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Can Saw Palmetto, Green Tea, Zinc, and Pumpkin Seed Stop Hair Loss? - Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Question:

I heard that green tea, saw palmetto, zinc, and pumpkin seeds help to block DHT, which is responsible for genetic hair loss. How true is this information and if yes what is the ratio of success in treating hair loss.

Answer:

There is some speculative data out there to suggest that saw palmetto (found in Provillus, Procerin, Revivogen, and many other herbal baldness treatments) and some of the others may inhibit DHT, but to date, I have not found any clinical evidence to suggest that saw palmetto, zinc, or green tea can stop hair loss or regrow hair.

To date, Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are the only two proven non-surgical hair loss treatment solutions. In my opinion, consider these and don't waste your money on these other options.

Bill - Associate Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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