Pycnogenol® has been shown to improve hair density in menopausal women

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A new double-blind, randomized, placebo–controlled study reveals a natural, safe and effective path for women who face hair thinning, a condition commonly experienced in menopause.
The new study, conducted with menopausal women, found oral intake of Pycnogenol® to significantly increase hair density, decrease transepidermal water loss in scalp skin and optimize resting flux of the scalp. The researchers’ conclusions show Pycnogenol® helps support hair density in menopausal women.
“Hormonal changes during menopause can affect hair growth rate, hair diameter, and diameter distribution. Hair density on the scalp typically decreases with age, which can lead to increased perception of hair loss,” says the author and renowned naturopathic Ph.D. Fred Pescatore. “Poor hair quality can have significant psychological effects and can even lead to heightened anxiety and depression. This ingredient has been shown to have antioxidant and circulatory benefits in addition to its well-established benefits in menopause and skin care.”

The study, published in Health Scientific Reports, analyzed 63 menopausal women between the ages of 45 and 60. Thirty-three (33) women received Pycnogenol® 150 mg daily (50 mg three times daily with meals) and 30 women received a placebo. Hair condition and responses were recorded at baseline, two months, and six months. Results include:

Hair Density Increased Significantly

After two months of taking Pycnogenol®, hair density increased from 225.8 hairs/cm2 at baseline to 293.6 hairs/cm2—a statistically significant 30% increase. In addition, after six months, the Pycnogenol® group experienced a 23% increase in hair density. After two and six months, the placebo group showed no significant increase in hair density. Progress and results are measured digitally and further evaluated with Trichoscan® software.

Improve scalp microcirculation

Further analysis of changes in blood volume—measured by resting flow—found that increases in hair density after supplementation with Pycnogenol® were associated with a 21% reduction in resting scalp flow at two months and a 44% reduction at six months. This indicates improved scalp microcirculation along with improved blood flow.

Reduce transepidermal water loss

A significant transient decrease in TEWL (transepidermal water loss) was observed in the scalp in the Pycnogenol® group, but not in the placebo group. After taking Pycnogenol® for two months, the TEWL value decreased significantly by 2.5, while the placebo group increased by 6.0. After six months, the placebo group had increased by 4.8 and the Pycnogenol® had increased by 1.0. Measurements are made with a vapour gauge.

“This study included several sophisticated and sophisticated measurement tools that add to the findings of this study for those who are looking for a natural approach to female pattern baldness or overall hair health,” Pescatore said. A layer of confidence.” “Pycnogenol®, a key ingredient in blood flow, healthy skin, joint health and more, has been proven safe and effective through 40 years of research. This research demonstrates an exciting new application, a proven active ingredient with powerful antioxidant properties to improve hair quality.”

Horphag Research is committed to further investigating how taking Pycnogenol® improves hair density in future clinical trials.

For clinical studies and more information on Pycnogenol®, visit www.pycnogenol.com. Pycnogenol® is found in more than 1,000 dietary supplements and health products worldwide.

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