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Hair boosting - DHT blocking smoothie

2 cups frozen blueberries

3 packed cups baby spinach

3 Tbsp raw pumpkin seeds

1 cup unsweetened almond milk


1/2 apple if you prefer a sweeter taste

Here is a breakdown of how the ingredients in this smoothie can work in your favour to increase hair growth and decrease DHT in the bloodstream:

Blueberries – Blueberries are not only high in flavonoids, which fight free radical damage, but additionally provide plenty of biotin. Biotin is a B-vitamin which moisturises your scalp and skin, creating the optimal condition for new hair to grow healthfully.

Spinach – Zinc can help us rejuvenate hair growth and promotes acne-free skin with its soothing and DHT inhibiting properties. Fresh spinach is an excellent source of this powerful mineral. Iron helps red blood cells carry nutrients to the follicle. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron.

Pumpkin seeds – Pumpkin seeds contain a steroid called delta-7 stearin, which blocks DHT build up in hair follicles.

Almond milk – While the almond content in almond milk is too low to make a palpable difference, it is still notable that almonds are high in l-lysine, which amplifies the DHT blocking effect of the other ingredients.

With thanks to Elizabeth Smith, Trichologist at Aderans for this information.


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