Mitochondria are the powerhouse of every cell in the human body. I am surprised at how little importance hair loss researchers (as well as interested parties such as ourselves) have given to this important subject.
Note that mitochondria is the plural of the actual organelle known as mitochondrion.
To date, I have only covered this important subject twice on this blog. Moreover, both instances only occurred earlier this year.
- In August 2018, I discussed an important new discovery in relation to mitochondrial repair resulting in hair regrowth and skin wrinkling reversal in mice. Those findings and associated photos were widely discussed by the global media.
- In February 2018, I discussed some interesting findings from Singapore that covered the link between mitochondria, metabolism and hair growth.
New Mitochondrial Hair Treatment Patent
Yesterday, someone on Twitter messaged me about a highly interesting new patent application from Israel. This patent was filed on March 22nd, 2018 and was published on October 4th, 2018.
The scientists involved seem to be highly qualified. All have high levels of education, have started their own companies, and have many patents to their names:
- Natalie Yivgi-Ohana (Ph.D in Biochemistry)
- Uriel Halavee (Ph.D in Chemical Physics)
- Shmuel Bukshpan (Ph.D in ???)
Going back to this particular patent, the scientists make numerous claims in regards to hair loss reversal, new hair growth, hair follicle size and cycle elongation, hair cell proliferation and more. The main method for doing so seems to be via:
“Administering a composition comprising an effective amount of about 1 μg/ml to about 100 μg/ml of intact mitochondria, ruptured mitochondria and/or mitochondrial constituents selected from the group consisting of mitochondrial protein, mitochondrial nucleic acid, mitochondrial lipid and mitochondrial saccharide.”
Writing this post at 11pm, you will have to forgive me for not putting in the effort to try to figure out any further details regarding the above (or the rest of the lengthy patent).
Hopefully, the few scientists among this blog’s commentators will do the hard work for me this time.