May 31, 2017 2 min read

An ancient palm tree, the cure for hair loss?

The benefits of a berry used for centuries by Native Americans. They say that good things come in small packages, and that is the case with Saw Palmetto. This short and dense fan palm tree (also known by his scientific name, Serenoa repens) is native to southeastern North America, where the warm weather constitutes an ideal environment for it to thrive. The resilient plant grows in clusters, measuring up to 10 feet high and is known for its longevity. it can live to be a whopping 700 years old! Its fruit, however, is the ultimate holy grail. The maroon-colored berry is rich in healthy fatty acids and phytosterols, an organic molecule which is a subgroup of steroids that develops naturally in some plants. It can not only be consumed as food but its extract has many properties that make it beneficial for a number of health conditions. Native Americans have used the plant to treat hair loss, lowering cholesterol, treating kidney problems, and even as an aphrodisiac!

Ok, tell me more
The most popular every-day use for saw palmetto is to treat and prevent hair loss. As we age, the testosterone hormone in our body can transform into DHT, causing hair follicles to shrink which can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. This condition is also known as Androgenic Alopecia and it affects men particularly, as their testosterone levels are higher. Many treatments and medications prescribed for this condition can have serious side effects and high costs associated to them. Drug-free remedies including this component are safe and have little to no associated side effects.

Sure, but show me proof.
A recent study shows saw palmetto extract as a natural inhibitor of 5-alpha- reductase, the enzyme that causes testosterone transformation into DHT. 60% of the participants saw significant improvement in the volume and strength of their hair after 12 weeks of use.

Here’s the bottom line
All-natural products are the best and safest source of treating androgenic alopecia. Biotopic Follicle 27 Plus combines several natural ingredients including antioxidants, liposomes, and saw palmetto extract. It fights DHT proliferation and encourages hair growth while hydrating the scalp.