Beyond Grey Hair Treatment: Natural Health Benefits

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement. Grey Defence® remains simply a dietary supplement grey hair treatment solution, no more, no less.

 

Since launching Grey Defence® the most common questions we get are: How long do I need to take Grey Defence®? Is Grey Defence® safe? What are the side effects of using Grey Defence®? And many similar type questions. One of the major misconception about Grey Defence® that these questions seems to point to is with regard to the true nature of Grey Defence® . Grey Defence® is not a drug and is not designed to treat a particular disease. What Grey Defence® is is a dietary supplement that is designed to supplement a balanced diet with specific nutritive additions to help promote the reversal of grey hair. In short, it is nourishment – food.

What this means is if you attain the results you are seeking using Grey Defence® then your current diet has deficiencies which the product is addressing, so ongoing usages is not a problem and is in fact recommended.

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

While we have spoken in some detail about the particular role each ingredient plays in the Grey Defence® formula, we have not discussed in any meaningful manner the whole-health quality of these nutritive ingredients. This posting is intended to rectify that information deficiency. Below are more detailed none greying related, general health oriented information on the ingredients in our formula. The information is taken from a number of reputable sources including the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the Institute of Medicine a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and other reputable third party sources. For those concerned about the high dosage of Folic Acid & Vitamin B12 in our formula, please review the PDF herein linked, from National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine that set the Upper Limits (UL) for Vitamins and Minerals in the US. UL = The maximum level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse effects. (opens in new window, please deactivate any pop-up blockers).

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
ROLE:  Coenzyme in the metabolism of amino acids and in energy production. Major coenzyme forms in humans are pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) and pyridoxamine phosphate (PMP).

DEFICIENCY:  Clinical effects of deficiency are dermatitis, anemia, convulsions, depression, and confusion.

DISEASE PREVENTION:  Involved in one-carbon cycle, which produces methyl groups to be used in synthesis of other compounds. Inadequate levels of B-6 can lead to accumulation of homocysteine, which may be a risk factor for heart disease. Adequate B-6 facilitates conversion of homocysteine to cysteine.

RDA:    1.3 mg per day for men and women 19-50
            1.5 mg per day for women over 50
            1.7 mg per day for men over 50

UL:  “No adverse effects have been associated with high intake of vitamin B-6 from food sources.” Large supplemental doses of B-6 have been used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and premenstrual syndrome, and have been associated with the development of sensory neuropathy. For supplemental uses, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) is 100 mg per day for adults.

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

Folate (Folic Acid)
ROLE:  Folate is a coenzyme in the single-carbon cycle. It is essential for DNA synthesis and normal cell division and for interconversions of amino acids, including the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Folate is the complex form of this nutrient that occurs naturally in foods. Folic acid is the synthetic form used in fortified foods and dietary supplements. Folic acid is more stable and more completely absorbed than folate from foods.

DEFICIENCY:  Inadequate folate intake leads to a megaloblastic type of anemia. In advanced stages, the anemia typically results in symptoms of weakness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, headache, palpitations, and shortness of breath.

PREVENTION OF NEURAL TUBE DEFECT:  400 mcg of folic acid daily from fortified foods and/or supplements is recommended for women capable of becoming pregnant, in addition to their dietary folate intake, in order to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects.

PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE:  While there is considerable evidence suggesting that folic acid may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing levels of homocysteine, the Food and Nutrition Board believes more evidence is needed before basing a dietary recommendation on these cardiovascular effects.

RDA:    400mcg per day for aduls as a dietary folate equivalents (DFE). One microgram of folate from food is equal to 0.5 mcg of synthetic folic acid. In addition to consuming folate from food, it is recommended that women capable of becoming pregnant take 400 mcg of folic acid daily from fortified foods and/or supplements, to reduce the risk of neural tube birth defects.

UL:  An Upper Tolerable Intake Level (UL) of 1,000 mcg is established for folic acid from fortified foods or dietary supplements, based on the potential for folic acid to mask symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency and thus precipitate or exacerbate neuropathy in people who are B-12 deficient.

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

Vitamin B-12
ROLE:  Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a coenzyme in the one-carbon cycle that generates methyl groups to be used in the synthesis of other compounds. In that cycle, B-12 is needed for the reaction that converts homocysteine back to methionine. Vitamin B-12 is essential for normal blood formation and neurological function.

