Hair Genesis® is an all-natural, botanically-derived hair care system of both oral and topically applied products formulated to help slow the effects of hair loss. Hair Genesis® products do not require FDA approval since they're all natural and don't contain drugs such as minoxidil or finasteride. Hair Genesis® products are used to treat and enhance the appearance of fine or thinning hair in men and women.
Male or female pattern baldness, known as Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is a common form of hair loss in men and women. Male pattern baldness is caused by an overproduction of the androgenic hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a potent form of testosterone known to stimulate prostate growth and scalp hair loss. An enzyme produced in the prostate, adrenal glands and scalp, called 5-alpha-reductase, metabolizes the male hormone testosterone into DHT.
Hair Genesis® products contain botanically-based nutrients such as saw palmetto, that block the damaging effects of 5-alpha-reductase and stop the production of DHT. Hair Genesis® has conducted clinical studies of their products on the scalp and thinning hair.
In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study conducted by Hair Genesis researchers, male subjects with mild to moderate AGA were administered Hair Genesis® Soft Gels containing saw palmetto extract and beta-sitosterol (a phytosterol found in many plants and grains). Findings revealed that 60 percent of the participants experienced improvement in hair loss.
"This study establishes the effectiveness of naturally occurring 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors against AGA for the first time, and justifies the expansion to larger trials," the study authors conclude.
Hair Genesis® products need to be used daily to block the effects of DHT. Hair Genesis® claims that its products have no known potential side effects. However, they recommend that Hair Genesis® Soft Gels not be used by women who are pregnant or nursing. They also recommend that you consult with your physician if using Hair Genesis® Soft Gels.
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