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How Does Alpecin Counteract Hair Loss?


Hair loss affects one out of two men.

In 80% of all cases, it is "androgenetic alopecia" that worries men: Hereditary hair loss is a predisposition and not a disease. Therefore, it can not be cured once and for all but must be treated continuously. Furthermore, androgenetic alopecia is passed down dominantly. As a result, the cosmetic solution is appropriate for long-term treatment, because pharmaceuticals that involve the risk of undesirable side effects are not necessarily required to treat a cosmetic problem.


What causes hair loss?


Normally, the hair root is active for up to eight years (growth phase), followed by a resting phase. The hair root releases the hair and it falls out without the threat of hair loss. Subsequently, the hair root starts another growth phase and does so about 14 times before dying.

The testosterone surplus, which begins during puberty, makes beard hair grow on the one hand but also weakens predisposed hair roots in the scalp. Based on the hereditary disposition, the hair roots react super sensitively to testosterone (DHT). It cuts the energy supply, thereby weakening the hair roots. Their growth phases are shortened and their lifetime ends prematurely.

With the corresponding genetic predisposition, testosterone (DHT) prevents the generation of c-AMP, a messenger compound for energy, which is required for the hair roots' metabolism. This shortens growth phases and the hair roots' lifetime ends prematurely. If more and more hair roots die this way, male baldness will be the result.

The caffeine-containing ingredient of Alpecin protects the hair roots against this testosterone attack. This prolongs the growth phases, which means that hair growth is possible well into old age. Recent dermatological tests by the university clinics of Hamburg-Eppendorf and Jena have confirmed the efficacy of caffeine against testosterone.


What can I do to fight hair loss?


First of all: hereditary hair loss is a genetic predisposition, not a disease. As such, it cannot be permanently cured but must be continuously treated. This is where Alpecin has proved valuable. The caffeine contained in Alpecin prevents the hair roots from following their hereditary propensity for increased hair loss and ensuing baldness. Alpecin prevents hair loss – without any undesirable side effects. When applied, it causes a fresh tingling on the scalp, its active ingredients travel along the hair sheath and form a depot sufficient for up to 24 hours.

Once a day, it will take just a small effort to ensure that the caffeine-based ingredient combination protects you from hair loss.

Alpecin With A Highly Effective Caffeine Complex.

Alpecin with a highly effective caffeine complex - With its caffeine-based ingredient combination, Alpecin keeps the hair roots active and helps extend their growth phase longer than genetically predisposed:

  • Counteracts premature hair loss.
  • Increases hair root productivity.
  • Enhances the speed of hair growth.

The active ingredients are applied directly where they are needed. This way, Alpecin allows a high dosage without stressful impacts on the organism.