So you’re losing your hair. Your head might not shine like hot wax on a Buick just yet, but you're getting there.Thinning hair happens to all of us at some point. By the time many people hit 40-years-old, they will have experienced some type of hair loss. But that doesn’t mean you have to take it lying down.
The most proactive thing you can do is address your changing hairline. New ingredients are constantly being introduced to the market, some with serious potential. One of them in particular is the common pea sprout.
Pea Sprouts, the Secret to Hair Growth?
When you hear the term pea sprouts, you may think of the zesty topping you put on top of a salad. Sure they work on salads, but they’re pea sprouts aren’t just for eating anymore. According to the latest studies, pea sprouts can increase hair growth in those with thinning hair. In fact, Mibelle Group Biochemistrypublished a study and found that in a 3 month clinical trial, 78% of participants saw an increase in hair density.
What Exactly are Pea Sprouts?
These bright green vegetables are the leaves of a pea plant. Unlike peas which take a whole summer to grow, the leaves can be harvested after just two to four weeks. Pea sprouts are known as a superfood because of their low caloric value and high nutritional benefit. Sprouts are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, and folic acid and are more nutritious from than peas themselves. Sprouts are also bursting with antioxidants, which protect your cells from free radicals which can damage skin. It’s no surprise this nutritionally jam-packed superfood is now being touted for its topical benefits as well.
So How Does That Help Hair Growth?
When it comes to hair growth, pea sprouts provide a natural alternative to nasty chemicals. Pea sprouts are chock full of phytonutrients. These nutrients protect plants from pollution, pathogens, disease, damage, and UV rays, which makes them beneficial not to just to plants but humans as well.
Normally each hair grows during the anagen (growth) phase for up to six years then stops growing, rests in the telogen (rest) phase, then falls out and is replaced by a new hair. Hair follicles can get smaller over time causing the anagen phase to be shorter. The newer hairs the grow back are thinner and finer. The result is thinner, fewer hairs. Next thing you know, your hair is gone.
Scientific studies show that pea sprout extract shortens the telogen or resting phase of the hair growth cycle, thereby allowing for a longer anagen or growing phase. The extract also increased the number of hairs during the growth phased and reduced the amount of hair lost at the end of the telogen phase. This miracle ingredient also boosts the expression of the fibroblast growth
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