Natural Treatments

Green Tea

Green tea is a healthy choice when choosing what to sip on. It is made from the mature dried leaves of the tea plant, unlike black tea, which is from fermented tea leaves. Although there are many beneficial ingredients in green tea, the catechins are the vital compounds found in the unfermented tea leaves, and the major ingredients thought to be so valuable in green tea.

Green Tea Benefits for Hair Loss

This gets a bit tricky. Some research indicates that green tea is an effective hair loss treatment because it prevents levels of free testosterone from being converted into DHT in the hair follicle. DHT in the hair follicle is said to curtail the hair growth cycle, thus causing hair loss in men.

The catechins in green tea have been proven to stall and eradicate certain bacteria, so it has antibacterial qualities. It is also an anti-oxidant, so it can help with wrinkles on the skin, aging, energy and stamina and maybe hair growth.    

Side Effects of Green Tea

Green tea may not do serious damage to people, but if someone goes overboard, consuming a few gallons a day because they think that green tea is a miracle hair loss treatment, then problems will follow. Green tea does have caffeine in it, so restlessness, irritability, headaches and stomach problems can occur.

Does Green Tea Work as a Hair Loss Treatment?

Some studies do suggest that green tea can help with hair loss. Again, you shouldn't start drinking gallons of it, but it wouldn't hurt to substitute green tea for coffee or soda – it's a much healthier alternative. Some people use topical lotions or pills, but they can get expensive and there is no proof that they will cure hair loss.

If you need to kick your hair loss treatment up a notch, consider Provillus, a two step process for hair loss treatment. Provillus's topical product contains prescription strength quantities of the DHT blocker Minoxidil. Step two is Provillus's dietary supplement specifically formulated with saw palmetto to block production of DHT, as well as other herbs that nourish the scalp and hair follicles. Learn more about Provillus.

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