Green Tea Polyphenols restore hair growth to mice

July 25, 2005

In this study, 60 female mice who had developed spontaneous hair loss on their head and neck areas were given either a green tea supplement in thier drinking water along with their mouse chow or plain water plus mouse chow, the mice were housed individually. The results showed that 33% of the mice who received the Green Tea Extract had significant hair regrowth in the six months of supplementation, whereas the other group of mice had no hair regrowth. The study was performed at the Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, in Los Angeles, and is published in the June 2005 issue of the Journal of the National Medical Association.

A combination of Policosanol, Red Yeast Rice and Astaxanthin lowered cholesterol and remarkably lowered hardening of the arteries

Rabbits were fed a very high cholesteriol diet over a 3 month period. Eiterh Policosanol alone, Red Yeast Rice alone, or both supplements in combination were able to significantly lower cholesterol, and they also decreased the free radicals generated by high cholesterol. When added together the activity of Policosanol and red Yeast Rice had an additive or potentiated effect. The supplements had a remarkable ability to protect the aortic artery from fatty streak damage, and when Astaxanthin, the carotenoid, was added to the other supplements, damage to the artery wall caused by the high cholesterol diet was almost completely prevented. The study is published in the current issue of the journal Arzneimittelforschung.