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Old 07-22-2012, 05:27 PM
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Thumbs up Folexen (S-Equol 10mg) - Propecia natural replacement

How it works

The underlying cause of MPB (male pattern baldness) is a genetic trait in some males that causes scalp follicles to miniaturise when exposed to the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is produced when an enzyme called 5AR (5-alpha-reductase) acts upon testosterone and changes it, resulting in DHT having different physiological effects upon the human body when compared to its parent molecule.

Most oral MPB treatments work by stopping the production of DHT by suppressing the action of the 5AR enzyme. There are some side effects to inhibiting 5AR because the testosterone that isn’t being converted to DHT can trigger other hormonal responses in the body. Some men report lack of libido, erectile dysfunction or other side effects due to the increase in female hormones that are produced to counteract the higher levels of testosterone.

This is where S-equol can step up to the plate. It has a mode of action that is very different to the 5AR inhibitors. Instead of preventing the production of DHT, it binds strongly to the DHT molecules. When DHT has S-equol attached to it, it is no longer a form of 'free DHT', i.e. it cannot cause MPB because the molecule is no longer able to bind to receptor sites.

When there are sufficient levels of S-equol in serum, the DHT can be captured before it can cause damage, even the DHT that is inside hair follicles since S-equol is a small molecule and can enter the follicular cells.


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Does it cause side effects?
No. There are no known side effects resulting from the use of Folexen. It does not cause gynecomastia (enlarged breasts), erectile dysfunction or any of the other side effects that are experienced with other treatments.

Can I combine it with other treatments?
Yes. We are not aware of any contraindications or interactions between S-equol and other substances, and see no reason why it cannot be combined with other therapies.

Is S-equol a natural product?
Yes. S-equol is a metabolite of a natural isoflavone called daidzein, which occurs in soybeans and some other food products.

Why don't other pharmaceutical companies sell S-equol?
Some companies have already invested heavily in R&D of their 5AR inhibitors, and S-equol would compete against their other products.

What is the recommended dosage level?
Eclipse recommends a dose of 4 capsules per day (two every 12 hours), equating to 10mg of the active ingredient. S-equol has been verified as safe at much higher dosage levels (hundreds of milligrams).

In my opinion, S-Equol is much better than Saw palmetto in efficiency although Im taking them both. Plus its better than Finastride in side effects wise, no sexual sides at all. Its now produced in Australia and hope it gets attention in USA.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:05 PM
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Any clinical trials with hair counts and photographs?
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:51 AM
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Harir,
This is really intresting, i wonder why not alot of ppl talk about this product since apparently more and more ppl are afraid to take propecia because of the sides.

Was this product tested and proved ? Also is it confirm that it has no sides at all since it is oral and might still play with your hormons but im not sure (I always thought tropical products are much safer when it comes to sides).


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Old 07-23-2012, 06:20 AM
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Is this FDA- approved?
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:49 AM
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How it can be FDA approved and its not being made in USA. Folexen is the first S-EQUOL product in the world and manufactured in Australia. Its approved over there. Its a very safe substance and found in Soy Isoflavones products and also Soy Milk. Far East Asians produce some amount of S-Equol from daily life Soy products consuming and they are less balding than other races if you notice,
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:02 AM
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How it can be FDA approved and its not being made in USA. Folexen is the first S-EQUOL product in the world and manufactured in Australia. Its approved over there. Its a very safe substance and found in Soy Isoflavones products and also Soy Milk. Far East Asians produce some amount of S-Equol from daily life Soy products consuming and they are less balding than other races if you notice,
Where do u buy it from ? Also is the dosage effictive ? I was reading on other forums that you would need 100mg daily in order to get the benefit, but that would be too expensive.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:18 AM
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You can find the product from their official website, just open a Google page and type Folexen. You will see the first link and choose it. 10mg S-Equol is enough and do not get higher. I have been using it since last month and noticed less hair to lose around 10 follicles a day only now. Good luck.
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2500 FUT (Hairline Repair)- Dr. Rahal- July 26, 2011
My Hair Treatments:
1- Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo (Daily)
2- Nizoral 2% Dandruff Shampoo (Once a week)
3- GNC Herbal Plus Standardized Saw Palmetto (Once a day)
4- HLCC Re-Stim- Minoxidil 5% + Saw Palmetto 5% (Once a day)
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:11 AM
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You can find the product from their official website, just open a Google page and type Folexen. You will see the first link and choose it. 10mg S-Equol is enough and do not get higher. I have been using it since last month and noticed less hair to lose around 10 follicles a day only now. Good luck.
Thanks Hariri, It seem like im gonna give this product a shot....
you didn't notice any sides while on it ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:36 AM
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Hariri,

Do you know where the pills are produced? I could not find it on the site (or am blind and just missed it). Wondering if they are produced locally or are from China or somewhere.

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:23 AM
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They are produced in Australia. That I'm sure about. If you have any further questions then you can ask them directly. There is a "Contact Us" button in the website. The person in charge of answering customer's questions is Mr. Andrew.
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Plug removal + 250 FUE temple points- Dr. Hakan Doganay (AHD)- July 3, 2013
Scar Tricopigmentation- Dr. Koray Erdogan (ASMED)- May 3, 2013
2500 FUT (Hairline Repair)- Dr. Rahal- July 26, 2011
My Hair Treatments:
1- Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo (Daily)
2- Nizoral 2% Dandruff Shampoo (Once a week)
3- GNC Herbal Plus Standardized Saw Palmetto (Once a day)
4- HLCC Re-Stim- Minoxidil 5% + Saw Palmetto 5% (Once a day)
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