Pseudocatalase Powder PC-KUS (Mixes to 400ml) - Gray Hair & Vitiligo
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Tetrasodium EDTA
- Manganese Chloride
This is the absolute strongest Pseudocatalase (PC-KUS) on the market. It's made only with the highest quality ingredients. Even the manganese (II) chloride (an essential ingredient) is high purity grade, not technical grade.
You will need to commit to using this product twice per day, getting some UVB light exposure (natural or artificial) for just a few minutes on the treated area, and sticking with this product for several months before beginning to see any changes.
If you can't do this, you may be wasting your money on this product or any other. The published research states that the beginning of noticeable positive results are typically seen in approximately 3-4 months. This is pure pseudocatalase powder, exactly as published in the medical journals.
Each order consists of two packets labeled "A" and "B" each containing powder. Stored this way, unmixed and unopened, they can last for years if stored in a cool, dry place such as a medicine cabinet or even a sock drawer.
How to Mix:
Dump the contents of both packet "A" and packet "B" into 400ml of distilled water (or Reverse Osmosis water). It will fizz for a few seconds and then you are done!
Apply to your scalp twice each day. Not a lot. Just enough to dampen the scalp. Let dry and go about your day or night as you normally would. I suggest applying when you wake and before you go to bed. It only takes a minute once you get used to the process.
After showering, just reapply to scalp.
You should begin to see changes at the roots (where new hair is growing) in about 3-4 months.
Store the mixture in your refrigerator and it will last for a month, maybe two.
When the water solution begins to noticeably turn brown, it's time to make a fresh batch.
Again, apply just enough to your scalp to slightly dampen the skin and leave it on. It will dry fairly quickly if you didn't apply too much,and doesn't leave any substantial residue.
Vendors that claim you can put this in a shampoo are making this claim based on no science or testing whatsoever. In the published paper, this mixture was left on the scalp and not immediately rinsed out. It may work when mixed into a shampoo, but that is entirely speculation.
This mixture is effective for most, but like everything else in life, not everyone.
Most people that never achieve results, fail because they stop applying the product before the first signs of re-pigmentation would show up in the roots of the hair, about 3 - 4 months.
It takes discipline to apply it twice each day for a few months before seeing the beginning of any results at all.
Pseudocatalase (PC-KUS) will degrade when mixed with any lotion or water solution beginning the instant the mixture is made. Even peer reviewed medical journal articles point this out. Though researchers have tried to overcome this degradation process, as well as the accompanying loss of effectiveness, this has not yet been achieved. The powder offered in this listing is very stable and should last for years if unopened.
This listing is for nearly 14 grams of pure pseudocatalase powder.
What is Pseudocatalase?
Pseudocatalase is an enzyme that emulates the body's natural enzyme: Catalase. Your body produces catalase in order to break down Hydrogen Peroxide into Water and Oxygen which are more benign to the body, and far less chemically reactive. Hydrogen Peroxide is produced in the body through normal metabolism, including the action of your body's natural enzyme Superoxide Dismutase on any damaging Superoxide free radicals. Natural catalase can diminish in the body for various reasons, most unknown, however
Pseudocatalase can be used topically to restore skin catalase activity once again. It's interesting that natural catalase either ingested or applied topically to the skin does not work. This was reported in the original PC-KUS journal article. OK, enough of the biochemistry.
The buyer question I receive regularly is: "How long should I use the mixture ?"
I would expect that if it will work on you (everyone is different), it would likely take 3-4 months of faithful use and UV exposure (just walk outside in the sun for 15 minutes with the treated area exposed) before you can tell if a change is occurring. You will need to look at new hair growth near the roots, not the entire hair shaft. Once you are happy with any changes, you can use less to maintain the appearance.
Vitiligo improvement will be noticed by pigmented spots developing inside the area treated and/or a reduction in the area size. It is gratifying to know that the face and body do seem to respond well, yet hands and feet typically do not. This is new research, so much has yet to be discovered.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 May;95(5):553-8.
Stigmatisation, Avoidance Behaviour and Difficulties in Coping are Common Among Adult Patients with Vitiligo.
Krüger C, Schallreuter KU.
Vitiligo is a non-contagious skin disorder with loss of pigmentation, often impairing patients' well-being. This study used Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Adjustment to Chronic Skin Disorders Questionnaire (ACS), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and additional questions to explore quality of life (QoL), coping, depression and stigmatisation and included 96 patients with vitiligo and 23 controls. Stigmatisation was common: 87/96 patients (90%) reported questions/approaches, 23/96 (24%) experienced nasty comments. Sixty-four out of 96 (66.7%) had avoided situations because of vitiligo or concealed their white spots. Sixty patients (62.5%) implied psychological stress as influential on disease's course. Patients scored higher in all questionnaires than controls (DLQI = 4.9/1.6, ACS-social anxiety/avoidance = 36.9/22.1, ACS-helplessness = 27.3/16.0, ACS-anxious-depressive mood = 19.4/15.6), except BDI (6.8/7.3). QoL of 65 patients (67.7%) was hardly impaired, 70 (72.9%) were not depressed. Treatment with pro-pseudocatalase PC-KUS reduced social anxiety/avoidance, anxious-depressive mood and depression. Patients without low-key stigmatisation scored highest in DLQI and social anxiety/avoidance. Avoidance and concealing behavior correlated with all questionnaires' scores.