What we've been thinking about:
When we selected the ingredients of our Love your hair preparation, we first looked at the most common forms of hair loss: Telogen effluvium, alopecia areata and androgenic hair loss. These forms of hair loss not only look different, but sometimes also have very different causes. What they all have in common is that stress usually makes the problem worse. In some forms, inflammation plays a role.
To lay the foundation for healthy hair growth, you should try to eat as healthy and varied a diet as possible so that our ingredients can also work optimally.
AshwagandaAshwaganda, the Indian sleeping berry (Withania sominifera), has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine and is also gaining more and more attention in the western world. Ashwaganda is a so-called adaptogen and supports our body in restoring hormonal balance and in particular in reducing the level of the stress hormone cortisol.
We use pure root extract with a full spectrum of active ingredients. This contains 5% withanolides.
The Saw palmetto extract is produced from the fruit of the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) - it contains flavonoids, polysaccharides, unsaturated fatty acids and sterols. Sterols are phytohormones that, among other things, inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase and thus reduce the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It also ensures a faster degradation of DHT and can block DHT receptors.
The Flavonoids can contribute to the stabilisation of mast cells and thus to the reduction of inflammatory messenger substances.
Curcuma is thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect, probably by reducing the production of certain inflammatory messengers. Turmeric is also thought to have anti-androgenic properties - again, inhibiting 5 alpha reductase.
The trace element Zinc is not only important for healthy hair growth but also for cell division and DNA synthesis. It also plays an important role in the regulation of our immune system. The absorption of zinc can be limited by so-called phytates in food. A connection between hair loss and zinc deficiency has been described again and again in the literature.
L-Cystine - this oxidised form of the sulphur-containing amino acid L-cystine, which occurs naturally in many foods, has several properties.ein has several properties, which is why we use it in our "Love your hair". L-cystine is more stable than L-cysteine and is a component of so-called structural proteins - it gives our hair (and of course other tissues) strength. Via protein biosynthesis, L-cystine can be converted back into L-cysteine and can then be used to form so-called functional proteins. One of these functional proteins is, for example, a zinc transporter. With this, the trace element zinc, which you have just read about, should also be absorbed into the body.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a dry, cool place away from light. Keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
Packed in a light-protected PETPacker can - free of BPA.
What else can I do for healthy hair growth?
As you have already read above, inflammatory messengers and hormonal balance play a major role in hair loss. So don't be surprised if you experience increased hair loss after infections or during stressful periods in your life. Instead of letting this stress you even more, try to support your body as much as possible:
- A varied diet with foods that are as unprocessed as possible to provide the body with optimal nutrients. Amino acids, iron and omega-3 fatty acids play a particularly important role.
- Avoid alcohol as much as possible and do not use it as a "sleeping pill".
- Relaxation exercises such as yoga or progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress levels
- Regular physical activity has the same effect
- Maintaining or achieving a normal body fat percentage, because too much fat tissue alters the hormonal balance and produces inflammatory messenger substances.
- Try to sleep regularly and sufficiently - if you feel that your sleep is not restful enough or you have problems falling asleep, our preparation "Sleep Well" might help you...
Since different diseases can also lead to hair loss, we recommend that you see your doctor once to discuss your problem. Your doctor can also clarify existing deficiency symptoms (e.g. vitamin D or iron).
|Ingredients per daily dose (3 capsules)
|Saw palmetto extract (75%)
|Ashwaganda extract (10% withanolide)
|Curcuma Longa (95% curcuminoids)
|Zinc sulphate (22.7%)
||37.5 mg (8.5 mg zinc)
*Percentage of the nutrient reference quantity according to Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011
**no reference available
Capsule shell: Hydroxpropylmethylcellulose, guaranteed free from PEG and carragenes.
Allergens: none contained
Capsule weight: 484.3 mg
Net weight per can (120 capsules): 58.1 g
Recommended intake / dosage
Take 3 capsules with 200 ml of water once a day in the afternoon or evening.
For a lasting effect, we recommend taking it over a period of at least 3 months.
The preparation should only be taken after consulting a doctor if you are taking anticoagulants, thyroid or liver medication.
