Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2016 -- Hair loss may be a symptom of an underlying life-threatening condition. It could also be caused by minor health problems that may be easily remedied. The good news is that there are ways to keep the scalp and hair healthy, and one may be through the use of natural alternatives.
Research suggests that curcumin may potentially fight hair loss in multiple ways. Curcumin is an active ingredient of the ancient spice called turmeric. It is a phytochemical that is popularized by the potentially therapeutic properties it contains.
"Today, curcumin supplements are widely available in the market," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
Curcumin is also believed to help decrease the stress linked with thinning hair loss, which is believed to be a contributory factor to more thinning loss.
In lab studies, it was found that turmeric extracts may be able to inhibit the type II 5a-reductase enzymes. This enzyme takes care of converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that may cause androgenetic hair loss.
In the study, it was found that curcumin may have more enzyme-blocking power than a pharmaceutical drug topically used to prevent further hair loss. This medication is also used to promote hair regrowth.
One of the most interesting things about curcumin is that its use has not been associated with the side effects believed to be caused by the pharmaceutical drug used for hair loss. Some of these side effects are male infertility and erectile dysfunction.
Curcumin is popularized by the unique substances it contains. Some of these substances are believed to offer anti-carcinogenic, antiseptic, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are also believed to fight seborrheic dermatitis and other underlying conditions that may cause hair loss. Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory scalp condition that may result in temporary and permanent types of hair loss.
Curcumin is also believed to counteract certain triggers of seborrheic dermatitis. Some of these triggers are Parkinson's disease, stress, HIV, and AIDS. There are also other factors that trigger the development of seborrheic dermatitis such as UV radiation from too much exposure of the sun. The Vitamin D receptors (VDRs) are hair follicle genes that control the hair growth cycles. According to studies, curcumin may help activate VDR genes, and this may promote hair growth.
Curcumin supplements are widely available nowadays. These supplements are often utilized by individuals who seek to achieve added protection against diseases.
Some of the more recommended curcumin supplements contain a black pepper extract called piperine, which is believed to be a bioavailability-enhancing ingredient. (http://www.amazon.com/turmeric-curcumin-750/dp/B00JA4TLTI)
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable, and longer life. All of the company's products are manufactured in the United States using the finest-quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested, and crafted into the firm's winning formulas.
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