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The hair follicle is one of the most active organisms in the body, and healthy hair requires healthy follicles. The hair follicles are located in the dermal papillary layer. During the anagen growing phase, the hair shaft grows out from the follicles at an angle through the dermis and epidermis, extending out to the surface of the skin.
The bottom spherical part of the hair follicle, or bulb, swells, and forms a claw-like network. The center of the bulb is the hair papilla, an extension from the dermal papilla. The hair papilla is full of capillaries that provide the nutrients needed for hair growth.
In later stages the hair follicles enter the catagen phase (cessation of growth phase), the telogen rest phase, and then shedding of hair, which completes a cycle.
During the catagen phase, the hair follicles no longer produce melanin nor divide to produce hair growth. The dermal papilla experiences gradual reduction of local blood vessels and the loss of the Stratum basale (base cells).
Then, the cycle begins again with another anagen phase. Hair follicles gradually move up again restoring the spherical shape of the bulb plus returning to the papillary layer. The length of the hair follicle life cycle depends on the hair, the scalp that hosts hair follicles, and the general body health condition.
In Chinese medical terms, the problem of hair loss is treated at both the surface and root levels. The surface level is the hair and scalp, while the root level is the general body health and constitution.
While a normal hair life cycle lasts about 3-7 years, the small, miniaturized follicles of typical male baldness can last from a few months to two years. For aging hair follicles, the life cycle has an extra window period between the anagen and telogen phases.
The keys to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth are to extend the anagen phase, lengthen the catagen phase and shorten the telogen phase.
It's a complicated matter to adjust the various phases of hair follicle growth cycle by herbal, medicinal or other interventions. Furthermore, modern scientific research has only begun to determine the many factors and hormonal changes involved in hair growth.
For example, the third and fifth fibroblast growth factors (FGF-3, FGF-5) can contribute to the shift from growth to degradation of hair follicles. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and the seventh fibroblast growth factor (FGF -7) can boost hair follicles resting in the telogen phase into the growing anagen period.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), endothelial cell growth factor (EGF), and fibroblast growth factor 7 (FGF-7) may all help extend the anagen growth period.
Today, these growth factors and hormones are often used to compare hair growth modifiers or to determine their mechanisms of action.
However, given the gap between basic research (in vitro) and clinical applications (oral), the current treatments are limited to topical hair growth products such as saw palmetto extract, which in vitro inhibits 5α-reductase. This extract can reduce the dihydrotestosterone testosterone but has no effect when taken orally. Therefore it is commonly used in topical hair-growth liquid applications.
Adenosine, an enhancer for the hair follicle papilla of FGF-7, is another popular ingredient in topical hair tonics.
Finally, there are the Advangen plant extracts based hair creams, which inhibit FGF-5, the protein that triggers the transition of hair follicles from the growth to resting phases. [Advangen is a group of topical applications including the herbs Sanguisorbae officinalis and Eriobotya japonica from an Australian company. They sell a lot in Japan and other Asian countries.]
Nevertheless, these are all treatments merely for the surface [scalp and hair] and do not include root treatment [for general body health].
Numerous clinical cases have shown that the Taiwan-US patent formula PriaPlex, if used uninterruptedly at sufficient dosage, can stop abnormal hair loss within four to eight weeks.
New hair typically will grow at the vertex, or top of the head, in three to six months time.
In some cases original hair color begins to reappear as part of the healthy new hair growth within six months after starting to use PriaPlex.
All-natural PriaPlex® is an advanced, patented herbal formula designed to support healthy hair and prevent hair loss associated with aging.
PriaPlex is the first therapeutic food invention approved by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for inhibiting hair loss. The patent covers both production methods and product functions. Functions included in the patent description are that the product reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth, improves skin texture, and enhances vitality.
PriaPlex combines a nourishing blend of herbs that not only halt hair loss and increase hair growth, but also benefit general health. Case studies have shown that patients experienced increased levels of vitality and energy after 1 to 2 weeks, and had improved skin tone and texture after 6 to 8 weeks.
Directions: The recommended dose is 3 caplets, twice daily.
Serving Size: 3
Servings Per Container: 60 caplets
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Proprietary Blend||1500 mg||*|
|Ligustrum fruit (Ligustrum lucidum Ait.)||Nu Zhen Zi||*|
|Eclipta herb (Eclipta prostrata L.)||Han Lian Cao||*|
|Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.))||Huang Qi||*|
|Dong quai root (Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels)||Dang Gui||*|
|Rehmannia root (Rehmannia glutinosa)||Sheng Di Huang||*|
|Asian ginseng root (Panax ginseng)||Ren Shen||*|
|* Daily Value not established|
Other Ingredients: Water, magnesium stearate (vegetarian source), silicon dioxide, Arbocel (powdered cellulose), AC-Di-sol.
Contains no added sugar, salt, wheat, gluten, corn, dairy products, coloring, flavoring or preservatives.
