When Treasured Locks
decided to provide a hair growth supplement (hair growth vitamin), we
decided that, as with all of our other products, we wouldn’t
be satisfied until we could deliver the very best product on the
market, at an affordable price. We are confident that our Treasured
Locks H2G Hair Growth Supplement is the most advanced hair vitamin
supplement available. More than just a hair vitamin, our product is a
natural blend of high quality time-released vitamins, herbs, minerals,
protein and nutritional supplements. Modern living can exact a toll on
the body and hair. Stress, poor diet (often caused by eating on the
run) and even pollution can leave your hair dry, limp and lifeless. Our
Growth Supplement is designed specifically to keep your hair as
healthy, strong and shiny as possible.
Hair care supplements are especially important for African hair. Black
hair tends to be dry and, if not properly cared for, can be brittle.
Hair is weakened by styles that require heat. Pressing and blow-drying
are very hard on the hair. Relaxed hair is, almost by definition,
weaker hair. Relaxers work by breaking the bonds in the hair. These
bonds can never be repaired. That’s why it’s called
a permanent. For hair that is going to be chemically treated (by
relaxers or coloring or both), it is extremely important that the hair
is strong from the very beginning. The hair must be created strong and
that is done before the hair emerges from the body.
We tend to pay a great deal of attention to the appearance of our hair,
nails and skin once they have grown outside the body. There is an
abundance of products available to hydrate,
“strengthen” and generally improve these structures
once they have been created. Treasured Locks H2G Growth and Strength
Supplements help improve the growth of these structures at the only
time it can be done, while they are still in your body being formed.
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) is essential to hair growth. This is because
beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, as the body needs it. Vitamin
A helps maintain normal growth and bone development, protective
sheathing around nerve fibers, as well as promoting healthy skin, hair
and nails. Vitamin A helps produce healthy sebum in the scalp. A
deficiency in Vitamin A will cause dry hair and rough skin.
Vitamin C is essential for over 300 metabolic reactions in the body,
Vitamin C is one of the most common supplements in the world. And there
is a good reason for that. Vitamin C is easily passed through the body
by urination. Other factors that can lead to Vitamin C deficiency
include poor diet and smoking. Vitamin C deficiency manifests itself in
many ways, but one of the most common ways is dry and brittle hair and
skin. An important antioxidant, Vitamin C helps maintain good
circulation, flushes toxins from the body and improves the immune
system; all of which helps with strong, healthy hair. We include a
time-released form of Vitamin C to keep your body supplied throughout
Copper is an essential component of melanin, the pigment in hair and
skin. In cases where gray hair is caused by a copper deficiency, taking
copper may restore hair to its natural color. Copper is vital
for promoting healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp. Copper can help
stimulate dormant hair follicles.
The B-Complex vitamins are used to create healthy cells in every part
of the human body–especially those involved in metabolic
reactions, skin and circulation . Vitamin B Complex is a very large
family of nutrients that play many roles in the healthy functioning of
your body. In our formula, we have included all of the B complex
vitamins you need for healthy hair and skin. The deficiency of B
vitamins can lead to hair loss, weak hair and loss of hair color. We
include time released formulations to provide you with the proper
amounts of Vitamin B during the day and to prevent
“flushing” which can happen with large doses of
non-time released Vitamin B.
The B Vitamin Complex may strengthen hair, act as a hair and scalp
conditioner, and slow down hair loss. Biotin may even stimulate new
hair growth if the hair loss can be traced to a biotin deficiency.
Another B vitamin, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) may protect hair roots
and help prevent hair loss. It can also reverse graying in cases where
the cause is a deficiency of PABA or other B vitamins.
Folic acid is an essential nutrient, part of the B-vitamin family; that
plays a key role in forming new cells within the body. There have been
studies that show that folic acid may aid in the body’s
ability to absorb Vitamin B12 and zinc. is cells; it is easy to see how
important folic acid is to the hair growth process.
Vitamin B12 is a naturally occurring essential nutrient that is usually
found in milk, red meats, fish, poultry and eggs. Vitamin B12 is
essential to the human body’s ability to absorb other
nutrients as well as maintaining healthy red blood cells.
