April 7, 2014

Hair Growth Solutions for Fighting Alopecia – Natrol Biotin and Rogaine for Men

Alopecia, otherwise known as baldness, is a rather prevalent condition and chances are it will afflict us until the end of time. The good news is that there are a thousand and one ways to deal with it, but unfortunately nobody has the time to try them all.

There are, however, certain products with a lot of hype behind them, and it can be bit difficult to see through it and know if your potential purchase really is worth it. And so, what follows is a look at what we believe to be two of the more interesting and promising hair growth solutions out there, Natrol Biotin and Rogaine for Men.

Natrol Biotin and Hair Growth

What is Natrol Biotin?

To begin with, let’s have us a look at Natrol Biotin. It comes in a bottle filled with one hundred tablets, and they are all gelatin-free and are suitable for vegans. Each one of the capsules is filled with 10,000 mcg (micrograms) of the substance, making it a high-strength solution. With the regular consumption of these capsules you are promised an improvement in hair growth, regardless of whether or not you are in a fight against baldness.

What Makes Biotin Work?

Biotin itself is not the name of the product, but is rather a vitamin (known as vitamin H) or sometimes referred to as coenzyme R. It is a water-soluble B-vitamin, and it is produced en masse by your intestines every day. As a matter of fact, chances are that most people have biotin in excess.

However, if the vitamin’s production isn’t up to the body’s requirements, then your body starts having trouble converting fats into amino acids, which in part govern the growth of your hair. Otherwise said, biotin is extremely important to maintaining a normal metabolism and fend off alopecia, and this product works by compensating for the deficiency you may be experiencing.

Is it Worth a Try?

To begin with, this product does have some potential side effects, though they are very rarely felt. If they do happen though, you may very well be afflicted with a stomach ache and an outbreak of acne. However, this only happens in rather particular cases where the person is genetically-predisposed to such happenings, and they are far and few in-between… unfortunately, there is no way of knowing whether or not you are one of them before trying.

With this out of the way, it ought to be mentioned that an overwhelming majority of people who have tried it report noticeable improvements, at least for those who stuck with the program. Also, the idea of using biotin in order to improve hair growth isn’t exactly a new one; rather, it is a time-tested idea which is in the phase of being rendered more efficient. In other words, it is a fact that treating biotin deficiency helps a majority of people, and that’s the whole thing this product plays on.

Natrol Biotin Bottle

All in all, it’s not exactly expensive and we believe that given the theory behind it and the number of positive reviews in comparison to the negative ones, it is worth a try. However, if you have had side effects from similar products in the past, then we advise that you consult with a health professional before making the decision to buy anything.

Rogaine Hair Regrowth Treatment

The specific product we are going to be discussing here is Rogaine for Men Hair Regrowth Treatment, but it needs to be mentioned that the product also exists in a version for the ladies (Rogaine for Women Hair Regrowth Treatment), and virtually everything that will be said here can also be applied to that version.

What is Rogaine?

Rogaine for Men Hair Regrowth comes in a package with three little spray bottles, each one unleashing a special foam, which in itself is the hair growth solution.

In comparison to topical solutions, it seems that most people prefer foam as they find it acts faster and with greater efficiency. One of the bottles is meant to last for a month, and it is very easy to use as you simply need to apply a bit of it to the affected area and massage it in.

What Makes Men's Rogaine Work?

Though the formula is filled with a number of ingredients which moderately help to maintain the bodily processes that govern hair growth, the main course here is minoxidil. What exactly is it? Well, it is an ingredient which has undergone extensive studying and testing at the hands of the FDA, and through clinical trials it was discovered that it has the potential to help with hair growth.

To this day, it remains the only over-the-counter hair growth ingredient approved by the FDA. The mixture in the foam contains 5% minoxidil, which is actually quite a bit, even if it doesn’t sound like it. Also, the fact that the ingredient is delivered through foam allows it to be more completely absorbed and at a faster rate.

Is it Worth a Try?

There is no point in hiding it, no product is perfect and there is a problem with this one. The main thing which left most people feeling unhappy is that the product didn’t work fast enough… and what’s more, it actually seemed to make things worse. As it happens though, this is the kind of solution which requires a long-term commitment, and that means at the very least three to four months.

