Want a natural and affordable way to treat hair loss? Did u even know that Beta Sitosterol can be found in the usual food that we ingest including avocado? This is a natural plant extract that can improve hair growth. That particular property of this plant extract was accidentally discovered during the conduction of the studies on the treatment of heart disease, benign prostate hyperplasia, etc. This extract has been discovered a long time ago but its ability to promote hair growth was just recently discovered. This certain property of Betasitosterol is very promising because hair regrowth and improvement like thickening of hair strands were seen in just a few weeks. Beta Sitosterol hair loss treatment is now gaining popularity.
Where can you find Beta Sitosterol?
Beta Sitosterol is a plant sterol that mimics the chemical structure of cholesterol. Hence, it is chemically used to treat high cholesterol because it competes with the cholesterol during its absorption in the intestine. Beta Sitosterol hair loss treatment is not its only use but also to reduce cholesterol and boost the immune system.
Saw palmetto was found to be a good source of this plant extract. In addition to that, this can also be found din avocado, cashew soybean, pumpkin seed, etc. Some kinds of margarine my also contain this plant extract.
Since it is natural, it is readily available and very affordable. It has no known side effect yet. It is highly suggested to wait for at least five months to see any improvement. But there may be some who will see the effect in just a few weeks. Unlike in men who have been bald for years, it will take more time to see changes. Safe intake for women was also established and can even be used everyday. It is available in soft gel form.
There was a certain study that showed 60% improvement in those taking this plant extract. After weeks or months, scalp becomes oily and itchy. These are indicators of hair regrowth. This plant extract showed drastic improvement compared to other products. It also helped in preventing hair damage and even promoted hair regrowth. It also stops hair fall in those cause by genes because it is the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT,) a contributing factor in causing male patter hair loss. By preventing the production of DHT, baldness in men is also prevented or stopped.
Minimal side effects were reported such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and decrease in libido. However, these are very minimal and will resolve over a short period of time. Safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding is yet to be established so it is best to avoid this plant extract.
However, patients suffering from sitosterolemia, a rare disorder, are not allowed to take this because it only adds up to the fat reserves in their bodies. Eventually, they become bloated.
It is best to be keen in observing any indicator of baldness. Seek the advice of a health practitioner the moment you notice clumps of hair fall off whenever you brush your hair. Prevention will always be better than cure.