He Shou Wu (Fo Ti): Also know as Polygonum multiflorum, Chinese knotweed, and Flowery knotweed, is a widely used Chinese herb. He shou wu translates to "black-haired Mr. He" in Chinese. This name refers to a legend of an older villager named Mr. He who took he shou wu and restored his graying hair back to its youthful appearance. He Shou Wu can have such a profound effect that Mr. He reportedly lived to be over 130 years old. He Shou Wu is considered to be one of the most important of the Chinese herbal tonics and is widely used to help combat a number of common ailments, including thinning, graying hair. It is especially effective at normalizing liver and kidney functions which in turn can help treat prematurely graying, thinning hair
Tyrosine – an amino acid that that generates melanin. It is crucial in the formation of eumelanin and phaeomelanin (melanin is what produces color in the hair)
Beta Sitosterol - A phytosterol, β-sitosterol reduces blood levels of cholesterol. Its close chemical resemblance to cholesterol enables it to block the absorption of cholesterol by competitive inhibition. Although beta-sitosterol is not well absorbed by the body (5-10%), when consumed with cholesterol it effectively blocks cholesterol's absorption, resulting in lower serum cholesterol levels. Beta-sitosterol has also been shown to improve lipoprotein (HDL, LDL) profiles.
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid): A form of folic acid rather than a vitamin. PABA's primary benefit is improving how protein is broken down and used in the body. Since protein plays such a key role in healthy hair growth, PABA has recently been counted as a vital hair nutrient.
Niacin (Vitamin B3): Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that assists in the functioning of the skin. Niacin works synergistically when combined with biotin. Niacin helps dilate blood vessels in the scalp increasing the blood flow (circulation).
Biotin: One of the best known ingredients for hair care products. Biotin is essential for hair growth. Biotin is also know as vitamin H.