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Now in today's vlog, I was going to do why Lavender blocks DHT but I just think that there's so many other oils out there and there's so many natural DHT blockers so I just want to share all the natural DHT blockers with you!
I'm going to put in a link here so you can check out any of our other videos in the DHT blocking series
Dihydrotestosterone is the male sex hormone it's needed for things like maturation of the penis the development of hair on the body and pubic hair and it's 10 times more powerful than testosterone so the reason that lots of people like to go for natural DHT blockers is that they're less likely to have side effects because when you're blocking a natural hormone can cause certain side effects which include:
- lower sex drive
- ejaculatory disorders
So lots of people try to go for natural DHT blockers but it will only affect DHT on the scalp.
Here we have a special bottle here of Lavender it's really good for applying directly to hair follicles -Lavender has lots of properties and these are backed up by studies to show that it helps to block DHT on the scalp in a study in which lavender was tested on mice it was found to promote hair growth in the mice and the results showed a significant increase in the number of hair follicles, all of which contributed to hair growth.
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Now it's not for drinking here - you would need to apply caffeine topically directly to your scalp and the studies have shown that when it's applied it can help to stimulate hair growth this is because caffeine has ingredients and nutrient that help to block DHT.
So the exact mechanism of action still requires a little bit more research but the effect of blocking DHT may be from the compound ability to inhibit the nzyme 5 Alpha Reductase and as you know 5 alpha reductase is the enzyme that helps to convert Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone.
So inhibiting this little enzyme in the middle helps to lower your overall DHT levels and now don't forget guys if hair loss is something that's happening in your life right now we are here for you.
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Let's get back to the list of natural DHT Blockers!
As well as some topical DHT blockers I also just wanted to mention a couple of foods and drinks that are really good as a natural DHT blocker.
The first one is Green Tea.
If you are interested in learning all about the foods and drinks and snacks that block DHT I'm gonna put a link here to one of our first videos: it's so detailed
Green tea green tea is packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients and
antioxidants as well as a group of water-soluble polyphenols known as catechins a major polyphenols in Green Tea is EGCG
Studies have found that EGCG is a direct androgen antagonist and that can help to blunt DHT receptors and inhibit 5-alpha reductase to promote hair growth.
Catechins also help to protect the brain, heart, liver and to prevent the build-up of fats in your arteries. They also promote the health and function of your blood vessels so you can make a cup or a little tea pot of green tea using the dried tea leaves let it cool and then use it as a rinse to rinse through.
Also drinking green tea throughout the day is a bit of a better option than drinking
Next up is Fenugreek
Fenugreek is a herb that's traditionally been used to increase libido and to alleviate blood sugar problems.
Early studies suggest that Fenugreek may help to increase testosterone by inhibiting 5 alpha reductase which comes with the added benefit of reducing DHT levels
Tea tree Oil
Studies show that both tea tree and Lavender oils are fantastic DHT blockers
Research found that the topical application of Tea Tree Oil could effectively block DHT production.
This is an antifungal medication commonly used to reduce Dandruff and studies show that it may also help to block DHT and promote hair growth.
Ketoconazole is a popular ingredient in DHT blocking shampoos it's an antifungal medication that helps to block DHT on the scalp.
A study comparing a topical Ketoconazole solution and various concentrations of minoxidil found that using Ketoconazole with minoxidil stimulates hair growth more than minoxidil alone
Another fantastic natural DHT blocker is an antioxidant called
Lycopene so it's the brightly colored pigment that you find in:
and a really interesting fact is that if you do fancy tomatoes a best form of Lycopene are processed tomato products for example pasta sauces that in jars that you get from the shop: tinned tomato paste anything that's been processed is a fantastic source of lycopene.
Tomatoes with heat changes Lycoepene's bioavailability allowing for easier absorption - Lycopene acts as a powerful antioxidant meaning that it can neutralize free radicals that cause damage to cells and DNA.
Next up is Pumpkin Seed Oil
In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study, thirty-six men were given a placebo or pumpkin seed oil to apply topically for 24 weeks researchers evaluated the participants on scalp hair count scalp hair thickness standardized clinical photographs and also the patient's self assessments.
At the end of the 24 weeks they found that the people who were actually using pumpkin seed oil had a 40% increase in hair count compared to those who are using the placebo who had around a 10 percent increase.
So pumpkin seed oil like some of the other natural DHT blockers still requires lots and lots of research to ensure that the results are accurate and to determine specific mechanisms of action but it's understood that the oil contains phytosterols which help to inhibit that horrible enzyme 5 alpha reductase.
Next up Pygeum.
So similar to other natural DHT blockers Pygeum helps to inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase which means that you have less DHT in your system but if you are interested in blocking DHT I have so many videos on this channel all about blocking DHT
In one of my previous videos I list all the foods drinks and snacks that you need to block DHT I put it all into a list and you can just take it to the supermarket and walk around.
We also have a DHT blocking book so do not forget to download our free ebook all about blocking DHT did you know that you can remove DHT from your scalp using exfoliant scrubs and I show you a homemade remedy:
I hope you found this video really, really useful!
Another oil that I really love is Argan Oil -
I just thought I would mention that it doesn't block DHT but if you have dry hair, you will find that it's just a fantastic moisturizer - it keeps it really really soft it's lovely to have soft hair and it breaks much less and I thought I would just add that it as an extra oil for you.
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