Product Description & Benefits:
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens) is very well known as a natural remedy for benign prostate hyperplasia. Saw palmetto sterols have been shown to inhibit 5alpha-reductase activity, the enzyme responsible for conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and to inhibit binding of dihydrotestosterone to the cytosolic androgen receptor. More simply stated, Saw Palmetto works to combat the detrimental effect of testosterone on male hair loss. Saw Palmetto has been found to curb the conversion of testosterone into DHT. This can be especially helpful for stubborn acne cases where DHT is a factor. On a slightly different note, this active has been shown to be effective in some cases in minimizing Hirsutism, the excessive growth of thick dark hair in locations where hair growth in women usually is minimal or absent.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
For hair loss, each tube is enough for 36 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 0.1% concentration (10 g in 1,080 mL cream). Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. Apply to scalp every night, rinse in the morning. We recommend that you use in combination with Carnitine, Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins, Niacinamide, and Sea Kelp Bioferment for optimal results.
Wilt TJ, Ishani A, Stark G, et al. (1998) Saw palmetto extracts for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. A systematic review. JAMA 280(18): 1604.
Carraro JC, Raynaud JP, Koch G, (1996) Comparison of phytotherapy (PermixonÂ®) with finasteride in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia: a randomized international study of 1,098 patients. Prostate, 29: 231-40.
Raynaud J. P.; Cousse H.; Martin P. (2002) Inhibition of type 1 and type 2 5alpha-reductase activity by free fatty acids, active ingredients of Permixon. Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 82: 233-9.