Can The Marine Protein in Har Vokse help Thinning Hair?
Is there any clinical evidence that the Marine Protein found in Har Vokse is at the root of hair restoration?
A double blind case study produced some very encouraging results. It was concerning an oral supplement containing the said protein.
It was conducted on women who had visible thinning hair. The women had no other health problems, aside from their hair loss.
There were no side effects reported from taking the supplements. The results showed a positive improvement, with visibly thicker hair.
Obviously there are a variety of different reasons for hair thinning, in both women and men. There could be hormonal problems. Stress can be a factor. And then there are genetic considerations. The protein was also found to be a healer for skin damaged by the sun. And caused improvements to the appearance of the women's skin and nails.
The study was conducted over a 6 month period, and was aimed at women with hair loss that was caused by a variety of reasons, such as stress, a bad diet, or hormonal problems.
During the study, all of the women had to agree to act as normal throughout their daily lives. Such as not changing the amount of times they shampooed their hair, or how often they went to the hairdressers for a cut and colour.
They were required also to stick to roughly the same diet as they previously had been used to. And this included any medications they had been on, and even their exercise regime. The study even went into such detail as excluding any women that were intolerant to any of the ingredients contained in the supplement, like fish.
They were also excluded if they were allergic to shampoo, were pregnant, or were in the middle of any other hair loss treatment, so as not to skew the results.
It took at least three or more months of continually taking the supplements before any results were obvious, which shows that perseverance is needed.
All too often people start on a course of supplements, but give up early after not seeing any results. It takes time for the natural hair cycle to shed old hair, and then allow new hair to push through.
Other well recognised products for helping hair growth are Biotin and Zinc.
It's important though to know the facts about -diet and hair loss- before you rely to heavily on vitamin supplements for hair restoration.
Taking vitamin supplements is unlikely to restore any hair if you are not actually deficient in the first place, no matter how long you take them for. And the only way to find that information is with a medical check-up.
And because the FDA don't get involved with vitamins, consumers are at the mercy of the many snake oil salesmen claiming their product is a remedy for hair loss.
Yes Biotin, and the B complex vitamins are well known to encourage healthy hair growth, as well as give your skin and nails a healthy glow. But if your body already has enough of these vitamins, and in fact something else is causing the hair loss, then you will be wasting your money on these particular supplements.
In fact although most vitamins are safe, there is still the potential to overdose, and cause more damage than good. For example too much vitamin A can actually cause your hair to fall out.
In a medical Har Vokse review, there is a video of Dr Erling Thom being interviewed. He sates that in 2001 he set up a clinical study comparing Har Vokse with a placebo. And he conducted the study on people suffering from definite hair loss.
He clearly states in the video that his interests in the product are purely clinical, and that he has no commercial interest in it whatsoever. He says that his only interest was to find out if the marine protein, in combination with other natural resources can in fact produce hair growth as claimed.
He states the importance that the test has to be three things. Placebo controlled, double blind, and it it has to have a duration of at least six months. It is recorded in the Journal of International medical Research. You can find the Har Vokse case study in the Journal.