Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), and Linolenic Acid are essential fatty acids found in plant oils. GLA, ALA, and Linolenic Acid have been individually shown to inhibit 5-Alpha Reductase. In fact these are the most powerful inhibitors of 5-Alpha Reductase known today. In addition, they not only inhibit the Type II form of 5-Alpha Reductase which other products like Propecia inhibit, but also the Type I form of the enzyme which is present in high concentrations in the scalp and the skin.
Azelaic Acid is a naturally-occurring dicarboxylic acid found in whole grain cereals, rye, barley and animal products. It is FDA approved as a topical preparation for the treatment of acne and is effective against a number of other skin conditions when applied topically. There is strong scientific evidence that Azelaic Acid and Zinc are potent inhibitors of 5-Alpha-Reductase. When Azelaic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Zinc Sulfate were added together at very low concentrations, 90% inhibition of 5-Alpha-Reductase activity was obtained. The synergistic activity of these compounds against 5-Alpha-Reductase makes this combination very effective in treatment of male pattern baldness.
By combining GLA, ALA, Linolenic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Vitamin B6, Zinc Sulfate and Saw Palmetto Extract, they have created a natural, yet extremely powerful anti-DHT formula. These ingredients work through different mechanisms to synergistically inhibit both type 1 and 2 forms of 5-Alpha-Reductase and decrease DHT locally. By decreasing the DHT levels, follicles can grow and thicken naturally, leading to a fuller, healthier scalp without the side effects associated with synthetic drugs.
Procyanidin Oligomers (also known as Proanthocyanidin) are naturally derived ingredients that have shown to stimulate hair growth similarly to Minoxidil (Rogaine®). Recent studies by Japanese scientists have shown that Procyanidin Oligomers possess growth stimulation activity toward hair epithelial cells in vitro and stimulate anagen induction in hair follicles in vivo. The addition of Procyanidin Oligomers to Revivogen is intended to increase the hair growth stimulation properties of the formula.
Saw Palmetto has been extensively studied over the past several years for the treatment of enlarged prostate in men (BPH). Saw Palmetto Extract, which is a known antiandrogen, is the liposerolic extract of the Saw Palmetto fruit. Saw Palmetto has shown to effectively block the formation of DHT and is also believed to prevent the binding of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to androgen receptors which are also found at the follicles. Like GLA and ALA, it also blocks Type 1 and Type 2 forms of 5-Alpha-Reductase.
We carry Revivogen in our Hair Loss Treatments Center so you can begin this regimen today.