A Few Key Ingredients:
- Time Released Vitamin B Complex
- Time Released Vitamin C
- Saw Palmetto
- Amino Acids
While each of the ingredients on its own is important, the key to our hair vitamin for men is the synergy created by the precise blending of natural ingredients. Some nutrients, taken alone, can actually block the benefits of others. Many nutrients work better in combination with others. Our men’s hair growth supplement has been designed to provide the best balance of nutrients possible to achieve thick and healthy hair.Below is a list of our ingredients and the role each plays in returning your hair to its absolute best condition.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) 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 that occurs naturally in food. MSM is found in most fresh and raw fruits, green vegetables, milk, meat, seafood, and some grains. In its purest 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 requirement. The vitamins and amino acids included in our H2G Hair Growth Supplement work with MSM to repair and create healthy cells. Excess MSM is rapidly eliminated from the body and numerous studies (including long-term studies) show no known side effects.
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 Propecia™) has been shown to regrow hair on men with male pattern balding. Propecia is one of the very few drugs actually approved by the FDA to regrow 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 also an effective anti-androgen. It acts in a way similar to Propecia. Saw Palmetto lowers levels of DHT in the body by Blocking 5alpha-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 it 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 as well. So, if a safe, herbal alternative could be found, this would be a great find.
Pygeum africanum a herb derived from the bark of the African evergreen, which inhibits the enzyme5-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 a better known herbal medication, Pygeum Africanum may in fact be superior for the treatment of the condition. The effects of 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 lifespan 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 people's vitamin E content by 15 percent. Grape seed has also shown recycling and potentiating effects. 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 known as alopecia.
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 over300 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 the day.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. Amino acids are small pieces of proteins. These are the building blocks from which most living tissue is derived. Copper is vital for promoting healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp. Copper can help stimulate dormant hair follicles.
B Complex Vitamins 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 can play many roles in the healthy functioning of your body. In Treasured Locks’ hair growth formula, we have included all of the B complex vitamins you need to achieve 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 amount 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 as well. It can also reverse graying in cases where the cause is a deficiency of PABA or other B vitamins.
|Serving Size: 2 Tablets (1 Tablet inthe Morning- 1 in the Evening)|
|Amount PerServing||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)||10,000 IU||200%|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)||250 mg||416%|
|Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopheryl)||12 IU||40%|
|Vitamin B-1(Thiamine)||30 mg||2000%|
|Vitamin B-2(Riboflavin)||100 mg||5882%|
|Vitamin B-3(Niacinamide)||30 mg||150%|
|Vitamin B-6(Pyridozine HCl)||100 mg||5000%|
|Vitamin B-9 (FolicAcid)||400 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B-7(Biotin or Vitamin H)||2000 mcg||667%|
|Vitamin B-5(Pantothenic Acid)||250 mg||2500%|
|Supplements and Herbs|
|Ginkgo Biloba (24%Extract)||30mg||*|
|Saw Palmetto (25-30% Extract)||250 mg||*|
|Pygeum Africanum (5:1Extract)LinoleicAcid||100 mg||*|
|Green Tea (40% Extract)||50 mg||*|
|Grape Seed (35% Extract)||50 mg||*|
|Amino Acids (Proteins)|
Also contains: Di-calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate,stearic acid and microcrystalline cellulose
|Take two capsules with mealsdaily. Divide doses between morning and evening. Our product isformulated to provide a gradual release of Vitamin C and Vitamin BComplex over a prolonged period of time.
* % US RDA not established for these nutrients