It is now widely accepted that the main culprit in the hair
loss of 95% of us is DHT.
Therefore the principal aspect of the strategy to stop hair
loss is to block dht.
Blocking dht can be accomplished by:
- Keeping dht from attaching to the receptors in the hair follicles.
- Reducing the production of DHT.
- Inhibiting the production of the enzyme 5 alpha reductase which
converts testosterone into DHT.
- Reducing the substances that can produce the enzyme 5 alpha
reductase like cholesterol.
In this section we designate as a "DHT
blocker" any product that achieves any of the objectives
above. The importance of the DHT blockers in this section
is to keep DHT from damaging the hair follicles. This is imperative
to stopping long term hair loss. Damaged hair follicles will
begin producing less hair, thinner hair until they stop producing
It is important to note that Propecia the most popular drug sold
to stop hair loss is a DHT blocker. Propecia basically works by
lowering the levels of DHT in the body by blocking the enzyme 5
alpha reductase. We must keep in mind that Propecia is a drug and
it has some side effects. For men, the main side effect is a decrease
in libido, dificulty achieving an erection and a decrease in the
amount of semen released. Propecia is contraindicated for use in
women. Pregnant women should not even handle a broken pill due to
severe risks to the fetus.
The DHT blockers in this section are all natural remedies.
They offer you a natural way to block DHT without the adverse side
effects. Many of these products can be safely used by women to block
DHT. Note for women: If you are pregnant or lactating always
consult your phyisician before taking any type of supplement.
For a review of the best DHT blockers for women, see the Best
Products for Women DHT section.
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Saw Palmetto - Herbal DHT Blocker
This is probably the best known natural dht blocker. Studies have
shown that saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. It acts in
a similar way that propecia does. Firstly it lowers levels of DHT
in the body by blocking 5 alpha-reductase. Secondly Saw Palmetto
block receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb
Studies have been performed on the use of Saw palmetto in the treatment
of benign prostatic disease which similarly to Androgenetic alopecia
also depends on the production of dihydrotestosterone. All of the
studies that have been performed to date show that Saw palmetto
is an effective antiandrogen and has shown conclusively to be effective
in the treatment of benign prostratic disease.
One may assume from this that since Saw palmetto is an effective
antiandrogen and is used in the treatment of prostatic disease then
it may also be effective in the treatment of Androgenetic alopecia.
Saw palmetto is a potent herbal dht blocker.
The vast majority of people taking Saw palmetto have no apparent
adverse side effects. It is tolerated very well and this has been
confirmed during clinical investigations using Saw palmetto to treat
begign prostate hyperplasia. Minor side effects can include stomach
irritation and feelings of indigestion. In part, these side effects
can be avoided by not taking Saw palmetto on an empty stomach.
containing Saw Palmetto
Pygeum- Herbal DHT Blocker
The active constituents of Pygeum extract include phytosterols
that inhibit the production of dht. Pygeum also has ingredients
that reduce prolacting levels and block the accumulation of
cholesterol in the prostate. Prolactin is believed to increase
the uptake of testosterone by the prostate, and cholesterol
increases binding sites for dht. Pygeum basically reduces
the levels of DHT in the blood and reduces the number of sites
where the dht can attach. This includes reducing the number
of hair follicles where dht would bind. When combined with
Saw Palmetto it seems to have a truly synergetic effect on
the prevention of hair loss.
Nettles - Herbal DHT Blocker
Clinical studies have confirmed stinging nettle's benefit
to men in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia
(a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland). A concentrated
root extract of nettle is sometimes combined with saw palmetto
(Serenoa repens) and the bark of the pygeum evergreen tree
(Pygeum africanum) to treat the early stages of the disease.
The herbal combination helps to increase the urinary volume
and maximize the rate of urine flow. German research suggests
that active ingredients in the nettle root may reduce prostate
swelling. Again, since androgenetic alopecia is caused by
the same factors (DHT) as prostatic hyperplasia. Therefore
this combination of ingredients is also extremelly effective
in warding off hair loss.
Pumpkin Seed Oil- DHT Natural Remedy
Have been demonstrated to inhibit DHT formation through the inhibitory
effect on 5-alpha-reductase activity. Inhibition of DHT formation
is also known to be beneficial for hair growth if you are experiencing
age-related hair loss. Pumpkin seed oil breaks down dht via the
Green Tea - Herbal DHT Blocker
Green Tea is an extremely powerful anti-oxidant. It also reduces
dht and cholesterol. It is believed that drinking the tea or taking
a pill extract can stop hair loss and facilitate re-growth. Green
tea contains flavonols and catechins, substances that have been
found to have significant antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory,
and antimicrobial properties.
How Green Tea helps agains hair loss
- Reduces dht and cholesterol
- Anti-aging due to its powerful anti-oxidant properties.
- Promotes hair growth and health.
Additional benefits that Green Tea may provide
- Prevents heart disease
- Promotes weight-loss
- Cancer Protection
- Increased Fertility
Emu Oil DHT Blocker
Research has shown that emu oil contains a high level of linolenic
acid which further research has shown to be an efficient antiandrogen.
Linolenic acid is a potent 5 alpha reductase inhibitor and may be
usefull in the treatment of disorders related to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone.
Linolenic Acid has been suggested to be of use in the disorders
such as benign prostratic hyperplasma, acne androgenetic alopecia
So in summary, it is now believed that emu oil may not only halt
hairloss by blocking dht, but it may actually promote regrowth.
The oil is non-greasy at it can be applied directly to the scalp
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Soy Isoflavones- Natural DHT Remedies
In the case of hair loss, Soy Isoflavones are useful because
they seem to regulate bad cholesterol. The reduction of overall
cholesterol is important because cholesterol can produce the
enzyme 5 alpha reductase which then turns testosterone into
dht. Therefore, isoflavones have dht blocking properties.
Soy has been shown to provide many health benefits including
bone maintenance, hormonal regulation in women (especially
during menopause) and nutritional support for cardiovascular
health and prostate health.
This is a particularly good dht blocker for women since it
offers other advantages like reducing the risk of breast and
uterine cancer. They also offer protection from osteoporosis.
Finally, there is also evidence that soy may provide an easier
transition into post-menopausal years for women.
Beta Sitosterols-Natural DHT Remedies
Contains a mixture of phytersterols. Phytersterols (sterols)
have anti-androgenic properties. This is the substance that is able
to block DHT. Beta Sitosterols acutally contains more sterols than
saw palmeto. In addition, Beta Sitosterols also lower cholesterol
levels which also inhibit the production of DHT. Therefore it is
a very powerful DHT blocker and since it is a completely natural
product, it does not have any adverse side effects.
In severals studies, Beta Sitosterols have been proven as effective
as many drugs in treating prostate problems. Since these prostate
problems are also caused by DHT, it is easy to see that Beta Sitosterols
can be a powerful weapon in warding off hair loss.
While L-Lysine is NOT a DHT blocker. It may make dht blockers
more effective. Researchers have found that adding a supplementation
can make drugs like propecia more effective. Since propecia
is a DHT inhibitor, as all the natural products mentioned
in this page. The addition of a L-Lysine supplement can make
these products also more effective. Studies has shown that
L-Lysine combined with a DHT inhibitor can promote hair growth
in people suffering from androgenetic alopecia.
Learn more about L-Lysine and hair loss