Male Pattern Baldness and Hair Vitamins

Many researchers believe that the right dosage of hair vitamins can stop and reverse male pattern baldness, or MPB. MPB is the male version of the kind of hair loss known as androgenic alopecia. It has been determined that androgenic alopecia counts for 95% of all hair loss in men.

The idea that male pattern baldness can be countered with the right hair vitamins is hopeful news indeed for millions of men, because in spite of the conventional wisdom the vast majority of men hate losing their hair because of MPB and find it to be emotionally very painful. While it is true that some men happen to be so attractive in other ways, or because they happen to have looks that fit hand-in-glove with balding, that they don’t care about losing their hair as they age, they are only a very small minority of men. Most men are not the good-looking actors or don’t fit the image of the distinguished aging genius novelist who are portrayed in the media and the movies. Most men who must endure male pattern baldness find that it diminishes their ability to get or maintain romantic relationships, and possibly even contributes to the many factors that break up marriages. Many men have even found it affects their ability to get hired at a new job or keep their current position and have even changed jobs as a result of advancing hair loss.

Simply because male pattern baldness is seen as “normal” doesn’t mean that men are thrilled with it, and it doesn’t mean that women are crazy for men who have it, although again individuals do vary in both genders. Most men find that the only thing that makes them feel less sexually attractive than losing their hair is erectile dysfunction problems. (Yes, most men would even rather have a paunch than have their hairline recede.) And the majority of men who are going to have to go through this emotionally painful loss begin doing so by the age of 21. Some even begin by their mid-teens, and just about all of them who are going to have to endure it are experiencing it by the age of 35.

A combination of genetic predisposition which is usually inherited from one or both parents and the increasing production of a form of testosterone called DHT are the two factors that are responsible for androgenic alopecia. (It is not known whether the genetic predisposition comes through stronger from the mother’s line or the father’s.) While there is also female pattern baldness, it rarely results in the bald patches, dramatically receding hair line, or “horse shoe” that men experience. Women’s pattern baldness, for the most part, results in general thinning of the hair but not much in the way of actual balding. Also, twice as many men are affected by age-related hair loss as women.

Advancing research into hair vitamins provides ways to block the production of DHT. Other hair vitamins can nourish the hair through blood vessel dilation and getting the body the nutrition it needs to produce more and healthier hair. Some researchers think that sub par nutrition has more to do with hair loss than genetics. Either way, hair vitamins have been produce to reverse hair loss even in those who were born with a high probability of having to go through it.