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Hair Growth Cycle

September 4, 2013

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Hair is an integral part of our identity, so it can be extremely confronting if it starts to lose condition, thin or fall out.

As part of the hair growth cycle, it is normal to shed 50-100 scalp hairs every day. This cycle, that takes several years to complete, has three main phases as shown in the diagram below.

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First in the hair growth cycle is the growth or anagen phase when a hair is nourished through its root deep in the follicle. This can last from two to seven years. Second is the short degenerative or catagen phase when hair detaches from its nourishing blood supply causing it to stop growing and become a ‘dead’ hair, also called a club hair. And thirdly, the resting or telogen phase which lasts a few months, when detached hairs start to fall out.

Hair loss can become visible when there are too many resting hair follicles and the longer they remain resting, the greater the chance of permanent and irreversible hair loss. Fusion® Health hair products with Phytofol® have been developed to help regenerate hair follicles in this critical phase of the hair growth cycle and increase the percentage of normal, healthy hair follicles in the anagen phase.

In Chinese medicine, the growth and development of the hair depends on the health of the Kidney and Liver organ-meridian systems, with Kidney Essence (Jing) influencing the growth of the hair, and Liver Blood providing nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles.

Deficiency of either Jing or Liver Blood may have detrimental effects on the hair, leading to issues such as dryness, brittleness, premature greying, and hair loss including male and female pattern baldness (sometimes called androgenic alopecia) and alopecia (including spot or patchy baldness).

Phytofol® – Just the tonic for healthier hair

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Fusion® Health hair products are formulated with Phytofol® – a proprietary extract of an ancient herb (Fallopia multiflora) traditionally taken to nourish Liver Blood and replenish Kidney Essence (Jing), which improves blood flow to the scalp and revitalises hair follicles. In turn, this can promote healthy hair growth, colour and condition.

Additionally, Phytofol® may reduce excess dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that can cause  hair follicles to shrink over time, resulting in shorter and shorter growth phases, which can lead to  hair thinning and baldness in both men and women.

Fusion® Health Hair Tonic

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Fusion® Health Hair Tonic is formulated with traditional Chinese herbs and our proprietary herbal extract Phytofol® to promote healthy hair growth, colour and condition, including strength, volume and lustre.

Recommended dosage
Adult: Take 2 capsules once or twice daily. Child 6-12 years: Take 1 capsule once or twice daily. An extra dose may be taken to enhance results i.e. adults may take up to 6 capsules daily and children up to 3 capsules daily. Child under 6 years: Take as professionally advised.

Results
Visible improvement may take 2-4 months depending on the degree of hair loss or condition of the hair.

Ingredients
Each vegetable capsule contains extracts equivalent to dry: Fallopia multiflora (Phytofol®) 1000mg, Peony 700mg, Rehmannia 500mg, Dong Quai 425mg, Cuscuta 425mg, Psoralea 425mg, Ligusticum 350mg, Licorice root 175mg.

Fusion® Health Hair, Skin & Nails

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Fusion® Health Hair, Skin & Nails combines silica and the herbal extract Phytofol® with essential vitamins and minerals to nourish and condition hair, skin and nails. We recommend Fusion® Health Hair, Skin & Nails be taken as a nutritional companion to enhance the benefits of Fusion® Hair Tonic.

Recommended dosage
Adult: Take 1 tablet once daily. Child 6-12 years: Take ½ tablet once daily. An extra dose may be taken to enhance results. Child under 6 years: Take as professionally advised.

Ingredients

Each tablet contains extract equivalent to dry: Fallopia multiflora (Phytofol®) 1000mg.

Plus nutrients Silica (colloidal) 321mg equiv. Silicon 150mg, Zinc glycinate 49.1mg equiv. Zinc 15mg, Manganese glycinate 8.8mg equiv. to Manganese 2.5mg, Copper 50mcg, Selenium 50mcg, Iodine 50mcg, Vitamin C 125mg, Vitamin B5 100mg, Vitamin B6 50mg, Inositol 50mg, Vitamin E 50IU, Betacarotene 2.5mg, Vitamin B2 25mg, Coenzyme Q10 15mg, Biotin 2.5mg, Lycopene 2.5mg.

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