Can DHT Really Be Blocked?
Can DHT really be blocked? The scientist who provides research that answers an absolutely safe yes to that question will make millions of dollars. Can DHT Really Be Blocked?
The answer is yes - at least mostly. Some applications such as Zinc and Trichogen have been shown very effective blocking 5-alpha reductase to DHT and eventual hair loss. Unfortunately, the research that demonstrates a way to block it in specific areas of the body is not fool-proof and may require several techniques or products to do so. The good news is that even though researchers have not discovered a definitive method to block it, they have learned a great deal about it and can manipulate the body’s chemistry to remove or destroy it.
Dihydrotestosterone is a hormone produced by the body that is produced in greater volume when a person has a 5 alpha reductase deficiency. 5 alpha reductase is an enzyme in the body that metabolizes dihydrotestosterone in the adrenal gland, and synthesizes the hormone in the testes and prostate. If a person does not have enough 5 alpha reductase in his adrenal gland, he will produce too much dihydrotestosterone and the result is hair thinning, or loss, clinically known as androgenic alopecia, or androgenetic alopecia. Dermal An - Typical topical application DHT blocker
Why is this hormone the subject of so much research?
Thinning hair and hair loss can be the result of high levels of dihydrotestosterone in the body and are treated with a DHT blocker either as a supplement, in topical applications or used as ingredients in shampoos and conditioners; but hair loss alone would not be a cause for much of the expensive research that has been conducted on the hormone. Dermatologists and urologists also have an interest in the results of dihydrotestosterone research. The hormone is responsible for many bodily functions.
- Dermatologists research it to control acne
- Urologists research it to reduce unhealthy growth in the prostate gland
- Other scientists research it to find solutions and products for hair loss
The net result for people challenged by hair loss is that several disciplines of medical science are all searching for a way to reduce or eliminate high levels of the hormone. This means that results that are positive for people with prostate or acne problems might also contribute positive effects for reducing or eliminating hair loss.
If the answer to the question can DHT really be blocked is no, what hope is there to restore hair that is thinning or lost outside of surgical procedures?
Instead of asking can DHT really be blocked, the question asked should focus on what is the best way to manage the hormone, or destroy it at the point where it can cause damage. Treatments are available that work to regulate it in the body, and also to deter its effects on hair follicles and prevent it from interfering with the vitamins and nutrients that allow hair to grow.
By understanding how the hormone works, people who wish to prevent further hair thinning and loss can choose a hair loss product that allows them to treat the core problem, and avoid spending time, energy and money on cosmetic solutions that will necessarily become more complex as the problem continues to cause more hair loss.
Finding a product that diminishes the effects of DHT is as good as blocking the hormone, and that leads to the most important question:
Which product is best for treating a person’s specific problem? Now that the problem is identified, that question should be easier to answer.