Propidren by HairGenics: Review

Product: Propidren by HairGenics – DHT Blocker and Hair Growth Supplement
Price: $39.99 for 60 tablets
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com
Guarantee: 30 day money back
Overall: 8/10

 


What is Propidren?

Propidren is one of the newest up and coming vitamin supplements for hair loss.

The maker, Hairgenics, also sells a popular and established hair loss shampoo, Pronexa. They have recently branched out into supplements.

Here’s a Propidren introduction pulled directly from their website:

Propidren supports follicular growth and thickens hair naturally. Just take two tablets a day to help block the negative effects of DHT and deliver vital nutrients to nourish the scalp, hair and hair follicles. Safe, effective and drug free, Propidren provides a natural nutrient boost to fine and thinning hair. Our revolutionary formula works from the inside out to energize the scalp and nourish the hair shaft to help produce stronger, thicker hair.


What’s in Propidren?

Let’s look at the label.
ingredients list for propidren

So, we see several ingredients: iron, biotin, zinc, and then several herbs, most prominently including Saw Palmetto. Propidren also includes Green Tea, probably as response to all the great research on caffeine-containing hair loss treatments.

Why Iron?

iron bar bellsIron combats anemia, and anemia is a leading cause of hair loss. Many people have sub-clinical iron deficiency, meaning that medical tests would not show a positive result for anemia. These people can still experience hair loss as a result of this iron deficiency.

An iron supplement is the quickest, easiest way to address anemia and sub-clinical iron deficiency.

Why Biotin?

Biotin is a B vitamin with an indispensable role in hair growth and hair strength. Most of us don’t get enough in our diets through food. Read more about biotin on my blog here.

Why Zinc?

Zinc deficiency is a common problem for many people, who go through life unaware that this is at the bottom of many of their symptoms.

One symptom of zinc deficiency is thinning hair. Some people do get enough zinc through the nutrition in their diets, but are unable to absorb it due to various health conditions. Conditions affecting zinc absorption include: alcoholism, rheumatoid arthritis, IBS, any kidney disease, diabetes, and vegetarians.

Zinc deficiency should be on everyone’s radar if hair loss is a concern. It’s one of the easiest and first things to troubleshoot.

What is Saw Palmetto?

saw palmettoSaw Palmetto is plant with small berries used by Native Americans for centuries. Native Americans used saw palmetto for various medicinal purposes including hair health.

In the west, Saw Palmetto has been studied mostly for men’s prostate and bladder health, although one study showed improvement in hair loss when used as a topical treatment.

Luckily, the mechanism that makes Saw Palmetto so helpful for prostate issues in men is the same mechanism that makes it help people with curing hair loss: Saw Palmetto blocks DHT, a byproduct of hormone testosterone.


What are DHT inhibitors and blockers?

Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, causes hair loss. DHT blockers and stop the movement or lower the level of DHT in the blood. Products containing DHT inhibitors, like Saw Palmetto, Fo Ti, and Pygeum, and Green tea (all ingredients in Propidren) will stop hair loss and induce hair regrowth.

How Does Saw Palmetto Stop Hair Loss in Women?

scalp before and afterEven though testosterone is thought of as a “male” hormone only, women also have testosterone and therefore DHT.

Hair loss for women resulting from hormonal imbalances like excess DHT tends to be more all-over the whole scalp, meaning it looks more like thinning than balding, whereas for men it tends to follow “pattern baldness”.

How will DHT inhibitors help hair regrow?

If a woman’s DHT level is lowered, her hair loss will stop. Most DHT blockers and inhibitors have added advantage of helping the blood circulate properly. This supplement contains FOUR known herbal ingredients that work together to block DHT.


What about all the other herbal ingredients?

Beta-Sitosterol, Horsetail Extract, and Nettle Extract each has a demonstrated and researched relationship with hair regrowth.

In addition to blocking DHT, Green Tea, specifically, contains caffeine which has been shown in recent breakthrough science to help with hair loss.

Why take this one supplement instead of each of these ingredients individually?

handfull of pills

First of all, convenience is king. It would be extremely expensive and annoying to buy separate supplements for EACH of these substances. If you can get most of what you need in one pill, it’s the best approach.

Propidren provides minerals that nourish and support hair regrowth and combat hair loss, ones that people are too often deficient in. Propidren also provides a cocktail of herbal supplements that influence and promote hair regrowth and stop hair loss.


How long will it take to grow new hair with Propidren?

Growing new hair after reversing hair loss usually takes at least 3 months. This is because the normal hair growth cycle takes months to develop. Your hair may be regrowing after a few weeks, but you’ll only notice significant difference only after 3 months. Patience is the key in growing new hair. To give this product a full change for results, use it for at least 90 days.


