A study, presented during the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 22- 25, 2021, revealed that nutraceutical supplements help promote hair growth in perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women.
Hair loss is one of the many symptoms that accompanies the menopause transition. Roughly 40% of women over 60 experience androgenetic alopecia (also known as female pattern hair loss).
This study suggests that a nutraceutical supplement, containing nutrient-derived bioactive compounds derived from food sources, promotes hair growth in women whose hormone changes are associated with decreased hair growth, as well as percentage of hairs and time spent in the anagen phase.
Researchers compared results at 6 months and 12 months of treatment and found that total hair counts increased significantly and progressively.
“With the aging of our society and the fact that women now spend approximately one-third of their lives in the postmenopausal period, research into interventions for menopause symptoms, including hair thinning, is critical, especially with therapeutic options being so limited,” said Glynis Ablon, MD, of the Ablon Skin Institute and Research Center in California and lead author of the study.