Biotin has been referred to as Vitamin H. But, Biotin is really a part
of the Vitamin B Complex. The primary function of Biotin is to maintain
healthy hemoglobin levels, allowing the body to efficiently transport
oxygen to all parts of the body, including the tissues and cells
responsible for the growth of hair. Biotin is a proven hair growth
vitamin and a preventative to excessive hair loss. It appears to
metabolize 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. Biotin deficiency can be
diagnosed by thinning hair, brittle nails and other skin disorders.
Folic acid, otherwise known as Vitamin B9, is critical for the body to
be able to produce adequate amounts of myelin. Myelin is now known to
be critical to the maintenance of healthy nails, skin and hair. While
taking B Vitamins will not restore permanently lost hair, proper B
vitamin intake may minimize the onset of hair loss in the first place.
Deficiency of PABA, Biotin, Folic Acid and Pantothenic Acid appears to
affect hair color. In those cases, hair color can normally be restored
by getting the proper amounts of these B vitamins. Even if hair color
is not restored, the hair can improve in quality and strength. Inositol
is also a member of the B vitamin group. It is a compound occurring in
the brain, muscles, liver, kidney and eyes. 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. It was also
observed that male animals lost hair twice as fast as female animals.
The result of this experiment would suggest that males require a higher
Inositol intake than females. An Inositol deficient diet can also cause
eczema, a form of skin irritation.
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. Inositol, also appears to reduce
the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Pantothenic Acid also known as Calcium Pantothenate is important to the
health of the skin and scalp. Pantothenic acid is necessary for the
well being of every body cell and neither carbohydrate nor fat can be
changed into energy without it. Megadoses of Vitamin B5 may help with
control of acne.
Choline is a B vitamin like nutrient that is helpful in countering the
effects of stress. Choline supplements prescribed to balding patients
produced significant results to prove choline's worth in hair loss.
Inositol, a B complex vitamin has a particular affinity with choline,
these two vitamins work together well.
Many people with poor diet, or those on a crash diet experience hair
loss. One of the reasons for this hair loss is zinc deficiency in the
body. Zinc is an essential mineral, vital for growth and development of
all the body’s systems. It is a major part of the synthesis
of DNA and RNA and aids in the production and processing of at least 42
vital enzymes in the body. Zinc is responsible for cell production,
tissue growth and repair, and the maintenance of the oil-secreting
glands of the scalp. It also plays a large role in protein synthesis
and collagen formation. For this reason, zinc is important for both
hair maintenance and dandruff prevention.
Studies show that zinc may protect hair follicles from excess DHT, the
main factor in androgenic (male) pattern hair loss. Zinc is often
associated with hair regrowth and used to help prevent and treat hair
loss. Zinc has been shown to be a potent inhibitor of 5 alpha-reductase
activity. Vitamin B6, along with zinc improves this activity. Copper
also works along with Zinc.
In laboratory tests animals fed with a zinc supplement showed signs of
more hair growth, as opposed to loss of hair in animals that were
deprived of zinc in their feed. It was discovered that there was a
change in the hair protein structure when zinc was deficient in the
Severe zinc deficiency in humans has been shown to produce baldness and
scalp problems that were reversed when zinc was returned to the diet.
Zinc is also believed to boost the immune system, a great side effect.
As with other essential nutrients, high stress levels as well as a lack
of the nutrient in the diet can cause zinc deficiency.
Studies in the former Soviet Union have shown that silica therapy
slowed hair loss. Silicon deficiency has been shown to reduce
maintenance of hair, skin and nail cells.
Protein is the major ingredient in hair itself. Your hair is at least
90 percent protein. Other hair supplement systems require you to take
several amino acid (bits of protein) capsules throughout the day. While
it is possible that you could have a protein deficiency, the average
American diet provides plenty of protein. We have included the basic
amino acids most people will get the greatest benefit from
right in the H2G Growth Supplement. L-Cysteine (amino acid) speeds up
hair growth and increases hair shaft diameter resulting in fuller hair.
L-Cysteine has been reported to facilitate longer hair growth. We also
offer our H2G Hair Strength Supplement. But, we have chosen to not make
any separate pills a mandatory part of our hair supplement regimen. By
doing this, we are able to accomplish two things. First, we can keep
the monthly cost of our regimen low. Treasured Locks H2G Hair Growth
Supplement is approximately 1/2 the cost of competing products. Second,
because you do not have to take multiple pills during the day, the
regimen is easier to stick with. The philosophy of “If a
little is good, more is better” does not apply to protein.
