Hair Matrix is our extra-strength formulation designed to support optimal hair growth in both men and women.
Unlike conventional hair growth products, ours is completely free of DHT inhibitors, because it’s not necessary to block the hormone DHT to improve hair growth, and because blocking DHT can cause severe side effects in both men and women.
This product has been designed for use by both men and women, as it does not contain any herbal ingredients which affect male hormones. Instead, it contains “hair food”, to nourish and support the hair for optimal growth.
Ingredients per four tablets:
Folic Acid 400ug
Proprietary Blend 2500mg:
Nettle root extract, Rosemary extract, Fo Ti extract, Lysine, Cysteine, Methionine, Proline, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Arginine, Ornithine
Repair: take 2 tablets twice per day, after meals
Maintenance: take 1 tablet twice per day, after meals
Safe for use during pregnancy.
Biotin has been shown to greatly improve the quality of hair growth. It improves the metabolism of scalp oils, thereby creating an optimal environment for hair growth.
It also helps to prevent split ends.
(Pol Med J. 1966;5(2):447-52, Effect of biotin on hair roots and sebum excretion in women with diffuse alopecia, Pawlowski A, Kostanecki W.)
Inositol has shown to be of great benefit to hair growth in both men and women.
It is an especially important supplement for women who suffer from hair loss as a result of having Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
(J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Sep;132(9):2137-47. doi: 10.1038/jid.2012.141. Epub 2012 May 10, Regulation of hair shedding by the type 3 IP3 receptor, Sato-Miyaoka M, Hisatsune C, Ebisui E, Ogawa N, Takahashi-Iwanaga H, Mikoshiba K.)
PABA is said to prevent greying of the hair.
Nettle root extract
Anecdotal reports exist which have shown that nettle extract helps to increase hair growth.
Creates favorable hormonal improvements in the body.
Fo Ti extract
Translated it means “black haired man” as it is reported to restore hair color as well as growth.
Supplementation with the amino acid L-Lysine over a period of many months has been shown to have a positive impact on hair growth.
(Int J Cosmet Sci. 2002 Feb;24(1):17-23. doi: 10.1046/j.0412-5463.2001.00110.x, Causes of hair loss and the developments in hair rejuvenation, Rushton DH, Norris MJ, Dover R, Busuttil N.)
(Clin Exp Dermatol. 2002 Jul;27(5):396-404, Nutritional factors and hair loss, Rushton DH.)
Cysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid. It is the major constituent of hair, making up as much as 18% of its structure. It helps increase hair shaft diameter and the density of hair growth.
(Int J Mol Med. 2012 Feb;29(2):195-201. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2011.817. Epub 2011 Oct 20, Adenosine stimulates growth of dermal papilla and lengthens the anagen phase by increasing the cysteine level via fibroblast growth factors 2 and 7 in an organ culture of mouse vibrissae hair follicles, Hwang KA, Hwang YL, Lee MH, Kim NR, Roh SS, Lee Y, Kim CD, Lee JH, Choi KC.)
Methionine is another sulfur amino acid. Clinical trials have shown that it may play an important role in maintaining the colour of the hair.
(FASEB J. 2009 Jul;23(7):2065-75. doi: 10.1096/fj.08-125435. Epub 2009 Feb 23, Senile hair graying: H2O2-mediated oxidative stress affects human hair color by blunting methionine sulfoxide repair, Wood JM, Decker H, Hartmann H, Chavan B, Rokos H, Spencer JD, Hasse S, Thornton MJ, Shalbaf M, Paus R, Schallreuter KU.)
The commonly accepted cause of Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia) is high levels of the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
It is odd that this theory has persisted so long since inhibiting DHT has not turned out to be the miracle hair loss cure we hoped it would be.
And if you think about it, it doesn’t make sense that high levels of the same hormone which causes men to have more body hair than women can somehow cause hair loss.
DHT is commonly thought to be only a male hormone but it is found in both men and women, with women simply having less of it than men do. The higher DHT level is what makes men, men. In fact some are now starting to think that testosterone is merely a prohormone for the active hormone, DHT.
Inhibiting DHT in men can cause side effects such as loss of muscle tissue, reduced libido, decreased size of male sex organs and gynecomastia (the development of breast tissue in men). It is important to note that the sexual dysfunction caused is often irreversible, so one has to ask the question if regaining some hair is worth the risk of losing one’s manhood.
DHT is an important neurotransmitter in men and women, where it has shown to possess powerful antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects. This is why inhibiting it induces depression and anxiety at a high rate in both sexes.
DHT has been thought to be the cause of prostate enlargement (BPH), but evidence is mounting that it is high oestrogen levels rather than high DHT levels that is the causative factor. In fact DHT can actually be used to treat BPH!
DHT has long been regarded as a “bad” form of testosterone, however from the above it seems more likely that DHT is of vital importance.
This is why you will find no DHT inhibitors such as Saw Palmetto, Fenugreek or Astaxanthan in Hair Matrix or any other Regenesis products.
Have a look at these links for more information:
The Facts and Myths about DHT
DHT is the King of all Male Androgens
Causes of Prostatitis
DHT Heart Benefits
DHT Increases Strength and Muscle Mass
DHT increases Bone Density
5a Reductase Inhibition and Eye Health
5a Reductase Inhibition and Impact on Behavior