Evaluation of an Oral Hair Supplement to Improve Hair Strength and Support Growth in Women and Men

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Nutraceutical Wellness

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Hair Thinning

Treatments

Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Postpartum Hair Growth Supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Hair Growth Supplemnt
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Vegan Hair Growth Supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Men's Hair Growth Supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Balance Hair Growth Supplement

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT06362941
NW-HGN-01

Details and patient eligibility

About

A single-center, open-label, prospective study to demonstrate the efficacy of an oral supplement to improve the strength and support the growth of thinning hair in men and women with self-perceived hair thinning.

Full description

Female and male subjects will be enrolled in this single-site, open-label, prospective, interventional study evaluating 5 treatment regimens to improve the appearance of thinning hair. All treatment regimens are commercially available nutraceutical hair growth supplements. 50 subjects will be enrolled into each of the 5 supplement groups. Subjects will undergo a baseline, 90 day, and 180 day visit and will have compliance phone calls at Days 45 and 135. Study assessments will include a dermatologist investigator hair assessment, a hair pull test, light microscope hair shaft diameter assessment, and a subject questionnaire.

Enrollment

200 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 70 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Female or male subjects with concerns and/or signs of hair thinning.
  • The subjects must meet the age characteristics based on their supplement group assignment.
  • Subjects are Fitzpatrick Skin Types I to VI.
  • Subjects must be in good general health.
  • Subjects must be classified with thinning hair by the study dermatologist.
  • Willing to maintain the same hair length, hairstyle, and coloring practices for the duration of the study. Subjects who have color-treated hair must have the color treatment performed at the same time interval prior to each visit.
  • Willing to use a mild non-medicated shampoo and conditioner for the duration of the study (medicated shampoo and conditioner refer to any prescription shampoo or conditioner as well as any over-the counter medicated shampoo or conditioner, such as those for treatment of dandruff or promoting hair growth).
  • Willing and able to adhere to the same dietary lifestyles for the duration of the study
  • Subjects must express willingness to cooperate with the investigator and comply to study requirements.
  • Subjects must demonstrate the ability to read and understand all the items in the informed consent document.
  • Subjects must agree not to use any other hair supplements or start a new vitamin supplement during the study.
  • Subject has signed an Informed Consent Form in compliance with 21CFR Part 50: "Protection of Human Subjects."
  • Subject is dependable and able to follow directions and is willing to comply with the schedule of visits.

Exclusion criteria

  • Any previous or current acute or chronic medical or hair condition, which in the investigator's opinion, may interfere with the study results or increase the study participation risks to the subject.
  • Subjects possessing signs of severe female or male pattern hair loss or alopecia (including androgenetic and traction alopecia) as determined by the study dermatologist.
  • Scalp hair loss on the treatment area, due to disease, injury, or medical therapy
  • Subjects who are not willing to use only the assigned oral study supplement and no new oral supplements during the study.
  • Subjects who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity reaction to any of the ingredients of the study product.
  • Subjects, who are pregnant, breast feeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • Subjects with clinically significant unstable medical disorders.
  • Subjects who are unwilling or unable to comply with the requirements of the protocol.
  • Subjects who have history of a psychological illness or condition that would interfere with their ability to understand and/or follow the requirements of the study.
  • Subjects with any planned surgeries and/or invasive medical procedures during the course of the study.
  • History of surgical correction of hair loss on the scalp (i.e., hair transplant).
  • Use of any products or devices purported to promote scalp hair growth (e.g., finasteride or minoxidil) within the 6 months prior to the Baseline Visit.
  • Females who have recently (within the last 6 months) started the use of hormones for birth control or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Women currently using Scalp hair loss on the treatment area, due to disease, injury, or medical therapy
  • hormones for birth control or HRT must have been on a stable dose (6 months or longer) in order to be eligible for the study (the initiation of HRT or birth control should not have been associated with the initiation of hair loss/thinning).
  • History of burning, flaking, itching, and stinging of the scalp.
  • Utilization of low-level lasers for hair growth in the last three months.
  • Known history or recent blood work indicating iron deficiency, bleeding disorders or platelet dysfunction syndrome as well as subjects receiving anticoagulant therapy or smokers with usage >20 cigarettes/day.
  • Use of any medications or medicated shampoos that are known to potentially cause hair loss or affect hair growth, as determined by the Investigator or qualified sub-investigator.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

200 participants in 1 patient group

Nutrafol Hair Growth Supplement
Experimental group
Description:
5 commercially available hair growth nutraceuticals will be evaluated. Treatment groups will be assigned according to the investigator's discretion. Efficacy comparisons will not be made across treatment groups.
Treatment:
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Balance Hair Growth Supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Men's Hair Growth Supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Vegan Hair Growth Supplement
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Hair Growth Supplemnt
Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Women's Postpartum Hair Growth Supplement

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Emily Hu

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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