The alternative medicine world has known lately another treatment that can assist people who experience hair loss problems, this treatment coming in the format of apple polyphenols who have been proven to carry great benefits into curing cancer and delaying even the process of aging. The latest discoveries prove that apple polyphenlos have reached those positive effects on hair regrowth process.
But what exactly are apple polyphenols? They are actually the apple procyanidins that refer to the polyphenols as beneficial elements presented in apple fruits. Generally speaking, polyphenols are included in the category called antioxidants including flavonoids, catechins, tannins, flavonols, as well as anthocyanidins.
All substances are known to react very beneficially on your body and as such they:
- Help with the body protection. The chemicals included in our everyday life through air pollution, pesticides and other sources are penetrating the body and through the free radicals they steal electrons that belong to healthy cells contained in our body. Such healthy cells can exist in colon, skin, heart, lungs and anywhere else.
When the electrons are stolen, they tend to turn into free radicals attacking further the cells taking more electrons continuing to spread inside your body system. Through the aid of antioxidants more electrons can be donated as in this way the cells can turn back to their original state of good health.
The most eloquent example in this direction is the way skin reacts to the pollutant air – through the presence of free radicals damages start to be shown at the level of the skin; practically this is how skin cancer evolves.
- Help with hair regrowth – maybe not too masny people know that hair in its growing stage passes through three phases: anagen, catagen and telogen. Most of the hair grows in the first phase that can last around 6 years, the most.
The second phase contains the part when the growing ceases and the follicles start shrinking in order to get a good grip of the hair strand. At this point the root gets smaller too but is stuck below the scalp. This phase lasts for 2 weeks while the next one, telogen, will last for one month the most when the hair is resting.
Now this cycle happens to 1/4 of the head hair and further on the hair attaches to the root beginning the same process all over again. There are cases when the new hair will push the old one while completing the cycle of growing.
Apple procyanidin b-2 is a very important component to help in the hair regrowth process. Procyanidin b-2 is part of the tannin family and studies have shown that there is a great deal of stimulant effects acting more on the beginning of the hair regrowth cycle, when it goes through anagen phase.
So once, anagen phase is induced, then the process of hair regrowth starts all over again and thus the efficiency of apple polyphenols has been demonstrated since procyanidin b-2 is found in them in large amounts.