A lab study supports Saw Palmetto as an active agent that reverses signs of brow baldness and promotes revitalizing the brow hair to give users the look of thicker, fuller eyebrows. Saw palmetto is a plant whose ripe fruit is used to make medicinal products. Saw palmetto comes from a small palm tree native to the eastern United States.
In a scientific study, 19 men between ages of 23 and 64 years old with mild to moderate hair loss were given either a placebo or a supplement containing 400 mg of Saw Palmetto extract along with 100 mg of Beta-Sitosterol per day. After five months, hair growth in 60 percent of the men taking the herbal combination had improved compared with their initial evaluation. Only 11 percent of those taking the placebo improved.
Hair loss is related to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is formed when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase interacts with testosterone. Hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT tend to fall out when exposed to the hormone. Saw Palmetto works as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor by blocking the enyzyme, effectively lowering levels of the DHT hormone. It also blocks receptor sites on the cell membranes need to absorb DHT, reducing hair loss.
According to a new study in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2002;8:143-52): Those with male pattern baldness may increase hair growth by taking a preparation containing saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and beta-sitosterol (a compound found in many edible plants). Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that most often affects men, but may affect women as well. Hair loss often begins with a receding hairline and continues in a horseshoe pattern, leaving hair on the sides and back of the head mostly unaffected. Although the exact reason that such hair loss occurs is not clear, some studies suggest that excessive conversion of testosterone to another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) may be an underlying cause.
Saw Palmetto is found in many popular hair loss product options. There are several natural ways that you can discourage or reverse thinning hair. Saw palmetto is a herb that has been researched and shown to help block the formation of DHT in the body.
Whether brows are over-tweezed or naturally sparse, incorporating Saw Palmetto into a beauty routine will help to achieve the look of fuller brows. Saw Palmetto allows brows to effectively nourish and maximize the brow’s fuller potential. Look for brow serum’s formulated with Saw Palmetto as a key ingredient. After applying the serum to each brow nightly, users will be able to see results approximately one month or less. Continued application will yield fuller, darker and longer brows with monthly continued usage. This tester likes Brow Relonge eyebrow serum formulated with Saw Palmetto.