Nourkrin: objective and subjective effects and tolerability in persons with hair loss

J Int Med Res. Sep-Oct 2006;34(5):514-9. doi: 10.1177/147323000603400508.

Abstract

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of Nourkrin, a new natural agent for the treatment of hair loss based on marine proteins, and minerals and vitamins. Fifty-five subjects with hair loss of different aetiologies participated in the 6-month blinded phase of the study. Objective assessments showed a significant positive effect of treatment on hair growth. Intake of the active preparation for a further 6 months in an open phase indicated a subjective further improvement in hair growth. Exposure of the patients previously treated with placebo to the active preparation for 12 months gave similar results. Tolerability was good and no side-effects were reported. Nourkrin may provide an alternative to pharmacotherapy for the treatment of hair-loss problems in individuals with androgenetic alopecia.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alopecia / drug therapy*
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Drug Combinations
  • Female
  • Hair / drug effects
  • Hair / growth & development
  • Hair Preparations / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Hypotrichosis / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Placebos
  • Proteins / pharmacology
  • Proteins / therapeutic use*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Drug Combinations
  • Hair Preparations
  • Placebos
  • Proteins
  • nourkrin