Provillus – How Effective is Provillus Likely To Be for Hair Loss?

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The Provillus range consists of two products; Provillus Supplement and Provillus liquid.

provillus (1).jpegThe Provillus food supplement contains vitamins, minerals and various nutrients. Although the Provillus supplement is in many cases marketed as a product for prevention of hair loss and hair regrowth, like all other hair loss supplements there is no firm clinical evidence to suggest it will be effective to this purpose. The Provillus supplement is not licensed by the MHRA or FDA Approved and therefore is not a medically proven treatment for hair loss and there is no indication of any clinical trials having been carried out for the product. 

Following research, many UK suppliers of Provillus seem only to offer the supplement, yet advertise the product as ‘containing an FDA Approved ingredient’. The FDA approved ingredient is not in fact contained in the supplement, only the liquid – it is minoxidil. If you are looking to purchase Provillus be sure to check that the liquid is included in your supply as a significant level of hair loss prevention is unlikely from the supplement alone.

According to the Provillus website they manufacture a 5% minoxidil liquid for men and 2% concentration for women. Provillus liquid is a similar product to the most well-known minoxidil brand Regaine. Various high strength minoxidil formulations are available. Minoxidil is one of only two products medically licensed in the UK and FDA approved in the USA, the other being the oral tablet finasteride 1mg.

For more information on the medically proven treatments for hair loss please visit our Hair Loss Treatment Information Page, or for information about high strength minoxidil, please contact the centre.

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