AF-8 Hair Therapy is a natural L-Arginine-rich dietary food supplement which also contains, L-Citrulline, Vitamin C, Beetroot Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Resveratrol Extract, Vitamin K2, Vitamin D3, Biotin and Zinc. These in combination may help to reduce hair shedding and stimulate growth.
AF-8 Hair Therapy provides a balance of specifically chosen amino acids and vitamins that may work synergistically in improving hair condition.
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There is evidence to suggest that the amino acids and vitamins contained within AF-8 Hair Therapy may:
Improve blood flow to the scalp
Support the production of collagen
Support the phase of anagen (hair growth)
Reduce inflammation in the hair follicles
Inhibit scalp calcification
Increase potassium delivery to the follicle
Reduce free radical damage
Slow genetically conditioned hair loss
Reduce shedding and maintain hair health and growth
Our customers are reporting positive results!
"I have been having AF-8 Hair Therapy for about a month now, everyday, just one drink per day and I have so much more energy. My hair is healthier stronger and much more shiny and doesn't fall out anymore!!"
BY THE AGE OF 35, OVER 65% OF MEN WILL HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME FORM OF HAIR LOSS
Source: American Hair Loss Association.
AROUND 50% OF WOMEN IN THE UK, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 30 TO 65, SUFFER FROM THINNING HAIR
Source: BBC Health report.
L-Arginine (5.25g per 10g serving)
In the body, the amino acid L-Arginine changes into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and improves circulation. Evidence indicates that L-Arginine has a positive effect on hair growth due to this vasodilatory effect. L-Arginine further promotes hair growth as the nitric oxide generated also enhances the function of the potassium channels of the cells in the hair follicles – loss of this process results in a potassium deficiency, which is known to shrink follicles and thin hair. With the potassium channels fully functioning the nutrient blood supply to the hair root is then maximised, which in turn stimulates hair growth and improves and maintains hair condition.
L-Citrulline (1.09g per 10g serving)
Your kidneys change L-Citrulline into L-Arginine boosting the L-Arginine levels already contained in AF-8 Hair Therapy. Studies show that a combination of L-Arginine and L-Citrulline increases the longevity of nitric oxide in the cardiovascular system which enhances the product benefits for improving and supporting healthy hair.
Vitamin C (0.42g per 10g serving)
Vitamin C holds antioxidant properties which can reduce the damage that free radicals can cause to hair follicles. Free radicals can result in harm to your hair, turning it brittle or weak resulting in hair loss. Recent studies indicate that Vitamin C taken in conjunction with L-Arginine increases the beneficial effects of nitric oxide production, which we know stimulates hair growth by improving circulation. Vitamin C is also needed to create a protein called collagen, an important part of hair structure and also helps your body to absorb iron, a mineral essential for hair growth.
Beetroot Extract (0.21g per 10g serving)
Carotenoids present in beetroot extract help improve blood circulation in the scalp which in turn nourishes the hair follicles from within. Beetroot extract also contains potassium, a deficiency, as previously stated under the L-Arginine heading, of which is often linked to hair loss. Sufficient potassium can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Beetroot extract also naturally contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and Vitamin C, as well as Phosphorus, Sodium, Iodine, Iron and Copper – and so has a great range of hair health beneficial micronutrients that help to enhance the effects of AF-8 Hair Therapy.
Grape Seed Extract (0.08g per 10g serving)
Grape seed extract contains Vitamin E, which has an array of positive effects, including maintaining a healthy scalp, which encourages lustrous hair growth. Grape Seed Extract also has huge antioxidant potential due to its flavonoid phytonutrients, which, like the Vitamin C, reduces free radical damage to the hair follicles and encourages healthy hair growth. Recent studies have also proven that Grape Seed Extract can jump start the hair cycle and push the follicle from telogen (the phase when most hair is lost) to anagen (the phase in which active hair growth occurs). The oligomeric proanthocyanidins in Grape Seed Extract can also inhibit DHT production (a hormone that causes hair loss) enhancing follicle stimulation and promoting healthy hair.
