What is a Nutraceutical?

We define nutraceutical as applying pharmaceutical standards in the use of botanical extracts. We identify specific phyto-actives within the botanical that have proven clinical efficacy for therapeutic results.

Nutraceutical Supplement vs
Ordinary Natural Supplement

I.

EXTRACTION AND STANDARDIZATION:

II.

ABSORPTION:

III.

HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS:

All botanical ingredients need to be extracted from plants. But the way the extraction process itself is performed is critical to the end result.
As a nutraceutical, it’s necessary to extract the most potent part of the plant (bioactivity) in a way that’s safe for the ingredient, and the human body, i.e., without toxic solvents such as hexane, to create a standardized amount of the active phytonutrient. This process ensures each and every dose delivers the claimed level of health benefits.

The challenge with supplementation in general is that not everything is absorbed by the body (referred to as bioavailability). We utilize several patents for optimizing individual ingredients to enhance bioavailability. In addition, we further optimize our formula as a whole by using bioperine™—black pepper fruit extract is one of our patented ingredients and it has the amazing ability to optimize all our other ingredients by increasing heat and energy, so that they can be absorbed and utilized more effectively. Otherwise, the incredible healing powers of our botanical ingredients go to waste—literally.

The health benefits of our key ingredients have been confirmed by clinical trials and have been shown to increase hair growth and provide fuller hair in men with thinning hair. We have the evidence to back this up.

I.

EXTRACTION AND STANDARDIZATION:

All botanical ingredients need to be extracted from plants. But the way the extraction process itself is performed is critical to the end result.
As a nutraceutical, it’s necessary to extract the most potent part of the plant (bioactivity) in a way that’s safe for the ingredient, and the human body, i.e., without toxic solvents such as hexane, to create a standardized amount of the active phytonutrient. This process ensures each and every dose delivers the claimed level of health benefits.

II.

ABSORPTION:

The challenge with supplementation in general is that not everything is absorbed by the body (referred to as bioavailability). We utilize several patents for optimizing individual ingredients to enhance bioavailability. In addition, we further optimize our formula as a whole by using bioperine™—black pepper fruit extract —one of our patented ingredients, which has the amazing ability to optimize all our other ingredients by increasing heat and energy, so that they can be absorbed and utilized more effectively. Otherwise, the incredible healing powers of our botanical ingredients go to waste—literally.

III.

HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS:

The health benefits of our key ingredients have been confirmed by clinical trials. On humans. We have the evidence to back this up.

Our synergistic complex multi-targets root causes

Our patent-pending synergen complex contains powerful nutraceutical ingredients that act synergistically to address multiple causes of poor hair health. Selected for their super antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and because they’re potent stress adaptogens and DHT blockers. These ingredients are clinically-tested and shown to increase hair growth in men with thinning hair.

Nutrafol® Key Nutraceutical Ingredients

EVNOLMAX®

A form of Vitamin E extracted from EvNol palm oil, was shown in a clinical study to increase hair growth.1

1Beoy LA, Woei WJ, Hay YK. Effects of tocotrienol supplementation on hair growth in human volunteers. Trop Life Sci Res. 2010;21(2):91-9. Epub 2010/12/01. PubMed PMID: 24575202; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC3819075.
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24575202

SENSORIL® ASHWAGANDHA

Clinically tested to decrease the levels of hair damaging stress hormone Cortisol by up to 30.5%*, reduce inflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP) by 35.2%* and improve resistance to stress.2

2Auddy B HJ, Mitra A, Abedon B, Ghosal S. A Standardized Withania Somnifera Extract Significantly Reduces Stress-Related Parameters in Chronically Stressed Humans: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Journal of American Nutraceutical Association. 2008;11(1):50-66.
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BCM-95® BIOCURCUMIN

A potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant clinically-tested to lower inflammatory biomarkers, like CRP. Extracted from turmeric, curcumin optimizes the immune system + fights many inflammatory molecules that slow hair growth.3

31. Gupta SC, Patchva S, Aggarwal BB. Therapeutic roles of curcumin: lessons learned from clinical trials. AAPS J. 2013;15(1):195-218. Epub 2012/11/13. doi: 10.1208/s12248-012-9432-8. PubMed PMID: 23143785; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC3535097.
2. Jagetia GC, Aggarwal BB. “Spicing up” of the immune system by curcumin. J Clin Immunol. 2007;27(1):19-35. Epub 2007/01/11. doi: 10.1007/s10875-00 6-9066-7. PubMed PMID: 17211725.
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211725

USPLUS® SAW PALMETTO

Extracted with a dual-patented CO2 ultra high-pressure technology. Saw palmetto is proven to help prevent testosterone conversion to DHT, a naturally occurring hormone in the body that contributes to thinning hair by shrinking hair follicles.4

45a-reductase activity inhibition by USPlus® brand Saw Palmetto extract White Paper.
Link: http://valensa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SPE-White-Paper.pdf

CYNATINE® HNS

A solubilized, more bioavailable and bioactive keratin provides the building blocks of hair – amino acids like cysteine and proline.

