Welcome back everyone! In today's video I explore if Saw Palmetto and Biotin can block DHT? Hit play 👇🏽
Saw Palmetto is good for hair growth tor is an extract from the deep purple berries of the saw palmetto plant and it's traditionally used by Native Americans for urinary infections or reproductive issues.
So is this herbal remedy good for hair growth?
Well the jury is out on this one because the clinical evidence shows that the results can be quite limited and there isn't actually enough research out
there on the saw palmetto herbal extract in terms of encouraging healthy or normal hair growth.
But because saw palmetto doesn't actually cause many side effects people feel that they can just take it anyway and it may not cause any issue.
Having said that, there have been some notable studies and I'm gonna put the link in the description that show that saw palmetto helps to reduce 5-alpha reductase.
So if you've seen lots of our other videos you'll know that 5 alpha reductase is the enzyme that converts testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone.
Now if you've seen some of our other previous videos you'll know that DHT is the male potent sex hormone that is responsible for male pattern baldness it attaches itself to
receptors in hair follicles and eventually shrinks them which is causes
which causes Androgenetic Alopecia.
So Saw Palmetto because it has no real side effects or have limited side
effects people just feel that it may be worth a shot trying it out.
I did take a look at some forums on reddit and lots of people have had some positive results so if you think that it might be suitable for you maybe check with your doctor first and then try it out.
The next question is, is biotin a DHT blocker?
Now biotin doesn't actually block DHT it's a vitamin and it isn't known for
stopping the conversion from Testosterone to DHT but I'm gonna put a link in the description below to a study that has found that biotin is incredibly useful in encouraging normal healthy hair growth so it's always useful in terms of adding it to your regular supplement supplements and increasing your intake of natural biotin and for example eggs are really good and they're really high in biotin.
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So the next question was do you recommend Caffeine Shampoos?
Be careful not to leave the shampoo on your hair for too long because it can cause it to dry out. It can go really brittle and the ends can snap off.
I'm gonna put a link in to another study that has found that caffeine can be really effective in blocking DHT.
This study: Can Caffeine Regrow Hair? goes into a lot of detail: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3500065/
Caffeine keeps hair in the growth stage which is the anagen stage of the hair lifecycle and it helps to promote wider roots and a longer hair follicle shaft but it's really important to remember that in this kind of lab environments hair is being grown in a petri dish, so essentially the hair is going to be there dipped into a caffeine treatment and left there.
And that's not really necessarily how life works.
Your hair isn't constantly dipped in a hair you know in caffeine so we've just gotto be mindful but these studies show us that the hair is grown in a lab environment so just be aware of it it may not be doing any harm but remember to not get a good interview that dries your hair up because dry hair just looks really bad, or you'll just feel really bad about yourself it'll go all fluffy you'll have to get lots of different products in the style.
it's just not for me not for me but try it out if you think it might work well for you and a natural alternative to caffeine shampoos is actually just using pure ground coffee and creating your own Coffee rinse - watch it here:
because I've created an entire video all about caffeine hair growth treatments I create caffeine here both oils and caffeine rinses and it's caffeine and mix coffee granules with coconut oil it's really really an amazing video even though I do say so myself so check it out below guys I hope you found this video useful I know I keep saying I'm gonna get on with uploading this video!
See you next time!