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The culprit behind male pattern baldness is the male hormone dihydrotestosterone, otherwise known as DHT. This hormone is essential to human male development, including changes in the voice, the production of acne, hair growth and the onset of puberty.
However, in addition to providing men with their masculine qualities, dihydrotestosterone can also cause men to lose their hair.
Dihydrotestosterone is linked to male pattern baldness, but is not the only cause of hair loss.
Sometimes hair loss is a combination of factors. One person may lose hair due to a mix of stress and a recent surgery or medications. Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), as already stated, is the result of the intersection of hormones and heredity, occurring in men who have a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone. The good news is that there are several herbs proven to block dihydrotestosterone.
Eating raw pumpkin seeds is an old-fashioned remedy for the prevention of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness. In Europe, the German E Commission, a regulatory agency similar to the U.S. 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. Blocking dihydrotestosterone not only helps hair loss, but also helps you keep your prostate healthy.
Saw palmetto is one of the herbs that block DHT and has been studied extensively. Of particular interest to researchers is the presence of a specific plant sterol found in this herb called beta-sitosterol. The anti-androgen effects of this substance are directly related to the inhibition of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase type II, which is required by the body to convert testosterone into DHT in the prostate. The July 10, 2010, issue of Advances in Therapy featured an article reporting that low concentrations of a saw palmetto ethanol extract dubbed SPET-085 was as effective at inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase type II as finasteride, the standard prescription drug used to counter DHT conversion.
Of all of the dihydrotestosterone blockers available on the market, Procerin uses only the best ingredients available, including pumpkin seek and saw palmetto. Procerin's all-natural ingredients work to target male pattern baldness by blocking dihydrotestosterone.