Bio-Fen Plus for Women has been specifically formulated to support hair growth in women with hereditary androgenic alopecia (AGA), commonly known as female pattern baldness. Specific compounds within the herbal extracts inhibit the 5AR enzyme (and therefore reduces DHT) to prevent or slow down the rate of hair loss. Bio-Fen Plus for Women contains additional natural compounds that reduce excess cholesterol (the building blocks of testosterone), so that less DHT can be produced.
It also contains iron ‚“ a number of studies have related sub- clinical iron deficiency in women to diffuse hair loss/alopecia.
Bio-Fen Plus for Women has been specifically formulated to support hair growth in women with hereditary androgenic alopecia (AGA), commonly known as female pattern baldness. What causes hereditary hair loss? Each hair grows from a pocket in the skin called the hair follicle. During its growing phase, the follicle has a bulb-shaped bottom, the center of which is called the dermal papilla. The papilla is fed by very small blood vessels, which bring it food and oxygen and remove wastes. The papilla is highly sensitive to hormones and chemicals secreted by the body (or ingested as a medicine) which impacts hair growth. It is believed that some women have a genetic predisposition to hair/follicle thinning over large areas of the scalp.
These conditions result from hormonal changes caused by an enzyme in the dermal papilla called 5-alpha-reductase (5AR). This enzyme breaks down the hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Over a period of time, an over abundance of DHT causes the hair follicle to degrade and shortens the active phase of the hair, leading to thinner hair and eventual hair loss. Note: Women often see noticeable hair loss a few months after childbirth due to falling estrogen levels. However, most women will see their hair return to normal by their child's first birthday.
What are the additional health claims? Used in herbal medicine to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels/hyperlipidemia. Helps to form red blood cells and helps in their proper function. Helps to prevent iron deficiency. A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
How does Bio-Fen Plus for Women work? Specific compounds within the herbal extracts inhibit the 5AR enzyme (and therefore reduces DHT) to prevent or slow down the rate of hair loss. This process is the principle by which the prescription drug Propecia (finasteride) works. However, Bio-Fen Plus for Women contains additional natural compounds that reduce excess cholesterol (the building blocks of testosterone), so that less DHT can be produced. Bio-Fen Plus for Women also contains vitamins to increase blood flow to the small capillaries that feed the hair roots, to deliver the active herbal compounds and remove waste. It contains silicon, which has been shown to contribute to hair shaft strength and thus healthy hair growth. It also contains iron ‚“ a number of studies have related sub-clinical iron deficiency in women to diffuse hair loss/alopecia. Therefore, Bio-Fen Plus for Women provides a natural, safer alternative to these expensive drugs, and/or expensive & painful hair transplants. As with the prescription alternatives, results vary from person to person, and no one product will work for everyone.
How long must I use Bio-Fen Plus for Women? Bio-Fen Plus for MenR capsules are usually effective at stopping hair loss within the first two months. However, since healthy hair grows only about 1 cm each month, it may take up to three months before you notice that hair growth is increased or the rate of hair loss is decreased. Anyone experiencing new growth should see it within four months. In some people the original pigmentation may come back. Once you stop completely your hair growth pattern will slowly go back to the point where you started. However, some people may be able to go with a lower maintenance dose.
How safe is Bio-Fen Plus for Women? The ingredient combination in Bio-Fen Plus for Women is generally safe for most adults. However, the following cautions are advised: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or if you have diabetes. Consult a health care practitioner if elevated blood lipid levels persist or worsen. People sensitive to niacin may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient. Discontinue use if you experience hypersensitivity to flax, such as an allergy (may occur in rare cases). Because of the iron content, some people may experience constipation, diarrhea and/or vomiting. Keep out of the reach of children. There is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child.
What does each Bio-Fen Plus for Women capsule contain? MEDICINAL INGREDIENTSPER CAPSULE Fenugreek seed extract 4:1 (Trigonella foenum-graecum)(dry equivalent 1,040 mg)260 mg Saw palmetto fruit extract 4:1 (Serenoa repens)(dry equivalent 500 mg)125 mg Flax lignan standardized to 50% secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG)100 mg Silicon (silicon dioxide)40 mg Iron (ferric citrate)20 mg D-calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B5)10.4 mg Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)10.3 mg Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6)2.0 mg Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)1.6 mg Folic Acid95 mcg Biotin250 mcg