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 Posted 4/16/2014 8:55:17 AM
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@Pseudocatalase

*Mind explosion*

Definitely the most valuable post in this thread.

Thank you.

All we can really do is maintain or improve upon our overall health, apply it, hope for the best, and stay up to date with new research as it comes out.

All products considered PC without question offers the highest probability of success. IMO the 2nd best option (distant) is Kudzu (slows it down). Melitane would still be a fun experiment as well (I hope those interested follow through on it and share the formula/results, everything is there to make it happen). I'm personally content sticking with PC only for a while to come. We'll see what happens.
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@Ladd ... Nice article.

I haven't seen it discussed for a long time on this site, but there are many things that can influence the graying of hair: heavy metals, chemicals, high iron, high homocysteine  etc, etc. I think that in order to have a topical like PC work you have to at least give it a fighting chance by lowering internally all these known markers that affect catalase, sod and hydrogen peroxide levels.

I know that I am one of the few that have had some degree of success with PC or a PC like topical however slow the process might be. I also have never had any success with internal supplementation by itself. However,  I am pretty much convinced that to get these topical's to work a person needs to get all these markers for gray hair lowered as much as possible with internal supplementation.

I have used this same approach with returning white hair to color and with growing hair in bald or thinning areas. It's always best to attack from as many angles as possible.    
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 Posted 4/16/2014 1:30:46 PM
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@Beefster: what do you suggest doing to fight those markers internally? I've been trying supplements like go away grey, but I guess that is not the way to go?
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 Posted 4/17/2014 2:58:31 AM
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PS: I think melitane will be the next thing I'll add to my regimen. The reviews of Piz Buin containing melitane are generally very good. The question is: tanning lotions are probably not the best option for hair when it comes to penetration. The best option would still be mixing 30 ml of the pure product with something like minoxidil.

Maybe a next step would be a UVB wand, although I need some further info on it first. It's a big cost for someone like me and I also want it to be a bit time consuming. Isnt there anything like a UVB Helmet?


Has anyone heard of LLLT ( low level laser therapy). You can find some online claims that it increases catalase activity and darkens hair.
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Zeno (4/7/2014)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3662917/

Efficacy and Safety of Pueraria lobata Extract in Gray Hair Prevention: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

Seong Jin Jo, Hyoseung Shin, [...], and Oh Sang Kwon

Additional article information

Abstract

Background

Graying of hair-a sign of aging-raises cosmetic concerns. Individuals with gray hair often look older than others their age; therefore, some dye their hair for aesthetic purposes. However, hair colorants can induce many problems including skin irritation, allergic reaction and hair-breakage.

Objective

This randomized, double-blind clinical trial was performed in order to examine the effects of APHG-1001, a compound including an extract from Pueraria lobata, on graying hair.

Methods

A total of 44 female subjects were randomly treated with either APHG-1001 or placebo twice daily for 24 weeks. Using the phototrichogram analysis, a count of newly developed gray hair was estimated. Investigator assessment and subject self-assessment were also performed in order to evaluate the efficacy of the compound.

Results

The mean number of newly developed gray hair at 24 weeks was 6.3/cm2 in the APHG-1001 group and 11.4/cm2 in the placebo group; the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). However, the investigator assessment and subject self-assessment did not show any significant change in the gross appearance of hair grayness by the end of the study. No severe adverse events in either group were observed. Moreover, the incidence of adverse events did not differ between the groups.

Conclusion

This clinical trial revealed that APHG-1001, which contains an extract of P. lobata, could prevent the development of new gray hair without any remarkable adverse effects. Thus, it can be considered as a viable treatment option for the prevention of gray hair.

Keywords: Aging, Antioxidants, Gray hair, Hair, Pueraria lobata


To LEF:

Why not sell a spray similar to the one used in the study ? Colorless tonic spray containing 1.0% P. lobata ethanolic extract, 0.5% Pleuropterus multiflorus extract and 0.5% ginkgo leaf extract.


1) It has been scientificaly proven to prevent gray hair. 

2) Its easy to make.

3) It souldnt be too expensive.

4) It will sell fast and make a lot of money for anti-aging research.

Its about time LEF start to give gray hair the same atention it puts on wrinkles or sagging necks.

Its a no brainer. 




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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3662917/

Efficacy and Safety of Pueraria lobata Extract in Gray Hair Prevention: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

Seong Jin Jo, Hyoseung Shin, [...], and Oh Sang Kwon

Additional article information

Abstract

Background

Graying of hair-a sign of aging-raises cosmetic concerns. Individuals with gray hair often look older than others their age; therefore, some dye their hair for aesthetic purposes. However, hair colorants can induce many problems including skin irritation, allergic reaction and hair-breakage.

Objective

This randomized, double-blind clinical trial was performed in order to examine the effects of APHG-1001, a compound including an extract from Pueraria lobata, on graying hair.

Methods

A total of 44 female subjects were randomly treated with either APHG-1001 or placebo twice daily for 24 weeks. Using the phototrichogram analysis, a count of newly developed gray hair was estimated. Investigator assessment and subject self-assessment were also performed in order to evaluate the efficacy of the compound.

Results

The mean number of newly developed gray hair at 24 weeks was 6.3/cm2 in the APHG-1001 group and 11.4/cm2 in the placebo group; the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). However, the investigator assessment and subject self-assessment did not show any significant change in the gross appearance of hair grayness by the end of the study. No severe adverse events in either group were observed. Moreover, the incidence of adverse events did not differ between the groups.

Conclusion

This clinical trial revealed that APHG-1001, which contains an extract of P. lobata, could prevent the development of new gray hair without any remarkable adverse effects. Thus, it can be considered as a viable treatment option for the prevention of gray hair.

Keywords: Aging, Antioxidants, Gray hair, Hair, Pueraria lobata


To LEF:

Why not sell a spray similar to the one used in the study ? Colorless tonic spray containing 1.0% P. lobata ethanolic extract, 0.5% Pleuropterus multiflorus extract and 0.5% ginkgo leaf extract.


1) It has been scientificaly proven to prevent gray hair. 

2) Its easy to make.

3) It souldnt be too expensive.

4) It will sell fast and make a lot of money for anti-aging research.

Its about time LEF start to give gray hair the same atention it puts on wrinkles or sagging necks.

Its a no brainer. 



Very interesting information.

@ Beefster also interested to hear what type of supplements / vitamins and minerals would be best to start taking to prevent / tackle grey hair
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 Posted 4/17/2014 2:58:10 PM
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@zeno: I promoted your petition a bit, so you got some extra votes although I think the focus should be on darkening-reversing and not on preventing ( or at least both)
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 Posted 4/18/2014 3:03:44 AM
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Thanks a lot  Stefanovic ! I really apreciate your help.

I agree that reversing gray hair should be our main goal.

But since we have this simple and scientifically proved gray hair prevention product  LEF should at least make something similar and sell it.

The Kudzu spray could be part of a LEF anti gray hair line of products or a component of a single product containing pseudocatalase and melitane.



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 Posted 4/18/2014 7:39:35 AM
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You're welcome, Zeno. The problem is: most people are reluctant to sign because they claim it's so easy to dye your hair. Even on hair baldness forums you don't get many people empathising with you.
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If hair loss victims feel that way, then they should just go out and get a wig. 
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