Energy for Hair
6-O Glucose-Linoleate – a new ingredient, stimulating
hair growth, was recently discovered. It is a combination of a lipid (linoleic acid) and sugar (glucose). The authors consider
that such an active structure as hair follicle has a high need in energy and in case of its shortage slowing down of hair
growth can be observed. Glucose is a good source of energy and lipids stimulate penetration of glucose into hair follicles
cells. Besides, linoleic acid in itself is an important component for hair growth. It is a part of lipid barrier of outer
The tests on isolates have shown
that the cells readily absorb and metabolize the new ingredient. And what is more, addition of 6-0 linoleate in the cell culture
successfully makes up the deficiency of both glucose and linoleic acid and this fact confirms dual activity of this substance.
The ingredient is a supplier of a very important lipid component and a source of energy at the same time. Now it is necessary
to conduct clinical tests to confirm the ability of this new ingredient to stimulate hair growth.