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Go Away Gray or hair to stay

August 19, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments

Last year, we reported that British researchers had got to the root of gray hair. Their breakthrough was to figure out that gray hair is the result of low levels of something called catalase. So it was only going to be a matter of time before someone would latch on to this and come up with a catalase replenishing product. Enter Go Away Gray ($24.99), a catalase pill that claims to drive away gray.

Graying hair starts when there is a dip in levels of an enzyme called catalase. This enzyme is super useful in that it is the catalyst that turns hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, which is naturally occurring but builds up over time. If there is insufficient catalase to do its job then the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide turns the hairs gray.

The problem witn catalase supplements, is that they are unlikely to get much further than the intestine, where they will be digested before doing any good. And if the reviews on Amazon.com are anything to go by, Go Away Gray is not the new black.

Undeterred, Go Away Gray has reportedly offered Anderson Cooper $1 million to try the supplements. Which has to be the biggest waste of a PR budget I’ve heard of. If anyone should stay gray its Anderson Cooper.

Ingredients:

Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) - 10 mg, Folic Acid - 400 mcg, Biotin - 300 mcg, Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate) - 300 mg, Zinc (oxide) - 10 mg, Catalase - 5000 iu, Horsetail (7% extract) - 100 mg, Saw Palmetto (40-45% extract) - 300 mg, PABA (para-Aminobenzoic Acid) - 200 mg, L-Tyrosine - 200 mg, Plant Sterols (45% beta-sitosterol) - 100 mg, Nettle Root Extract - 100 mg, Chlorophyll - 10 mg, Fo Ti (powder) - 10 mg, Barley Grass - 10 mg.

  • October 17, 2012

    by johndaddy

    Go Away Gray is an all natural supplement specially formulated to prevent & reverse gray hair! Based on scientific studies,
    http://www.nutrovita.com/95315/rise-n-shine/go-away-gray-capsules.htm

  • October 24, 2011

    by Mojodiva

    Where are our celebrity examples of sexy white and grey haired middle aged WOMEN?

  • February 20, 2011

    by JustD

    Why does everyone feel that gray hair is not where it's at, when, in my book, it's the best of both worlds. No chemical coloring and the natural beauty that comes with being a silver fox. I know not everyone feels confident or attractive with it, but to me, it's a sexy alternative to resisting what comes next.

    I wish there was more information on what organic/natural based products are out there that complement the beauty of gray hair without stripping it or drying it out.

    Anderson Cooper gets KUDOS from me for his confidence and ability to carry off the look without a hitch, I can't imagine him, or want to, any other way than he is now.

    All the Silver/Platinum beauties I converse with at the Going Gray Looking Great website are phenomenal looking women who turn heads and the gray is a big reason for it and it's always from a complimentary standpoint. I get all kinds of compliments on my saltnpeppa and I love it.

    What I'd like to know, and be able to share with others who share my enthusiasm, is what tried and true products are out there that will help keep our lustrous white and gray tresses beautiful, shiny and healthy. As it is, it's plenty sexy enough for me, I just want to keep it that way.

  • August 20, 2010

    by carouser

    Anderson Cooper is about to become a teen idol.

    As you can imagine, we already have our facebook settings on auto pilot as we want up to the minute pics of the Grey Stallion turning back the clock and going from hot gay adult media idol to teeny bopper gay teen idol.

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/08/grey-stallion-anderson-cooper-is-offered-1-million-to-get-rid-of-his-grey-hair/

  • August 20, 2010

    by Fern

    If a pill won't work, why not a patch?

  • August 19, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    I agree, Anderson is one yummy example of grey hair! Meow. ~jk

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