URINOZINC® and Hair Loss
While URINOZINC® was originally formulated to support normal prostate function and free urinary flow, it’s PATENTED formula contains ingredients that have been shown to reverse hair loss.
The main cause of an unhealthy prostate and thinning hair has been scientifically proven to be the same – the hormone DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Diminishing the production of DHT, or blocking its binding to cell receptors either in the prostate or in the cells of hair follicles, will generate beneficial actions on your prostate and hair. Ingredients in URINOZINC® produce these effects on DHT.
Many persons today use URINOZINC® solely for hair loss, while others utilize it for prostate health and often times report on the added benefit that it provides for their hair loss.
Male pattern baldness
The most common form of baldness is a progressive hair thinning condition called androgenic alopecia or "male pattern baldness" that occurs in adult male humans and other species. In “male pattern baldness” hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Hair also thins at the crown of the head. Often a rim of hair around the sides and rear of the head is left, or the condition may progress to complete baldness.
Androgens and hair loss
Androgens are a group of chemically related sex steroid hormones – the primary and most well known being testosterone. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a biologically active metabolite of testosterone, formed primarily in the prostate gland, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands. Androgen’s must be present for baldness to occur. Current research shows that the balding scalp contains miniaturized hair follicles and increased amounts of DHT compared to a hairy scalp. This suggests that it is the excess presence of DHT in the scalp tissue that causes “male pattern baldness” in those patients genetically predisposed.
Saw Palmetto – a natural anti-androgen
Saw palmetto extract is considered to both a natural Anti-androgen and a DHT Inhbitor , and as such is suggested as a potential treatment for male pattern baldness. The mechanism of action is thought to be that by preventing or slowing down the breakdown of testosterone to DHT, one can prevent or minimize premature male pattern baldness. It is believed that Saw Palmetto may block the enzyme (5-alpha-reductase) from converting the hormone testosterone into DHT.
Research seems to conclude that inhibiting or blocking DHT production affects the entire body not just the prostate. In the scalp area, the reduction of DHT seems to allow hair follicles to re-open and engage in new hair growth. Evidence also shows that DHT reduction may also maintain the health of productive follicles.