Tocotrienols improve hair loss in eight-month study
“40 percent of Tocomin®SupraBio™ supplemented alopecia subjects experienced a significant 50 percent increase in hair growth after 8 months”
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Science Malaysia. Out of 38 recruited male and female volunteers who suffered hair loss, 21 volunteers were given mixed tocotrienol capsules containing 50mg Tocomin®SupraBio™ twice a day for a period of 8 months (32 week). Whilst 17 other volunteers received placebo capsules.
Measurements of hair count and weight of hair over a designated scalp area of 2x2 cm with obvious hair thinning were taken at baseline, 4 month (16th week) after the start of supplementation and at the end of 8 month (32nd week). Data collected over the study were analyzed statistically.
At the end of 8 months, researchers recorded that 95% of the volunteers in the tocotrienol group experienced hair growth. With 40% having more than 50% hair growth, 5% had 25-50% growth, and 45% had 10-25% growth. The placebo group of course, continued with their pattern of hair loss with one interesting exception; 1 volunteer in the placebo group experienced more than 20% hair growth. The results showed that, on average, tocotrienol supplementation with Tocomin®SupraBio™ for 8 months at 100mg per day increased hair growth by 34.5%.
Tocomax is a patented extremely-absorbable Tocotrienol formulation using a patented delivery system. In this study it strongly supports the health of hair follicles and promoted youthful hair thickness and growth. The formula efficiently delivers the benefits of a unique proprietary complex of phytonutrients comprised of tocotrienols, squalene, phytosterols, with trace amounts of mixed carotenoids and coenzyme Q10 naturally extracted together with the tocotrienols from Malaysian red palm oil. Carotech, the natural ingredient manufacturer, obtained own the US patent (7,211,274) for the hair loss prevention, and hair re-growth benefits of the mixed tocotrienol complex.
Carotech earlier announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted US Patent No. 7,211,274 for Tocomin®SupraBio™ as a novel hair growth formulation due to its proven efficacy.” “The bio-enhanced Tocomin®SupraBio™ natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex ensures an average of 250% increase in tocotrienol oral absorption which greatly assists in delivering a consistent supply of tocotrienols to different tissues.
The researchers concluded that the possible explanation for Tocotrienol’s effect could be due to its potent antioxidant activity that prevented hair loss resulting from lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in the scalp.
The results of the study entitled, “Effects of Tocotrienol Supplementation on Hair Growth in Human Volunteers”, is published in the journal Tropical Life Sciences Research, 21(2), 91-99, 2010.