Viviscal - Product Review
Viviscal is a patented marine-based hair treatment formulated to promote healthy hair growth in men and women. Viviscal products include Extra Strength Tablets, Viviscal Man Tablets, Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner, The patented AminoMar C Marine Complex is a key ingredient in Viviscal products to nourish thinning hair and stimulate hair growth.
Viviscal tablets feature AminoMar C (Marine Protein Extract), acerola cherry extract and horsetail extract. Viviscal Man tablets also include additional zinc and flaxseed. AminoMar C provides marine-based proteins to nourish thinning hair, horsetail extract provides organic silica to strengthen and revitalize hair and acerola cherry is a rich source of vitamin C with antioxidant properties. Flaxseed is believed to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to toxic DHT, which can slow down hair loss. Zinc is an essential mineral for healthy hair.
The manufacturers have conducted clinical studies on the effects of Viviscal on the scalp and thinning hair. In a placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group study, young male subjects with mild to moderate androgenic alopecia were administered either Viviscal or a fish extract. After 6 months of treatment, researchers found that 95 percent of Viviscal participants showed a clinical or histological improvement, compared with the fish group. Furthermore, there was a 38 percent increase in hair count in the Viviscal group. "In conclusion, Viviscal appears to be the first highly active treatment for androgenic alopecia in young males," the study authors write.
Another study conducted at the Helsinki Research Center in Finland and Dermatological Clinic in Germany, examined the effect of Viviscal supplementation and topically applied Viviscal shampoo on 20 patients with alopecia ariata and 20 patients with alopecia totalis. After eight months of treatment, researchers found that 85 percent of the alopecia ariata patients were cured, two showed significant improvement, and one patient's condition worsened. In addition, 25 percent of the alopecia totalis patents were completely cured, 20 percent showed significant improvement and 11 patients developed only minimal vellus hair. "This promising study showed that Viviscal is a further complement to the rather short list of remedies which alter the clinical course of alopecia areata and alopecia totalis," the study authors write.
Viviscal is clinically studied by the manufacturer showing improvement in hair loss.
Viviscal has the following benefits:
Pregnant or lactating women, people with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking Viviscal.
Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Viviscal including but not limited to:
Is it for you?
If you're looking for a marine-based hair treatment, try Viviscal.
Dosage and Directions
Take 2 tablets daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, after meals. Take for a minimum of 6 months or until desired results have been achieved.
For best results use tablets in conjunction with Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner.