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DHT, DHEA, and Hair Loss – Explained

Hair Loss – it’s less complicated than we think.


Hair loss is caused by several factors.  However, the most common root of hair loss is excessive DHT.

What is DHT?

DHT is DiHydroTestosterone.  It is made in our bodies when testosterone bonds with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme.

DHT in normal levels is responsible for giving us hair and skin. Increased levels of DHT, no matter what the cause, creates an acceleration of the life cycle of the hair, resulting in a miniaturization effect on the hair and follicle. In addition, affecting the skin by suffocating the hair follicles, cutting the blood circulation, making it difficult for the body to deliver essential nutrients for healthy hair growth.


The body’s natural immune system HAS a RESPONSE to this increasing levels of DHT and the effect it has on the hair and scalp. The immune system views this as an injury to the body and reacts with an inflammatory response. This inflammation is responsible for the congestion compounding in the scalp. This will ultimately end up with the immune system killing off the hair and its follicle to end this “injury”.

DHT-related hair loss, known as “male pattern balding” follows a certain “pattern” found through out the crown and the hair line… Men and women are prey to this because of the free-testosterone bonding with 5-alpha creating these excess levels of DHT. This is a genetic, progressive, and consistent issue throughout one’s life.

Women also experience this same miniaturization of the hair and follicle as the androgenic hair loss cases. Often, women – under stress, hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, etc… can experience loss through the miniaturization process, due to a natural forming steroid in the body known as DHEA. Research in Europe, shows that the DHEA steroid has been known to convert the 5-alpha enzyme into DHT, just as testosterone does in male-pattern balding. This cause of hair loss and the body’s immune system response is commonly identified by an even disruption of hair loss through out the top, sides, and back of the scalp.

In either case of hair loss, treating the source of the problem and the body’s immune system response is hallmark to growing healthier, thicker hair.

So how do you stop this?

By controlling DHT levels within the scalp and stopping the inflammation caused by the body’s immune system.

The BioMethod – Energisant Pro cleansing treatment controls and balances DHT levels in the scalp and works as a anti-inflammatory treatment, helping the scalp to return it to its normal functioning levels and allow the hair to grow thick and healthy again.

For women, As the natural aging process occurs, we see an appearance of greater levels of the steroid DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) in the scalp, directly influencing the concentration of DHT, which relates to hair growth/loss. This disruption in the hormonal balance negatively affects DHT-sensitive hair follicles, promoting and accelerating the AGA (Androgenetic Alopecia) condition leading to hair weakness and loss, tight scalp, and nervous alopecia. DHEA-related hair loss tends to begin at the temples and the loss/thinning is spread evenly throughout the scalp.

BioMethod is releasing Vital – Women’s Hair Loss Formula this November, 2015.

* Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

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