This will be a balanced Provillus review just containing the facts so as you can make an informed decision as to its suitability for you!
First of all what is Provillus? What does it do? How does it get your hair to regrow?
Provillus is taken as an oral supplement and is specifically formulated to reverse hair loss while at the same time promoting hair regrowth. It is manufactured by Ultra Herbal and has been available to consumers since 2002 and is available as non-prescription product.
Unlike many hair restoratives, Provillus hair loss treatment acts as a DHT blocker. This is the key to it’s success. Let me briefly explain about DHT as it IS important. DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is an androgen which reacts with testosterone to reduce the hair follicles ability to produce hair. It effectively shrinks the hair follicles (it doesn’t kill them). By blocking the action of DHT the hair follicle has an opportunity to regenerate and start producing hair strands.
It is this ability to ‘repair damaged follicles’ which the manufacturers of Provillus claim that has made it so effective.
The manufacturers, also claim to recognize that men and women require different approaches to hair loss treatment including different combinations of ingredients and again the company claims that this has reduced Provillus side effects on its users.
What does Provillus do?
This goes back to what I stated earlier. It focuses firstly blocking the action of DHT but the double whammy is achieved by also cleansing the scalp and allowing nutrients to flow back into the follicles and thus re-energize hair growth.
What are the ingredients of Provillus?
The main active ingredients are:
- Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride – 5 mg)
- Biotin – 5 mg (also known as vitamin B7 which aids cellular growth)
- Zinc (as Magnesium Oxide) – 15 mg
- Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) 1500 mg
- Muria Puama
- Gotu Kola
- Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima, seed)
- Eleuthero Root
- Uva-Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, root)
You will probably recognize some of the ingredients here as being common to many ‘other’ hair loss products i.e. Saw Palmetto,Nettle and Gutu however from my understanding Provillus is the only product using Pumpkin seeds which contain amino acids and carbohydrates to nourish the scalp.
The ingredients listed above also include Minoxidil which is an FDA approved drug specifically to treat hair loss and is credited as the ingredient within Provillus that is the DHT blocker. The active hair regrowth constituent!
Provillus manufacturers claim that it is the combination of ‘natural’ and FDA approved conventional drugs which gives Provillus the edge over other competitors and also over just taking Minoxidil itself!
How much do I take?
It is generally recommended that you take between 1 and 2 capsules per day for 6 – 8 weeks as usually this is claimed to be sufficient – however I believe that this should be longer at least 10 – 12 weeks as the natural hair cycle of thinning and regrowing is nearer 3 months – so you will have to be patient.
Does it really matter if as a woman I take Provillus for men?
Yes it does is the short answer as there are two Provillus products, as I mentioned earlier in this Provillus review as Provillus for men has more of the DHT blocker to put a stop to the aggressive hair loss. It will take longer for men to see results as hair loss is usually much more pronounced
For women, it is mostly to control temporary hair loss due to hormonal changes, such as heavy menstruation or after pregnancy so in most circumstances the action of estrogen will rebalance and inhibit the formation of DHT – the minoxidil is used to thicken out the hair while this rebalancing occurs.
What are the side effects?
Provillus side effects vary in my opinion most Provillus reviews pay very scant attention to this as there are some side effects although the manufacturer claims these are rare and as always with anything you take if you do experience side effects see your doctor.
OK, so lets look at some of the common side effects.
The most common provillus side effects include mild stomach upsets which seems to be primarily caused by the Saw Palmetto but this tends to lessen over time. What many people who do buy Provillus claim is that there is no associated loss of sexual appetite for men which is quite common in other DHT blockers as they ‘attack’ aggressively the production of testosterone in the body.
Studies have shown that very few people have experienced scalp problems i.e. irritations which again are sometimes caused by other compounds.
OK does Provillus work?
I have tried to be balanced in this Provillus review. I wouldn’t be honest if I said this works for everyone!
As with all medications there are those for whom it is extremely successful and those for where it isn’t. You can of course decide on buying Minoxidil or Saw Palmetto by itself and see how that works – however having said that it sometimes isn’t the ‘individual’ ingredients that reverse the hair loss but their combination that often works!
It seems though that there a lot of customers which are very happy with the results which is more than can be said for many of the products currently available.
It would seem therefore that Provillus hair loss treatment can be quite effective. It contains a balance between natural use of ingredients for nourishment of the scalp and an FDA approved drug, Minoxodil to get the hair growing again. Also Provillus side effects seem to be negligible!