Not only am I still taking Viviscal, but I’ve also got a couple of friends on it, too. I think the main issue with a supplement is that it tends to work slowly over a period of time so that the changes appear seamless and therefore not dramatic. But, although I initially agreed to a six month trial with Viviscal, I’ve taken it to well over a year.
As a recap from previous posts, Viviscal trials showed an increase of 37% in the proliferation of dermal papilla cells (the control centre for hair strands) and Alkaline Phosphotase levels increased by 87% (AP is a molecular message that feeds the dermal papilla). All very well and good but what does it actually look like in hair terms?
I can say that my hair does look thicker – on the rare occasions I add any volume, it’s very noticeable then that it can take volumizing much better. My fringe, which is the bane of my life for parting like a pair of theatre curtains right in the middle is fuller and for some reason, less prone to part. I wouldn’t say that on a day to day basis you would look at my hair and think, ‘how luxuriant and full’! but neither would you say it looks flat and thin. As a happy extra, my nails are stronger. Biotin, Zinc and a marine based complex called AminoMar C which was originally developed in Finland in the 1980s, are all major contributors to both.
Ultimately, hair thinning can be so traumatic that I feel happier taking a supplement to minimize the effects than not. You do have to wait a long time to see the effects and by time you see them you’re already taking them for granted! I think the point is that they give enough of a boost to be useful (in my case) so I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. It’s worth noting that since launching, Viviscal has become the most clinically proven supplement in the UK with 10 published trials.
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