Causes of Hair Loss

Once you have identified the most likely reason for your hair loss, selecting a treatment becomes easier. Understanding why you are loosing your hair will allow you to determine if Bio-Fen Plus® capsules, Bio-Fen® Revitalizing Shampoo, and Bio-Fen® Stimulating Conditioner are good choices for you to maintain healthy looking or feeling hair.


Primary Cause : Natural Shedding

Daily hair loss is natural and happens to everyone. Humans shed 100 – 200 hairs daily simply through brushing, combing, washing, styling, or just plain gravity.

Usually those lost healthy-looking hairs are replaced by an equal number of brand new strands emerging from the hair follicle. However, if hair re-growth is weak or the follicle is damaged or blocked, hair gets thinner. That’s when you need to dig deeper to find the “root” causes of hair loss & hair damage.

Secondary Cause : Health Factors

Environmental or health factors may be temporary causes of hair loss. They include things like surgery, pregnancy, drugs (such as chemotherapy), high amounts of stress, dietary changes, sudden weight loss and hormonal fluctuations.

Hair loss which is due to temporary health factors often slows down once the factor is removed, allowing hair growth to return to normal. These temporary reasons for loss of healthy looking hair are very real but they are not a primary or permanent cause of baldness.

Tertiary Cause : Genetics

Heredity hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss. Individual genetic structure determines whether your follicles will eventually lose their ability to generate new hair growth. An enzyme called 5-alpha reductase [5AR] converts free testosterone into DHT, which inhibits hair production in the follicles over time, which leads to thinner and more fragile hair as you age. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase is therefore the root cause of hair loss. This condition is known as androgenic alopecia (AGA), also know as male/female pattern baldness.


Bio-Fen Plus

Bio-Fen Plus capsules contain naturally-sourced, safe ingredients to reduce the amount of the enzyme that converts free cholesterol to the DHT hormone in the body. Less DHT means healthier roots and follicles, and fuller-looking hair.

Bio-Fen Plus also contains vitamins that help metabolize the herbal ingredients, increasing their bio-availability and effectiveness. Vitamins are a factor in the maintenance of good health, so you can do something good for your body while you’re treating your hair thinning and hair loss.

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We Carry Two NPNs (Natural Product Numbers) Issued by Health Canada's Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) for Men's  & Women's Capsules.


NPN Women's Capsules 80025413   |   NPN Men's Capsules 80025521

Other claims approved by the NNHPD

  • Helps relieve elevated blood lipids/Hyperlipidemia
  • Helps the body metabolize Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins
  • Prostate Health (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • A factor in the maintenance of good health
  • Helps form red blood cells and helps in their proper function.
  • Helps prevent iron deficiency.