Energy Drinks: Does Redbull Grow Hair?
I am taking Red Bull along with my work out program. I keep losing hair and I saw from your blog site that working out will not cause hair loss. With that in mind, I want to know if using energy drinks can help my body grow hair. I drink a great deal of Red Bull, but I have not seen value for my hair regrowth.
What in the world would make you thing Red Bull may help your body grow hair? I am missing the logic!
Red Bull contains: caffeine, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamins B6 and B12. There is nothing special about it from a hair follicle point of view.
Energy drinks like Red Bull will not grow your hair back as you have already noticed. When taken in excess amounts, this particular brand can be dangerous, especially if you are a diabetic. There was been one report in the medical literature that presented a patient who drank about 100 ounces of Red Bull per day (5 20 ounce servings). In this particular patient, he developed renal failure (kidney failure) which fortunately did reverse when the Red Bull was stopped. Red Bull contain caffeine as well as other ingredients such as vitamins, sugar, amino acids, and herbs and when taken in moderate doses, it is probably safe, but 100 ounces a day for 3 consecutive weeks, did seem to bring on the kidney problem, a condition that could be life threatening. Just one report may not really do this side effect justice. Using energy drinks in moderation like anything you consume, makes sense.
Redbull gives you wings, not hair.
Yes, it is effective if you massage it into your scalp and leave it for miniumm 2 min as per Dr. Fisher experimentation in 2007. It will NOT do anything when ingested. Research was conducted by T. W. Fischer MD, U. C. Hipler PhD and P. Elsner MD. In their experiment, they took biopsies from 14 men’s scalps, who were all in the earlier stages of hair loss. They took those hair follicles and exposed them to solutions that contained different caffeine levels. In addition, they also exposed some of the hair follicles to DHT, which is the hormone that is responsible for hair loss. They waited for 8 days and found that all of the hair experienced growth, even the hair that was exposed to DHT.
In 2007, there was another study by the Internal Journal of Dermatology that found that caffeine boosted the length of hairs by 33-40%. The leader of the study, Dr. Tobias Fischer said, “Hair follicles that were treated with caffeine showed a highly significant growth rate at 24 hours, and still showed further significant growth at eight days.”
It has been shown that caffeine works as a stimulant for the hair shaft and it helps the hair to grow faster by blocking the effects that DHT can have on the hair. Now does this mean that everyone should go out and drink a lot of coffee? The answer is no. In order to get the desired effects from caffeine, you would need to drink between 50-60 cups of coffee a day in order for your hair to get the required dosage of caffeine to stimulate hair growth (this equates to 6000mg of caffeine). Since this would be a terrible thing to do for your body and for your overall health, there are instead topical solutions that contain caffeine that can be utilized.
You are able to absorb caffeine very quickly and successfully through your skin, which is why topical solutions that contain caffeine have become very popular. There are many different products on the market that contain caffeine, such as Garnier’s line of shampoo and conditioner called Fall Flight Strand Saver® and Ultrax Lab’s Hair Surge® Shampoo. Sally Hershberger also carries a hairspray called Major Body 3-in-1® that contains caffeine.
These products work by having caffeine as an ingredient and the caffeine will work its way to the root of your hair follicles and will give them the stimulation and energy that is necessary for hair growth.
Yhh correct the person above is right. Could write a long reply but above pretty much sums it up. So to the first comment maybe you should research before you comment. Drinking redbull will do nothing bt applying it to scalp does.
All I know is that my hair grows a lot after drinking Redbull or any energy drink. But not in the places I want. A few cherry bombs over the weekend equals a chin hair or two. Every time. And extra eyebrow hairs. I’m no scientist but I do think there’s something behind this theory because it’s been every time.
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