Hair Regrowth with Novel Hemp Extract
Dr. Gregory L. Smith, MD, Gregory L. Smith, Inc.
A study was done of 31 subjects (15 males and 16 females) with androgenetic alopecia (AGA). They used a once-daily topical hemp extract formulation, averaging about 30 mg per day for 6 months. A hair count of the greatest area of alopecia was carried out before treatment was started and again after 6 months of treatment. On average, growth was 164% more than baseline, ranging from 31% to 2000% (P value (P<0.00001)) increase in nonvellus hair after six months of once-daily use. This case study suggests that topical hemp extract high in THCV, CBDV and CBD is associated with significant hair regrowth benefits in both men and women with AGA. This was a follow-up study to another study on the effects of CBD for hair regrowth, which had promising results, but with the addition of Varins to the topical formulation, subjects saw twice the amount of regrowth than with CBD alone.
Dr. Gregory Smith earned his medical degree from Rush Medical School in Chicago, and a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University. He completed residency training in Preventive Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Since retiring from the US Army as a Major, Dr. Smith has been in practice in California, Florida, and Georgia for 30 years, initially training on the use of medical cannabis in California in 2000. Since then, he has had extensive experience and education in the field of cannabinoid medications. Dr. Smith is an avid writer, having published over a dozen peer reviewed medical publications, two medical textbooks, and a novel called "Final Review.” His book Medical Cannabis: Basic Science and Clinical Applications through Aylesbury Press, is a scientifically-based textbook directed at educating medical students and medical professionals on the science and applications of cannabinoid medications. His book on CBD for patients and caregivers is called CBD: What You Need to Know. He is also the author of THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) : Weight Loss, Blood Sugar and Blood Lipid Control. He contributed a chapter in the prestigious CRC Press textbook, Antioxidant Nutraceuticals – Preventive and Healthcare Applications. Most recently, he co-wrote FAST FACTS: Using Medical Cannabis for Opioid Weaning and Sparing with his brother, Dr. Kevin Smith, published through Springer press. Dr. Smith is currently Medical Advisor to Callitas Therapeutics, Sanctuary Medicinals, (US) and Green Mountain Health Alliance (Canada).