To produce healthy hair, your hair follicles depend on minerals, vitamins, and other bioactive compounds. Stinging nettle for hair growth is a powerful remedy because it contains very high concentrations of phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins that can make it a beneficial treatment for your hair loss, and hair growth. Studies have proven that the properties in stinging nettle root can help increase hair growth on the scalps of men and women. High levels of DHT have been linked to male and female baldness. Research confirms nettle extract has a potential to inhibit the enzyme (5-alpha-reductase) that converts testosterone to DHT and therefore blocks its production stopping the action of the DHT attacking the hair follicles producing and contributing to baldness, and hair loss.*6 Further because of the high concentrations of silica and sulpher , studies*7 show that silicon helps reduce breakage in the hair strands and supports hair structure. Silicon is also helpful to scalp regeneration because of collagen synthesis. Stinging nettle also has high concentrations of calcium, and your hair has 200 times more calcium than other cells in the body, and needs the proper amount to stay healthy. Folate, riboflavin, magnesium and iron in the stinging nettle help carry red blood cells and oxygen to the scalp, while potassium in the plant keep the scalp hydrated. The high levels of vitamins A, B, C, D and E help the glands in the scalp produce sebum, build keratin (protein), create collagen, support new hair follicles and maintain health and growth by fighting antioxidants, respectively.