Hair Growth Research - Wasabi is Showing Promising Results
Chemical Compound in Wasabi is Showing Promising Results in Hair Growth Research
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. Studies have proven that wasabi is actually three times as effective as the chemical hair loss products currently in use. The active ingredient in
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