hey doc… thanks for your reply. A few weeks ago I posted a question to you: Maturing Hair Line at 18 Years Old
what I would like to add is I’m of east Indian origin and my hairline is in the form of an U curve and is thinning badly. I will try Procepia eventually but I would like to know your opinion on natural suppliments. I’m taking multivitamins + 2 capsules of saw palmeeto every day. The thing I don’t like about procepia is that its a drug and most drugs produces side-effects…and I think that there are natural remedies for every ailment.
I have answered this type of question many times. Natural remedies include every conceivable thing, some of which is safe (saw palmetto), some of which can kill (arsenic), some of which may be different by different suppliers (saw palmetto), some of which is effective (vitamins that are antioxidants), some of which are ineffective or have variable effectiveness (saw palmetto). I only picked saw palmetto, because it meets many of these opposing criteria, but it plain does not work.
There is all of this focus upon side effects. Remember, arsenic is a natural supplement and it kills; death is a side effect. Sexual side effects are known with saw palmetto, but the sexual side effects with Propecia only occur in 1 out of 100 people. Why assume that you will get the bad sexual side effect from Propecia, just because a drug company is honest and compelled by the FDA to tell you about it? The suppliers of saw palmetto do not have to disclose it; the drug company that makes Propecia does.
If you really care about your hair loss, why do you want to risk losing it or your health, when there are safe alternatives? I am afraid that I do not understand the logic here, but you are not alone with that type of thinking. Sorry if I am harsh, but I do not seem to get the message over to my readership and I really do not understand where I am failing to communicate.