Nutrafol® is an innovative supplement that utilizes standardized botanicals that have been scientifically proven to target the diverse causes of hair loss. The only formula of its kind, the product uses natural ingredients to restore hair growth and improve overall health. Nutrafol® is a natural alternative to treating hair loss. This supplement helps individuals combat stress, aging, hormonal imbalances, inflammation, free radicals, and additional factors that attribute to weakened hair follicles.
Nutrafol® is unique because unlike the common treatments for hair loss, including biotin, zinc, and collagen, it targets the underlying factors of hair loss by aiding the health of the hair follicle. Located at the follicle, the factors for hair loss can cause inflammation, damage, and injury. Although luscious locks are the desired outcome for most individuals, the nutrition from the root is the most important. For the best results, at the first signs of hair thinning, changes in hair quality or balding, Nutrafol® should be started immediately. The preventative approach allows those who are genetically predisposed to hair loss to approach the problem before the follicles have been substantially affected. By preventing the progression of hair loss, it protects the follicles from irreversible damage. Contact M Spa Face and Body now to schedule a consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrafol®
How is Nutrafol® different from biotin and other hair vitamin, mineral, and marine collagen supplements?
Vitamins and minerals such as biotin and zinc, as well as protein (collagen) – are all important for hair growth because they provide the necessary nourishment (building blocks) and serve as coenzymes in the mechanics of hair production. However, science shows that at the root of hair loss, there are numerous underlying triggering factors such as aging, stress, and hormonal imbalances. Furthermore, at the follicle, these factors lead to a never-ending cascade of inflammation, injury and free radicals! So as important as hair nutrition is to the production of a hair strand, this production would be impossible without first rebalancing the scalp environment and healing the follicle. Think of the analogy: watering a withering plant wouldn’t do much if its roots were suffering in sick soil, right?
Similarly, nutrients alone cannot heal a sick follicle! For this, you need the anti-inflammatory, stress-busting, hormone-rebalancing and antioxidant-building properties of therapeutic botanicals. NUTRAFOL® leverages on these innate capacities of healing plants and is comprised of natural nutraceutical ingredients – potent extractions that are clinically proven to effectively combat the multiple factors at the root of hair loss and thinning hair. While it has all the additional daily-recommended vitamins, minerals and proteins for healthy hair growth, NUTRAFOL® really goes beyond simple hair nutrition – making it a first of its kind nutraceutical supplement for hair loss related to inflammation, hormones, and stress.
Science shows that a true long-term solution to hair loss and thinning hair must be comprehensive and address all 4 stages of healthy hair growth. It must:
STEP 1: Synergistically target all potential triggering factors of hair loss, stabilize harmful levels of DHT and reduce stress hormones to halt follicle damage.
STEP 2: Break the cascade of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress that disrupts hair growth, cycling and signaling.
STEP 3: Help revive dormant follicles by supporting healthy immune signaling, improving circulation and the structural environment – empowering the follicles to heal.
STEP 4: Stimulate the growth cycle and provide the hair vitamins and other building blocks for healthy hair growth, once balance is established.
Nutrafol leverages on the multi-dimensional properties of therapeutic power plants that MULTI-Target all 4 stages. The standardized botanical extracts in
Nutrafol have been clinically proven to target the triggers underlying hair loss like stress hormones and DHT, to fight inflammation and free radicals, to support the immune system, the growth cycle and to improve circulation. Once the follicle is healed, the additional hair growth vitamins, minerals and amino acids provide the necessary building blocks for healthy hair growth.
When it comes to supplements for hair growth, is there a need for separate male and female formulations?
In short – YES, absolutely, definitely without a question YES. The causes of hair loss in women differ measurably from the factors underlying hair loss in men. Men for instance produce more testosterone and convert more of that testosterone to the more potent form – Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It follows that although DHT is a factor in hair loss in women, it plays a much much greater role in men. Ingredients such as Saw Palmetto have been clinically proven to lower the hair damaging DHT hormones. Since men produce more and are more sensitive to DHT, they naturally require significantly higher doses of phytoactives like Saw Palmetto.
Hair loss and thinning in women is now being tied to many outside factors that likewise need to be addressed with appropriate ingredients. It is therefore essential that a hair loss supplements be formulated separately for the two genders.
