Vitamin B6 is an essential partner to zinc in helping to block DHT formation . It is a water-soluble vitamin that exists in three major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine (1, 2). It performs a wide variety of functions in your body and is essential for your good health. For example, vitamin B6 is needed for more than 100 enzymes involved in protein metabolism. It is also essential for red blood cell metabolism. The nervous and immune systems need vitamin B6 to function efficiently, (3-6) and it is also needed for the conversion of tryptophan (an amino acid) to niacin (a vitamin) (1, 7).
Niacin is an essential vitamin that supports energy metabolism and reactions involving biosynthesis and degradation as part of the pyridine nucleotide coenzymes, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). It is necessary for many energy producing reactions in the body, is instrumental to circulation and cell growth.
Biotin is also known as vitamin H and coenzyme R (Hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thienal[3,4-d]- imidazole-4-pentatonic acid). It is found primarily in liver, kidney and muscle. Biotin functions as an essential cofactor for four carboxylases that catalyze the incorporation of cellular bicarbonate into the carbon backbone of organic compounds. It is essential for nail and hair follicles growth.
Folic Acid is a B vitamin that your body needs to produce red blood cells, as well as norepinephrine and seratonin (chemical components of the nervous system). Folic acid deficiency may cause hair loss, graying hair, inflammation of the tongue, mouth ulcers and diarrhea. Folic acid helps synthesize DNA and normalize brain function, and is a critical component in spinal fluid. Folic acid is also one of the few nutrients known to prevent thinning hair.
Vitamin B-12 ‘s primary functions are in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenence of a healthy nervous system. B12 is also important in maintaining the nervous system. Nerves are surrounded by an insulating fatty sheath comprised of a complex protein called myelin. B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintenance of myelin.
Zinc helps inhibit the formation and binding of DHT. Zinc is a necessary dietary mineral. Recent studies have shown that certain formulations of topical Zinc can inhibit DHT in the skin, leading to reduction of oil and helping hair re grow.
Stinging Nettle Root: From ancient Greece to the present, nettle has been documented for its traditional use in treating coughs, tuberculosis, and arthritis and in stimulating hair growth.
Horsetail: Contains the most silica known in the plant kingdom. The silica content helps strengthen weak, brittle, damaged hair, giving it vitality and shine with regular use. There is a high mineral level as well. Fo Ti Root aka He Shu Wu: How do Chinese herbs restore the hair? They build blood, balance hormones, restore Kidney Energy, and direct nourishing blood to the scalp.
Noni - Noni is a good source of fiber and carbohydrates. The fruit also provides protein. . It also helps in the rejuvenation of hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.
Royal Jelly: These vitamins, amino acids and minerals help nourish your hair while it is still growing in the follicle.
Research published in "The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture" showed royal jelly was found to have anti-inflammatory, hypertension, cholesterol-reducing and tumor-inhibiting properties.
Choline Bitartrate and Insitol: Choline and Inositol are members of the B-Vitamin family. Choline is found in most animal tissues and is necessary for normal synaptic transmission. Inositol is included as a synergist and assists choline in the metabolism of cholesterol and fat in the liver. both are needed for the proper transmission of nerve impulses from the nerve endings to the target organ. It is an essential nutrient needed by the peripheral nervous system to produce acetylcholine -a major motor neurotransmitter that facilitates the transmission of impulses between neurons.
Amino acids and Minerals: there are more than 15 different types of fatty acids and trace minerals in this vitamin, such as L-Glutamic Acid, L-Aspartic Acid and L-Leucine, etc. They are potent inhibitors of 5 alpha-reductase (the enzyme that produces DHT). They are also proven to equally inhibit both type I and II forms of 5 alpha-reductase up to 98%.