Hair loss is a sensitive and complex issue to resolve. We see our hair as an essential part of ourselves – it impacts how others view us and how we view ourselves. Most people don’t want to discuss hair loss with their doctor, especially when it comes to premature hair loss, which leads to a lot of misinformation surrounding treatment.
There is an increasing number of young people who find their hair line receding and bald areas forming. Besides genetic and hormonal reasons, this is also caused by our modern lifestyle. Stress, environmental influences, an unbalanced diet and cigarettes can have a negative effect on hair growth.
Anyone who wishes to promote natural hair, and at the same time strengthen weak hair, needs to literally go to the root of the problem. Thymus peptides are a scientifically tested method to do just that. They can be used to obtain natural, healthy hair without side effects.
To further explore the benefits of thymus peptides, we spoke with Dr. Mimoun Ayoub, a scientist and leading peptide expert, about how thymus peptides work for hair loss.
Dr. Ayoub, can you explain what thymus peptides are and what their task is in the body?
Dr. Ayoub: The thymus gland is an organ in the chest cavity that most people are not familiar with, despite it’s critical role in the immune system. It’s the place in our body where the all-important T lymphocytes are formed – the body’s mechanism for recognizing foreign bodies like bacteria or viruses. The thymus gland plays an important role in building up the immune system.
And thymus peptides also fight against hair loss?
Dr. Ayoub: Yes. This is not new knowledge but most people affected by the hair loss are still unaware of it. Thankfully, this situation has improved somewhat in recent years. There are now numerous independent studies and observation studies on the effect of thymus peptides in cases of hair loss. Thanks to the large number of sound studies on this topic, more and more doctors are also recommending treatment with thymus peptides.
This research has shown that thymus peptides have a regenerating and strengthening effect on hair follicles, specifically on the structures in the scalp that surround the hair roots and anchor the hair in the skin. Thymus peptides improve cell nourishment to the hair follicle, which supports the formation of new hair cells and substantially extends the growth phase of the hair. Strong results have been achieved with one particularly innovative thymus peptide ingredient.
What distinguishes this active ingredient?
Dr. Ayoub: The highly effective special form of the thymus peptide ingredient is an integrated reproduction of natural thymus gland extract in its peptide structure – a so-called biomimetic approach. Biomimetics is a young science at the interface between biology and technology.
The basic idea of biomimetics is to learn from nature and use it as an example for the development of active ingredients. Correspondingly, the thymus peptide ingredient that is termed GKL-02 contains numerous compounds that are based on the structure of natural thymus gland extract. The positive effect is not caused by individual peptides – the multitude of peptides develops a synergetic effect that is similar to that in nature.
We can imagine the function of this kind of so-called signal peptides in simple terms like our use of a light switch. Each of these signal peptides has a specific task, although GKL-02 plays a central role, in the activation, or turning on, of the keratinocytes that have a decisive influence on the physiological growth of hair.
Today, the patented GKL-02 thymus peptide ingredient can be manufactured in the laboratory in a special procedure without using animal components.
What is the difference to prescription medication?
Dr. Ayoub: Some of the medications that are often prescribed in cases of hair loss have the desired effect, but are frequently accompanied by substantial side effects such as headaches, itching and increased blood pressure. The recognition that the use of thymus peptides, which have no side effects, helps in cases of hair loss was a small medical revolution.
Thymus peptides are organic compounds that are produced by the body itself. They are absorbed by the hair follicles, which strengthens them. This is a natural, biological process that happens automatically in most people while they are young. It is only when the hormonal equilibrium is disturbed, because of age or external influences such as stress, that the body can no longer supply the hair follicles sufficiently. It is then possible to use thymus peptide treatments to help with all types of hair loss. Thymus peptides represent an effective alternative to chemical treatments without side effects.
Does the use of thymus peptide require medical supervision?
Dr. Ayoub: No. Thymus peptide treatments are available without a prescription and have no side-effects.
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We would like to that Dr. Ayoub for this conversation and for shedding light on the effects of thymus peptides on hair loss.