– “nutraceutical” = two words “nutrient” (a nourishing component) and “pharmaceutical” (bioactive)
– A Nutraceutical is isolated from food, botanicals or herbs – that in addition to nutritional value (similar to hair growth vitamins), also demonstrates biological activity and specific physiological effects in the body.
Not all nutraceuticals are created equal! For exponentially better efficacy and safety, phytoactive ingredients should be:
- Standardized to contain guaranteed amounts of bioactive phytonutrients
- Clinically Tested for Efficacy and Safety in clinical studies showing specific bioactivities, health benefits and protection against chronic disease.
To ensure maximum efficacy and safety, Nutrafol uses the highest quality, standardized, clinically tested and patented botanical nutraceutical ingredients.
Because thinning hair is a multi-factorial problem that requires a multi-targeted hair loss solution. And unlike simple hair vitamins, phytonutrients in nutraceutical extractions from botanicals – posses an innate capacity to synergistically multi-target.
Yes! Many types of hair loss are reversible. Many follicles are dormant – they can be reactivated by removing triggers that force them into resting or dormancy. By focusing on rebalancing DHT and cortisol levels, decreasing inflammation, and then repairing the damaged and dormant follicles, one can revitalize the follicle resulting in new hair growth.
Yes! Many botanicals, when taken orally (or internally), have been shown to actively combat the underlying causes of hair loss like DHT, stress, free radicals, as well as block the consequences of those causes – inflammation and oxidative stress at the follicle. By addressing these factors with the potency of standardized phytoactives, these botanicals are able to halt or even stop hair loss and thinning from within, as well as prevent hair loss in the future! Furthermore, many of the botanical ingredients used in Nutrafol have also been shown to elevate growth factors and cytokines that are used to signal anagen or the growth phase of the hair cycle. A hair loss treatment that can stimulate the anagen phase is effectively reactivating dormant follicles and producing new hair growth! Just one botanical ingredient in Nutrafol alone was shown in a clinical study to increase hair growth on average by 34%.
Albeit this is only the case if the follicle is still alive. If the follicle is long gone, like in advanced scarring alopecias or in later stages of miniaturization of follicles in andrgogenic alopecia where the follicles is replaced with skin tissue, no supplement or drug can help regenerate its hair growth. So it is important to intervene early and take a preventative approach to hair loss and thinning. And even where new growth is not possible, the ingredients in Nutrafol® can still protect and revitalize follicles that remain alive.
In addition to hair growth vitamins, Nutrafol contains key patented nutraceutical ingredients, potent botanical extracts that have been proven in human clinical trials to combat the leading underlying causes of hair loss. The targets studied in these clinical tests include: aging, elevated levels of stress hormones (cortisol), DHT, inflammation, free radicals (oxidative stress) and many more follicle compromising factors. One ingredient alone (EVNOLMAX), a potent form of Vitamin E extracted from Evnol SupraBio® that’s been shown in a clinical study to increase hair growth on average by 34%. Another ingredient, Sensoril Ashwagandha, was proven in a clinical study to decrease levels of hair damaging stress hormone Cortisol by up to 30.5% and improve resistance to stress in chronically stressed adults.
The efficacy of these ingredients is known through years of scientific research and evidenced by the considerable time and resources spent by our ingredient partners to create safer, more concentrated, more effective and more bioactive versions of these proven botanicals.
To see results it is recommended to take Nutrafol® for at least 3 months and for best results, at least 6 months. The botanicals within Nutrafol® are not drugs, they instead act by targeting the triggers of hair loss and by rebuilding the hair follicle environment from the inside out – and that takes time! Plus, each follicle on our head is in its own individual phase of the hair growth cycle. Some follicles are closer to entering the growth phase than others. So it is important to give follicles the time they need, so they cycle through their resting phases and enough of them enter into the growth phases and grow new hair – so changes in your overall hair actually become visible.
That being said, although everyone reacts a little different, most people start to see initial changes within a few weeks. These changes happen in 3 steps:
Step 1 – (month 1-2) Reduction in hair loss, improvement in hair quality and thickness + additional side benefits:
– Reduction of stress levels
– Improvement of skin health and more
Step 2 – (month 3-5) Further reduction in hair loss, thicker/fuller hair and new hair growth. Many customers report that hair also grows longer and faster.
