Natural Supplements Can Help Hair Loss: Myth
When Kobren wrote The Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide To Preventing and Treating Hair Loss in 1998, he included a chapter about natural ways to battle hair loss, such as saw palmetto, pygeum africanum, and stinging nettle. While these herbal supplements seem to reduce DHT, it appears that doesn't translate to hair.
Since his book came out, Kobren has changed his thinking about natural remedies to hair loss. "I've told people on my show for years that there has been no clinical data showing that any of these natural supplements actually help with hair loss," he says.