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Plantur 39 - to stop menopausal hair loss?

  1. Aug 6, 2013 #1

    Monique

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    Marketed to stop menopausal hair loss, has it been shown to be effective?

    http://www.plantur39.ca/en/
     
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  3. Aug 6, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    What study? I looked at their "research" page and it was all fluff.
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2013 #3

    Monique

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    They are running a commercial on the television, so I'm expecting people to come to me and ask about the validity. Sure I have a hard head and likely the research is fluff, but I'll have to come up with a good explanation when I'm asked why it would not be effective.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 #4

    Evo

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    I looked and couldn't find the "study".
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 #5
    Their claim of penetration could be based on this
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18523412

    another company claiming the same?
    http://www.anagen.net/caffeine3.htm

    using
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=17396054

    How much you want to bet that is the referred to study - probably only a clinical 1 trial

    The other question is, does caffeine hinder hair loss and.or promote rejuvination of hair follicles

    best I can do.
    Hope it helps

    PS: reseach centre, but Germain language looks easy :smile:
    http://ccp-berlin.org/
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2013 #6

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    Thanks 256! it seems there was a study that showed direct applications of caffeine to the scalp helps blocks the damaging effects of DHT. I guess I will crush up some caffeine pills and add it to my hair lotion!
     
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