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 Posted 5/18/2013 7:29:03 AM
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If this product actually works to reverse gray hair, and we still haven't seen any real proof of that yet, I doubt given the ingredients it can be patented. That means probably in a year or two other companies will be jumping on the bandwagon to sell something similar. Maybe even develop better ones where sunlight won't be needed.   
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You could be right DanRo.  The latest angle on reversal came to light in 2009.  That was the UK/Germany who offered that information to the public.  Basically, catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide which bleaches hair from the inside out.  The cat was out of the bag, and several enthusiasts marketed oral products containing catalase, as well as shampoo's that contain it as well.   Many users of these products have claimed that they do not work.  It's possible that some may have had good results using them, but I would be skeptical.  Instead of taking these supplements, one could just load up on foods that are rich in catalase, or put the juices of these foods on their scalp.  The problem with the oral catalase is the digestive tract breaks the enzyme down, and there is no guarantee that it could make it to the hair follicles intact.  The makers of PC-KUS say that catalse will not penetrate the scalp/skin, so a synthetic product would be needed when topically applying, thus eliminating natural catalase as a topical solution.

When the news of lack of catalse came out, not only were there enthusiasts who were quick to get a product on the market, there were also other research centers at work as well.  Sometime ago, even shown on posts to this site, there was a place called EXT Life Sciences who made a claim that they would be able to get a shampoo or stay in conditioner on the market that contained catalase.  The discovery of the lack of catalase was key, and it got the ball rolling everywhere.   I cannot say for sure, but I would bet there are many labs working on some sort of topical product.  Many of these places will keep their findings under wraps.  Since it is now known that the lack of catalase sets off a chain reaction in the graying process, that is now common knowledge for everybody to use.  The trick is to get the synthetic catalase into a product that works, and is easily applied.  There may be 20 different formulas/ways of making a synthetic catalase, and there could be several labs that have already successfully achieved this.  They could still be running tests.  We don't know.  When all this information has popped up over the last 3 to 4 years, one would think a marketed product is not far off.  There is money to be made, and time is money.  And believe me, there are some people who are involved with the development of the product we are all waiting for, and they are just as anxious to get in the market as well.  
 
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 Posted 5/20/2013 12:33:13 AM
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Slider - with regards to the link you last posted. Considering their choice of words, they may be correct on everything they say.  They mention a study has only been done on 10 people.   That very well may be while testing the most modified PC- KUS. The great news about this last test is it worked on all of the patients.  I've gone back and looked at several articles with regards to PC-KUS, and this product has been around a long time.  You can go back to 2002, and see pictures of repigmentation from treatment with PC-KUS. This product has been tested on way more people than what the article to your link states.  This product has been continually improved over the years with the goal of perfection.  Again, maybe only ten people were tested using the most modified formula.

Here is my take on it all.  Pseudo-catalase was invented years ago for the purpose of treating vitiligo.  These are scientists developing these products, so we have to give them the benefit of the doubt that they are intelligent when it comes to their field of study.  That being said, I would think that they have known for a long time that there was a link between vitiligo and gray hair.  A cure for vitiligo was of higher priority, so that is where they kept their main focus. In 2009 they went public with the whole hydrogen peroxide bleaching the hair follicles. I think they had speculated this idea a long time before going public.  My guess is they actually did unofficial testing before the 2009 announcement.  I would not be surprised if they have been performing tests with their product over the last four years with a focus of reversing gray hair back to its original color. All the while, improving their formula to get better results for vitiglio, which in turn would give better results in gray hair reversal. PC-KUS is available for consumer use for vitiligo, but it is not sold on the open market.  I'm not sure if this particular product can be obtained in the U.S.  I mentioned before that a few places in the U.S. developed their own pseudo-catalase, and I also mentioned that the makers of PC-KUS said they have tested these replicas, and claim they do not break down hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.

Dr. Karin Shallreuter and Dr. Weismann both have made claims that PK-KUS will reverse gray hair back to its original color. I tend to believe they know what they are talking about.  If they weren't sure, they would not risk their reputations.  Think about that.

