Learn how this secret to battling balding could…
STOP hair loss in its tracks
Believe it or not, it was barely 100 years ago that men with mental illnesses were castrated——not as some cruel and unusual form of punishment, but because doctors found that doing so often calmed them down and reduced their sex drive.
Of course it did! Take away a man’s ability to produce testosterone, and you’re left with… well, not much of a man.
But that’s not why I’m telling you this story.
It was during that time that a doctor first began to blame testosterone for hair loss. The doctor noted that one of his mentally ill, castrated patients had a full head of hair, while the man’s healthy twin brother was completely bald.
In order to test his testosterone/hair loss theory, the doctor injected his patient with testosterone. Sure enough, it was less than a month later that the hairy twin began to lose his permanent hair.
When I tell my patients this story, it’s the same every time: Their eyes get a little wider, their spirits sink a bit, and they ask the inevitable question:
Do I have to choose between my sex life and my hair?
Of course not. Testosterone is vitally important for plenty of functions in your body, from muscle size and strength, to bone growth and strength——and yes, for your sex drive and sperm production, too. So if you did have to choose, it would be no contest.
But you don’t have to.
Because this turn-of-the-century doctor only had part of the story right. Modern science has dug a little deeper and determined that regular testosterone isn’t to blame for hair loss. Instead, you can often blame that receding hairline on a supercharged form of testosterone called DHT (technically called dihydrotestosterone).
Supercharged testosterone? Where can I get some?
Settle down, Fabio. There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. And if anything falls into that category, it’s DHT.
Men have an enzyme in certain tissues of their body called 5-alpha reductase . It transforms your run-of-the-mill testosterone into the high-test DHT form, but only in certain androgen-receptive organs in your body——including your prostate and your scalp.
When this occurs in your scalp, you can end up bald.
DHT attacks your hair follicles as if they’re foreign objects. It’s similar to your body’s autoimmune response——which is when your body begins to attack itself (as is the case with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis). And because the follicles that are located at the front, top, and upper back of your head are more susceptible to DHT (sorry, men, that’s just the way we’re genetically programmed), that’s where damage is most likely to occur.
DHT shortens the growth phase of the hair cycle, which decreases the size of the hair follicles. Over time, the hairs get shorter and finer, and eventually, they disappear altogether.
It’s depressing, I know. But stick with me because there’s a silver lining to this cloud.
Take control of your hair loss TODAY
The key is to arm yourself with substances that inhibit the production of DHT. If you can keep your testosterone under control, you won’t have to worry about DHT attacking your hair follicles——which could stop your hair retreat dead in its tracks.
The best way to do that is by inhibiting 5a-reductase, the enzyme that’s responsible for the testosterone/DHT conversion to begin with.
That’s where saw palmetto comes in. I know you typically think of this nutrient as a powerful prostate support——and it is. But it could also have powerful effects on male-pattern baldness.
A small randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that saw palmetto, together with beta-sitosterol, had beneficial effects on hair loss. By the end of the five-month trial, 60 percent of the men in the treatment group showed an improvement in scalp hair growth, compared to only 11 percent in the placebo group.
There aren’t a ton of studies yet on saw palmetto and scalp health, but you can often apply the same principles from the studies on saw palmetto and prostate health. You have to keep in mind that both your prostate and your scalp are androgen-responsive organs, so it makes sense that nutrients that block androgens would have positive results on both your prostate and your scalp.
I recommend taking 400mg of saw palmetto along with 100mg of beta-sitosterol.
Research has also shown that an unsaturated fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) may help inhibit 5a-reductase, putting the brakes on the conversion of testosterone to DHT. In fact, when GLA was tested against other unsaturated fatty acids, such as alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), it outperformed both.
You can get small amounts of GLA in meats and eggs (yet one more reason to make these proteins a part of your every day diet). But to get an added boost of GLA, you should consider adding a supplement to your regimen.
I recommend taking 50mg daily.
Here’s what to do:
Forget those pricey creams and shampoos and Big Pharma pills. You should know by now that treating the symptoms never did anybody any good——not in the long run anyway. Instead, you need to feed your body the nutrients that promote a head of thick, healthy hair.
I recommend taking 400mg of saw palmetto, 100mg of beta-sitosterol, and 50mg of GLA daily. Or, if you prefer, you can invest in a product that combines them together.
Although I don’t have such a product in my line of Real Advantage Nutrients, a company that I’m affiliated with does. It’s called RestoreFX, and it includes a number of the natural DHT inhibitors I told you about (saw palmetto, beta sitosterol, and GLA), plus two additional ones: stinging nettle root extract (urtica dioica) and pygeum africanum.
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