What is the recommended daily dose of PriaPlex?
The recommended daily dose of PriaPlex is 3 tablets, 2 times per day.
You can take the tablets with or away from meals.
How much PriaPlex can I safely take in a day?
You do not need to take more than 6 tablets in a day to gain the full effectiveness of the PriaPlex supplement. The best results come from consistent use over many months.
How do I know PriaPlex is working for me?
PriaPlex is a Tango Advanced Nutrition product that should improve your general health while also restoring hair growth and health.
After 5-10 days of use you can expect to experience increased energy strength and stamina. These are signs that PriaPlex is correcting internal metabolism in a way that will support healthier skin and hair growth.
After 3-4 weeks you should note improved skin tone and color. These positive changes indicate improved microcirculation in the skin capillaries and better delivery of important nutrients for growth to the hair follicles.
Between 6-12 weeks of regular usage should result in decreased hair loss and the start of new hair growth. The hair growth will appear first like peach fuzz and likely where you experienced your most recent hair loss. Hair growth at the top or vertex is the most common place to see results.
After 6 months you may notice the start of grey hair returning to its original color and that the fine new hair thickens.
The likelihood and timing of hair growth will depend on the state of your health, the degree and type of hair loss you have experienced.
Are the results the same for men and women?
Both men and women experience male-pattern hair loss with age. PriaPlex is restorative for both men and women with this type of hair loss.
It is also equally effective in men and women when the cause of hair loss is not due to male pattern baldness.
Do I have to take PriaPlex forever?
Generally speaking, if hair growth is restored and you stop using the product, your results will begin to reverse and increased hair loss will result.
However, since the benefits of using PriaPlex help improve and balance your health on the inside and the outside, you may wish to use the product as your main regular daily supplement.
When should I take PriaPlex?
The most important consideration in taking PriaPlex is to use it twice daily and consistently. Convenience makes regular use possible, so including PriaPlex in your regular supplement routine is a good idea.
You can take PriaPlex with or away from meals.
Morning and early evening, or with dinner are the best times to take the formula to spread out its benefits over a 24-hour period.
Some people take their evening dose of PriaPlex about 1 hour before bedtime to make sure they have beneficial nutrients working while they are sleeping.
I take over-the-counter/prescriptive medicines for my heart and blood circulation. Can I take PriaPlex with them?
You can take PriaPlex while you are using medicines for your circulation or any other condition. You should not take PriaPlex, however, if you are on Coumadin/warfarin.
Can I take PriaPlex with other supplements?
Yes, you can take PriaPlex with and at the same time as you take other dietary supplements.
As a general precaution, you should always take PriaPlex or any other supplement at least 2 hours away from any medication to reduce any possible risk of interaction.
If you have any questions about using PriaPlex or any other supplement while you are using medications of any type, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Can I combine PriaPlex with some of your other products like Vital Cell or Herbal Boost?
You can take 2 capsules, 2 times per day of Vital Cell along with your regular doses of PriaPlex and expect additional benefits from the promotion of blood circulation.
You can also call one of our product specialists if you have questions about how best to combine our formulas. The toll-free number for product questions is 1-866-778-2646, ext. 2.
Can a woman take PriaPlex if she is pregnant or nursing?
No, we do not recommend that a woman take PriaPlex if she is pregnant or nursing. This is not because PriaPlex is unsafe but because there have been no safety studies performed on the ingredients in PriaPlex for pregnancy and nursing.
Can children take PriaPlex?
PriaPlex is not recommended for children under the age of 18.
You can call our toll-free number if you have a child who may benefit from PriaPlex to discuss its use for their condition, including the proper dosage. The toll-free number again is 1-866-778-2646, ext 2.
Can I give PriaPlex to my pet (cat, dog, or horse)?
Yes, however, you should contact a holistic veterinarian for advice before you give PriaPlex to your pet. Your veterinarian will be the best person to determine what dose you should give to your pet, since animals vary widely in size and speed of metabolism. Both of those factors determine doses for supplements for animals.
Is PriaPlex tested for contaminants that could harm my health?
Yes, we regularly test batches of our formulas to make sure they meet strict quality control guidelines recommended by government regulatory agencies.
Are there any side effects from taking PriaPlex?
PriaPlex does not cause drowsiness or make a person sleepy. It also does not contain any stimulants that might cause jitteriness or lack of sleep.
What do I do if I think taking PriaPlex is causing me discomfort?
The most common discomforts experienced by a tiny percentage of people when taking any vitamin, mineral, or herbal formula are digestive upset or very mild allergic reactions such as skin itching or irritability.
These minor discomforts usually disappear by taking a lower dose or by taking the supplement with meals.
If you should experience discomfort when taking PriaPlex and it does not go away with these suggestions, then discontinue use and contact our product specialist for further recommendations at 1-866-778-2646, ext 2. If we cannot determine a way for you to continue use of the product to gain its benefits, then we will arrange for a full refund for you.