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1. US20140127152 - STEVIA EXTRACT OR STEVIOL FOR HAIR CARE

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Claims

1. A method of enhancing the appearance of a mammal's hair/fur comprising administering to a mammal in need of hair/fur enhancement an oral nutraceutical or food composition comprising steviol precursor or a Stevia extract, without chromene, for a time sufficient and in an amount effective to enhance the overall appearance of the mammal's hair/fur, and observing the enhanced appearance, wherein the enhancement of the appearance of the mammal's hair/fur is selected from the group consisting of restoring hair/fur color, lessening hair loss, increasing the thickness of hair, counteracting age-associated hair thinning, and delaying the onset or severity of age-associated hair loss and thinning.
2. A method according to claim 1, wherein the mammal is human.
3. A method according to claim 1, wherein the administration is chronic.
4. A method according to claim 1, wherein the mammal is a dog, cat, or human.
5. A nutraceutical or food which contains steviol, a steviol precursor or a Stevia extract which is used for enhancing the overall appearance of an animal's including human's hair/fur/feathers/scales.