Frequently asked questions
will Viviscal™ help me?
The Viviscal™ Hair Growth Programmes have been specifically developed to nourish thinning
and promote existing hair growth from within. Viviscal™ contains the exclusive Amino Mar®, a marine complex
supplies vital nutrients needed to help maintain normal healthy hair growth. The efficacy of Viviscal™ is
supported by 10 clinical trials conducted over 25 years. Viviscal™ is sold globally across several
does Viviscal™ work?
Viviscal™ normally works in four stages over a 6-month period, but most users can start to see an
after only 3-4 months. To help hair grow healthily, hair follicles need to be nourished from the inside.
nutrients provided by Viviscal™ benefit your hair during the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. The
follicle receives the nutrients from the bloodstream as it is attached to the dermal papilla deep in the
dermal layer of the scalp.
Stage 1 (up to month 2): Viviscal™ works to nourish the hair follicles from within (as hair and
are both made of kertain, users may first notice that their nails are stronger and growing
after 3-4 weeks).
Stage 2 (months 2 & 3): Viviscal™ strengthens and promotes the growth of existing hair.
Stage 3 (months 4 & 5): Promotes growth of hair where it has temporarily slowed down or
These hairs may be thin or wispy at first, like baby hair. (Users may notice fine baby hairs
growing, initially these may look like broken hairs, they are not, they are new growth. In the
month the hair becomes stronger, thicker, healthier and more vibrant.
Very often users do not notice the results themselves it is their hairdresser or a friend that comments
I need to take Viviscal™ forever?
We recommend taking the supplement for 6 months. Once the course is over, we suggest that you continue to
take 1 supplement a day for 2-3 months and observe if the hair quality stays the same or if the shedding
starts again. If the shedding restarts, we recommend you see your doctor to check if there is an
cause at play; very often if the underlying reason for your hair thinning is not being managed the
shedding will continue.
Many Viviscal customers continue to take the supplement for their overall hair health.
Can everyone take Viviscal™ supplements?
Viviscal is not suitable for those with an allergy to seafood (fish and shellfish).
Viviscal is not suitable for pregnant/breastfeeding women.(Note:This is because it has not been
tested on pregnant or breast feeding women)
Is not suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians, or
a Kosher diet.
Is Viviscal™ suitable for coeliacs?
Viviscal™ does notcontain Dairy, Soya, Nuts, Eggs,
However, we cannot confirm that the manufacturing site is free of all of these ingredients.
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
Does/could Viviscal™ result in the growth of excess
Viviscal™ works in harmony with each individual’s natural hair growth pattern and hair cell cycle. The
nourishment that Viviscal provides supports optimal growth, condition and hair health. Unwanted or
unexpected hair growth patterns have not been reported to date.
take Viviscal™ at the same time as another hair recovery product? (eg Rogaine)
We have not conducted any clinical studies on the efficacy of Viviscal™ Maximum Strength or Viviscal™ Man
when used in conjunction with another hair recovery product.
factors affect healthy hair growth?
Many factors affect healthy hair growth. These include: Post-pregnancy, Menopause, Hereditary factors,
Stress, Medication, Poor Nutrition, Over-styling, Hair Extensions, Bleaching, and Heat Treatments.
else can I do to grow my hair in addition to taking
Hair thrives on a plentiful supply of specific nutrients, vitamins and minerals - foods which supply
include meat, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts & pulses. Having a well-balanced diet is essential. If a
diet is lacking in specific nutrients, it may be reflected in the condition of their hair.
you test on animals?
Our finished products are not tested on animals.
long has Viviscal™ been on the market?
Viviscal™ has been on the market for over 25 years.
are the main differences between Viviscal™ Man and
Viviscal™ Maximum Strength?
Viviscal™ Maximum Strength has been specifically developed for women while Viviscal™ Man has been
specifically developed for men. Both formulations nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth
Viviscal™ Man does not contain Iron, Biotin, Niacin, Millet Seed
Viviscal™ Man has different AminoMar C™ concentration (453mg per tablet vs 300mg in Viviscal™
Viviscal™ Man does contain Flax Seed Extract which is not in Viviscal™ Maximum Strength
Both supplements contain Zinc, but Viviscal Maximum Strength has slightly less (14.9mg per tablet
opposed to 15mg in each Viviscal Man supplement)
is AminoMar C™?
AminoMar C™, the key active ingredient in Viviscal, is a groundbreaking, proprietary compound of marine
extracts. Within Viviscal, AminoMar C™ is blended with horsetail extract, which contains naturally
silica. It is further fortified with Vitamin C, Iron, Niacin, Zinc and Biotin.
are the origins of AminoMar C™?
A Professor from Scandinavia discovered from his study of the Inuits in the 1980’s that their great hair
skin was as a result of their fish and protein rich diet. He isolated the key protein molecules from the
Inuits’ diet and it was from these origins that AminoMar C™ was created.
the AminoMar C™ contain Vitamin B12?
