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wasabi benefits on hair growth

Wasabi and Hair Growth Promising Results

Compounds in Wasabi Showing Promising Results in Hair Growth Research 

Most of us have used Wasabi to complement our favorite dishes. But many of us likely haven’t explored the possibilities of Wasabi as a hair growth strategy. However, new studies indicate that Wasabi might be an extremely effective hair growth treatment. Here’s why:


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 stem to the hair as a Wasabi hair growth treatment. This is 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. Studies have proven that wasabi is actually three times as effective as the chemical hair loss products currently in use. The active ingredient in  

Further research Wasabi hair growth can be found at the links below:

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