DEFICIENCY:  Vitamin B-12 deficiency is known as “pernicious anemia.” It causes a megaloblastic anemia identical to that caused by folate deficiency. Symptoms include pallor of the skin, diminished energy, fatigue, shortness of breath, and palpitations. Vitamin B-12 deficiency may also cause neurological disorders including tingling and numbness in the hands and feet, abnormalities of gait, loss of concentration, memory loss, disorientation, mood changes, dementia, visual disturbances, insomnia, impotency, and impaired bowel and bladder control. Gastrointestinal symptoms may include sore tongue, appetite loss, flatulence, and constipation.

RDA:    The Recommended Dietary Allowance is 2.4 mcg per day for adults. However, because many people over the age of 50 have low stomach acid and therefore may not absorb dietary B-12 very well, the Food and Nutrition Board recommends that people over 50 should get most of their B-12 from foods fortified with B-12 or from nutritional supplements containing B-12. The synthetic form of B-12 used in these products is more easily absorbed than the naturally-occurring B-12 in foods.

UL:  None established. “No adverse effects have been associated with excess B-12 intake from food or supplements in healthy individuals.” Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. After the body uses these vitamins, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine.

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

Selenium
ROLE:  Selenium is required as a component of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which protects against oxidative stress. Other selenium-containing enzymes are involved in the regulation of thyroid hormone action and the regeneration of vitamin C from its oxidized forms.

DEFICIENCY:  Selenium deficiency in animals can result in lipid peroxidation and cardiac injury if it occurs together with vitamin E deficiency. A cardiomyopathy known as Keshan disease has been associated with selenium deficiency in China.

RDA:    The RDA for selenium is 55 mcg per day for both men and women.

UL:  The Tolerable Upper Intake Leve is set at 400 mcg per day for adults, based on the potential for toxicity at levels above 800 mcg per day. Reported symptoms of toxicity have included hair and nail brittleness and loss, gastrointestinal disturbances, skin rash, garlic breath order, fatigue, irritability, and nervous system abnormalities.

Catalase
Please feel free to review previously written article on Catalase.

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

Pterostilbene
ROLE:  Pterostilbene is one of many aromatic hydrocarbons called “stilbenes.” It’s a derivative of resveratrol, a compound found in large quantities in the skins of red grapes.

FINDINGS:  Researchers made a huge discovery in 2002, when – in tests using rat mammary glands – they found that pterostilbene possessed cancer-fighting properties at similar effective concentrations as resveratrol.Also in that study, Rimando, Oxford plant physiologist Stephen Duke, and scientists at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina found that pterostilbene is a powerful antioxidant.

Then, Rimando announced that pterostilbene can help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. This conclusion was the result of animal studies Rimando did with colleagues at the University of Mississippi and with chemist Wallace H. Yokoyama of ARS’s Processed Foods Research Unit in Albany, California. They found that pterostilbene was similar in activity to ciprofibrate, a commercial drug that lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. “But ciprofibrate can have side effects such as muscle pain and nausea,” says Rimando. “Pterostilbene targets the same specific receptor as ciprofibrate, but it’s likely to have fewer side effects.”

(SOURCE USDA http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/nov06/health1106.htm)

RDA:     Not Established.

UL:   Not Established.

WARNING: The additional information appearing on this page is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

Astragin
ROLE:  is a natural compound composed of highly fractionated Astragalus and Panax Notoginseng. In over 12 different in-vivo and in-vitro studies, AstraGin™ has demonstrated that it can significantly improve the absorption of critical nutrients.

FINDINGS:  Clinically proven to increase the absorption of vitamin and amino acids:
Amino acids absorption such as Arginine by 66.7%
Vitamins absorption such as folate by 50.4%
Glucosamine absorption by 41.9%
ATP production by 18%

RDA:     Not Established.

UL:   Not Established.

 

WARNING: The forgoing information is for informational purposes only. Please do not use Grey Defence® in the hopes of solving any disease related issues, this is not its purpose! Always consult your physician and follow their medication instructions. This page simply summarizes generally held scientific views on some key ingredients that we employ in our formula and is not meant to be a treatment endorsement.

 

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About Frederica Hegney

Frederica Hegney is Editor of the Grey Defence blog. Where she focuses on topic around greying and its causes.
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