Growing evidence of the beneficial effects of a marine protein-based dietary supplement for treating hair loss

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Apr;17(2):209-213. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12400. Epub 2017 Sep 16.


Background: Hair loss is a common condition among women with a range of causes including nutritional deficiencies.

Aims: To review the clinical data supporting the use of an oral marine supplement designed to promote hair growth.

Patients/methods: Adult women with temporary thinning hair. Following an initial pilot study, five randomized, double-blind studies assessed the effectiveness of the oral marine supplement for promoting hair growth. Each study was approved by one or more institutional review boards.

Results: Together, these studies demonstrated the ability of oral marine supplements to increase the growth of terminal and vellus hairs, increase the diameter of terminal and vellus hairs, and decrease hair loss. This product is beneficial for men as well as women.

Conclusions: A dietary supplement containing a marine complex and other natural ingredients can safely and effectively promote hair growth and decrease hair shedding in women and men with thinning hair.

Keywords: hair growth; hair loss; nutritional supplement; phototrichogram; thinning hair.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / drug therapy*
  • Aquatic Organisms
  • Dietary Proteins / therapeutic use*
  • Dietary Supplements*
  • Humans
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic


  • Dietary Proteins