What is Alopecia and what can we do about it?

What is Alopecia and what can we do about it?

 

 

Alopecia areata is a common condition that causes hair fallout in the form of patches and it’s known as a “T cell dependent autoimmune disorder.” Even though it usually affects the scalp (sometimes in its entirety!), it can also affect beard growth and even whole body hair growth. Approximately 6.8 million people in the U.S. and 147 million people worldwide have or will develop alopecia areata in their lives, affecting men and women of all ages and races. Its main cause is the autoimmune destruction of hair follicles - essentially, your body mistakes the hair follicle as foreign and decides to attack it. Not fun! This results in the arrest of the hair growth stage and worsens as hair follicles become smaller, with no hair growth visible for months or even years. 

 

The GREAT news is however, that no matter how widespread the hair loss, the hair follicles are all still fully alive and ready to resume normal hair growth whenever the appropriate signals and nourishment are received. Woohoo! 

 

So, how can HAIRtamin help?

Advanced Formula

  • A potent synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs designed to bring nourishment to your hair follicles 
  • Biotin: primarily used for alopecia, biotin improves hair growth and acts to bring down inflammation. 
  • Stinging nettle root powder: reduces the levels of of the main inflammatory agent called NF-kB, thereby reducing inflammation and promoting hair growth (Magro et al, 2011). 
  • Aloe vera leaf powder: its natural enzymes help to diminish the redness and itchiness due to alopecia while restoring and reinvigorating hair grown.
  • Rosemary leaf powder: researched published in 1998 by Hay et al. demonstrated that 44% of participants with alopecia improved with the use of topical rosemary over 7 months, compared to just 15% who received no treatment. 
  • Horsetail extract: extremely high in silica, has the ability to increase collagen, and potent antioxidants effects -  it’s been hailed for its hair growth benefits, making it an excellent companion to anyone with alopecia.
  • Turmeric root extract: known as the most powerful herb for healing and reversing hair loss, it also has an affinity for balancing the immune system. Immune- modulation is essential for those living with alopecia. 
  • Cayenne fruit powder: a powerful stimulant for hair growth, this can be used both internally and topically to stimulate blood flow and nourishment to the scalp.
  • Black pepper seed extract: an essential partner to turmeric root, increasing it’s absorption and bioavailability by up to 2000%! Gupta et al, 2013

 

References

 

Gupta, Subash C, et al. Therapeutic Roles of Curcumin: Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials. The AAPS Journal, Springer US, Jan. 2013, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535097/.

 

 

Hay, Isabelle C. Randomized Trial of Aromatherapy. Archives of Dermatology, American Medical Association, 1 Nov. 1998, jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/189618?__hstc=91045893.f258894dfce9fd9d458f027178b311a9.1474243200095.1474243200097.1474243200098.2&__hssc=91045893.1.1474243200098&__hsfp=1773666937.

 

Magro, Cynthia M, et al. The Role of Inflammation and Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Androgenetic Alopecia. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology : JDD, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dec. 2011, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22134564/.


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