Viviscal for hair loss: don’t waste your money on it

Silica, as well as Marine Extract are both sold under the brand name Viviscal. A self-proclaimed aid to hair loss which claims to help to nourish hair that is thin and encourages the growth of hair that is already inside.

According to MENSCRIPT, however the assertions provided by Viviscal are simply fake. They are based upon research findings either commissioned by the company or carried out by employees of the company.

The study found that in the twelve studies Viviscal refers to, at seven were funded by the company. The studies that were conducted loss of hair was usually measured with non-reliable, subjective measurements that were not clinically relevant.

They found, for example that in two studies, hair loss was measured via a questionnaire which asked participants if they observed “less hair loss after using a Viviscal supplement”. MENSCRIPT asserts that the results aren’t reliable and don’t demonstrate the effectiveness in the use of Viviscal as a valid supplement to prevent hair loss.

For instance, they performed an analysis of the scientific research on the efficacy of using Viviscal for DHT which is widely considered to be one of the primary reason for men’s hair loss. According to their research, Viviscal is useless in decreasing DHT. The impact it has 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 leads to the complete cessation of hair loss in more than 80percent of males.

The full analysis can be read on menscript.com: Viviscal for hair loss: misleading and ineffective