Posts for Tag: 5 alpha-reductase

  • Saw Palmeto

    5-alpha reductase inhibitors Human prostatic steroid 5 alpha-reductase isoforms–a comparative study of selective inhibitors. AUTHOR Iehlé C; Délos S; Guirou O; Tate R; Raynaud JP; Martin PM JOURNAL J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol, 54: 5-6, 1995 Sep, 273-9 ABSTRACT The present study describes the independent expression of the type 1 and 2 isoforms of human … Continue reading "Saw Palmeto"


  • Gamma linolenic acid

    Gamma linolenic acid in hair follicle growth Role of testosterone and its dervatives in hair loss has been subject of numerous studies and there has been several publications demonstrating local effect of testosterone in baldness and potentiation of this effect by dihydrotestosterone. Certain unsaturated aliphatic fatty acids, such as gamma-linolenic acid, inhibit 5alpha-reductase activity in … Continue reading "Gamma linolenic acid"