The big 3 to beat DHT, THE CAUSE OF HAIRLOSS!
– Propecia ( Finasteride ), Minoxidil and Nizoral
Here is the thing you need to make sure you understand when it comes to MPB:
The main known factor that causes hair loss is DHT. To form DHT your body’s 5a-reductase enzyme converts free roaming testosterone DHT inside the hair cell follicle. The DHT then binds to the hair cell receptor and causes it to atrophy or shrink. Eventually your hair follicle stops producing hair and you lose that follicle. It is important to endeavour to stop hair loss via proven treatments as soon as possible.
There are two types of the 5ar enzyme; Type I and Type II. Type II 5ar seems to be the main culprit in MPB as the type II enzyme is present in the hair follicles. Finasteride is a specific inhibitor of Type II 5ar inhibitor that reduces DHT produced by the type II 5ar by 85%-90% and reduces the overall DHT blood serum levels by 65%.
As you can see Finasteride (PROPECIA ) is extremely useful as a treatment for MPB as it directly attacks the problem. Nizoral shampoo is thought to help “dull” the androgen receptors in the scalp which the DHT binds to. Together they provide a synergetic effect.
Minoxidil is a hair stimulant. It is the only FDA proven hair stimulant on the market. However stimulating hair and protecting hair from further damage are two separate actions. Minoxidil will artificially augment your hair while you use the compound but it does NOT have any know effect on 5ar or the androgen receptors in the scalp. I currently use 5% Minoxidil foam. This is perfect for me as it has worked to maintain the hair I have alongside 1mg finasteride, but patients who wish to increase their regime to a stronger defence, can use the extra-strength minoxidil doses and these can be sourced from the Belgravia , London. Their 8%, 10% and 12.5% formulations are highly recommended for patients suffering from more aggressive hair loss.”The best way to attack MPB is to:
1. Stop further damage to your hair via DHT. You can accomplish this best by using Finasteride to inhibit the 5ar enzyme and Nizoral to “dull” the androgen receptors.
2. **If** further thickening/regrowth is needed after the hair damaging DHT androgen is reduced then minoxidil can be used to further augment your existing hairs and perhaps even stimulant some dormant hair follicles to resume growing.
Use all these 3 products together :
1. Minoxidil 2 x a day – once in the am and once in the pm
2. Finesteride (propecia/proscar) 1mg per day
3. Nizoral 2 x a weeks (no more) – will dry your scalp out!
Propecia 1mg ( finasteride )
Proscar: is 5mg Finasteride. (Cutting Proscar into 5ths gives you Propecia ). It is a very easy and much cheaper way to obtain finasteride! Proscar was the original tablet prescribed to men with enlarged prostates. As a side effect of taking the drug hair grew back on the patients heads! They then realised only 1mg was needed to help treat MPB. I personally purchase 5mg proscar and cut it into 5ths easily. It has without a doubt been the secret to my long term success at it has STOPPED further loss and regrown a lot of hair in the mid to the crown section for me.
Make sure you purchase and get your prescription from a reliable legitimate source as there are many online stores which in my opinion are not legitimate. Feel free to email me and i can put you in direct touch with reliable private GP’s to prescribe you finasterdie easily and quickly.
Dutasteride (Avodart) and finasteride (PROPECIA) are both 5-alpha-reductase (5AR) inhibitors. Both treatments work by inhibiting 5AR, the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the primary androgen in the prostate. It is a primary factor in the development and progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and other prostate diseases and is also a major cause of hair loss. 0.5mg – 2.5mg of Dutasteride provides better results in hair maintenance/regrowth as opposed to Finasteride
However, the benefit likely comes from its higher inhibition of type II 5ar not its suppression of type I 5ar. Merck tested a specific type I 5ar inhibitor called “MK386″ in a human trial and found it had no effect on balding. Jumping on the Dutasteride bandwagon before the Finasteride bandwagon is not a good idea. For most men Finasteride is enough to halt and even reverse MPB… In the off-chance your body becomes tolerant of Finasteride (over the years) you always have Dutasteride to fall back on…
Side-effects on Dutasteride may be more common, any such sides would last longer as the half-life of Dutasteride is much longer then Finasteride, and unlike type II 5ar type I 5ar *is* present in brain tissue. Finally, keep in mind that DHT is not an evil androgen that just causes hairloss. Various bodily functions benefit from DHT. Finasteride inhibits 65% overall DHT levels leaving 35% for your body to use (most of that 35% is from the type I 5ar that isnt a big factor in hairloss). Dutasteride inhibits 90% or more overall DHT levels leaving 10% or less for your body…
Basically, use Finasteride **first** and only resort to Dutasteride if you must – This is just my opinion
Nizoral Shampoo 2%
Info on Nizoral shampoo:
Nizoral is an anti-fungal shampoo that kills the fungi that cause seborrhea and dandruff.
Groups of individuals have discovered that Nizoral (when used regularly) is a very useful alopecia treatment, once again it would appear that the role of a substance for the treatment of hair-loss is stumbled upon accidentally!
Nizoral contains a chemical called ketoconazole, it is known that when ketoconazole is ingested orally that it inhibits the binding of androgens to receptors in the body and this would include the binding of DHT to hair-follicle receptors.
Furthermore positive results with Nizoral shampoo are often noted within a few weeks, whereas a pure anti-DHT affect may take a few months. It is therefore likely that Nizoral exhibits another method to its anti-hair-loss effect.
One such theory of Nizorals anti-alopecia effects may be on its activity upon sebum.
Sebum is a fatty substance that accumulates in the scalp around the hair follicles. It’s possible that the removal of sebum may help “unclog” the hair follicle and expose it to more nutrition from an improved blood supply, rather like unclogging a drain!
It is known that Nizoral can remove and reduce sebum deposits.
These are tablets you can obtain from any health food store and help speed up growth phase of hair. They do not help fight MPB but will certainly help speed up growth of hair and nails!
Some of MSM’s essential functions in the body include maintaining the structure of the proteins in the body, helping the formation of keratin which is essential for hair and nail growth, aiding in the production of immunoglobulin which maintains the immune system, and catalyzing the chemical reactions which change food into energy.
These functions often result in the following occurrences:
- Inhibition of pain impulses along nerve fibres (analgesia)
- Lessening of inflammation
- Increase in blood supply
- Reduction of muscle spasm
- Softening of scar tissue