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In this video, you’re going to learn about reishi mushroom and how it can grow your hair. You’ll learn of the latest scientific research surrounding this ancient herb, and how you can get started reaping its benefits today.
First, I’ll introduce you to this 2000-year-old herb and its uses in Ancient China.
Second, I’ll dissect recent scientific studies surrounding reishi mushroom and its various properties to determine whether it’s an effective treatment pattern baldness.
Third, I’ll share with you three ways of supplementing with reishi, two of which are our very own hair growth recipes which Will has personally used with great results.
Original Article: https://www.hairguard.com/reishi-mushroom/
Regarded in Asia as the “herb of spiritual potency,” reishi mushroom has been in use for thousands of years alongside other herbs, like Fo Ti. It goes by many names, including lingzhi and G. Lucidum, and grows at the base of deciduous trees.
While wild varieties of this mushroom are rare, lingzhi is cultivated today on hardwood logs and woodchips.
The mushroom itself has a corky texture and is flat-topped. It typically has a red varnish and a kidney-shaped cap, and while other colors do occur, red reishi is the most well-known and studied.
With a variety of therapeutic uses, including immunomodulation and as an antioxidant, it’s no wonder that researchers have focused in on this versatile mushroom and studied it extensively.
But, the question we aim to answer today is, “can reishi be used to treat alopecia?”
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone converted from testosterone by the enzyme known as 5α-reductase.
This is a natural process, one which is not harmful to the majority of individuals. Men with a genetic predisposition to male-pattern baldness, however, are sensitive to DHT in the scalp. This is the leading cause of Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA).
Fortunately for sufferers of AGA, DHT inhibition is possible. With proper inhibition, hair loss may be reversible, and hair growth can occur in a natural, undisturbed manner.
One such manner is with reishi mushroom supplementation.
A 2005 Japanese study tested 19 species of mushroom to determine their 5α-reductase inhibitory effects.
First, researchers prepared ethanol extracts of each of the 19 mushroom species included in the experiment.
In the first part of this study, scientists added the ethanol extracts to a suspension containing rat liver and prostate microsomes. The purpose of this experiment was to determine percentage of inhibitory activity of each of the mushroom samples.
Reishi showed the most percentage of 5α-reductase inhibition, falling between 70 and 80%. For reference, the next most-effective mushroom species, pleurotus osteratus, showed an inhibitory percentage around 60%.
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease