Diet and Exercise: Do They Really Matter? (Part 2)
Staying optimistic, eating healthy and still losing hair?
by Oxford Biolabs

A successful hair growth system starts with a healthy and balanced lifestyle. But sometimes just living the good life isn’t good enough.

Staying optimistic, eating healthy and still losing hair?

There are many other potential factors that contribute to hair loss that we can do something about.

Ask yourself, have you been getting enough rest and exercise? The stretch, exertion, and relaxation of muscles are believed to regulate digestion and blood circulation throughout the body. This process can stimulate healthy hair cells in our scalp and increase blood flow to follicles. Are you overly stressed? Stress may be a little complex to understand in terms of how it directly impacts our health, but it has been known to exacerbate a variety of conditions (including hair loss).

Also consider these factors:
1.    Do you dye/perm/treat your hair with chemicals on a regular basis?
2.    Have you noticed more hair fall with your current shampoo?
3.    Do you lack sleep?
4.    Are you anemic?
5.    Are you taking birth control pills?
6.    Do you suffer from an eating disorder?
7.    Do you have skin problems?

Even though we cannot control our genes, there are many things that we can control. If you are experiencing a significant amount of hair loss every day, try some of these easy lifestyle changes in addition to your personal regimen:

  • Perhaps your shampoo and conditioner are too strong. You might want to switch to a product that has more “natural” and light ingredients.
  • Change your hair styling habits. The chemicals that your hair and scalp absorb through various hair care products might make your hair look beautiful for a short while, but they can also leave much more obvious damage in the long term. Tight hairstyles and braids can lead to traction alopecia, which is easily avoidable.
  • Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every day. Not getting enough sleep can cause a litany of health problems and leads to increased frustration, anxiety and irritability.
  • Try taking multivitamins or eating iron-enriched foods.
  • Consult your physician if you are taking any pills or medication that might contribute to hair loss and check with your dermatologist to see if you are suffering from a different underlying condition like seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Ask your doctor about the FDA approved medications available for halting (and in rare cases, reversing) pattern hair loss.
Dr. Whitfield answers your questions.

Question:  Hi, I am very interested in trying your new supplement product, but I’m worried about changing my existing regimen. What can you tell me about the science behind it? Has it had good results so far in other patients?

Thanks for your time,


Answer:  Thanks for your interest and questions. Our new supplement product will not detract from any existing regimen. All of the ingredients have been proven safe and effective, and no side effects have been reported. So far the results have been outstanding. The science behind the supplement is quite simple actually. TRX2® scientists and others have shown that small protein structures, potassium ion channels, exist within the dermal papilla of human hair follicles and play an important factor in hair growth.

At the cellular level, TRX2®   Molecular Hair Growth Supplement has been shown to maintain the hair follicle’s cell membrane potential, optimising the cell membrane lipid environment, and stimulating the de novo synthesis of potassium channels within hair follicles. The result is the deferment of hair loss, the regrowth of miniaturised follicles and overall stronger and healthier hair.

TRX2®‘s potassium channel activating nutrients work well in combination with existing minoxidil-based treatment regimens. They have been shown to improve the results of minoxidil treatment even in those who have not previously experienced positive responses.

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Thomas F.A. Whitfield, DPhil, is an internationally recognised expert on potassium ion channels, former scientist of the University of Oxford’s Department of Biochemistry and member of TRX2® s Scientific Advisory Board.

What’s next for TRX2®?

The launch of our first products utilising our proprietary technology is extremely exciting for us, but we’re not done yet. We are still engaging in research and development for even more breakthrough treatments!

In addition to our clinical programs  TRX2® research , we are carrying out nutrition, potassium channel, and antibody studies. Our innovative bioassays will hopefully enable us to identify even more precise therapeutic targets and develop even better treatments. We think this will help us treat a variety of hair disorders and ultimately cure hair loss for good!

With regard to our existing products, information on our human trials should be released soon. So stay tuned!

This Research Update column highlights articles related to recent scientific inquiry into the process of hair loss. It is not intended to promote any specific ingredient, regimen, or use and should not be construed as evidence of the safety, effectiveness, or intended uses of the TRX2®   product. The TRX2®  label should be consulted for intended uses and appropriate directions for use of the product.