Even though hair is made of protein, too much protein does not make
hair grow even faster. Think of protein as the building block of hair,
skin and nails. You need just enough. But, if you have more than your
body can use, the excess is just wasted.
Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps increase circulation.
Vitamin E increases oxygen uptake, which improves circulation to the
scalp. It improves overall health. Since hair health is tied to the
immune system, vitamin E is believed to stimulate hair growth by
enhancing the immune function.
You may have heard about MSM. It has received a lot of attention as a
"super nutrient" over the past few years. MSM is an organic sulfur
compound. It is contained naturally in food. MSM is found in most fresh
(raw) fruits, green vegetables, milk, meat, seafood and some grains. In
its pure form, it is a white, odorless, tasteless powder. However, MSM
is volatile. In foods, MSM is often destroyed by over processing.
Unless you eat a lot of raw food, it is quite possible that you will
not get sufficient quantities of MSM to contribute to your sulfur
The vitamins and amino acids included in our H2G Hair Growth Supplement
work with MSM to repair and create healthy cells. MSM is rapidly
absorbed into the body (the good news). But, it is rapidly turned over
in the body, also (the not so good news). Therefore, it is important to
get the right amounts on a very regular basis. Any excess MSM is
rapidly eliminated from the body and numerous studies (including long
term studies) show no known side effects. MSM has been widely used as a
dietary supplement for a long time. The first patents issued for MSM as
a dietary supplement were in 1985 and 1986.
Saw Palmetto extract is the most popular herbal supplement for the
promotion of prostate health in Europe. The prostate drug finasteride
(sold under the brand name of PropeciaTM) has been shown to regrow hair
on men with male pattern balding. Propecia is one of the very few drugs
actually FDA approved to make the claim of growing hair. Finasteride
was initially developed and used to treat prostate disease. Research
has shown that the herb Saw Palmetto has the same effects as
finasteride in treating patients with benign prostate enlargement.
Studies have shown that saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. It
acts in a way similar to Propecia. Saw Palmetto lowers levels of DHT in
the body by Blocking 5 alpha-reductase. Saw Palmetto also blocks
receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb DHT.
Although no studies have been carried out on saw palmetto and its
relation to hair growth. Studies have been performed on the use of Saw
Palmetto in the treatment of benign prostatic disease which similar to
Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness) also depends on the
production of dihydrotestosterone(DHT). It is reasonable to assume that
since Saw Palmetto is an effective antiandrogen may be effective in the
treatment of Androgenetic alopecia. DHT is a derivate of testosterone
but is many times more potent. Hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT
tend to stop growing hair when exposed to this powerful hormone.
Finasteride is a powerful drug that is available by prescription only.
Finasteride is not available for use by women. The broken pills should
not even be handled by women who may become pregnant. So, women who are
suffering from androgenic alopecia do not have this treatment available
to them. If women are exposed to finasteride, it can cause birth
defects in unborn male babies. It can cause sexual problems in men on
the medication. So, if a safe, herbal alternative could be found, this
would be a great find.
Pygeum africanum is a herb derived from the bark of the African
evergreen, which inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase reaction that is
widely believed to lead to a common type of hair loss. Pygeum Africanum
is widely used in Europe to prevent and treat prostate problems and to
prevent and treat male pattern baldness. While saw palmetto extract is
the far better known herbal medication, Pygeum Africanum may in fact,
in many cases, be superior for the treatment of the condition. The
effects if Pygeum Africanum are similar to the effects of Saw Palmetto
detailed elsewhere in this paper.
Grape Seed Extract contains flavonoids OPCs, which offer powerful
antioxidant protection.The flavonoids in Grape Seed Extract quench free
radicals and potentiate other antioxidants like Vitamin E and Vitamin
C. One in vitro study showed that the flavonoids in Grape Seed Extract
prolonged the life span of Vitamin C by 400 percent Another in vitro
study showed that exposing blood vessel linings to pine bark OPCs
(similar to Grape Seed Extracts) boosted their vitamin E content by 15
Green Tea helps influence serum concentrations of hormones. It has been
associated with higher levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG),
which binds with high affinity to testosterone. When testosterone binds
to SHBG, it is made inactive and cannot bind to androgen receptors or
be converted into DHT. Again, DHT is one of the major causes of a very
common type of hair loss (alopecia).