What do people say about Propidren?

The reviews on Amazon.com are quite positive, 4.6/5 stars out of 53 reviews at the time of this article. Here is one representative review from a user with an extensive history of reviewing all kinds of products with various feedback and star levels (ie, not a paid reviewer):

review of propidren


How do you take Propidren?

Propidren is a simple supplement the size of a multivitamin that you swallow by mouth twice per day.


Any side effects?

The makers of Propidren recommend that this product not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, or children under 18 per the label (see above).

Other than that, Propidren is safe for both men and women at the recommended dose of two pills per day.


Any red flags?

I don’t see much in the way of negative reviews. While the ingredients are established, this specific combination of them in this specific supplement is still a fairly new product, so give it time.

Worth nothing: the scam-spotting website Fakespot.com gives Propidren an A, which is encouraging indeed.

fakespot propidren grade


The Verdict?

One goal of this blog is to keep my readers current on all the up and coming treatments that help women with hair loss. After my research, I can say with confidence that Propidren fits the bill.

I recommend this supplement because of the abundance of positive reviews, and because the ingredients in this supplement are directly and scientifically linked to the causes of hair loss in women. It’s a good way to get all that stuff in one place.

At $39.99 for a monthly supply, it’s a wee bit on the pricey side, but as we’ve established for other hair loss treatments on this blog, this is about the average price range for hair loss treatments. We can only hope that one day soon all this stuff will be covered under health insurance, because these are legit medical expenses!

==>Click here to read more about Propidren and get yours.<==


Is this it, or do I need to do anything else besides Propidren?

I recommend combining this supplement with other hair loss treatments for maximum impact.

Other strongly recommended treatments to include alongside Propidren are:

  1. Daily Bone Broth -OR- hyrdolized collagen supplement
  2. Biotin supplement (depending on how much biotin-rich food you eat, I would still take a separate biotin supplement in addition to Propidren)
  3. Caffeine shampoo for thinning hair -OR-
  4. Rogaine for aggressively thinning or balding hair

Why all of this at once? Because hair loss is poorly understood and complex.

Most of us, especially women, have more than one cause at work. Usually, there is a nutritional factor, a hormonal factor, and some lifestyle factors like stress, all at the same time.

In my opinion and experience, it’s better to throw as much at the problem as possible. Our hair is precious and worth saving.

Any experiences with Propidren? Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, and questions. I look forward to your feedback!

-Penelope

Please follow and like us:

22 thoughts on “Propidren by HairGenics: Review”

  • 18
    Kelly on April 3, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for talking about women and hair loss. This topic is sensitive for many, but reality is that if you need to regrow hair then research is the answer, which you have done so well.
    It is refreshing to actually read and learn about the product by breaking it down for everyone to understand. It is not always a male baldness issue, women goes through this also.

    Kelly

    • 19
      Penelope on April 3, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the great feedback, Kelly! It’s good to hear that this level of breakdown was helpful – I was a little worried about it being “too much information”…but when it comes to our hair, we all probably want to be as cautious and researched as possible when looking into what to do.

  • 20
    dave on April 3, 2017 Reply

    Wow! This product must be great. I have heard that some ingredients like iron and zinc help a huge deal in making hair grow. I have been having issues with getting a product that actually include these two, but now I rest.

    I’m purchasing it and was wondering, is there any other product that offers the two in higher quantities than in Propidren? Would love your feedback before I go ahead to buy.

    Thanks

    • 21
      Penelope on April 3, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the great question, Dave. I haven’t seen another product that includes both iron and zinc (as well as all these herbal DHT blockers, which are the real kicker here). Give Propidren a shot and if you don’t like the results, cash in on their 30 day return policy. I think it’ll help meet your needs.

  • 22
    Stisse on April 4, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for a great review of Propidren! I experienced a period of thinning hair, which was from my own doing because I used to to wear hair extensions. (I would recommend everyone to stay away from that btw. It really pulls out your own hair, since the hair pieces get too heavy for your own hair). I tried Silica back then, but wasn’t impressed at all. I had to patiently wait for my hair to grow back, and thank God it did.

    This supplement sounds promising though. I have already sent it to my friend that is experiencing hair loss. I know it will help her self confidence a lot if she gets her hair back.

    Thanks for the tips!
    Cheers,
    Stina

    • 23
      Penelope on April 4, 2017 Reply

      Hi Stina – I’m glad you enjoyed this review. Hair extensions can be brutal, I’m glad you were able to regrow your hair (and have so much patience, wow!) after them. Thanks for passing this along to your friend!-Penelope

  • 24
    Arief Wibowo on April 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi Penelope,

    You stated that testosterone is one of the problems with hair loss. If I consume this Propidren, will it make me less manly?

