Once a problem has been recognized with our bodies no matter what part it might afflict naturally the focus shifts to the remedy. This is what’s happening with hair loss in that one of the most common and major causes have been determined, which is DHT, now people want the answers to the treatment.
Again it doesn’t take long for the market to become flooded with new products that are promoting that they have the answer to the DHT problem. In the beginning the product was geared to controlling the DHT, now the emphasis has swung over to blocking it.
So how does one go about blocking DHT? In order to be successful at blocking you need to know a bit about it, as that will give you some insight as to whether a product is really capable of doing this. Testosterone is a male hormone that makes the DHT.
This hormone through several chemical reactions in the body is converted to the dihydrotestosterone (the fancy name for DHT). This mixes with the oil glands that serve the hair follicles. Here within the glands is an enzyme called type II 5-alpha reductase. Then you get some action going on here that creates the problem of hair loss. It’s quite a detailed process but our focus here is not to offer a detailed explanation of what’s causing the problem but what can be done about it which one solution is blocking the DHT.
Many advocates of DHT blockers are more in favor on natural substances that will help to do this. There has been some good success with saw palmetto, zinc or pro-vitamin B5 for example. Ginkgo biloba is showing some promise in this area as well. To use these substances in their raw form is somewhat difficult to determine how much and how often to use, plus it is difficult to find it in this state.
This is the assumption that many manufacturers of DHT blockers are making, so they have designed then DHT blocker products with these ingredients. The added bonus is the ingredients help to restore the follicle which most believe will increase hair growth as well.
Therefore, does DHT blocking create the solution? It’s probably too early to tell for sure yet but there are some major indications that it is the solution that men suffering from male pattern baldness are looking for. Hair loss is more difficult to treat in women without finding out the reason first as there seems to be the possibility of several causes.
If you are expecting DHT blockers to work then you have to be sure that its DHT that is causing the problem in the first case. It would seem that if it is male pattern baldness then this is most definitely the case.