Prostate health and hair loss: Is there a link?

Pygeum for hair loss and prostate problems

Male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate are two widely recognized consequences of ageing in men. However, not many are aware that they are closely linked and BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperlapsia) and hair loss result from the same pathology in the body.

 An enzyme known as enzyme 5-alpha reductase converts the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which can cause hair follicles to thin with age, and sometimes even eliminate completely. While DHT is important, it also leads to other health issues such as enlarged prostate, prostatitis, nocturia and loss of libido. Suppressing DHT can help to inhibit prostate enlargement, which in-turn helps treating frequent urination, weak urine flow, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Similarly a DHT suppressants can also hinder the process of balding by allowing hair follicles to sustain.

There are natural ways to prevent and enlarged prostate. Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, which is found to be associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer. Broccoli is known to suppress the production of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and pumpkin seeds offer a natural remedy for BPH. For hair fall too, there are several home remedies that can be useful such as coconut milk, onion and garlic extract and coconut oil.

The two herbs that are a common treatment to baldness and prostate health are the potent DHT suppressants, Saw Palmetto and Pygeum. Both these herbs are widely sought after for the treatment of BPH and male pattern baldness.

Saw Palmetto for hair loss and prostate problems

Numerous clinical studies have shown that Pygeum and Saw Palmetto intake can lead to moderate improvements in symptoms of prostate enlargement. Not only does it strengthen urinary flow, but it also helps to reduce the retention of urine in the bladder after urination, thus serving as a urine infection medicine. Combining Pygeum with Saw Palmetto tends to increase the effectiveness of each herb, and supplementing these with pumpkin seeds, and nutrients such as zinc, selenium and omega- 3 fatty acids can help in absorption.


If you are suffering from an enlarged prostate or hair loss, try ProstaQuilTM: an all natural prostate and hair loss supplement containing a unique blend of concentrated plant actives of Pygeum extract, Saw Palmetto, Pumpkin seed and Zinc. ProstaQuilTM supports healthy prostate functions, reduces bladder discomfort and urinary function. It has been developed using AlchemLife’s propreitary PhytoAdvanceTM  plant extraction technology backed by over 75 years of R & D.

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