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Getting to the Root of Grey Hairs–Naturally

Ever wonder what the real cause of grey hairs is and how you can prevent or even reverse them?

In 2009, researchers at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom concluded that grey hairs are a result of oxidative stress caused by a buildup of too much hydrogen peroxide.

Our body naturally produces hydrogen peroxide along with the enzyme catalase, which breaks the hydrogen peroxide down into water and oxygen. But as we age our catalase production drops, while the hydrogen peroxide remains, causing some people to go grey.

New research published in The FASEB Journal supports these findings, and also found a link between grey hair and the rare skin pigmentation disease vitiligo. They did a study on vitiligo patients using a proprietary topical, UVB-activated cream with success, and believe that a similar product could also help with grey hair. Information on when this treatment will be developed and available to the public has yet to be released.

But what if a natural remedy already exists?

Studies show that ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer is effective against the breakdown of DNA caused by oxidative stress, and thus may be a great natural alternative to grey hairs.

According to Dr. Ray D. Strand M.D., “Reduced (ALKALINE) Water, when taken internally, readily donates its electrons to oddball oxygen radicals and blocks the interaction of the active oxygen with normal molecules. Undamaged biological molecules are less susceptible to infection and disease. The Alkaline Antioxidant Water gives up an extra electron and reduces the active oxygen, thus rendering it harmless. The active oxygen is reduced without damaging surrounding biological molecules.”

The health benefits expressed by ionized alkaline water drinkers is vast. Users report everything from more energy to better sleep to a more youthful looking appearance, including in some cases the reversal of grey hair.

Chanson water ionizers are backed by a lifetime warranty and include a generous 60 day return policy. They provide healthy ionized alkaline water for drinking and eco-friendly ionized acidic water for cleaning and beauty purposes. This investment can pay for itself in 2-3 years based on the amount of money you can save on bottled water, cleaning and beauty products. Financing is available for as low as $25 a month on approved credit.

Resources:

Electrolyzed–Reduced Water Scavenges Active Oxygen Species and Protects DNA from Oxidative Damage Shirahataa, Kabayamaa, Nakanoa, et al – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (1997)

Electrolyzed-reduced water protects against oxidative damage to DNA, RNA, and protein Mi Young Lee, Yoon Kyoung Kim, Kun Kul Ryoo, Yoon Bae Lee and Eun Ju Park – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2010)

How Alkaline Water Can Reduce Oxidative Stress Dr. Ray D. Strand, M.D., specialist in nutritional and preventive medicine

Basic evidence for epidermal H2O2/ONOO-mediated oxidation/nitration in segmental vitiligo is supported by repigmentation of skin and eyelashes after reduction of epidermal H2O2 with topical NB-UVB-activated pseudocatalase PC-KUS Karin U. Schallreuter, Mohammed A. E. L. Salem, Sarah Holtz and A. Panske – The FASABE Journal (2013)

Senile hair graying: H2O2-mediated oxidative stress affects human hair color by blunting methionine sulfoxide repair J. M. Wood, H. Decker, H. Hartmann, B. Chavan, H. Rokos, J. D. Spencer, S. Hasse, M. J. Thornton, M. Shalbaf, R. Paus, and K. U. Schallreuter – The FASABE Journal (2009)

DISCLAIMER: The FDA prevents any natural health company from claiming that their product will treat, cure or prevent a disease, and your individual experience may vary.