Foods That Block DHT

Updated April 17, 2017

According to, the presence of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is linked to about 95 per cent of hair loss cases. Consuming DHT-blocking foods may reduce the rate of hair loss.

Green Tea

According to, green tea removes toxins from the body and can help regrow hair.


Seafood, particularly shellfish, contains high levels of zinc, which, according to, is a natural DHT blocker.


Foods that are made of soy are naturally low in cholesterol, which helps to prevent DHT from being released in your body. According to, 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme produced from cholesterol, increases DHT.


Certain DHT-blocking extracts can be added to foods. These include emu oil, saw palmetto extract and pumpkin seed oil.

Pygeum Exctract

Pygeum extract is exclusively beneficial to men. According to, pygeum extract blocks cholesterol accumulation in the prostate which prevents the release of DHT.

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