Promote Hair Growth with Turmeric
There are a lot of ways that Turmeric can help you. We can list the many ways it helps to fight inflammation, helps restore your digestive tract, helps reduce inflammation, reduces memory loss, and improves mood, but in this article,we are going to focus on one not-often-talked-about but very interesting effect of taking Turmeric, and that’s hair growth.
Why is Hair Growth Important?
If you are reading this, and have to ask this question, this article probably isn’t for you, as you most likely don’t have any problems with the hair on your head. On the other hand, if you are like many men and some women out there, especially if you are in your late thirties or older, read on, as this article could be of great use to you. Hair growth (or regrowth!) is important, as it affects two-thirds of American men by the age of thirty-five, and over eighty-five percent of men by the age of fifty. That’s a lot of people! Imagine if that number could be reduced, or the age of hair loss could be pushed back, just by even a few years. Studies show that a full head of hair as compared to thinning hair has a much more positive daily emotional impact on men. In other words, thinning hair leads to some bad emotions.
Curcumin is a large part of Turmeric’s makeup, and it is a great antioxidantant has many anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Curcumin also helps to reduce inflammation in the body, which is one of the ways that hair loss perpetuates, especially if the scalp is inflamed. Oftentimes, these inflammations are responsible for retarding hair growth and having thinner strands of hair, increasing the look of a thinning head of hair.
The Immune System
Having a healthier body leads to healthier, well, everything! Including hair growth. Turmeric also helps to make sure that your digestive tract, arguably the most important area for the health of your body, is healthy, helping to reduce inflammation, reduce bad bacteria, and beat diseases back. Reducing the stress in your system also helps you to feel better and lose weight, which isagain a factor in losing your hair.
5-AR, the Killer Compound
5-AR is 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. It has been shown to cause a bunch of bad things, including prostate cancer and androgenic hair loss. There are synthetic 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, and yes, they do work, but the curcumin in Turmeric extracts have, in some studies, been shown to be up to thirteen more times more effective than synthetic drugs. That’s a huge improvement! Even if it was just slightly more effective, it would be worth it to take Turmeric, as you would reap the other health benefits of it as well, and have fewer side effects.
Turmeric and Vitamin D
Turmeric has been shown to activate vitamin D receptor genes in hair follicles. Simply put, the more vitamin D receptors your hair follicles have, and the more vitamin D they get, the more hair they grow barring any other limitation.
Contrary to popular belief, applying Turmeric directly to the skin can actually lead to short-term hair loss, and complicate the problem you are trying to solve! Ingesting Turmeric is pretty much the only way that it will be effective in helping one to regrow hair. While you could take a bunch of Turmeric daily via cooking, smoothies, or straight powder, there are easier methods. You can get all the health benefits of Turmeric by simply taking a couple of soft gel-caps. Two a day should do it, though you need to make sure that the supplement you choose has something that will help the Turmeric become more bio-available to the body. A compound such as BioPerine, which is basically super finely ground black pepper, will bond with the Turmeric when in the digestive tract, and make it more absorbable by the body by up to two thousand percent. This means more of the good stuff gets to where it needs to go, with much less intake.
Get that Hair Back!
Turmeric can not only promote hair growth; it can help promote hair REGROWTH. By adding it to your daily regime, you could change that thinning head of hair back into a healthy, vibrant head of hair again, plus enjoy all the other health benefits that Turmeric can provide. And, since Turmeric is an all-natural substance, you can take it for an extended period of time without any side-effects. Try some today! You should see some results in just a few weeks, and after a month you just might enjoy a whole bunch of hair again!