Ingredients & Benefits
Resveratrol Extract (0.0315g per 10g serving)
Research has revealed that the health benefits of resveratrol include its ability to reduce the potential for hair loss and boost the hair growing process by reducing the effects of inflammation in the hair follicles by blocking the production of N F Kappa B, a powerful inflammatory agent. Reduction in inflammation in turn supports increased blood flow to the skin, which can help in reducing the effect of age-related hair issues. Resveratrol is also known as a flavonoid - a phytochemical that has been shown to have beneficial health effects of slowing the progression of genetically conditioned hair loss by improving endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction decreases blood flow to the hair follicles reducing their capacity to stimulate continuous growth, which results in damaged and shedding hair.
Vitamin K2 (180mcg per 10g serving)
As stated under the Grape Seed heading, a major cause of hair loss (especially pattern baldness) is DHT (a derivative from testosterone) which can cause excess calcium deposits leading to ‘scalp calcification’ which decreases the flow of blood to hair follicles, which in turn shrink and lead to hair loss. Vitamin K2 stimulates the production of Matrix GLA Protein in our body, which is known to inhibit ‘scalp calcification’ by regulating blood calcium in a very efficient manner, thus supporting and maintaining an efficient flow of blood to the hair follicles. Vitamin K2 is an innovative and essential addition to AF-8 Hair Therapy.
Vitamin D3 (1000iu per 10g serving)
Vitamin D3 helps create new hair follicles by playing a vital role in cellular turnover ensuring a normal and healthy hair follicle cycle. It has been established that hair loss can occur when your body lacks the recommended amount of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 deficiency has been linked to alopecia, (also known as spot baldness), hair shedding and general poor hair condition. Getting the recommended daily amount of D3 will help to maintain hair health and growth. Vitamin D3 also works alongside Vitamin C – which together are vital to hair growth cycles. Vitamin D3 boosts immunity, maintains a healthy skin and stimulates cell growth – therefore playing an important role in the health of hair.
Biotin (100mcg per 10g serving)
Biotin is a water-soluble essential vitamin that is part of the ‘B’ family (B7), a deficiency of which can lead to hair loss and thinning. Biotin is sometimes referred to as Vitamin H, the ‘H’ being for hair. Biotin is essential for a healthy metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids, which are the ‘building blocks’ of hair, and is used in the creation of important enzymes that contribute to strong hair and nail growth. An essential protein for hair, skin and nail health is keratin, the infrastructure of which Biotin helps improve. Biotin has been shown to stimulate hair growth – causing hair to thicken and appear more lustrous!
Zinc (32.10mg per 10g serving)
A deficiency of zinc, a mineral that plays a very important role in hair tissue growth and repair, can often result in hair thinning and loss. Our bodies do not store Zinc and it needs to be taken from our diets. Zinc plays an important role in supporting the immune system. A poorly functioning immune system can affect the health of our hair, skin and nails. Some evidence shows that Zinc may act as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, blocking the creation of DHT, a hormone known to contribute to hair loss. Low levels of Zinc are often noted in people suffering from excessive hair shedding and Zinc can help ensure the oil glands of the hair follicle work efficiently, supporting healthy hair growth and retention.
L-Arginine, Stabilisers (Malic Acid, Citric Acid), L-Citrulline, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Zinc (Zinc Citrate), Biotin (D Biotin), Berry Flavour, Beetroot (Beta Vulgaris), Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract (95% Proanthocyanidins), Sweetener (Stevia Rebaudiana 97%), Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract (Resveratrol 99%),Vitamin K2 Natto MK-7 (1.3% Menaquinone-7), Vitamin D3 (0.25% Cholecalciferol)
AF-8 Hair Therapy has been developed with professional and qualified nutritional food supplement formulators using scientific data and research to ensure the best combination of relevant amino acids and vitamins is offered. AF-8 Hair Therapy is produced in a legislatively compliant UK based food supplement manufacturing facility.
* Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) † No NRV Established