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Study to Evaluate a Nutraceutical Supplement for Treatment of Hair Loss and Thinning in Females

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03052413
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 2, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sadick Research Group

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of a nutraceutical supplement for the treatment of hair loss and thinning in females over the course of six months of continuous daily use.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hair Loss Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol Dietary Supplement: placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, study in adult female subjects with mild to moderate hair loss. Following an up to 35-day screening period to determine eligibility, subjects will be randomly assigned into one of the following treatment arms: Nutrafol® vs. Placebo. Nutrafol® or Placebo will randomly assigned be administered daily to the subjects for 6 months starting on Day 2. The subjects will return to the study site at Day 90 and Day 180 for assessments. Additionally, the subjects will return to the study site approximately 48 hours after Day 0 (Baseline Visit) and D180 in order to assess hair growth rate. Nutrafol® or Placebo will be dispensed by the non-blinded study staff with nonlabeled containers containing the corresponding tablets. Efficacy ratings will be performed by a trained investigator who will not be aware of the subject's treatment randomization in order to preserve double-blinding of the study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of a Nutraceutical Supplement With Standardized Botanicals for Treatment of Hair Loss and Thinning in Females
Actual Study Start Date : December 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 10, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 10, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Active Dietary Supplement: Nutrafol
Eligible subjects will receive Nutrafol® to take daily for 180 days

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: placebo
Eligible subjects will receive Placebo to take daily for 180 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in hair density [ Time Frame: 180 days ]
    change in hair density over the course of the study assessed by hair count

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Females between 21 - 55 years of age, inclusive
  2. Skin type I-IV
  3. Have self-reported thinning or hair loss for more than 6 months prior to screening
  4. Clinically confirmed to have hair loss or thinning by the investigator via physical exam, including subjects with female pattern hair loss with Savin Classification score of I2-II1 as determined by the investigator (through medical history, physical exam and /or strong family history of hair loss as defined by 2 or more relatives known to have a similar Savin pattern of loss without diagnosed disease)
  5. In good general health, as determined by the Investigator
  6. Willing and able to attend all study visits
  7. Willing to maintain the same hair style as at the Screening Visit for the duration of the study. If coloring hair, willing to color it with the same frequency of usage as in the past, making sure not to color within 3 weeks of an in-office appointment.
  8. Willing to use a mild non-medicated shampoo and conditioner for the duration of the study (medicated shampoo and conditioner refer to any prescription shampoo or conditioner as well as any over-the counter medicated shampoo or conditioner, such as those for treatment of dandruff or promoting hair growth)
  9. Willing to have their hair clipped and scalp tattoo
  10. Have a negative urine pregnancy test at screening and be using, and continue to use for the duration of the study, an effective contraception method (ie, abstinence, barrier control, intrauterine device [IUD], or hormonal [estrogen/progestin] contraceptives) for at least one menstrual cycle prior to study; if using IUD or hormonal contraceptives - then at least 2 years prior to screening, the initiation of which should not have been associated with initiation of hair loss/thinning.
  11. Be willing and able to cooperate with the requirements of the study.
  12. Voluntarily sign and date an informed consent agreement approved by the Institutional Review Board.
  13. Be able to complete and understand the various rating instruments in English.
  14. Sponsor approved global image assessment of degree of thinning / hair loss

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical diagnosis of alopecia areata or scarring forms of alopecia
  2. Scalp hair loss on the treatment area, due to disease, injury, or medical therapy
  3. Subjects who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. A urine pregnancy test will be done to rule out pregnancy, or Subjects of childbearing potential who are not using an approved method of birth control (oral contraceptives, IUD, contraceptive implant, barrier methods with spermicide or abstinence). Females of non-childbearing potential are defined as postmenopausal (absence of menstrual bleeding for one year), hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy.
  4. Current skin disease (e.g., psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, skin cancer, eczema, sun damage, seborrheic dermatitis), cuts and or abrasions on the scalp or condition (e.g., sunburn, tattoos) on the treatment area that, in the opinion of the Investigator, might put the subject at risk or interfere with the study conduct or evaluations.
  5. History of surgical correction of hair loss on the scalp/ Hair transplants.
  6. Use of any products or devices purported to promote scalp hair growth (e.g., finasteride or minoxidil) within the 30 days prior to the Baseline Visit.
  7. Use of anti-androgenic therapies (e.g., spironolactone, flutamide, cyproterone acetate, cimetidine) within 30 days prior to the Baseline Visit.
  8. No history of burning, flaking, itching, and stinging of the scalp.
  9. History of malignancy (except scc and bcc skin cancers) or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
  10. A known history of autoimmune thyroid disease, any other thyroid disorder/abnormality or other autoimmune disorders that in the opinion of the investigator may interfere with the study treatment.
  11. A known history of depression or bi-polar disease or any other condition that may impact the subject's participation.
  12. Subjects taking vitamin E supplements can participate, provided medication is interrupted 14 days before baseline visit.
  13. Recent utilization of low level lasers.
  14. Has any condition that the treating investigator or PI thinks may put the Subject at risk or interfere with their participation in the study.
  15. Is involved in any injury litigation claims
  16. Known history or recent bloodwork indicating iron deficiency, bleeding disorders or platelet dysfunction syndrome as well as subjects receiving anticoagulant therapy or smokers with usage >20 cigarettes/day.
  17. Use of any medications that are known to potentially cause hair loss or affect hair growth, as determined by PI.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03052413

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United States, New Jersey
New Jersey Plastic Surgery
Montclair, New Jersey, United States, 07042
United States, New York
Sadick Research Group
New York, New York, United States, 10075
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sadick Research Group
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Responsible Party: Sadick Research Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03052413    
Other Study ID Numbers: SRG-Nutra-01
First Posted: February 14, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 2, 2019
Last Verified: December 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Sadick Research Group:
thinning hair
female pattern hair loss
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alopecia Areata
Hair Diseases
Skin Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical