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Hair Loss – From a Hormonal Perspective

 

For the afflicted, the psychological stress caused by hair loss is considerable - and thinning of the voluminous mane can have many causes, ranging from iron deficiency through stress to hormonal imbalances.

Therefore a “causal investigation” is particularly important when pathological hair loss occurs (the rule of thumb is a loss of more than 100 hairs per day). In most cases the hair loss has a hormonal cause, whereby primarily the sex hormone testosterone plays a role. The active form of this hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) has a negative effect on the hair roots - they are no longer adequately supplied with nutrients, resulting in hair growth disorders.

By nature, men have a higher androgen level and are therefore more commonly affected by hormonally caused hair loss. In women, thinning of the hair occurs in periods of lowered oestrogen levels (and consequently stronger testosterone effect), for instance during the use of hormonal contraceptives, in the menopause or in the period after giving birth. Hair metabolism and -growth can be supported with an optimized nutrient supply during periods of hormonal imbalance.

Nutrients suppress hair loss due to hormonal causes

As already mentioned, DHT is believed to be responsible for hair loss in many cases. Plant substances (isoflavones) from soy and pumpkin seed extracts can bind DHT and thus make it harmless. As a result, supply of necessary nutrients to the hair root is improved.

Nutrients stimulate hair growth

At the same time, precisely these nutrients have to be supplied to stimulate hair growth again. B vitamins, sulphuric amino acids (as a component of the hair protein keratin), active green tea substances and the trace element zinc support cell renewal and thus the growth of healthy hair. Biologically active pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and biotin also stimulate keratin production for more elastic hair.

Nutrients enhance the elimination of metabolic acids

Since hormonally caused hair loss often causes psychological stress, which in turn can also be a cause of hair loss (due to hyperacidity), supplying a nutrient base-formula is also recommendable in order to eliminate metabolic acids.

Phytamines for hair growth

The Austrian Ökopharm Research has developed a nutrient formula specifically for the hair metabolism. HairCaps contain the patented PHYTO-PANMOL®-B-COMPLEX that contains biologically active B vitamins from plants as well as isoflavones, caffeine, amino acids and basic elements. HairCaps Capsules are tuned to provide a need-adequate supply of nutrients to the hair, suitable for vegans, and moreover gluten- and lactose-free.

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