- This condition affects 50 per cent of men aged 50 years old and currently feeds a huge industry that includes topical, oral and surgical treatments.
The research found that caffeine application spurred growth, while testosterone clearly impeded growth.
Hair follicles from 14 biopsies were taken from the top of the scull of male patients and the samples were cultivated for 120hrs to 192hrs, with hair shaft elongation measured on a daily basis and at the end of the test period.
The results showed significant growth suppression in hair follicles treated with 5 micro grams per milliliter
- This was countered by caffeine tested in concentrations of 0.0001 per cent and 0.005 per cent.
The researchers said that, on the contrary, caffeine significantly boosted growth of the hair follicles, leading the team to conclude that caffeine is a stimulator of hair growth and 'may have important clinical impact in the management of AGA'.
- Research carried out at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology, at the Univeristy of Jena, in Germany, studied the effects of both caffeine and testosterone on in vitro hair follicle samples.
The research aimed to determine the affect of both these substances on androgenetic alopecia and (AGA), a form of hereditary hair loss
aloe vera, aqua, citrus medica limonum (lemon fruit) water, jojoba oil, cetearyl alcohol (stabilizer), fragrance (natural), glyceryl stearate citrate (plant derived emulsifier, caffeine, galactoarabinan (larch extract), xanthan gum, pca glyceryl oleate (plant derived conditioning agent), citric cid, limonene, linalool
For optimal results: massage into wet hair and scalp and leave for 2 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Avoid contact with eyes.
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In order to be able to supply you with highly effective and well formulated natural skincare products for now and the future, many Alva products are subject to tests, analyses and dermatological studies that are otherwise uncommon in the field of natural skincare. Alva’s commitment to research and innovation of natural skincare products has had a lasting positive effect on the market: Alva are the European originators of natural crystal deodorants, and were the first company to introduce Tea Tree Oil to Europe, along with being amongst the first natural cosmetic companies to pioneer the use of Sea Buckthorn and Rhassoul volcanic mineral clay, and more recently the 40 times patented Wellmune® brand of immune supporting Beta Glucans.
As interest in natural and organic skincare continues to develop, each passing year we witness many new entrants to the natural skincare market, more and more companies are presenting themselves as manufacturers of 'natural' and ‘organic’ skincare products, and in an over-crowded market place sometimes its hard to discern between what is natural & organic and what is marketed as natural & organic. For this reason, Alva has embarked on a programme of independent third party validation by the worldwide recognized organic certification body, Ecocert®. This increases transparency to our customers. This is a gradual process, with each product being individually scrutinized from seed to finished product, including strict monitoring of manufacturing and packaging processes, as well as that of all ingredients and product packaging. Step by step the entire Alva range will soon carry the Ecocert® seal.
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