Step 3 – (month 6 and further) New hair growth in thinning areas and further hair health improvement. Plus long-term hair loss prevention and anti-aging benefits.
What if I don’t have hair loss, and I just want fuller, healthier, longer, faster-growing hair? Can Nutrafol® help? And is it still safe to take?
Yes, stress and hair loss are absolutely related, and we are here to tell you how. Research shows that undeniably, stress causes inflammation and free radicals around the hair follicles and drives them into the regression phase of the hair cycle, which is followed by hair loss.
Stress raises the amounts of the hair-damaging stress hormones. It elevates the levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which forces the adrenal glands to produce excess stress hormone cortisol. High and constant levels of stress cause adrenal glands to become overactive due to increased demand for cortisol and in some cases even lead to adrenal fatigue. When we think about the effects of chronic stress and high cortisol levels, we think of weight gain, especially around the midline, of headaches, fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep quality. We don’t often think of what those that cortisol is doing on a molecular level. As it turns out, high cortisol levels can deplete collagen, counter insulin and cause sugar spikes, decrease bone density, throw your other hormones off – and what’s more, actually act on the follicles to inhibit hair growth. In fact, follicles have receptors for CRH and for cortisol, and can even make more cortisol themselves in response! All of this eventually leads to oxidative stress and inflammation at the follicle – the two primary culprits that contribute to hair loss.
Additionally, with sustained stress, the nerve endings next to the follicles in the skin release other neuro-immune molecules like substance P. Excess amounts of these molecules near the follicle lead to release of even more inflammatory factors and free radicals. And you thought your follicles didn’t know when you are stressing about your deadlines, traffic, and bills!? Think again, the skin is the largest organ in the body and it responds to every signal you send. Now, each follicle has a unique ability to shield itself from inflammation with something called the Immune Privilege. However, even this protective mechanism has now been shown to collapse in the presence of molecules like substance P as a result of emotional or physical stress.
In our bodies, all communication happens through signaling molecules. In the follicles, too, very specific molecules are released to signal the follicle to either produce hair growth (anagen), regress (catagen), or rest (telogen). Chronic and elevated levels of stress hormones generate damaging inflammatory molecules that disrupt this perfectly regulated hair growth cycle signaling, sending the signal for the follicle to go into the regression phase and stop hair production.
Health is our responsibility and lifestyle is huge when it comes to easing stress…but there comes a time when everyone needs a little help. When it comes to addressing stress in hair loss, it’s encouraging that although the stressors can’t always be eliminated (no, we won’t be completing your deadlines), the effects of stress on your hair follicles and on your health can be tackled with stress-fighting properties of plants. Isn’t it amazing, no synthetic in the world can effectively de-stress you, but a stress adaptogen can!
Stress adaptogens, a rather new concept to western medicine, are a group of plants and mushrooms that when taken on a daily basis, lead to homeostasis and rebalancing of metabolic processes in the body, thereby conferring it with a greater ability to resist and recover from stress. Ashwagandha is one of the best-known stress adaptogens that’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for its ability to bring the body into balance, build energy and resistance to stress, and to create an overall improved sense of wellbeing. It combats stress through the well-documented properties of its key bioactives to not only stabilize cortisol levels, but to also boost the immune system and improve the body’s own antioxidant defenses. Curcumin, an extract of Turmeric, is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that has been shown to counter stress-induced substance P, counter hair-damaging inflammatory molecules, while also increasing factors that support the follicle Immune Privilege.
We went out of our way, seeking only the best in plant technologies to find non-toxic, pure plant ingredients that actually work. These nutraceutical technologies isolate the most active plant parts and concentrate them for extra potency, in standardized amounts. Sensoril® Ashwagandha in Nutrafol® is known for its highest content of stress-adaptogenic bioactives. No wonder it was clinically tested and was proven to decrease levels of hair damaging stress hormone cortisol by up to 30.5% in chronically stressed adults. Our bio-optimized BCM-95® Biocurcumin is standardized to contain no less than 95% curcuminoids (the active parts) and to be 700% better absorbed and utilized by the body than conventional extracts.
We take it as our greatest mission to raise awareness about these plant-based medicines, to show science behind how they work and to reveal real plant technology.