Wondering if there are any natural ways to block DHT? Studies show that there are clinically shown natural ways to block DHT. Dihydrotestosterone is a by-product of testosterone and it originates in the adrenal glands, hair follicles, testicles and prostate gland. Increased levels of DHT contribute to hair loss and prostate.
The average person typically loses about 100 hairs per day. Fortunately, the number of hairs lost per day will not affect the appearance of the hair. DHT causes hair loss to accelerate over time and even causes the follicles to miniaturized and stop producing hair alike. Fortunately, there are natural herbs that are clinically shown to block DHT without harsh side effects. These natural DHT blockers include:
The US Federal Drug Administration, has approved the use of pumpkin seed and pumpkin seed oil for the treatment of prostate disorders. According to the “Physicians' Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines,” the DHT-blocking effects of pumpkin seed stem from the presence of unusual amino acids such as cucurbitin, as well as several plant steroids, particularly delta-7-sterols.
Saw palmetto is a palm like plant with berries that were a staple food and medicine for the Native Americans of the southeastern United States. The anti-androgen effects of saw palmetto are directly related to the inhibitory of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase type II, which is required to convert testosterone into DHT.
A team of scientists from Harvard Medical School reported in the February 2003 issue of “The Journal of Nutrition” that green tea significantly reduced DHT and testosterone concentration in the blood.
Won Seok Park of the Skin Research Institute in South Korea reported in the April 2003 issue of “Journal of Dermatological Science” that treatment [applied topically] with Thuja occidentalis extract effectively inhibited 5-alpha-reductase type II.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid for the human body, though the body can not produce it by itself. Sources of L-lysine come from food or natural supplements. British researchers at the University of Portsmouth reported that L-lysine was shown to deter female hair loss. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports that gamma-linolenic acid also appears to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase. It is important to note that L-Lysine is a better treatment when combined with other effective hair loss treatments.
These natural DHT blockers are proven by medical professionals to be effective natural DHT inhibitors. Of course, adding such supplements to your diet should be overseen by your physician.