HYDROLYZED MARINE COLLAGEN & HYALURONIC ACID

Rebuild the structural integrity of the hair follicle environment, improve moisture, and promote diffusion of nutrients. Hydrolyzed to a low molecular weight for better bioavailability.

Root causes are multi-targeted by our
synergistic group of key ingredients.

The other vitamins and minerals that perhaps you’ve already come to love.

We use a wide array of natural ingredients already associated with improved hair health, such as biotin. But without using our key ingredients to create the right hair follicle environment, the health benefits of these other ingredients goes to waste (are not able to be absorbed by the body).

BLACK PEPPER FRUIT EXTRACT

Extracted from the black pepper fruit and standardized to 95% piperine, the patented Bio-Perine® in Nutrafol plays an important role in the absorption of bioactive nutrients and stimulating hair growth. Its active ingredient, piperine, enhances the body’s ability to produce heat and energy, which allows many of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids in Nutrafol to be absorbed and utilized more effectively.

BIOTIN

An essential water-soluble B-complex vitamin, biotin is one of the building blocks of healthy hair growth, needed to metabolize fatty acids and amino acids. The rich levels of biotin in Nutrafol help strengthen hair, as well as combating dryness, breakage and loss.

CAYENNE RED PEPPER FRUIT EXTRACT

The all-natural, hormone-balancing cayenne red pepper fruit extract in Nutrafol is a powerful agent that helps to combat the effects of stress on the hair, increase protein production and improve circulation in the scalp. It has been shown to decrease levels of the neurotransmitter Substance P, which plays a major role in hormone- and stress-related hair loss. The 2-percent capsaicin concentration in our formula activates the release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CRGP), a compound demonstrated to stimulate cellular energy and boost protein production in follicles, promoting hair growth.

HORSETAIL HERB EXTRACT

The herb horsetail (Equisetum arvense) contains high levels of silica (or silicon dioxide), one of the planet’s most common and most important elements. Standardized to 7-percent silica, it contains silicic acid, which is shown to hold anti-inflammatory benefits, increase the tensile strength and thickness of hair and reduce brittleness, according to a 2005 study in the Archive of Dermatological Research.

L-CYSTEINE HYDROCHLORIDE

L-Cysteine is an amino acid available in high-protein foods. It contains sulfur, which is useful for metabolic processes in the body-including hair growth. It provides potent antioxidant protection to the follicle and increases hair-shaft diameter, facilitating new growth and giving hair a fuller, thicker appearance.

L-LYSINE

The essential amino acid L-Lysine promotes hair health when combined with other amino acids. In conjunction with the lysine/arginine blend, it may improve hormone secretion and immune function. Lysine has also shown potential to work with methionine, a rich source of the mineral sulfur and the structural support of the follicle.

L-METHIONINE

L-Methionine is an essential amino acid necessary for hair growth, aiding the development of the hair shaft. It also helps promote overall scalp health and works against graying.

RESVERATROL

The antioxidant properties of resveratrol work to defend the follicles and scalp against inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Resveratrol also improves blood circulation, enhancing the development, growth and overall quality of hair follicles.

SELENIUM

Selenium produces antioxidant enzymes that can defend against damage to cells, including those in hair follicles. It also helps to maintain proper thyroid function, which benefits the immune system and fosters healthy hair growth.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A regulates the synthesis of retinoic acid in the follicle and is an essential component of hair growth and maintenance. It works with zinc to prevent the drying and clogging of the sebaceous glands in the scalp and lubricates the follicles and roots.

VITAMIN C

The vitamin C in Nutrafol is derived from camu camu, an Amazonian rainforest fruit that contains 60 times more vitamin C per serving than an orange. It acts as a natural stimulant of collagen synthesis, protecting and preserving the body’s existing collagen structures and stores from damage. It’s also a rich source of anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and amino acids.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is a key determinant of richer, healthier hair. A deficiency can take its toll on hair health, leading to weakness and loss. The vitamin D component in Nutrafol helps reduce stress-related damage and contributes significantly to follicles that are rich in vitamin D receptors.

ORGANIC KELP

Our certified organic Icelandic geothermal Kelp is harvested sustainably from the cleanest kelp beds on earth.  Kelp is a rich source of natural Iodine and other beneficial bioactive micronutrients.  Kelp plays a key role in supporting healthy thyroid hormone production as well as a natural chelator of environmental toxins like heavy metals and toxins that mimic hormones.

KERATIN

Keratin is a naturally occurring protein in the body and a key structural component of hair. It comprises Cynatine HNS Keratin, the patented form of the ingredient in Nutrafol. Highly bioavailable, it supplements the body with solubilized keratin to protect and repair damaged hair (as well as nails and skin).

ZINC

The mineral zinc is vital to the body, playing a key role in more than 300 metabolic functions, including cell reproduction, protein utilization and maintaining hormonal balance. It is essential to the synthesis process involved in creating and using collagen and is also a powerful antioxidant-healing wounds and strengthening the glands attached to hair follicles.

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