NATURAL MEDICINE Every natural medicine is derived from a natural origin in the mineral, plant, or animal kingdom. Originally all drugs were extracted from naturally occurring substances but today most drugs are produced artificially in the laboratory. Scientists now isolate the active molecules in natural substances and reproduce it synthetically. In fact, modern technology now makes it possible for scientists to change molecules to produce a broader spectrum medication. These are called "Designer Drugs". While laboratory tests show that synthetic drugs work just as well as natural drugs, purists insist that by duplicating the active molecule synthetically you render it less effective since it is then without it's natural surrounding substances. Natural drugs and synthetic drugs act on cells in the body or the infecting organism by stimulating or blocking chemical reactions. This also is the action of "BIOPROTEIN". BIOPROTEIN stimulates the metabolism of the hair follicles and blocks DHT from binding to receptor cells. Traditionally, all drugs (at one time) came from bark, roots, plants and even the soil itself. The anti-malarial drug "QUININE" came from the bark of the Cinchona Tree. The pain killer MORPHINE" from Poppies, and the heart drug "DIGITALIS" from the Foxglove plant. From soil came remarkable discoveries of anti-fungal and antibiotic substances including the remarkable "STREPTOMYCIN".
Another remarkable discovery came in 1950 when a vacationing New York Department of Health Researcher dug a soil sample from a Virginia farm and brought it back to her laboratory. When she analyzed it she found a mold which was capable of "knocking out" all other molds. This anti-fungal drug became know as "NYSTATIN" in honor of the New York State Department of Health. With all this, there still exists in the world today feelings among some people that natural drugs from herbs, bark, and roots are all part of some medeval uncivilized culture. In reality, however, natural drugs were and still are the building blocks of our modern day drug therapy. Over the years most of the natural drug substances used for hundreds of years have been identified and synthesized by scientists. It is estimated that over 80% of our drugs today come from old natural drug therapies. So it is, therefore, not absurd for us to believe that we can control excessive hair loss with natural substances. Nor is it absurd to believe that with diligent treatment we can aid hair regrowth from hair follicles that are still capable of producing hair.
In 1987 at the World Congress of Dermatology, Dr. D. Adachi discussed the mechanism of a hair growth compound which in scientific circles is called "G" Phosphate Dehydrogenase or PDG. he said,"When the anagen phase (growing cycle) slows down it enters the catagen phase (resting cycle). During this period there is a slowing down of the growth pattern until hair stops growing altogether and eventually falls out (telogen phase)". He went on to say that PDG could provide the energy necessary to shorten the Catagen and Telogen phases and at the same time prolong the Anagen phase. Dr. Adachi's comments provided the impetuous for hundreds of researchers to begin researching those substances which could switch hair follicles from the Catagen or Telogen phases, back into the Anagen phase. After evaluations of almost three hundred different substances researchers noted that "odd numbered fatty acids" caused a 350% increase in the energy level of hair follicles. Dr. Hans Kugler, Scientist and author of "Slowing Down The Aging Process", and editor of the clinical journal "Preventive Medicine", discovered that Angelica Lactone an "odd numbered fatty acid" reduced dramatically the resting stage of the hair folicle by providing a chemical energy.
Dr. Kenkichi Oba of Japan discovered another "odd numbered fatty acid" called 3-carbon compound of Pentadecanoic Acid Glyceride" which also caused a dramatic increase in the energy level of hair follicles. Researchers have confirmed the results of the Dr.Kugler and Dr. Oba discoveries and those substances are now approved as a treatment for excessive hair loss by the German and Japanese Governments. Since 1990, there have been other discoveries which, like Angelica Lactone and Pentadecanoic Acid, were found to increase the metabolism of the hair follicle. They are: Swertia, Danggui Extract, and Tocopheryl Acetate. Progress against baldness was pushed a bit further recently when scientists discovered "Saw Palmetto Berry (Serenoa Repens)". This extract was found to counteract the conversion of Testosterone to Dehydrotestosterone (DHT) by inhibiting DHT binding to cellular and nuclear receptor sites thereby increasing DHT breakdown. In November of 1996 Hyaluronic Acid was added to the BIOPROTEIN medication to improve its ability to penetrate deep into the subcattaneous scalp tissue. In 1998 Silica was also added to improve brilliance and elasticity to hair.