The people who were helped by the product did, in fact, commonly experience a short period at the start of the treatment during which the hair loss was accelerated. It is really a matter of whether or not you are willing to commit yourself and take a bit of a risk in the name of a long-term solution.

Rogaine for Men Package

Apart from that, there is plenty of photographic and testimonial evidence floating around as to the effectiveness of Rogaine for Men, and once again, they far outweigh the criticisms. Rogaine is a long-standing and trusted brand, and for these hair growth products they are basing themselves on cold, hard scientific facts rather than bogus statistics and questionable trials.

If you are indeed willing to spend the money and be patient with this product, then the chances are rather good that it will end up helping you.

Also, here are some before and after pictures of “real guys 1 to 4”, from the product's Amazon page.

Rogaine for Men Before and After Pictures
Rogaine for Men - Before and After Pictures

Some Final Words

And so, as you can clearly tell, even the best and most promising of alopecia fighting products have their own drawbacks. Chances are that it will take quite some time before we finally get a miracle cure to baldness that works for all without a hitch, so we must do the best we can with what the present gives us.

Work out the potential risks versus the potential benefits, and do take your time in making a choice; finding out if a product works takes time, and you probably want to get this ordeal over with as soon as possible.

In any case, we hope we were helpful in at least giving you some sense of direction in where to search for your hair growth solutions. Best of luck to all of you!

April 1, 2014

An Exploration of Sweet Almond Oil Benefits for Skin

As it happens, there are some who have decided to also extract edible, massage and hair oils from the almonds… and they were very intelligent in doing so considering all the sweet almond oil benefits for skin there are to speak of.

It is a rather versatile oil, and what follows is a look those afore-mentioned benefits and how they can help you to maintain a clean and healthy skin. I’m pretty sure that no one here is a stranger to almonds; they are eaten and used in countless varieties, from simple salty snacks to convoluted chef-level recipes.

Sweet Almond Oil Application

The Health Benefits

To begin with, there are plenty of health benefits related to sweet almond oil. With it being an extremely rich source of different vitamins, minerals, and all kinds of other nutrients, sweet almond oil bears benefits for one’s cardiac health, it can act as a natural and long-term painkiller, it can be used in order to improve your cholesterol levels, and finally it can even strengthen your immune system and help set your digestive track in order.

Because the focus of this article is more on the oil’s skin care related properties, we will end this section here. Fortunately, there is plenty of information available on the subject, so if you would like for us to cover the topic, let us know. Otherwise, there are certainly ways of finding out what you need to know through your search engine of choice.

Sweet Almond Oil Benefits for Skin

To begin with, sweet almond oil has been used as one of the main ingredients in a large number of beauty and hygiene products, from spa skin treatments and massage therapy to various soaps and hair conditioners. This is just so you know that this isn’t some kind of fad, but rather a very real ally that can help you.

Having dry skin is an extremely common and very annoying condition, one that could eventually lead to rather annoying damages. When using sweet almond oil for face or any other part of your body, you are going to be feeding your skin with a hearty dose of vitamins E, A, B1, B2 and B6, helping to moisturize the skin and reduce any inflammations.

Using sweet almond oil for dark circles is also a viable course of action seeing as how the oil stimulates blood flow close to the surface of the skin and helps to clean out any impurities. In addition, it makes the skin tighter and smoother, which in turn helps to get rid of those pesky dark circles that never seem to leave your face.

Finally, there are some who use almond oil for stretch marks, and though it is a bit of skeptical idea, it actually does work. Due to its emollient qualities and the various factors already mentioned-above, a massage with almond oil on the stretch marks will promote blood circulation to the area and contribute to its recovery.

Sweet Almond Oil Health Benefits

And so, as you can clearly see, using sweet almond oil for skin isn’t some kind of scam or trap; it’s been done for countless generations, and the only reason it waned in popularity for a little bit was the overabundance of other products. Almond oil is indeed something akin to a miracle gifted to us by nature, and you’ll only ever benefit from using it.