Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 10:25 am: ||
Has anyone ever heard of the following? Do you think it could help with thinning hair.
NOURKRIN™ EXTRA STRENGTH HAIR NUTRIENT*
A food supplement containing marine protein extract, silica and vitamin c. Suitable for both women and men.
• 100% Natural
• 2 tablets contains: Vitamin C 60mg; Nourkrin™ Marine Protein Extract (deep sea fish, cartilage, seaweed) 600mg; Acerola Cherry Extract 200mg; Silica Kieselguhr 60mg; Horsetail Extract 50mg; Immunoglobulin G 2mg.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 06:44 pm: ||
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 10:02 am: ||
Wow...sorry for the sarcasm but ... this is a real helpful site! Guess I expected more.
Post Number: 3274
|Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12:17 pm: ||
Here's what Kevin McElwee (Keritan.com) says about Nourkrin:
According to their website Noukrin seems to contain:
Marine based extract of proteins and polysaccharides
IgG and IGF-1
The extracts and polysaccharides are supposedly "food" for the follicles, but follicles get all the food they need via the blood and an average diet.
Vitamin C might help with absorbtion but nothing else - there is lots of vitamin C in most people's diets - extra is usually not required.
Silica and Horsetail (natural source of silica) can help strengthen hair and nails. There are studies to support their use (taken orally).
IgG won't do anything. If it is taken orally it gets broken down by the stomach acids.
IGF-1 is a known hair growth promoter. It would have to be applied topically to have an effect. One would like to know what the concentration of IGF-1 is in the products. I could not actually see it listed as an ingredient in any of the products on their web site. Though it is listed elsewhere on their web site. If it is in one of their topically applied products and at a high enough concenration then this could promote hair growth - in theory.
I would much prefer to get my "hair nutrients" from real food than from an over-priced pill that's being sold on thousands websites, mainly in the UK. Nourkrin, according to all the dealers, is 100% natural. Is anyone still naive enough to believe that that phrase has meaning?
IGF-1 is Insulin-Like Growth Factor.
IgG is immunoglobulin.
If you really want to use the product and have a need to believe in its efficacy, here are items from Nourkrin's websites:
Significant decrease of thinning hair reported in over three quarters of two hundred male trial participants.
Ninety percent of female subjects in a Swedish Nourkrin trial reported a 50% improvement.
83% of Nourkrin users polled by Nourkrin indicated that they felt their hair loss was now under control.
The numerous scientific studies conducted demonstrate conclusively that Nourkrin is an effective treatment for alopecia. Hair loss and thinning is first markedly reduced, before thickening and regrowth occurs.