Does Viviscal Really Work?


Does Viviscal work?Viviscal is a hair loss treatment that has been used for quite some time in Europe, but has only recently made its way across the pond. So far it has been getting good reviews from users that praise it for everything from growing their hair, to growing their nails and skin as well. But can an all natural system like this really stack up to all the research and development that pharmaceutical companies put into their medications? We took a closer look to find out.

For quick answers to common questions see our Viviscal FAQ

Overview
Losing your hair is not easy, and each day you wake up wondering how much more you’ll lose. A bald comedian once said that being bald was easy, but going bald was a nightmare because he didn’t know where it was going to stop. But if you can intervene and either slow down the process, or make it stop entirely and even start to regrow some of the loss, most people would want to jump on board. And if you could do it without a prescription, and without any harsh chemicals so that you could take it for the long term, that would be most preferable. That’s what’s being touted by Viviscal.

The Claim
Viviscal says that their hair treatment solution is the one used by celebrities that find themselves follically challenged. Celebrity name dropping is often used by companies in order to make us believe that this is the secret of the stars, but in this case it looks like it’s valid. It’s been revealed as how Victoria Secret models keep their hair looking great, and more and more celebrity stylists are coming forward and saying this is what they use for their clients.

They claim that in a recent study 81% of participants had less shedding of their hair throughout the day. And three out of four of the saw an increase in the volume and thickness of their hair overall. These are pretty good numbers, and show that it works in a majority of cases. If you’re waiting for a hair loss product that works for 100% of the people 100% of the time, you’re in for a long wait. You just have to choose something with the highest probability to work, and give it a shot on your own condition.

The Hype
It’s gotten a lot of attention, even showing up on Dateline NBC in a year long test of hair loss solutions. At the end of the year give men were analyzed to see how much hair each of them were able to grow, and the one that used Viviscal showed signs of regrowth in some areas, and the rest of his hair was in much better condition. When asked if he would be buying it again for another year, he said yes. That’s pretty much all the hype a product needs, showing up on a major television show and going up against pharmaceutical drugs and holding its own.

The Cost
Viviscal Extra Strength is $100 for a three pack of 60 tablets each. There is a 90 day money back guarantee on it. That is the flagship product, and the one that can get you results on its own. If you want to get the rest of the package, the shampoo and conditioner are $10 each, the scalp lotion is $20, and the hair repair is $30. Not bad prices for what it is reported to do.

The Commitment
Any time you are battling thinning hair you have to be just as consistent as nature. Nature works slow and methodically, and never lets up. You have to be the same way, applying this each day, and not trying to see a complete turnaround overnight. It’s like trying to stop a speeding car. You don’t slam on the brakes because that causes an accident. You gently apply pressure and the car starts to slow down, but doesn’t come to a complete stop until many feet later.

Evaluation
There are 5 different products in the Viviscal lineup. They’ve got the Extra Strength, the Hair Repair, Shampoo, Conditioner, and a Scalp Lotion. If you just had to choose one of them you should start with the Extra Strength tablets. These will give you the most bang for you buck, and will get the active ingredients into your system so that they can start to take effect. The other products all help to produce hair that looks and feels better, but the tablets are really what does the most for you.

Final Viviscal Review

Viviscal is getting out Thumbs Up review. It’s not every day that you find an all natural alternative to things like Rogain, Propecia, Minoxdyl, laser combs and other gadgets, or expensive transplant surgery. This not only helps you prevent losing the hair you currently have, it also helps your hair look better overall, so you don’t have to worry about people looking at it, wearing hats, or avoiding social situations.

There will never be the perfect answer for thinning hair and hair loss, so there has to be some trial and error on your part. Never give up on trying new products just because you had a bad experience in the past. Wipe the slate clean and try again with something new.

Our Recommendation
You owe it to yourself to try this out, especially if you’ve tried many other options with mixed results. The key is staying with it for the long term, because most people that stay on it for several month end up staying on it indefinitely. It’s pretty easy to see that most of the negative reviews result from people not sticking with it long enough to see the results.


Viviscal FAQ

Where Is Viviscal Sold?
You can buy it at places like CVS and Walgreens, but it’s not available at GNC or Walmart. If you’re looking for it in Canada you can order online at their official site because that’s one of the few countries they ship to. If you’re in the UK, they only ship to Ireland at this time.

