Stress is Hard on Hair

The average person loses about 100 hairs a day.  Sudden, traumatic life events (surgery, major physical trauma, illness, extreme weight loss or change in diet) can lead to acute hair loss - triple the normal amount.

Using an animal model of stress, researchers investigated the role of cortisol in hair growth and loss.  Results: Chronic stress prolonged the "resting" phase of the hair growth cycle and blocked the regeneration of new hair.  Dosing mice with high levels of cortisol had the same adverse effects on hair - it fell out and didn't grow back.  In animals bred to have no stress hormones, hair growth continued uninterrupted even into old age.

Help for Hair Growth

Manage stress: Try Ashwagandha, which has been shown to lower cortisol levels 20% in clinical trials.

Promote hair growth with Millet seed oil extract.  Milliacin, the key compound in millet seed oil, stimulates hair cell growth and regeneration.  Was shown in a clinical study to accelerate the regrowth of hair loss due to cancer chemotherapy treatments.

Hair regrowth nutrients: Combine millet seed oil, l-methionine, and l-cysteine with vitamins A, E, and B6: riboflavin, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, zinc, and horsetail extract.

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