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Natural Help for Women with Thinning Hair

by in Health Tips April 5, 2023

Women suffer from thinning hair too: especially after menopause. This safe, natural supplement can help.
Female pattern hair loss is the common, but little talked about, thinning of hair on the central scalp of women. The thinning hair increases with age. It is more common than you think: 23% of women in their forties already experience mild hair loss, and the numbers go up with age. Thinning hair is especially associated with menopause.
A  new double-blind study has found that the natural supplement Pycnogenol can help. Pycnogenol is a standardized extract of pine bark. It is rich in proanthocyanidin flavonoids, which are very powerful antioxidants.
The study gave 76 menopausal women between the ages of 45 and 60 either a placebo or 50mg pine bark extract three times a day. It then measured their hair density.
The pine bark extract significantly increased hair density. At two months, hair density was 30% greater; at six months, it was 23% greater. There was no significant improvement in the placebo group.
The pine bark extract was safe: there were no adverse events.
This study shows that supplementing pine bark extract could reduce hair loss in menopausal women.

Health Sci Rep. 2023 Jan; 6(1): e1045