Does It Cause Acne?
There aren’t any ingredients in Viviscal that are known to cause acne break outs. However, everyone’s skin is different, and each person’s body reacts to things differently. It is not entirely impossible that it might, but it is unlikely.

Does Viviscal Cause Weight Gain?
While some users reported gaining weight while using it, there have been no scientific studies done to test this, and it could have been coincidental, and due to other factors. It was a rare number of users, so the likelihood that it would cause weight gain is very small.

Does It Help Skin?
It’s been shown to help with nail growth, and it might improve the condition of the skin do to the antioxidants it contains, that is not its primary function but is often seen as a welcome side benefit of taking it.

Is Viviscal Better Than Nourkrin?
There are a lot of similarities between the two products, they are both all-natural supplements and hair products designed to fight hair loss and promote hair growth, but they are from two different manufacturers. They both have good reviews, but more people tend to be siding with Viviscal, and switching from Nourkrin after hearing about the results others are getting.

Does It Work For Black People?
They say that it works for all ethnicities, so it should work for black people. Actual African American users have reported that it helped their hair grow twice as fast as normal.

Is Viviscal FDA Approved?
The FDA will not give its approval to any dietary supplement. Since it is made with all natural ingredients, there is nothing in it for the FDA to scrutinize or gives its OK on.

Is It Gluten Free?
If you’re on a gluten free diet, or have a sensitivity to gluten, you will be happy to know that this is gluten free. This is especially helpful if you are suffering from something like Coeliac disease.

What Does Viviscal Contain?
The two main ingredients in it are AminoMar C™ Marine Complex, which is a proprietary blend and so they’re not going to get into the details on what it contain, and in what percentages. It provides proteins that are essential to nourishing the hair and keeping the hair you do have growing. There’s also Horsetail Extract in it, to promote the strength of the hair and give life to hair that needs a pick me up. They also include Vitamin C, which they derive from the Acerola Cherry, which throws antioxidants into the mix with many health benefits for the hair and body.

Does Viviscal contain biotin? Yes, in the scalp lotion, in the form of Biotinyl Tripeptide-1, which contain biotin as well as three different amino acids.
Does Viviscal contain iodine? No.
Does Viviscal contain mercury? No.

How Fast Does It Work?
This will vary on the individual and the lifestyle they live. If you’re also eating right and treating your body good in other ways you can expect it to work faster than someone that is not taking care of themselves, but just using Viviscal as a fix. Most people see some results in the first month, enough to keep going with it, and the best results are seen the longer you use it.

Is Viviscal Vegetarian?
No, the active ingredient is derived from fish, so vegetarians and vegans would want to avoid it, but it would be alright for a pescetarian.

Does It Have Side Effects?
There are no confirmed side effects associated with it, but there are some reports from users that it can cause a rash to break out. However, this has not been replicated in a laboratory setting, so there is no telling what other products they are using in addition to Viviscal that would cause this.

Is Viviscal Worth The Money?
Compared to your other treatment options, it seems that this is most definitely worth the cost for most users. If you size it up against expensive prescription medications, or even other all natural supplements it’s definitely just as good or better. It’s also far less expensive than going with surgery, or going with a laser comb. Also, the cost to try it out is not very high, and if it works for you it will definitely be worth the money, even with long term use.

Is It Safe?
The product is made from all natural ingredients, and there haven’t been any reported negative side effects. This means that in all probability it is safe to take. If you are pregnant you’ll definitely want to check with your doctor by bringing in the ingredients list to check and see if there are any contraindications that would prevent you from taking it.

Does Viviscal Work For Men and Women?
It works for both men and women. Even though women are featured predominantly on their website, men are able to take this and see results.

What do you think? Does Viviscal work or not?


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LittleMissSunshine July 18, 2012 at 1:15 am

Well, if it’s been on Dateline NBC and if it’s very popular in Europe, I think it’s something that I could try out with confidence. I tried all the big names and popular products so far without much success, so I think it’s time to try something drastically different. I like that fact that you guys gave it a good review and I really love the 90 day money back guarantee. Thanks for the review.

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