Hair Loss Study Shows Tocotrienol Benefit

March 18, 2011

Researchers at the University of Science, Malaysia have concluded that Tocomin SupraBio, a tocotrienol-tocopherol ingredient complex from Carotech Inc. (Edison, NJ), may significantly increase hair growth compared to placebo.

Researchers at the University of Science, Malaysia have concluded that Tocomin SupraBio, a tocotrienol-tocopherol ingredient complex from Carotech Inc. (Edison, NJ), may significantly increase hair growth compared to placebo.

In the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 21 female and male subjects exhibiting hair loss were assigned to 50 mg of Tocomin SupraBio (n=20) or placebo (n=15) twice daily for eight months.

Compared to placebo, tocotrienol supplementation was associated with an average 34.5% increase of hair growth in subjects. Only one subject in the tocotrienol group experienced a hair decrease, while eight subjects experienced growth greater than 50%. Of the placebo group, only one subject experienced hair growth beyond 20%; seven subjects experienced a decrease in hair.

Tocomin SupraBio is the world’s only tocotrienol-tocopherol complex certified for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), according to Carotech.

The study on tocotrienols and hair growth can be found in the December 2010 issue of Tropical Life Sciences Research.