For the last 9 years or so, ever since my first visits to gyms and sports halls, i couldn’t help but notice that 70 percent of muscular guys who were in these gyms were either bald, balding, or very receding. This spiked my interest at an early age to find out what preventions there were , and what could be done to help cause regrowth of lost hair.

Enter the famous DHT blockers, with an astounding array of nasty sides, I know there has to be something better!!

Well through my studies i came across a few surprising alternitive therapies.

The main reason why lots of people get receeding hair lines, thinning hair and baldness is actualy caused by a lack of blood flow to the scalp..add that to the reduced size of the follicles caused by the conversion of DHT and then it binding to the skin and you have a recipe for hair loss.

So what can be done?

Well firstly i looked at vasolidators not prostaglandins, i wanted to look at products that contained the NO chemical analog.. Nitric oxide.reason being is that NO causes blood vessels to relax then It opens them up, promoting easy blood flow. Accordingly, NO is also referred to as endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF). NO is a ubiquitous messenger with far-reaching effects in the body, Suprisingly minoxidil contains the NO chemical group, Just look at its name! miNOxidil. Now NO is involved in opening potassium channels, also known as the K-channels, so more blood flow to the follicles =more nutrients delivered and more stimulation of the follicle.. so this is a great start.

So the product ive been looking at is the amino acid L-arginine, its got great potential as a toplical blood flow enhancer, its just 174.2 daltons, thats its molecular weight so making it a transdermal is very possible. And its a very active precursor to NO!

The next ingredient i looked at was caffeine, its been used topicaly for hundreds of years in some cultures to stimulate healing… well if we look at balding as a wound, caused by a lack of circulation then it looks like caffeine might help, but how?

Well firstly here is a study conducted by the University of jena in germany.

Research carried out at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology, at the Univeristy of Jena, in Germany, studied the effects of both caffeineand testosterone on in vitro hair follicle samples.The research aimed to determine the affect of both these substances on androgenetic alopecia and (AGA), a form of hereditary hair loss. This condition affects 50 per cent of men aged 50 years old and currently feeds a huge industry that includes topical, oral and surgical treatments.

 The research found that caffeine application spurred growth, while testosterone clearly impeded growth.

 Hair follicles from 14 biopsies were taken from the top of the scull of male patients and the samples were cultivated for 120hrs to 192hrs, with hair shaft elongation measured on a daily basis and at the end of the test period.

 The results showed significant growth suppression in hair follicles treated with 5 micro grams per milliliter. This was countered by caffeine tested in concentrations of 0.0001 per cent and 0.005 per cent.

 The researchers said that, on the contrary, caffeine significantly boosted growth of the hair follicles, leading the team to conclude that caffeine is a stimulator of hair growth and ‘may have important clinical impact in the management of AGA’

It seems that caffeine actualy stimulates blood flow to the follicles and impedes the effects that Testosterone has on downsizing the follicle, causing the hair shaft to become thinner, as Caffeine regultes testosterone so well, its future looks bright, but topicaly not oraly is the way to go.

Next i looked at alternative DHT blockers.. no not saw palmetto.. something better.

Banana peel extract, no im not joking though it could be why monkeys are so hairy!

A methanol extract of banana peel (BPEx, 200 mg/kg, p.o.) significantly suppressed the regrowth of ventral prostates and seminal vesicles induced by testosterone in castrated mice. Further studies in the androgen-responsive LNCaP human prostate cancer cell line showed that BPEx inhibited dose-dependently testosterone-induced cell growth, while the inhibitory activities of BPEx did not appear against dehydrotestosterone-induced cell growth. These results indicate that methanol extract of banana peel can inhibit 5alpha-reductase and might be useful in the treatment of benign prostate hyperlasia.. Whats interesting is that it seems its more effective than saw palmetto at this.

The other one i looked at was Equol (7-hydroxy-3[4’hydroxyphenyl]-chroman) is the major metabolite of the phytoestrogen daidzein, one of the main isoflavones found abundantly in soybeans and soy foods.. The reason this is interesting is because of its unique action on DHT.

This is the magic part.

equol specifically binds 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT), but not testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, or estrogen with high affinity. Equol does not bind the prostatic androgen receptor, and has a modest affinity for recombinant estrogen receptor (ER) beta, and no affinity for ERalpha. In castrated male rats treated with DHT, concomitant treatment with equol blocked DHT’s trophic effects on the ventral prostate gland growth and inhibitory feedback effects on plasma LH levels without changes in circulating DHT. Therefore, equol can bind circulating DHT and sequester it from the androgen receptor, thus altering growth and physiological hormone responses that are regulated by androgens. So You still recieve the benefits of DHT but not in the androgen receptor of the skin primarily.

