Vitamins Mortality Women
Hair Loss Treatment – Meds vs. Supplements by Paul Guenther
One a day will keep the depression away. Too many men (and women) today, the bathroom mirror is the mortal enemy. Every day, you stumble into the bathroom, yank the toothbrush out of its holder, and very reluctantly venture an eye into the mirror above the sink.
What you see devitalizes you. It devastates you. What once sprung so vivaciously from your head has now been replaced by a smooth, shiny surface. In just a couple of years, it seems, your looks have aged by ten years. It’s a process that consumes you day by day, week by week. And there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Yes, you are going bald.
However, as helpless as it may feel, not everybody is taking this seemingly inevitable fate sitting down. Many Americans every day are opening up the medicine cabinet behind that mirror to pull out the tabulated form of salvation. It’s not the first product to treat hair loss and it certainly won’t be the last, but baldness prescriptions are certainly winning the race when it comes to foiling vanity’s worst nightmare.
At first, it looks a lot like your standard pain reliever or aspirin pill. The pain that baldness prescriptions will ease you from, however, is of a much different variety. As you probably know already, baldness prescriptions have been proven to fight the process of hair loss and in many cases, actually re-grow some hair. These medications are usually in the form of a tablet, taken daily, with a month’s supply generally running between $50 and $55.
And the fact that these meds actually works, they’re saying, is much more than just hair-say. The facts are out. Granted, this study was done over the course of two years of prescriptions use, but 83 percent of balding men between the ages of 18 and 41 maintained their hair count during the experiment, while 66 percent of the group actually grew back a considerable amount of hair.
Most hair doctors will tell you that baldness prescriptions take a good three to four months before kicking in, so if you’re waiting for immediate results, you may want to look into more natural alternatives (see below). But if you don’t see any positive results after a year or so, chances are that you’re not only wasting you time, you’re wasting your money as well.
Now comes the bad news. For you ladies who are seeing dread atop the head, meds may not be for you. The drugs designed exclusively for men. Also, baldness prescriptions, like many other medications, are not free of unfortunate side effects. Under extensive experimenting, a small number of subjects (2 percent, to be exact) were effected with such conditions as diminished sex drive, inadequate erections, and a decrease in semen.
So what can you do? Natural supplements have long been use to prevent, and even stop hair loss dead in its tracks. Inositol is also a member of the B vitamin group. In laboratory animals, a diet lacking Inositol produced baldness, but when the vitamin was added to the food of these animals, the hair grew back again. One doctor in a series of experiments prescribed Inositol together with other sources of B vitamins to all his balding patients. In almost all case’s hair loss was arrested, in some case’s hair growth was noticeable in as little as one month. In one case hair recovery was total and not one bald spot remained.
Biotin, often called vitamin H, is yet another B complex component. Biotin is a proven hair growth vitamin and a preventative to excessive hair loss. It appears to metabolise fatty acids. Fatty acids are a valuable growth factor in numerous processes in the body including the hair. Biotin is also seen as an aid in preventing hair turning grey.
Vitamin E can also be beneficial in preventing baldness. A Canadian physician who started going grey was able to reverse the process by taking 800iu of vitamin E in capsule form daily. At the age of 68 after some 15 years of taking vitamin E he still has a healthy head of thick black hair, and is the envy of men half his age.
Choline is a B vitamin like nutrient that’s useful in counter acting the effects of stress. Recently scientists in America were able to induce toxic levels of stress in baby animals by limiting the amount of choline in their diets. Choline supplements prescribed to balding patients produced significant results to prove choline’s worth in hair loss.
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