Inositol is a water soluble sugar-like carbohydrate popularly known as Vitamin B8 even though it's not a real B vitamin. It is important for the body and is a naturally occurring substance mostly produced in the kidneys. One of its functions include the ability to break down fat consequently lowering cholesterol levels. It has also been shown to keep estrogen levels adequately balanced.
Hair benefits: Hyperandrogenism
Inositol's benefit to hair loss are implied from its effects on hyperandrogenism. Hyperandrogenism defines the presence of high levels of circulating androgens in the body. DHT is the widely known androgen behind hair conditions such as Androgenetic Alopecia.
DHT is known to trigger the production of the protein DKK-1, consequently causing the death of the cells responsible for the nourishment of hair follicles. With increased DKK-1, hair growth is slowed and hair loss speeds up. Inositol works by reducing the level of androgens and reducing the activity of DKK-1.
When combined with Choline, studies have shown its effects to be more powerful since it causes the formation of phospholipids, known to be crucial for the development of healthy hair follicles.
Where can I find Inositol?
Your body naturally produces Inositol. However, if you are not getting enough, foods like nuts, wheat germ, brown rice and certain organ meat are known to be great sources. Another way is to take a supplement containing it.
Lydia ® contains Inositol and Choline and many other B vitamins. It is a liquid formula to ensure that your body absorbs better the many nutrients it has to offer.
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