Hi, I used the search and see you have only replied to 1 question with regards to the hair “Hair Genesis” product. I am quite aware of the products “claims”, but I wish to get your opinion on the studys that they have posted on their website. Links marked Clinical Study 1 and 2, and your input on the published report in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. I’m in my mid 20’s and my hair is thinning and the front of my hairline has been receeding. So I have been researching potential products to try. Not interested in the mess associated with rogaine, and the merck drug can have those sexual side effects.
While I agree with you that anyone should be wary of a product that touts the FDA, however their website is much more proffessional than other, similiar all herbal products.
Ultimately my question is: If you could review the study’s they claim to have done, do these studies apear to have been legit? Also, since your last question/post on this product was in 2005, has anything changed since?
HairGenesis, like some other botanicals, may have DHT blocking effects, but why play games? Any DHT blocker has the potential to depress the sex drive, but the frequency with finasteride is defined and it is relatively low. I certainly don’t believe that these HairGenesis products are “Proven DHT Blockers! With no side effects.” If you want a DHT blocker, I’d think you’d want one with known value like finasteride (talk to your doctor about Propecia, as it is a prescription medication).
I read the studies and I am afraid they do not meet the type of criteria I find statistically valid. For starters, I can’t find any information relating to who conducted these studies (who knows if they are even independently researched). Secondly, the photos presented in the studies are very poor quality with bad lighting. It is also worth noting that a professional website may give an appearance of a professional company, but it isn’t too difficult to find a good designer to make a great site nowadays. I don’t see their site as looking all that great, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You probably shouldn’t base your opinions simply on the look of their website, though.