Shou wu wan (which is also sold under the HairVive trademark) is a commercially prepared product based on the ingredient known as He Shou Wu (which in Chinese translates to “Mr. He Hair Black”). Shou wu wan is an herbal remedy mainly used for hair regrowth purposes which was supposed to have been used by a man named Mr. He who benefitted greatly from using this herbal hair regrowth product. By using the Shou wu wan herbal product, Mr. He was reputed to have become youthful looking again (because as any balding man knows, hair loss can make one look much older than one actually is.)
Shou wu wan works by being absorbed into the kidneys and the liver – from there, these vital organs can then work to provide nourishment to specific parts of the body. The kidneys are said to use the Shou wu wan ingredients to provide nutrients to the bones, and bone marrow, replenish a decreasing semen count, stop graying of the hair on your head, and basically control aging of men. The liver, on the other hand, can employ the Shou wu wan ingredients to provide nourishment to your head area, particularly the hair itself. Other side benefits from using the Shou wu wan are to combat senility and extend the male lifespan.
However, one source does claim that the Shou wu wan has been linked to some cases of liver dysfunction so you need to be cautious as well about using the Shou wu wan product. These liver dysfunction cases are deemed rare instances when male consumers react to the Shou wu wan ingredients so you might want to place yourself under the care of a good doctor while under Shou wu wan treatment.
Hair loss is also known by the medical term alopecia. Sixty percent of those who used the Shou wu wan are said to have regained hair growth three months after they used the Shou wu wan product (based on clinical testing results.) Animal test subjects (specifically aging mice) displayed lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, lesser degree of pathological changes in their brains, and advanced memory and learning patterns after being treated with the Shou wu wan product.
The efficacy of the main ingredient He Shou Wu is said to be greatly enhanced by the presence of 12 additional herbs in the same product formulation. The manufacturer opted to include these 12 herbs because He Shou Wu reportedly has less than optimal results when used on its own.
The HairVive trademarked formulation of Shou wu wan is said to contain an enhanced formulation of the conventional Shou wu wan product, is manufactured in the US by ActiveHerbs, and is said to be much more potent and stronger than other Shou wu wan formulations. Basically, the Shou wu wan comes in the form of pills that balding men have to consume every day. The number of pills you have to take depends on which brand of Shou wu wan you will be patronizing, but generally you will be asked to consume the full prescribed dosage for the initial three months of treatment – after which, you can then cut down on the dosage.