Foods That Block DHT

By Kristeen Cherney

According to aidhairloss.com, the presence of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is linked to about 95 percent of hair loss cases. Consuming DHT-blocking foods may reduce the rate of hair loss.

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The top of a bald mans head.

Green Tea

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A cup of green tea.

According to aidhairloss.com, green tea removes toxins from the body and can help re-grow hair.

Seafood

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Oysters on the shell.

Seafood, particularly shellfish, contains high levels of zinc, which, according to aidhairloss.com, is a natural DHT blocker.

Soy

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A piece of tofu sushi.

Foods that are made of soy are naturally low in cholesterol, which helps to prevent DHT from being released in your body. According to aidhairloss.com, 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme produced from cholesterol, increases DHT.

Extracts

Certain DHT-blocking extracts can be added to foods. These include emu oil, saw palmetto extract and pumpkin seed oil.

Pygeum Exctract

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A man touches his balding head.

Pygeum extract is exclusively beneficial to men. According to aidhairloss.com, pygeum extract blocks cholesterol accumulation in the prostate which prevents the release of DHT.