Again, once they let the cat out of the bag in 2009, I would think many labs went into high gear searching for an effective product, because of the potentially enormous profits to be made.

I know that a lot of what I have said is speculation, along with a bias of hope, but I believe the latest version of PK-KUS will reverse gray hair back to its original color.  If I'm right, the question is when will it be available to the general public? Something tells me that they have been in the development stage since at least 2009.  If that is the case, the product may not be far off.  If it's considered a drug, as opposed to cosmetics, FDA approval could be a long way off.  Although, other countries' restrictions are far less than the U.S., so the product could still be attainable.  I think the application phase is what is keeping this product in R&D.  How often? Once color is fully restored, applications may be once a week as opposed to once a day?  Who knows?  How to apply it?  At what cost?  Time will tell.
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 Posted 5/20/2013 7:02:29 AM
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@wisdom1st,

Another angle for treatment is the use of l-methionine, since in that 2009 study they found that it prevented Met oxidation and the subsequent damage to melanocytes. Perhaps a combination of l-methionine and other amino acids alone or together with pseudocatalase would make for a more effective application.  
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Slider (5/20/2013)
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/05May/Pages/No-evidence-of-cure-to-prevent-hair-going-grey.aspx

Sums up this PC-KUS 


As anyone who has visited this forum over the past few years knows, there is definitely good reason to be skeptical about any supposed remedy for gray hair.  That being said, this article is flat out incorrect with some of the info it presents as "no evidence of cure to prevent hair going grey".  I'm with wisdom1st on this one.
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 Posted 5/23/2013 7:51:23 AM
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I’m a pre-mature, and have given up a long time ago. I figured if a legit treatment became available, the world would know.  That time has come. There are literally thousands of published postings on the internet with this latest information with regards to a topical synthetic catalase. All of the L’Oreal pills, the EXTLife, and others were supported by only a fraction of articles in comparison with this latest information. The technology is there to reverse grey hair back to its original color, and it is legit.

As a graduate with an economics degree, the law of supply and demand is what will determine the price of the product(s), and the amount of competition will be a determinant as well..  Demand is what will expedite this technology to market, and my guess is there is an enormous demand.

The PC-KUS product, or an earlier form of it, has been used on several vitiligo patients for better than 12 years, and there have been no known negative side effects. These results will be taken into account in the development of the product that will go on the market.  In other words, they are not in the earliest stages of getting product to market. However, there are fine lines between cosmetics and drugs. From what I’ve read, cosmetics do not have to be FDA approved, whereas drugs do.  Vitamins do not have to be FDA approved either, as long as they are made with natural ingredients that are in foods, or that the body can produce naturally.  That is why the GoAwayGrays, ect were able to ge t their products on the market quickly after learning about the whole catalase breaking down hydrogen peroxidething.  Go back to some of the articles on the internet, and read the quotes made by Dr. Weismann, who happens to be the chief editor of FASEB.  He has quoted, “This condition, while technically cosmetic, can have serious socio-emotional effects on people.”  I read that as an indication that they wouldlike to push it through as a cosmetic.  Wecan only hope that’s the case, for vitiligo sufferers as well.

I’ll say this again. As much as many of us desire a revolutionary product of this status, the desire to sell it and make enormous profits is just as strong.  There will mega-pressure from many to getthis product on the market. 



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Aussiedavid, what are your latest thoughts about it all? Are you gonna make this cream?

Thank you.
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@Danro - I have read that when amino acids are mixed, they can sometimes drown one another out, thus not accomplishing the intended target. However, your statement  is correct as being another angle. Since the whole process is a chain reaction, there are more than just a few possibilities.  I really think that not only the technology is there, but I believe the capability exists as well.  So its not if, it's when. When a product does comes out, I think some of the other technologies will eventually become capabilities too, and will quite possibly be even more convenient to consumers.  Like with most products that are put on the market initially, improvements follow as time goes by.
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Update:

Coconut Oil is said to reverse or prevent.  I have been taking it for a few months and it definitely doesn't prevent it.  I am starting to wonder if my drinking caffeine and stressing about this causing the situation to get worse.
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