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Hair Growth Research - Wasabi is Showing Promising Results

Chemical Compound in Wasabi is Showing Promising Results in Hair Growth Research

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6-(Methylsulfinyl)hexyl_isothiocyanate      

6-(Methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate (6-MITC or 6-MSITC) is a compound within the isothiocyanate group of organosulfur compounds. 6-MITC is obtained from cruciferous vegetables, chiefly wasabi. Like other isothiocyanates, it is produced when the enzyme myrosinase transforms the associated glucosinolate into 6-MITC upon cell injury.

It is a trend in Japan to apply freshly grated wasabi stem to the hair because Kinin Corporation, the world's largest wasabi producer, claims that 6-MITC promotes hair regrowth.

According to the Kinin company, wasabi contains two ingredients that stimulate hair growth: isosaponarin and 6-MITC. And wasabi is actually three times as effective as chemical hair loss products currently in use.   https://www.konbini.com/ng/lifestyle/japan-people-putting-wasabi-heads-stimulate-hair-growth/

 

Further research can be found at the links below:

  • https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/fstr/24/3/24_567/_html/-char/ja
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326593197_Stimulatory_Effects_of_6-Methylsulfinylhexyl_Isothiocyanate_on_Cultured_Human_Follicle_Dermal_Papilla_Cells
  • https://technology.inquirer.net/62866/wasabi-found-to-be-good-for-hair-growth 

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