Viviscal for hair loss: efficacy analysis by MENSCRIPT

Silica as well as Marine Extract are offered under the brand name Viviscal. A self-proclaimed aid to hair loss which claims to aid in the maintenance of hair that is becoming thin and encourages the growth of hair that is already inside.

According to MENSCRIPT, however the assertions provided by Viviscal are utterly incorrect. The research is based on studies or funded by the company, or conducted by employees of the company.

Researchers found out that in the twelve studies Viviscal refers to at the very the very least seven were sponsored by the manufacturer. The studies that were conducted loss of hair was typically measured using insecure, subjective measures that were not clinically relevant.

They also discovered, for instance that in two studies, hair loss was assessed by a questionnaire asking patients if they had observed “less hair loss after using a Viviscal supplement”. MENSCRIPT asserts that the results are not valid and cannot confirm the efficacy in the use of Viviscal as a valid supplement to stop hair loss.

In the past, they carried out an examination of scientific research on the efficacy of using Viviscal for DHT which is thought to be the major reason for hair loss in males. In light of their results, Viviscal is useless in decreasing DHT. Its effect on DHT is minimal, this is the reason it isn’t able to stop your hair loss. Finasteride is however a popular treatment for losing hair, and it reduces DHT by 70. This results in the complete cessation of hair loss in more than 88% of males.

The full analysis by MENSCRIPT can be found on their website: Viviscal for hair loss: misleading and ineffective