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Today’s topic is hair. Why hair? First of all our hair says a lot about our health how we feel. To have strong beautiful hair, hair needs recovery. It’s little talked about the biology of this miracle creature. 


One hair is not enough!


One hair is definitely not enough to protect you from the sun’s UV rays.

Good luck with your hair

And to have one hair only is not really what is considered as beautiful ;-)… Feeling attractive gives you well-being and self-esteem. This is what health is about too.

Stress Cycle

Each hair has got its own little
stress system

The hair follicle is a complex, dynamic organ that undergoes cyclical phases of growth, regression, and rest. It is highly sensitive to various internal and external stressors. The stress system of the hair follicle refers to the physiological and molecular mechanisms by which the follicle responds to these stressors, which can include physical, chemical, emotional, and environmental factors.

1. Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis:
Local HPA Axis: The hair follicle contains a miniaturized local version of the HPA axis, which can synthesize and respond to stress hormones (like cortisol) independently of the systemic HPA axis. Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH): Stress stimulates the production of CRH in the hair follicle, which can influence hair cycle phases and promote the catagen phase (regression phase).

2. Corticosteroids:

Cortisol Production: 
The local production of cortisol within the hair follicle can impact hair growth. Elevated cortisol levels are associated with hair follicle regression and decreased hair growth.

Corticosteroid Receptors: Hair follicles express glucocorticoid receptors, which mediate the effects of cortisol and other corticosteroids.

3. Neuropeptides:

Substance P: 
This neuropeptide is involved in stress responses and can induce inflammation and hair follicle regression.

Nerve Growth Factor(NGF): Stress can affect NGF levels, which in turn can influence hair follicle health and cycle progression.

4. Immune System Interactions:

Inflammatory Cytokines: Stress can trigger the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g., IL-1, IL-6, TNF-alpha) within the hair follicle, contributing to inflammation and hair loss.

Immune Modulation:
The hair follicle is an immune-privileged site, but stress can disrupt this privilege, leading to increased immune activity and potential hair follicle damage.

5. Oxidative Stress:

 Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS): Stress can lead to the generation of ROS within hair follicle cells, causing oxidative damage to cellular components and influencing the hair cycle.

Antioxidant Property: Hair follicles have intrinsic antioxidant systems to neutralize ROS; however, chronic stress can overwhelm these stress buffers.

6. Mitochondrial Function:

Mitochondrial Stress Response:
Mitochondria in hair follicle cells respond to stress by altering energy production and inducing protective mechanisms. Dysfunctional mitochondria can lead to impaired hair growth and hair loss.

Sometimes hair can look weird!

Managing Stress-Related Hair Loss

Understanding the intricacies of the stress system in the hair follicle underscores the importance of managing stress for maintaining healthy hair. Ongoing research continues to uncover more details about the molecular pathways involved, leading to better strategies for preventing and treating stress-related hair disorders.

1. Stress Reduction Techniques:
Practices such as mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and adequate sleep can help mitigate stress and its effects on hair health.

2. Nutritional Support:
A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals supports overall hair health and resilience against stress.

3. Topical Treatments:
Certain shampoos, conditioners, and topical treatments containing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds can support hair follicle health.

4. Medical Interventions:
In cases of significant hair loss, treatments such as corticosteroids, minoxidil, or other medical therapies may be recommended by healthcare professionals.

BIESTMILCH and Hair Growth

Losing hair is not a funny experrience

BIESTMILCH is extremely nutrient-rich. It is – as you as loyal customer long know – famous for its high concentration of bioactive compounds, which can have various health benefits. While BIESTMILCH is primarily recognised for its immune-boosting properties, there is emerging evidence for supporting hair growth. 

1. Growth Factors
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1): IGF-1 is known to play a crucial role in hair follicle development and cycling. It promotes the proliferation of hair follicle cells and can stimulate hair growth.

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): EGF helps in cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation, which are essential for healthy hair follicle function.

2. Immunoglobulins and Antimicrobial Factors
These components can help reduce scalp infections and inflammation, creating a healthier environment for hair growth.


1. Promotion of Hair Follicle Health

The growth factors in Biestmilch can enhance the proliferation and differentiation of hair follicle cells, promoting the growth phase (anagen) of the hair cycle.

2. Reduction of Inflammation

Chronic inflammation of the scalp can lead to hair loss. The anti-inflammatory properties of colostrum can help soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation, fostering a healthier environment for hair growth.

3. Vitamins and Minerals
Biestmilch contains various vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and zinc, which are essential for maintaining healthy hair.

4. Proteins and Amino Acids
The high-quality proteins and amino acids in colostrum provide the necessary building blocks for hair synthesis and strength.

5. Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs)
PRPs have anti-inflammatory properties and can help modulate immune responses, potentially reducing scalp inflammation and supporting hair growth.

3.  Improved Nutrient Supply

 The vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in colostrum can improve the overall health of the scalp and hair follicles, ensuring they receive adequate nutrition for optimal function.

4. Immune System Support

 By boosting the immune system, colostrum can help protect the scalp from infections and autoimmune conditions that may contribute to hair loss.

The microcosmos of the hair mirrors how our whole body works in cycles and feedback loops, 
nowhere you find a one cause one effect relation. 
BIESTMILCH is therefore designed by nature with the highest complexity to be able interact and balance our stress responses on all levels.



Susann is the biest prototype and head of the team. She is Austrian, has studied medicine, meaning she is a medical doctor and the Biesters' alpha wolf. Susann continuously produces new ideas, is strong in making concepts and is practically always ON FIRE. Without her BIESTMILCH wouldn't be where and what it is today, and anyway - not possible.