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.
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
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.
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