Beta-Sitosterol and Hair Loss
Beta-Sitosterol is a plant-derived sterol found in Saw palmetto and Pygeum Africanum. Studies have shown that the use of beta-sitosterol has improved urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia . In addition, beta-sitosterol inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells in vitro . Recently, it has been discovered that Beta-Sitosterol is many times more potent than saw palmetto. Many members in the hair loss community are now using Beta-Sitosterol in their daily regimen as a result.
References (related to beta-sitosterol):
1. Berges RR, Windeler J, Trampisch HJ, Senge T. Randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind clinical trials of beta-sitosterol in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Beta-sitosterol Study Group. Lancet. 345: 1529-1532, 1995.
2. Awad AB, Chen YC, Fink CS, Hemmessey T. Beta-sitosterol inhibits HT-29 human colon cancer cell growth and alters membrane lipids. Anticancer Res 16:2797-2804, 1996.
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