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FollicleRx Evidence-based Reviews: Does it really work?

There has never been a shortage of hair loss solution over the age. Understandably so… as almost two-third of us experience some degree of thinning hair by the age of 35. Now here’s the thing: you shouldn’t consider yourself bald, you are just taller than your hair!

Just kidding.

Today I want to talk about the latest hair loss remedy called FollicleRx. It’s touted to “repair damaged hair, reduce hair loss, strengthen and thicken, promote new growth”. They say that popping the FollicleRX as instructed twice a day, and you will observe miraculous growth in no time! For a mere $39.95 per bottle.



In the world of nutritional supplements, it’s often your best bet to practice healthy skepticism. As they always say: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But is it the case with FollicleRX?

First, let’s examine the ingredient profile:

B5: also known as pantothenic acid, it’s a water-soluble B-complex vitamin. It’s one of the 8 vitamins (known as B complex vitamins). B complex vitamins help to promote healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver. Besides, they help your body to turn food into energy. [1]

Vitamin B5 is widely found in vegetables (including broccoli, cereals, legumes, cabbage, mushrooms, beans, peas, white and sweet potatoes) and animals (including poultry, meats, dairy products eggs).

B5 deficiency is extremely rare. Limited animal studies show a B5 deficiency may lead to baldness and weight loss. [2] [3]

So.. does that mean that taking more B5 will give you more hair? Maybe not. No scientific studies have shown B5 to be effective in treating hair loss.

In fact, quite a number of people observed hair loss as a result of B5 megadoses (over 10mg a day) [4][5], though these reports appear to be largely anecdotal.

The RDA is 5 mg, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Biotin

It is found in many natural products for the treatment of hair loss. Despite what the advertisers want you to believe, there’s really not much scientific evidence that points to increased Biotin helping to promote your hair’s growth.

Horsetail

Also known as Equisetum arvense, this ancient herb was used to stop bleeding, treat kidney and bladder problems, for brittle fingernails and loss of hair. [6]

Horsetail is rich in silica, which may help to improve the texture and tone of hair.

Note that Horsetail is possibly unsafe when taken orally long-term [7], as it may result in a drastic drop in your thiamin or vitamin B-1 levels.

PABA

PABA is usually used alongside with Biotin, B5 and folic acid to treat hair loss, but the clinical proof is lacking.

Verdict: Based on the above analysis, the FollicleRx formula may contain few beneficial ingredients, but they are unlikely to produce significant hair growth.

Buyer aware
Nutritional supplements like FollecleRx is not regulated rigorously like prescription drugs. The FDA is not authorized to review supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed.

There’s no way to guarantee the safety and efficacy of a certain supplement. Most of the time, you don’t know what you are getting in a supplement. Some products can contain undeclared hormones and drugs, which may interact with some prescription medications.

Your best bet? Speak to your doctor before you approach any seemingly promising magic pill.

Who makes FollicleRx?
The maker of FolliecleRx seems to have a little bit of credibility problem. The company behind this product does not reveal who they are, this immediately raised a red flag.

After some digging, I found that this company also produced Bellavei, a skincare product. This product received many complaints about fraudulent charges. Specifically, the company used “free trials” as a lure to dupe unsuspecting customers into paying for ongoing monthly charges. [8][9].

The bottom line
Save your money. Taking FollicleRx or any other pills will not lengthen or thicken your hair. Take it from the expert:

“There are no specific vitamins that grow hair,” Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, a consulting professor of dermatology at the Duke University School of Medicine told The New York Times [10]



{ 2 comments… add one }
  • monica September 25, 2017, 2:30 am

    It’s fake. Don’t buy this. I bought 2 months ago and haven’t receive it yet!

  • Steve February 16, 2018, 9:37 am

    Stay away from it
    It has too many side effects according to physicians. Serious such as headaches , metabolic pressure.

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