Whether due to age or genetic predisposition, some people lose their hair! This condition, known as androgenic alopecia, causes hair loss fairly quickly. A team of Thai scientists believe they have found a way to combat hair loss …
And it would not be due to a chemical process, but to the use of a material available in nature: the gray mangrove! Or rather, thanks to an enzyme in the Avicennia Marina, this mangrove tree from the Acanthaceae family! Explanation of this possible treatment for baldness.
Baldness affects almost 13% of French people, including 2% of women, according to IFOP. But 3 out of 4 French people without baldness say they will lose their hair at some point. Current treatments are sometimes invasive (implants), sometimes insane (shampoo or other).
It is therefore the very serious Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Chulalongkorn University that says it has discovered a treatment to fight baldness. This discovery has already been rewarded by the National Research Council of Thailand. They claim that their innovative treatment enabled 50 volunteers of both sexes to fight the onset of baldness.
How is it possible ?
Avicennia Marina contains avicequinone C, a hormone that Professor Wanchai De-eknamkul said would stop the enzyme that causes hair loss. In fact, in their natural state, these species allow sediments to settle on the banks. They also make it possible to permanently supply the muddy sediments with oxygen. And modify the sulfur and carbon cycle.
This protein would also stimulate hair growth! Photo credit: Wanchai De-eknamkul
Not only could this species slow down hair loss, but it could also produce a protein that stimulates hair growth! A promising innovation given the many people affected by this problem.
The patent has already been purchased by a company and should be validated by the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) within a few months. Commercial production can then begin. The first availabilities on the market should appear in about 6 months.