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Why Pigs May Stop Hair Loss

Reviewed by Sunil May 18, 2011 6 Comments

We’ve all heard about cures for fixing hair loss but few ever pan out the way we hope. If anything, you end up losing more hair over the amount you spend on plugs, foams, oral medications, shampoos, etc. But what if there was a way to stop baldness – in 30 minutes.

Even more unexpected- the ingredient used to do so can probably be found in your butchers waste bin.

I’m talking about pig bladders people.  That forgotten organ has those suffering from hair loss a buzz thanks to a new trial. The process doesn’t sound too difficult, doctors take a mixture of platelet-rich plasma, from the patient's own blood, and mix it with Acell which is a powder that can be extracted from pig bladders. The only downside that I can think of is that you’ll have a pig bladder mixture being injected into your scalp which is just mildly digesting. Even if one was able to get past the gross out factor, this treatment might be at odds with religious beliefs.  Some religions don’t want you to eat pork, I doubt being injected with it will be any different.

The trial is scheduled to be done sometime in mid may and will be performed by Raghu Reddy at The Private Clinic in Harley Street with the help of Gary Hitzig who developed Acell in the US. 20 British men have been selected to try it out. The purpose of the pig bladder is to trick the body into thinking the scalp cells are in a pre-birth state, which reactivates them.

Now before you start strapping pig bladders to your head or begin a three pig bladders a day meal plan, let me explain how the Acell is produced.

1. A pig bladder it cut open and spread out.
2. You scrape off the muscle and leave the collagen rich tissue.
3. You then clean out the tissue in an acid bath.
4. Finally, leave the bladder out to dry and grind the dried organ into a powder. The picture shows the end product of a treated pigs bladder.

Once again, do NOT try this at home. I’m no health inspector but I imagine that the pig bladder could make for an unsafe work environment.

The pig bladder is no stranger to the limelight. Back in 2008 a man cut the tip of his finger off, not wanting to deal with a stump for the rest of his life, he took matters into his own hands. He used a powder of pigs bladder and doctors claimed that it was able to grow back his flesh, tendon, skin, fingernail, fingerprints- all within a month.

Still, there are those skeptical of that story and of the pig bladder as a whole. But should this pig bladder thing prove to be successful, and you needed a quick hair loss cure, would you  be willing to get the pig bladder injection?

  • May 19, 2011

    by justd

    As I live and breathe, stuff just gets weirder everyday...that said, my scalp says 'Yea, I'd do it...' but the brain says, not I! As ardent as I am to find an elusive brew that will restore some girth to my once bountiful head, this one is too hard to wrap my mind around, being injected with the stuffeses of pork, eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwe!

    Like Susan said also, any tests done on less than 30 folks to show the variances of the application and its findings does not lend to establishing data rooted in truth, more like factually manipulated hogwash. Pun intended!

  • May 19, 2011

    by Susan

    No for me. I avoid pork and would avoid this; however, not for religious reasons. Pigs are highly intelligent.
    Good post and very informative. I had no idea...
    P.S. Re: study about to take place in U.K.
    I wish it included at least 30 people, as any study using less is considered statistically unreliable. This is problematic with so many of these skin studies.

  • May 19, 2011

    by Duane

    I would try it. Just point me to it. I have spent several hundred on cures and i am willing to spend more. I want hair.

  • May 19, 2011

    by Mark

    Very interesting and informative post - and yes, I would try it!

  • May 19, 2011

    by Mustafa

    I'm a muslim,
    and yes eating pork meat is sinful in Islam but treating an illness with it won't be sinful as long as it is the only guaranteed treatment,
    It's like beer in some cases it is a treatment for some stomach illnesses then it won't be sinful,but using it to get drunk is the sinful thing....
    Thanks all for the appreciated information

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