Pattern baldness is a cruel trick that nature plays. As we age, our body’s ability to counter stress hormones like cortisol decreases and hair loss tends to become more evident. Some will immediately flock to companies that sell finasteride, which offers 95% of users reductions in shedding and increased hair growth, but does little to shed light on the side effects.
For many, taking finasteride will suppress sexual function and cause impotence. Finasteride drug labels include new warnings:
Propecia(1mg) may cause loss of sexual desire, inability to ejaculate, and inability to reach orgasm. These sexual dysfunctions may continue for some time after men stop using the baldness drug.
Proscar(5mg) may cause loss of sexual desire. This may continue for some time after men stop using the drug.
Both Propecia and Proscar may cause male infertility and/or poor semen quality. This side effect lessens or goes away after men stop taking the drugs.
In response to these sexual side effects, many will then treat their lowered sex drive with medication like sildenafil. So, in the end, many overstressed men attempting to treat their hair-thinning end up on a rather stressful and potentially embarrassing combination of finasteride and sildenafil, two drugs with serious side effects. Today there are physician-backed natural alternatives to hair thinning gaining in popularity because of their effectiveness and safety.
Let’s Talk About What Stress Is Doing To Your Hair
It’s important to remember that stress is the number one cause of hair thinning and hair loss. Simply having an awareness of this fact, and a willingness to identify, acknowledge, and fully-appreciate the stressors in your life, can help to start improving your body’s natural resistance to stress.
Additionally, to help fight the effects of stress on the hair and body, natural supplements that help counter your added stress hormones (like cortisol) can not only improve your mood but can also reduce hair shedding and improve hair growth while avoiding the harsher drugs and their risk of side effects.
Stress Is A Silent And Slow-Moving Invader Of The Hair
The effects of stress don’t affect the hair for some time. On average, 90-95% of hair is in its growth phase, 5-10% is in its resting phase, followed by a shedding phase that allows for a new hair growth cycle.
When the body is overstressed for long periods of time, more and more hair will enter its resting phase prematurely. At this point we still don’t notice the effects that stress is having on hair. Only once we see this increased amount of ‘resting’ hair transition into it’s shedding phase do we sound the alarm. However, by this point, your hair is reacting to stressors from 3-6 months ago.
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Today, there are many hair-loss companies offering natural alternatives with minimal side effects. Brands like Nutrafol and Viviscal, although on the expensive side, have whole armies of positive online reviews, physician endorsements etc. Both are popular options containing only natural ingredients beyond your basic Biotin tablets that work to counter hair-thinning by addressing your body’s stress response and gut health. Further, and perhaps the best part, they don’t kill your sex drive or cause impotence. Today, if a person struggling with hair shedding wants visible results without harsh drugs entering and living indefinitely in their bodies, they can certainly opt for effective natural alternatives.
Don’t Even Zinc About It
Zinc, found in Tricovit tablets, plays an important role in hair tissue growth and repair. It is an essential trace mineral naturally present in some foods and involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. Zinc plays a significant role with respect to your stress response. Taking zinc regularly can help to stabilize serum cortisol levels over time. Zinc has been shown to temporarily inhibit cortisol secretions. When your body becomes overly stressed, the amount of zinc in your blood will slowly decrease over time. Zinc deficiency has been shown to increase plasma cortisol and the pro-inflammatory mediators that wreak havoc on our bodies.
We Can Iron This Out
Iron deficiency is the most commonly-reported nutritional problem in the world, affecting an estimated 2.5 billion people. Research has shown that stress can cause decrease of serum iron. Sometimes an iron deficiency will manifest as anxiety, depression, irritability, and stress.
Iron, found in Tricovit tablets, is also known as an energy booster that helps the body distribute hemoglobin (blood). According to Medical News Today, hemoglobin carries oxygen to the cells, including the ones that promote hair growth. Since healthy blood flow to the scalp is vital to maintaining healthy hair follicle cells, iron is critical to revitalizing the scalp.
Coenzyme Q10 (Can’t Think Of A Headline Pun)
In clinical trials documented by the National Library Of Medicine, Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to protect the heart against stress.
It also has the potential to improve energy production in mitochondria as well as by reducing the effects of oxidative stress. The scientists hypothesized that CoQ10 pretreatment prior to stress could improve the recovery of the myocardium(muscle tissue of the heart) after stress.
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that helps cells generate energy. These supplies of energy fuel the hair follicles, enabling them to grow and flourish, while reducing the negative effects of stress, aging, and hair shedding.
The International Journal of Cosmetic Science published a 2009 study by a group of German scientists that confirmed Q10’s anti-aging properties.
“We identified coenzyme Q10 as a potent bioactive that stimulates the gene expression of different hair keratins, especially those which are reduced during aging processes in hair follicles.” Essentially, as the production of Q10 decreases with age, this antioxidant can be supplemented through a dietary pill.
Q10, found in Tricovit tablets, addresses hair shedding, has been clinically reviewed and the results indicate aid in all stress-related ailments on the body.
Micronutrients May Look Small, They Play A Huge Role In Hair Health
Amino acids are the basic component for building proteins. By restoring amino acid levels in the body, the hair follicles will build strength, flexibility and durability. Tricovit tablets contain two core amino acids to target hair follicle cells: Cystine and Methionine.
In a 2017 study led by Dr.Dinesh Gowda, “Patients with hair loss have a noticeable deficiency of some but not all micronutrients and amino acids.” By supplementing one’s daily diet with amino acid, the progression of protein development can restore a thinning scalp.
Going Beyond Natural Supplements, The Holistic Strategy For Reducing Hair Shedding Like A Boss
If we had to choose between losing a customer to finasteride and losing one to Nutrafol, we chose Nutrafol. Tricovit is all about the natural life not just because we find finasteride’s risk of sexual side effects worrisome, but we’ve also seen far too many people achieve their hair goals naturally.
The only complaint or reservation with many Nutrafol consumers seems to be the price point. Nutrafol’s full supplement system will currently run you about $99/month for their patented blend of natural supplements alone. Now, there are far more positive reviews than negative reviews and Nutrafol certainly has the clinical data to support the claims about their patented blend of supplements.
However, at a $99/month price point, consumers can afford the much-needed holistic approach to hair shedding, by adding topical products like shampoos, conditioners, and scalp treatments to the mix.
For those that intend to competitively fight hair shedding, you will find that all supplements, no matter how effective, will only ever be part of your hair growth recipe. An effective shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment will certainly help speed up the process and offer the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Tricovit currently offers this holistic approach, including all four products, for $99/month.