We do not include Vitamin B12 as a separate ingredient within Viviscal™. There may be naturally occurring
Vitamin B12 within Viviscal™, sourced from other ingredients (mollusc in particular), but we have not
vitamin B12 levels in the finished product.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) < 25 mg/100g
Calcium Pantothenate < 165 mg/100g
Vitamin B5 (pantotene) < 150 mg/100g
Folic Acid 80.0 mcg/100g
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 100µg/kg
Viviscal™ Maximum Strength
B2 (riboflavin) < 25 mg/100g
Calcium Pantothenate < 165 mg/100g
B5 (pantotene) < 150 mg/100g
Folic Acid 25.2 mcg/100g
B12 (cyanocobalamin) 104µg/kg
is there Iron in Viviscal™ Maximum Strength?
Viviscal™ is constantly seeking to enhance and improve their Hair Growth Programmes based on new research
findings and customer feedback. For this reason, the formulation was further enhanced with the inclusion
Iron and other known healthy hair ingredients such as Biotin and Zinc.
Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body. It helps to
red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body to all the cells. The amount of iron in Viviscal™
Maximum Strength (2 tablets) is 13.6 mg providing 97% of the EC Nutrient Reference Value. Thinning hair
be one of the visible symptoms of anaemia (iron deficiency).
If you are suffering from thinning hair, and you feel it may be related to the levels of iron within your
body, we recommend that you visit your doctor to have your bloods tested. Discuss your lifestyle and
help them identify what the underlying causes might be. You can then check with your doctor if, having
ascertained your overall health, it is suitable for you to take Viviscal™.
**Percent Daily Values
based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
function has the Vitamin C?
Vitamin C helps to absorb more iron into the blood, which, in turn, promotes better hair growth.There are
38.5 mg of Vitamin C per tablet in Viviscal™ Maximum Strength, 30mg of Vitamin C per tablet in Viviscal™
function has the Silica?
Hair is collagen based and silica is absolutely essential for the body to create and maintain collagen.
Silica is essential for healthy connective tissue. As we age, scientific measurements have shown that
human body retains less and less silica. Silica does not occur in sufficient amounts in a wide variety
foodstuffs. It is primarily found in natural oats, millet, barley, wheat and potatoes. Most of which are
normally refined to a point where all the silica has been removed.
function has the Biotin?
Biotin (also known as Vitamin H), is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin (vitamin B7). Biotin helps the body to
carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids which are important as the building blocks of protein. In summary,
Biotin plays an essential role in the growth of healthy hair.
there Selenium in Viviscal™?
Testing for Selenium levels has recorded the following results:
Viviscal™ Maximum Strength - 0.606 mg/kg
Viviscal™ Man – 0.441 mg/kg
Viviscal™ Professional – 0.276 mg/kg
of the ingredients make up the coating on Viviscal™
The coatings used in Viviscal™ are Hydroxypropyl Cellulose and Glycerin.
Viviscal™ supplements Halal and suitable for use for a
Viviscal is unfortunately not Halal.
should Viviscal™ supplements be stored?
We advise that Viviscal™ supplements are stored in a cool, dry place.
is Viviscal™ manufactured?
Viviscal is manufactured in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) approved facility in Europe.
Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Topicals FAQ’s
the Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner gluten free?
The Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner ARE gluten free.
the Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner suitable for
The Densifying range contains Keratin, which is derived from sheep’s wool and therefore not
suitable for vegans.
Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner & Elixir sulfate
Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo is not sulfate free.
Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner is sulfate free.
We can confirm that Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir is sulfate free.
Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner & Elixir contain
Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner & Elixir are paraben free.
Below is the % of naturally derived ingredients in the new Densifying range.
Densifying Elixir – 96%
Densifying Shampoo – 97%
Densifying Conditioner – 97%
there a best before date on Viviscal™ Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo,
Conditioner & Elixir?
From date of opening, use within 12 months.
Adverse event management & medical related questions
take Viviscal™ if I am on medication?
If you are taking any medication we would advise you to consult with your doctor before starting
the programme. We can provide you with a list of the ingredients in Viviscal™ supplements to
take with you.
Diabetics use Viviscal™?
We would recommend that anyone with a pre-existing medical condition should consult with their
doctor before starting the Viviscal™ programme.
had chemotherapy, when can I start to take Viviscal™?
As the chemotherapy medication used from person to person can vary, we would recommend that you
consult with your oncologist before you start the Viviscal™ programme.
have been using Viviscal™ for X period of time and I now have a skin breakout –
the only thing that has changed in my diet is that I started taking Viviscal™.
At Viviscal™ we have consulted with our advising skin scientist who has reviewed the Viviscal
formulation and has concluded that the components of the tablets themselves are unlikely to
contribute to any adverse skin health issues.
In addition, research conducted by our skin scientist shows that there is no convincing evidence
that diet is a factor in adult skin health issues. Breakouts in adults occur mainly during
menstruation and at times of high stress in a person’s life.
Furthermore, our last 5 Viviscal™ Clinical Trials conducted with 235 women recorded no skin
A consultation with your doctor may assist you further with identifying the reasons for your
current experience. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.