Approximately 40% of men will experience hair loss by age 35, which is enough to make anyone feel stressed. Speaking of stress, the most recent research shows one of the major contributing factors to hair loss is stress itself. And while we may be experiencing more stress today than ever, the good news is that there’s someone out there who gets it. And they’ve come up with a formula that blends conventional research with new findings, leveraging ingredients that address stress—plus more newly discovered factors leading to hair loss—for a new, sophisticated approach to hair loss and thinning hair.
Nutrafol was born from—where else? —personal experience. Having experienced hair loss firsthand (and suffering the undesirable sexual side effects that come with leading treatments), Giorgos Tsetis, C.E. and Roland Peralta joined forces with prominent hair loss experts to develop a hair growth supplement as powerful as anything on the market and with serious therapeutic benefits.
The majority of hair loss treatments are founded on the discoveries of two experiments conducted more than forty years ago. In 1974, Julianne Imperato-McGinley of Cornell Medical College reported on a group of intersex children in the Caribbean. They were raised as girls, then when puberty hit, they grew male genitalia. Imperato-McGinley discovered that this growth abnormality during puberty was directly related to a deficiency of the 5α-reductase enzyme and the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone), signaling the importance of genetic hormones—specifically DHT—and how they relate to abnormalities in men.
In 1975, business executive P. Roy Vagelos continued to study DHT levels in the brain and how they directly lead to male growth irregularities, often in the form of a larger prostate. Vagelos sought to create a drug to counteract this imbalance of DHT in order to help decrease the size of the prostate. The outcome was a new pharmaceutical named finasteride. Finasteride proved to be very effective in decreasing the size of the prostate, as it balanced out the hormonal and chemical changes in the brain. It also showed to improve hair loss and thinning hair, a side “benefit” discovered merely by happenstance. Finasteride was later prescribed as Propecia in the 90’s, and has been the leading treatment for hair loss and premature balding even though it is equally known for its severe side effects.
Fortunately, we know a lot more about hair loss and thinning than we did in 1975. Entire fields of study are now dedicated to hair loss, and new research is developed specifically with hair loss in mind, instead of being a tangential result from an unconnected study, like finasteride.
The latest research shows that stress and inflammation in the body are directly related to hair loss—in addition to hormonal fluctuations. Stress, once thought to cause short-term hair loss, is now linked to long-term thinning and loss (with a need to consistently address). Whereas inflammation is a natural part of aging, and works to impede hair follicles from receiving necessary nutrients. Nutrafol spearheaded research into both stress and inflammation, showing follicle interference beyond brain chemistry and hormones, and demanding a solution that addresses the accumulation of triggers that cause hair loss instead of just one.
Nutrafol is a nutraceutical—the celebrity couple name for “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical.” Nutraceuticals are ingredients extracted from foods and botanicals and standardized (like pharmaceuticals) so each dose delivers its required health and medicinal benefits. This means the key ingredients in Nutrafol’s formula have been clinically-tested to work exactly how they say they will—there’s real evidence to back up each claim.
The company also has a refreshing approach to skepticism—they welcome it, and encourage everyone to conduct their own research and draw their own conclusions. It’s a personal (and confident) touch they’re dedicated to upholding, knowing firsthand the false promises that litter the landscape.
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