Beta-Sitosterol and Hair Loss
Beta-Sitosterol and hair loss treatment options. 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 have tried Beta-Sitosterol in their daily regimen as a result.
Beta-Sitosterol Hair Loss Treatment
Besides saw palmetto, Beta-Sitosterol is probably the next most popular all natural alternative to Propecia or Finasteride as a treatment for hair loss. It has been suggested that Beta-Sitosterol as a dietary supplement can have similar effects in inhibiting the production of DHT.
Beta-Sitosterol a Safe Hair Loss Treatment?
Don't let the term dietary supplement or all natural make you feel that Beta-Sitosterol thus must be totally harmless for humans to consume. That something is labeled as all natural does not necessarily mean that they will not cause side effects.
As a matter of fact, members in our community have reported side effects associated with Beta-Sitosterol that are similar to that of Propecia, eg: loss of libido. Also, some suggested that Beta-Sitosterol can be as high as 3000 times more potent than Saw Palmetto, another dietary supplement commonly used by men for hair loss and benign prostate enlargement.
Beta-Sitosterol Hair Loss Treatment Dosage
Beta-Sitosterol hair loss treatment dosage is another topic that has been frequently debated. Nobody really knows what is the proper Beta-Sitosterol dosage for treating hair loss. In fact, some in our community forum have cautioned against dangers of side effects associated with incorrect Beta-Sitosterol dose.
Here's comment from one of our community members on this topic: "I have used beta sitosterol in the past. And I am not a fan. "DHT blockers" like beta sitosterol, pygeum, pumpkin seed extract, saw palmetto, and nettles are outdated natural hair loss treatments. They can cause side effects similar to those experienced by Propecia users, and their effectiveness, for the majority of users, is short-term."
What to Expect from Beta-Sitosterol for Hair Loss?
Don't expect much. Till this date, we have not come across any large scale clinical trials confirming the effectiveness of Beta-Sitosterol as a hair loss treatment. We suspect the results from Beta-Sitosterol for hair loss sufferers will be minimal at best.
For our community forum discussion on this topic, click Beta-Sitosterol hair loss treatment.
Alternatives to Beta-Sitosterol for Hair Loss
As of now, hair transplant is still the most effective treatment for hair loss. It is presently the only treatment that can give people a reasonable amount of coverage and density within a relatively short period of time.
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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.