By David Saunders, Health Editor
Male pattern baldness (MPB), also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in men. It accounts for over 90% of cases and it becomes more common with age. Approximately 30% of men by the age of 30 and 70% by the age of 70 are affected by MPB but it can appear as early as teenage years, particularly if there is a strong family history of early baldness.
However, as well as genetics other common lifestyle factors can increase hair loss, the include*:
Strict dieting – which can lead to protein deprivation
Physical and emotional stress – the stress hormone cortisol is thought to affect the function of hair follicles
Taking too much Vitamin A and too little Vitamin B
Dramatic weight loss
Over styling your hair
*Source – Health.com
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Most people start their day with a fix of Caffeine to wake them up, similarly, caffeine has been shown to help stimulate hair growth
Saw palmetto is a palm berry extract and is nature’s answer to hair loss. It’s traditionally become a popular natural choice for men looking to minimise certain anti-androgen drug use (such as finasteride) or the side-effects associated with them.
Biotin is an essential building block in producing keratin which is a structural support protein that makes hair. Think of it like the bricks and mortar of your hair structure, giving you improved hair elasticity so you can really get your hair mojo back into gear!
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