Essential Enzymes for Hair Growth

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Hair growth is determined by a number of factors: genetics, nutrition, hair care and general health among others. Enzymes are proteins needed to maintain various bodily functions. Certain essential enzymes are known to stimulate hair growth.

Cysteine

  • Cysteine is the most common amino acid in hair, according to Haircare information. Cysteine contains sulfur molecules, which can create chemical bonds to strengthen hair.

Coenzyme Q10

  • An important enzyme found in fish, meat and vegetables, Coenzyme Q10 improves scalp circulation and increases tissue oxygenation. Both these functions help to stimulate hair growth.

Bromelain

  • Bromelain is a popular plant enzyme found in many hair care products. It is derived from the common pineapple plant and is commonly used to promote hair growth.

Substance P

  • According to PubMed, Substance P can induce significant hair growth from the telogen (resting stage of hair cycle) to the anagen (active growth) phase. Substance P is a protein found in the brain and spinal cord.

Biotin

  • Biotin is a coenzyme necessary for the metabolism of fats and amino acids and it also promotes cell growth. It is often used for strengthening hair and promoting hair growth.

Advice

  • Always consult your physician before using supplements containing hair-growth enzymes.

References

  • Photo Credit beautiful woman with long hair image by Paul Hill from Fotolia.com
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