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Newsletter - Issue #6 - March 19th, 2007
Emu Oil And Hair Growth
Dr. Michael Holick, M.D, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine, conducted a study involving a processed emu oil, and the results were so outstanding that they quickly became a topic of conversation in many medical and other journals.
Dr. Holick revealed that he and his associates had been very interested in looking at factors that stimulate and inhibit both skin and hair growth. He had been introduced to a processed emu oil by representatives of a company that processes and sells the oil.
"They had told me about the wondrous things
that it's doing from their own
"We depilated some mice and we then topically applied, in a blinded fashion, emu oil and corn oil to two different groups of mice, and we did this for two weeks," he explained.
24 hours before the conclusion of the study, the mice were given an injection of a label that indicates what the DNA turnover is. The injection was a monitor of how quickly their DNA was multiplying. Skin was then obtained from the animals the next day and analyzed.
"We found that there was about a 20% increase in DNA synthesis, which means that there was a 20% increase in the proliferative activity, or the growth activity of the skin in the animals that received the emu oil compared to the animals that received corn oil," said Dr. Holick.
"And when we looked at the hair follicles, and the thickness of the skin, it showed that the hair follicles were much more robust, and that the skin thickness was remarkably increased, suggesting that the emu oil stimulated skin growth and hair growth in these animals. Also, we discovered in the same test that over 80% of hair follicles that had been asleep were woken up, and began growing hair."
Hair Follicles Go Through A Cycle
"A hair follicle goes through a cycle. It goes
from a resting stage into an active
We found that there was an enhancement in the growth activity of the hair follicles. So it gives us a very good scientific indication that we were stimulating skin growth with emu oil," Dr. Holick elaborated.
"We now have some evidence..........that emu
oil will actually stimulate skin
I recently purchased a 4oz bottle of emu oil from you. I use it for my hair and now plan on buying the gel capsules next.
Usually after the shower I apply it and leave in in for a couple of hours. I have been using it for about 2 weeks and I cant believe how thick my hair is getting. Its truly amazing. My hair was extremely thin and unhealthy. Total opposite now.
Thanks so much,
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