Take thyroid medication with sufficient interval.
May cause drowsiness if medication is taken in the morning/daytime.
As there are no studies on use during pregnancy, breastfeeding or in children, we recommend taking it in these cases only after consulting a doctor.
Our quality promise
Our capsules are made of HPMC (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) - i.e. vegetable cellulose and do not contain any potentially harmful substances such as PEG (polyethylene glycol) or carrageenan.
All ingredients are tested in an HACCP- and GMP-certified plant in Austria according to the quality standards valid in the EU and are also encapsulated here.
We do not use any potentially harmful release agents or superplasticisers such as titanium dioxide or silicon dioxide; if necessary, we use microcrystalline cellulose as a filler.
All our products are GMO-free, gluten-free and lactose-free. All products are also suitable for a vegan diet.
For all those who would like to know more:
Here you will find selected studies that have investigated potential benefits of the substances used or simply explain the topic of hair growth, hormones and stress in more detail:
Hair growth / diet:
Evron E, Juhasz M, Babadjouni A, Mesinkovska NA. Natural Hair Supplement: Friend or Foe? Saw Palmetto, a Systematic Review in Alopecia. Skin Appendage Disord. 2020 Nov;6(6):329-337. doi: 10.1159/000509905. epub 2020 Aug 23. PMID: 33313047; PMCID: PMC7706486.
Zgonc Škulj A, Poljšak N, Kočevar Glavač N, Kreft S. Herbal preparations for the treatment of hair loss. Arch Dermatol Res. 2020 Aug;312(6):395-406. doi: 10.1007/s00403-019-02003-x. Epub 2019 Nov 3. PMID: 31680216.
Hornfeldt CS. Growing evidence of the beneficial effects of a marine protein-based dietary supplement for treating hair loss. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Apr;17(2):209-213. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12400. epub 2017 Sep 16. PMID: 28921826.
Rasheed H, Mahgoub D, Hegazy R, El-Komy M, Abdel Hay R, Hamid MA, Hamdy E. Serum ferritin and vitamin d in female hair loss: do they play a role? Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2013;26(2):101-7. doi: 10.1159/000346698. epub 2013 Feb 20. PMID: 23428658.
Ablon G, Kogan S. A Six-Month, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of a Nutraceutical Supplement for Promoting Hair Growth in Women With Self-Perceived Thinning Hair. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 May 1;17(5):558-565. PMID: 29742189.
Saw palmetto extract:
Prager N, Bickett K, French N, Marcovici G. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of botanically derived inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Apr;8(2):143-52. doi: 10.1089/acm.2002.8.143. Erratum in: J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Mar;12(2):199. PMID: 12006122.
Riegel K, Hengl T, Krischok S, Schlinzig K, Abts HF. L-Cystine-Containing Hair-Growth Formulation Supports Protection, Viability, and Proliferation of Keratinocytes. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2020 Aug 3;13:499-510. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S254720. PMID: 32801826; PMCID: PMC7413702.
Muhamed PK, Vadstrup S. [Zinc is the most important trace element]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Mar 3;176(5):V11120654. Danish. PMID: 25096007.
Almohanna HM, Ahmed AA, Tsatalis JP, Tosti A. The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2019 Mar;9(1):51-70. doi: 10.1007/s13555-018-0278-6. epub 2018 Dec 13. PMID: 30547302; PMCID: PMC6380979.
Srivilai J, Rabgay K, Khorana N, Waranuch N, Nuengchamnong N, Ingkaninan K. A new label-free screen for steroid 5α-reductase inhibitors using LC-MS. Steroids. 2016 Dec;116:67-75. doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2016.10.007. Epub 2016 Oct 24. PMID: 27789379.
Pumthong G, Asawanonda P, Varothai S, Jariyasethavong V, Triwongwaranat D, Suthipinittharm P, Ingkaninan K, Leelapornpisit P, Waranuch N. Curcuma aeruginosa, a novel botanically derived 5α-reductase inhibitor in the treatment of male-pattern baldness: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Dermatolog Treat. 2012 Oct;23(5):385-92. doi: 10.3109/09546634.2011.568470. epub 2011 Jul 14. PMID: 21756154.