A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of a Nutraceutical Supplement for Promoting Hair Growth in Perimenopausal, Menopausal, and Postmenopausal Women With Thinning Hair

January 2021 | Volume 20 | Issue 1 | Original Article | 55 | Copyright © January 2021


Published online December 30, 2020

Glynis Ablon MD FAADa, Sophia Kogan MDb

aAblon Skin Institute and Research Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
bNutraceutical Wellness Inc., New York, NY

assessment questionnaires, suggesting sustained and perhaps even enhanced improvement may occur with continued use. This hypothesis, along with other potential long-term benefits of the nutraceutical, will be evaluated in the six-month open-label extension phase of the current study scheduled to be completed by 2020.

The supplement was well-tolerated. An overwhelming majority of subjects taking the active product not only found it to be more convenient to incorporate into their daily routine over using a topical application, but also preferred taking a natural alternative – underscoring the need for efficacious nutraceutical formulations. Furthermore, this emphasizes the importance of selecting tailored supplements that have clinical data on phytoactivity, bioavailability, standardized dosing, bio- optimization, and potency.12 

CONCLUSION

The results of this study demonstrate the ability of a novel nutraceutical supplement with bio-optimized phytoactive ingredients to safely and effectively improve hair growth and quality in perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women with thinning hair. The number of total, terminal, and vellus hair counts, and hair shedding all significantly improved compared to placebo. Investigator global ratings for hair growth and quality were significantly higher for subjects in the active treatment group compared to placebo. The supplement was found to be well-tolerated, safe, and easily incorporated into daily routines.

DISCLOSURES

Dr. Glynis Ablon received a research grant for the study. Dr. Sophia Kogan is a researcher at Nutraceutical Wellness, Inc.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The author acknowledges the editorial assistance of Dr. Carl S. Hornfeldt, Apothekon, Inc., during the preparation of this manuscript. Financial support was provided by Nutraceutical Wellness, Inc.

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AUTHOR CORRESPONDENCE

Sophia Kogan MD sophia@nutrafol.com