Procyanidin B-2 and the Hair Growing Activity of Proanthocyanidins

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: T Takahashi, A Kamimura and Y Yokoo, Tsukuba Research Laboratories; and Y Watanabe, Watanabe Dermatological Clinic
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Keywords: hair growth stimulant | male pattern baldness | procyanidin B-2 | proanthocyanidins

Abstract: Purified apple juice provides procyanidin B-2, a hair growth stimulant with demonstrated effects in murine models both in vitro and in vivo, and in clinical trials on humans with male pattern baldness.

The fear of suffering hair loss is a cause of unhappiness in many individuals. Consequently there is considerable demand for developing a safe and effective hair-growth stimulant. In this paper we report experiments on mice and humans showing the hair-growth stimulating effects of a natural compound procyanidin B-2 from purified apple juice as treatment for male pattern baldness.