Advecia is a nutritional supplement, marketed for the prevention of hair loss. Whilst there are countless pills, both herbal and non-herbal, that claim to prevent hair loss, Advecia is of particular interest due to the inclusion of Saw Palmetto, a berry that many believe offers benefits for hair loss sufferers.
Both diet and nutritional supplementation can have a positive influence on hair growth and the general health of your hair, whilst deficiencies of some nutrients can actually promote a loss of hair. There is no doubt that an adequate intake of nutrients, whether or not this is supported by a supplement program, is advantageous for those who may be more prone to hair loss. Advecia includes specific nutrients that are not easily obtained from dietary sources alone.
The ingredients in Advecia include the following:
Saw palmetto berries
Saw Palmetto functions as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, making it potentially useful in male pattern hair loss. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study, 60% of men treated with a liposterolic extract of saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol were rated as improved on the final visit. For more information about Saw Palmetto, click here.
Green tea extract
Extracts of green tea contain polyphenols which are believed by some to influence hair loss. A specific component EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase. In animal studies of spontaneous hair loss, green tea extract has apparently demonstrated the ability to produce significant hair regrowth, however we have been unable to verify these claims.
Grape seed extract
Components found in grape seed extract may be useful in treating hair loss according to some studies. Toxicology studies in animals show that grape seed extract is a safe product, not affecting blood cells or producing adverse effects.
A promotional video for Advecia is shown below:
Does Advecia actually work?
For some people, it would appear that Advecia could indeed offer some benefits, although to what extent will vary from person to person.
We have spoken with several clients who have used Advecia, and a small number have reported a mild slowing of their hair loss. This feedback is quite encouraging. Advecia may also appeal to those who are planning to try Propecia or Procerin, but are concerned about the potential side effects.