Now the exciting part is that i combined these ingredients.. and i found something very interesting, One person who recently lost hair after using Masteron Tren and Test, regained 80 percent of his hair on the hair line, Now in the process of carrying out a study on somone with MPB that he has had exert its affects since he was 17, now at the age of 37 he is nearly completely bald… My anticipation is building to see the results.

In the meantime, look for shampoos containing caffeine… And keep positive, this a a hugely under invested, and under studied area, breakthroughs are coming… combining the above ingredients and the positive effects of GHRH analogs like cjc-1295, and GHRP’s like ipamorelin seems to be the way to go, as both of these increase blood flow, and your healing hormone GH.. as GH opens the potassium channels.

My research will continue, if you enjoy reading please post a comment, any donations are accepted.

Kind regards RS

So whats the truth?

Look back in the day at bodybuilders like steve reeves, even giants like lou ferringo.. and you wont find the deformed look that many modern bodybuilders have somehow managed to achieve.
Yes in the past bodybuilders like Arnold had big jaws but if you look to his early pictures even at the age of 12 it was his genetic pre-disposition. The added androgens from years of use would of added to his male characteristics.. but the truth is the culprit today is not AAS.. its Igf-1 and HGH.
How have the jay cutlers and ronnie colemans of the modern age enlarged their own heads, increased the width of the jaw bone… not the muscle size wich is important.. and got the severely deformed look that many show.
The quest for success on the big stage has caused many to turn to the use of peptides, but the doses used have been far more than what you or I would probably consider.
30iu a day of HGH is not unheard of.. 800mcg of IGF-1LR3 is also not uncommon.. and both can increase the size of your internal organs and so it seems the size of the facial bones, After all the speculation i tried to do some research into what many competative bodybuilders use pre-contest and the results were suprising and scary, sadly i cannot mention the name of this individual but he was european bodybuilding champion in the 100kg class of 2005.
This is what he was using…
“20iu of HGH and 1mg of igf-lr3 everyday, calorie intake was over 7000k during off season, and those doses were combined with 1.8g of test e a week ,1g of tren, 70mg of  dianabol wich was run 7 weeks on 7 weeks off during a year long cycle where a blast cycle followed by a cruise was incorporated, these were his cruise cycle doses..combined with 50mg of aromasin 3x a day.

Insulin was used during the cycle for a 4 week period at a time… Yes for you and I those doses look huge, but after a lengthy discussion with other pros in russia i found out these doses are actualy quite average. However, after talking to a few older pros, the actual androgen cycles and doses werent particulaly high, it seems these are often practised and used by professionals. They were in agreement though that when combined with LARGE doses of HGH or IGF that facial features change.. more flesh on the face, more muscle on the mandible, bigger lips, no im not talking about Acromegaly, But the characteristics are in fact quite similar.. here are some of the more common symptoms of Acromegaly..

  • Soft tissue swelling visibly resulting in enlargement of the hands, feet, nose, lips and ears, and a general thickening of the skin. In particular the appearance of the hands can indicate to a knowledgeable person that a stranger may be developing acromegaly; there are documented instances of physicians warning strangers that they had acromegaly.
  • Soft tissue swelling of internal organs, notably the heart with attendant weakening of its muscularity, and the kidneys, also the vocal cords resulting in a characteristic thick, deep voice and slowing of speech
  • Generalized expansion of the skull at the fontanelle
  • Pronounced brow protrusion, often with ocular distension
  • Pronounced lower jaw protrusion with attendant macroglossia (enlargement of the tongue) and teeth gapping
  • Hypertrichosis, hyperpigmentation, and hyperhidrosis may occur in these patients
  • Notice that pronounced lower jaw and general expansion of the skull can occur.. yes think Barry bonds.

    So is this caused by the use of steroids…. Im telling you now NO, this is caused by the combination of high Androgen levels and the inclusion in large doses of GH or localised GF.

    In fact when Acromegaly is examined, often the main check made is on IGF-1 levels.. as these if too high can cause disfigurement, not just in the face but distended bellies can be seen also as the internal organs also grow.. Sadly even the heart.

    The ever more present Mandibular overgrowth that leads to prognathism, maxillary widening, teeth separation and jaw malocclusion is now common place in a sport where people are supposedly seeking the body beautiful… but maybe they are none to worried about facial beauty.. I think there is an irony there somewhere. I hope that the time of  small waists and aesthetic beauty will one day return,  In the meantime we all need to be aware of what playing with our hormones can do in the long run… and even in the short term.

    Kind regards my fellow fitness enthusiasts. Russianstar, aka Professor Filimanov.

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