What is Nourkrin?
According to the manufacturer, Nourkrin promises to treat all forms of thinning hair except traction alopecia (excessive pulling of the hair).
This is quite a bold statment, when you consider that losing your hair can often be caused by a number of conditions, such as stress, genetics, hormonal imbalances, and auto-immune disease.
Does Nourkrin work?
All of the products in the Nourkrin range contain marine based protein, with Shark cartilage and shellfish extracts (glucosamine) the two primary ingredients.
The company behind Nourkrin claim that these active ingredients can help re-grow new tissue and stimulant dormant hair follicles.
However, while there is some evidence that glucosamine may be beneficial in alleviating joint pain, we are unable to find clinical studies which show supplementation can help promote hair growth.
Other Nourkrin ingredients include silica, acerola cherry extract (a form of vitamin C), cellulose and fatty acids.
Is Nourkrin clinically proven?
While Nourkrin do publish data of their own clinical trials showing their results, it must be noted there are no third party studies which can prove or disprove their findings.
Nourkrin side effects
Nourkin contains marine based extracts so is unsuitable for those with shellfish allergies, or for vegetarians.
Unfortunately, Nourkrin appears to heavily rely on celebrity endorsement rather than actual proven ingredients to sell their product.
Former 70’s Bond girl Britt Eckland, and Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker have both featured in recent paid TV advertisements.
While this may convince some to buy this product, in our opinion there are far better hair loss treatments currently available that will offer genuine results.
95% of hair loss is caused by hormonal changes (build up of DHT) in hair follicles, combined with poor scalp health.
Successfully treating thinning hair will normally require a number of treatments to be used in tandem.
In the case of male pattern baldness, a DHT inhibitor which prevents follicles from further hormonal damage should be the first priority.
Growth Stimulants containing minoxidil – which encourage blood flow to the scalp, should also be used alongside a quality SLS-free shampoo to ensure good scalp health.
Spectral DNC is our highest rated growth stimulant and contains a number of clinically proven ingredients such as minoxidil, aminexil SP94, copper peptides, and saw palmetto.
Revita is an SLS-free (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) shampoo which features both anti-DHT and hair growth compounds, making it an excellent addition to any regimen.