NutritionAge-related hair loss and vitamin E

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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Vandevalk1 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm

With this in mind, it is basically pointless to derma roll as I work outside every day and em exposed to the sun.


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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Newage » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:03 pm

By the amount of interest in the topic, hair loss is an important issue. I am fortunate enough to still have a full head of hair at nearly 70, but I feel for people going through the hair loss process. Something else we take for granted until it is no longer there.. :roll:
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Fred » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Vandevalk1 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm
With this in mind, it is basically pointless to derma roll as I work outside every day and em exposed to the sun.
Wear a cap/hat and sunscreen daily and reapply 2-3 times during the day and you'll preserve your skin in the current condition for many years + you can repair it with topical vitamin A (tretinoin or retinol). You can also dermaroll but vitamin A cream is more effective frankly.
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Vandevalk1 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:30 pm

Newage

Lucky for you, you have low levels of an enzyme called 5 alpha-Reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which burns out hair follicles.

Here's a short video of the science on hair loss and some tips to reduce DHT on the scalp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLxnFvdPZ8M
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Fred » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:50 pm

Vandevalk1 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Newage

Lucky for you, you have low levels of an enzyme called 5 alpha-Reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which burns out hair follicles.

Here's a short video of the science on hair loss and some tips to reduce DHT on the scalp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLxnFvdPZ8M
That is an over-simplification of male pattern hairloss though. It's not just about DHT, even though the companies that sell anti-DHT topicals sure want us to believe that.

Also take note that the person calling himself "Dr" in the video is not a real medical doctor.

He is a non-practising chiropractor who uses ketogenic diets to treat "everything", despite the lack of evidence doing so.
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Macrobian » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:57 am

I agree with Fred, balding is not just about the levels of DHT, it has a lot to do with the sensitivity to DHT which varies a lot depending on one's DNA. Then there are also environmental factors such as stress, diet etc. Some ethnicities are more prone to it than others and there can be quite a lot of variation even within one population.
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by canadahealthy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:00 am

Fred wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Vandevalk1 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm
With this in mind, it is basically pointless to derma roll as I work outside every day and em exposed to the sun.
Wear a cap/hat and sunscreen daily and reapply 2-3 times during the day and you'll preserve your skin in the current condition for many years + you can repair it with topical vitamin A (tretinoin or retinol). You can also dermaroll but vitamin A cream is more effective frankly.
Hi Fred,
So do you recommend Vitamin A cream for hair loss? Or skin repair?
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Vandevalk1 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:25 am

Fred wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:50 pm
Vandevalk1 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Newage

Lucky for you, you have low levels of an enzyme called 5 alpha-Reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which burns out hair follicles.

Here's a short video of the science on hair loss and some tips to reduce DHT on the scalp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLxnFvdPZ8M
That is an over-simplification of male pattern hairloss though. It's not just about DHT, even though the companies that sell anti-DHT topicals sure want us to believe that.

Also take note that the person calling himself "Dr" in the video is not a real medical doctor.

He is a non-practising chiropractor who uses ketogenic diets to treat "everything", despite the lack of evidence doing so.
Fair enough,
But I’m sure these diet tips can only help right?
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by Fred » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:24 pm

canadahealthy wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:00 am
Fred wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Vandevalk1 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm
With this in mind, it is basically pointless to derma roll as I work outside every day and em exposed to the sun.
Wear a cap/hat and sunscreen daily and reapply 2-3 times during the day and you'll preserve your skin in the current condition for many years + you can repair it with topical vitamin A (tretinoin or retinol). You can also dermaroll but vitamin A cream is more effective frankly.
Hi Fred,
So do you recommend Vitamin A cream for hair loss? Or skin repair?
Hi,
We should perhaps have a "Skin and hair"-section in the forum for simplicity. Tretinoin or retinol is for skin repair (collagen, elastin and GAGs). Tretinoin is also sometimes used in hair-preservation formulas as a penetration enhancer for the drug minoxidil.
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Re: Age-related hair loss and vitamin E

Post by NewLifeScience » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Fred wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:24 pm
We should perhaps have a "Skin and hair"-section in the forum for simplicity. Tretinoin or retinol is for skin repair (collagen, elastin and GAGs). Tretinoin is also sometimes used in hair-preservation formulas as a penetration enhancer for the drug minoxidil.
Hey Fred, is the retinol in this instance in pill form as well? or in serums?
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