Can Green Tea Help Stop Hair Loss?

There has been a lot of chatter about using green tea to reduce hair loss, and as a potential DHT blocker. In this article I’ll review the scientific evidence to see if you...

There has been a lot of chatter about using green tea to reduce hair loss, and as a potential DHT blocker. In this article I’ll review the scientific evidence to see if you should be adding green tea to your daily supplement list.

Green tea was originally grown in China, but now is grown in other places as well. It can be used either as a drink or an extract. The claims about what makes green tea effective is that it contains polyphenols and flavonoids.

 

The percentage of flavonoids in green tea is higher than can be found in most vegetables, fruits, or wine, all of which have fairly large amounts.

Flavonoids in particular are what gives green tea antioxidant and anticarcinogenic qualities. Green tea also contains vitamins A, E, and C, as well as zinc, selenium, chromium and manganese.

It is packed full of things that are recommended to improve the overall quality of your health, and possibly the quality of your hair.

It is packed full of things that are recommended to improve the overall quality of your health, and possibly the quality of your hair.

What Could Make It Work?

Many people who have used green tea to reverse their hair loss problems attribute the effects to the high levels of antioxidants. Other ways in which it could contribute to hair regrowth and prevention of hair loss are:

  • Improves circulation of hormones and improves blood flow
  • Helps stimulate testosterone and interferes with the conversion to DHT.
  • Contains a potent antioxidant called EGCG.
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