    What kind of shampoo that you recommend to also help with hair loss?

    • 25
      Penelope on April 4, 2017 Reply

      the by-product of testosterone, DHT, is the problem. Blocking DHT won’t impact your actual testosterone levels. Don’t worry, you’ll still be manly!

      I recommend this shampoo for hair loss. It includes caffeine, which amazingly is one of the best strategies for hair loss there is.

  • 26
    Ami on April 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi Penelope, Thanks for writing such an in-depth review of this hair vitamin. It has come in handy since I am searching for a comprehensive solution for my hair. Am on a natural hair journey and its obviously easier to manage well nourished hair. Breakage is less. It’s true it is a tad pricey but compared to some other vitamins I have come across, this one seems to be fairly priced. Then if it does what it says, the cost will be worth it. Will try it out and see the results.

    • 27
      Penelope on April 4, 2017 Reply

      So glad the review helped you make a decision, Ami. Come back and let us know how it works for you!

  • 28
    Chris on April 4, 2017 Reply

    Wow, this is a great review. There is so much information here. It sounds like this product is really good. I wish I could try it but unfortunately I’m living in a country that does not allow vitamins to be purchased from outside the country so I’ll have to look into some natural remedies.
    Thanks again for the article.

    • 29
      Penelope on April 4, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the comment! I’m sure there’s something comparable for you in your country – maybe the ingredients here can serve as a guideline when you’re out shopping 🙂

  • 30
    Katya Colvin on April 6, 2017 Reply

    Hi, Penelope!
    You have a great website and so much information about this sensitive topic – thank you for collecting, testing, analyzing and sharing all of it! When I was younger it often crossed my mind how lucky women are not having to deal with bolding like men do. Little did I know that it is not a rare problem. I think I maybe having this problem, and definitely, need to find a product to start with, and I guess a supplement will be the right starting point.

    Thanks again,
    Katya.

    • 31
      Penelope on April 6, 2017 Reply

      Hi Katya – thanks so much for the comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the site, and find the info here helpful. Supplements are definitely a great starting point for dealing with hair loss and thinning hair, and from there, shampoos and treatments. -Penelope

  • 32
    Cathy on April 12, 2017 Reply

    Hi Penelope,
    This is very interesting to me being my hair has gotten very thin and my husband is almost completely bald. This may be something that will work for both of us. My only concern is the amount of Iron in each pill. I already take an Irion supplement, would you recommend me stopping that if I was to use Propidren?

    • 33
      Penelope on April 12, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the great question, Cathy. And I’m glad this article helped point you in a new direction. Yes, you should stop taking your existing iron supplement on Propidren, since Propidren supplies the daily recommended amount. Always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement, of course!

  • 34
    Cheryl on June 19, 2017 Reply

    Should you space out the two pills a day or can you take them both at the same time?

    • 35
      Penelope on June 19, 2017 Reply

      Great question, thanks for asking. The serving size is 2 tablets taken at one time. That’s what I’ve been doing anyway, and I don’t see anything in the nutritional information (or from other reviewers online) saying otherwise!

  • 36
    Cheryl on June 19, 2017 Reply

    I am 60 year old woman with thin hair. My hair is beginning to fall out at an alarming rate! I am looking for something to help and hopefully this is it. The recommended amount of iron for people over 50 is 8 mg. I see the amount of iron in each serving is 25 mg. Is this safe?

    • 37
      Penelope on June 19, 2017 Reply

      Hi again, Cheryl! Thanks for the question – and it’s a great one. We definitely don’t want to be overdosing on iron.

      I did some research and found the answer from a University of Maryland website:

      According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking up to 45 mg of iron per day is safe. Whether taking more than that over a long period of time is safe is unknown. Severe iron overdose occurs with amounts of iron 50 to 100 times greater than the recommended dietary dose.

      Propidren should be safe for you to try.

      I would also recommend that you check out my other reviews for multiple strategies to fight your hair loss. For example, you should consider drinking bone broth or starting a collagen supplement, and you should also evaluate your shampoo and consider one that contains caffeine (which has hair-preserving properties).

  • 38
    Carol on July 31, 2017 Reply

    Hi i have read your article on Nutrafol and this one… I am really not sure which should I buy .. any opinion on which is best?

    • 39
      Penelope on August 9, 2017 Reply

      It all depends on your individual circumstances! Let me know more about your situation, and I’ll give you a recommendation. thanks so much for reading!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *