects in the active group.
HairPrime® Program Products
The four-part HairPrime® Program for Thinning Hair is a simple system that works by combining internal nutrients with an external environment of Healthy Hair Factors to nurture and help promote healthy hair growth. Remelanization (a return to natural hair color) will also often occur. The HairPrime® Shampoo is specifically formulated to gently bathe and nourish your hair, leaving it looking radiant, healthy, and full of vitality. The HairPrime® Scalp Primer, was developed as an enhancement step. Liposome and vitamin enriched, this herbal complex is formulated to prime the scalp by seeking to remove factors we consider as contributing to an unhealthy scalp and to apply factors we consider healthy for the hair and the scalp. The HairPrime® Cream/Lotion is specifically formulated with a patented botanical ingredient, Phydermanol TM, as a natural herbal formula that works on the scalp to create a supportive environment for healthy hair follicles. Working internally, the HairPrime® Supplement provides 17 selective herbs and 3 vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy hair growth. Three of the nutrients in HairPrime® which are crucial for healthy hair growth are Biotin, Pantothenic Acid and Zinc. Deficiencies of these nutrients will cause thinning hair and improper hair growth. Biotin, for example, is a necessary cofactor in enzymatic reactions in the Krebs Cycle. This cycle is responsible for producing energy in the mitochondria (through the degradation of sugars and consumption of oxygen) that is necessary for proper cellular metabolism and hair growth.
Which herbs play a function in stimulating the healthy hair growth?
The success of herbal remedies is due to their unique natural ability to balance and invigorate the body's natural systems. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are six physiological areas that influence hair growth. The herbs discussed in each of the following six categories have been incorporated into the HairPrime® Program for Thinning Hair.
The wisdom of Chinese Herbal Medicine, as enumerated in these six categories, form the philosophical foundation from which Dr. Eliaz and his colleagues formulated the HairPrime® Thinning Hair Treatment. But as a western trained Medical Doctor, Dr. Eliaz also understands that "proof", from a western perspective, must be established by rigorous scientific research. That is why Universal Biologics has already dedicated over five years to clinical research on HairPrime® and continues to develop new studies for targeted markets.
What You Should Consider
Before committing to HairPrime or any hair loss treatment program, especially an expensive one that you must continue using for the rest of your life you should consider the following:
Ingredients to avoid: a) Propylene Glycol b) Urea c) Diazinol Urea d) Polyquarternium e) Sodium Laureth and Lauryl Sulfate f) Dimethicone
Nutritional Habits a) avoid excessive intake of vitamin A b) hormone replacement may increase hair loss c) steroid muscle building supplements may increase
hair loss d) avoid smoking e) avoid excessive alcohol consumption f) spicy foods may cause increased hair loss albeit
temporary g) avoid highly oxidative foods
Physical Habits a) cardiovascular and aerobic exercise is good for healthy blood flow to the scalp b) excessive muscle building (e.g. body building) may increase testosterone activity leading to an increase in DHT conversion c) excessive massaging of the scalp is not necessarily good
Grooming Habits a) excessive brushing with a brush that pulls on the hair (e.g. many brushes have non-rounded brush tips or bristles and pull the hair from the follicle when the hair gets caught between the bristles or where the bristle/teeth meets the body of the brush) b) hair conditioners may condition the hair but are generally not good for a healthy scalp c) avoid vigorous scrubbing of the scalp when shampooing d) avoid the contact of hair spray, gels and mousses on scalp skin e) hair coloring contains ingredients that may harm the scalp to the point of causing hair loss HairPrime may be used with colored hair and is useful to counter the adverse effects of hair color ingredients on scalp skin
Medications and Medical Conditions a) People experiencing internal infections that require treatment with antibiotics may experience increased hair loss b) People who have thyroid problems (e.g. hypo-thyroid, "cold" thyroid) and taking medications as treatment (e.g. Synthroid) may experience increased hair loss. c) People on hormone replacement programs may experience increased hair loss. d) There are many medications that may cause hair loss but do not indicate such a warning.
Currently, Universal Biologics is working on a PROMISING new topical application that is easier to apply and a more user friendly regimen. This new topical application incorporates an effective low-level concentration of an effective vasodilator and a new herbal extract from newly discovered herbs that is more effective in addressing the effects of DHT.
For further information about HairPrime®
please contact Universal Biologics at 1-800-LOV-HAIR (568-4247).
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