If you’re experiencing hirsutism, hair thinning, or hair loss, then it’s quite possible you’re metabolizing the testosterone in your body into DHT, a more potent androgen metabolite, through the enzyme 5-alpha reductase enzymatic pathway.
Thinning hair on your head, and hirsutism can be a result of this testosterone metabolism.
Higher than normal insulin levels can promote this more potent androgenic pathway.
While you’re working on a better diet and better stress management, you might try one of our favorite healing plants – saw palmetto.
This amazing palm-shaped plant can block this pathway. Studies have shown that it can block the uptake of DHT and testosterone into tissues by up to 40%.
Saw Palmetto can:
- stop hair loss
- stop dark, coarse hair growth
- improve sex drive
- promote weight loss
- improve the pain response
- lower prolactin levels
- support vaginal integrity
Saw palmetto is in the 5-Element System nutrients, Element #1, as one of the key ingredients to help women find hormone balance. Learn more about the 5-Element System for Hormone Balance here.
In The Hair and Hormones Rockstar Training, Robin Nielsen discusses the root causes and how to help your body heal from these unwanted hair issues.