Potential New Treatment for Hair Loss

Researchers believe they may have found a chemical compound that induces hair growth
by Oxford Biolabs

New Treatment Research

Researchers believe they may have found a chemical compound that induces hair growth by blocking a stress-related hormone associated with hair loss. This is good, because at the present time there are very few effective treatments for people living with Androgenetic Alopcia . Even FDA approved medications such as Minoxidil show only limited efficacy in most patients.
A scientific team at UCLA used mice that were genetically altered to overproduce a stress hormone called corticotrophin-releasing factor or CRF. As these mice age, they lose their hair and eventually become bald on their backs, making them visually distinct from other mice who have thicker hair.
The researchers injected a peptide called astressin-B – which has the ability to block the action of CRF – into the bald mice to observe how its CRF-blocking ability affected gastrointestinal tract function. When the initial single injection had no effect the investigators continued the injections over five days to give the peptide a better chance of blocking the CRF receptors. They measured the effects of this regimen on the stress-induced response in the colons of the mice and placed the mice back in the cages with their hairy counterparts.
Hair growth was a very welcome, albeit unexpected, response.
Approximately three months later, researchers returned to the mice to conduct further gastrointestinal studies and found they couldn't distinguish them from their unchanged counterparts as their previously bald backs were now covered in hair. A notable remark from the researchers is the fact that just one injection a day for five consecutive days was enough to maintain a full coat of hair for up to four months.
This Research Update column highlights articles related to recent scientific inquiry into the process of hair loss. It is not intended to promote any specific ingredient, regimen, or use and should not be construed as evidence of the safety, effectiveness, or intended uses of the TRX2 ®  product. The TRX2 ®  label should be consulted for intended uses and appropriate directions for use of the product.