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Questions about Pantogar®

In order to stop diffuse hair loss, hair must be brought back to the growth phase. To achieve this, the hair root requires a range of active substances which support the metabolism of the hair and form the basis for healthy new growth.

Pantogar®’s anti-hair loss formula contains a unique, specifically formulated active substance complex proven to stop hair loss and stimulate healthy hair growth.

The anti-hair loss formula in Pantogar® is special because of its unique combination of specifically formulated active substances.

  • Cystine is the main component of hair keratin, it promotes the natural function of the hair root and has an antioxidative effect, acting as a free radicle scavenger
  • Thiamine increases the metabolic activity of the hair root
  • Calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5) supports the energy metabolism in hair cell reproduction, stimulates cell division and supports the regeneration of existing cells
  • Medicinal yeast provides trace elements and vitamins, activates the metabolism and stimulates the formation of new hair cells
  • Keratin is the main component in every hair and is an essential building block for healthy hair
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid has a positive effect on the pigmentation of the hair

Each active substance individually supports the function of the hair root. Together they form a unique, highly concentrated active substance complex which reinforces itself and can stop hair loss.

Yes, there are. Numerous clinical studies prove that Pantogar® can halt diffuse hair loss and has a positive effect on the growth of healthy hair.

Additionally, a combined analysis of clinical studies with over 1,600 Pantogar® users confirms the dependable effect of Pantogar® in the treatment of diffuse hair loss.

Pantogar® is a highly effective medication and with every medication, side effects may occur. However, Pantogar® is generally very well tolerated and due to its composition side effects are unlikely. An overview of possible side effects can be found here.

No. The calorific value of one Pantogar® capsule is 2.0 kJ or 0.5 kcal. The daily dose is 6.0 kJ or 1.5 kcal. In comparison a 100 g apple has a calorific value of 227 kJ or 53 kcal.

Facial or body hair is so-called vellus hair, which has a very short growth (anagen) phase. A noticeable effect of Pantogar® on the growth of vellus hair is not known.

Nail growth is produced by the nail matrix at the lower end of the nail bed whose cells continually divide, move forward and fill with keratin, one of the main components of nails. As well as essential active ingredients for the formation of keratin, Pantogar® contains ingredients which support cell metabolism and cell division and therefore nail growth.

Because of the hair growth cycle it is recommended that Pantogar® is taken for at least 3 to 6 months. Many years of experience in hospitals and clinics show that an optimal therapeutic effect is achieved after one month at the earliest and 6 months at the latest. Its composition makes Pantogar® very well tolerated, so it can be taken over a longer period.

Pantogar® contains gelatine.

Pantogar® is lactose-free.

Due to the source of the gelatine the capsule shell cannot be classed as vegetarian.

Pantogar® is gluten-free.

There are no known effects on fertility through Pantogar®. However, if you have noticed any problems in that respect, please see your doctor in order to investigate the cause.

Questions about how to take Pantogar®

Take one Pantogar® capsule three times per day for 3-6 months. Pantogar® should be taken with a little liquid without chewing.

It is recommended that Pantogar® is taken for 3 to 6 months. Many years of experience in clinics and practice show that an effect is achieved after one month at the earliest, but the optimal therapeutic effect is achieved after 6 months at the latest. Its composition makes Pantogar® very well tolerated, so it can be taken for an even longer period.

It is not advisable to take a higher dose than indicated, as the recommended dose of 3 capsules per day has been scientifically proven to be highly effective.

Ideally you take 3 x 1 capsules spread over the day, in the morning, at midday and in the evening. If you forget to take one, you can take two capsules at once at the next scheduled time.

It is not advisable to change the dosing scheme, as Pantogar® also contains water-soluble B vitamins. The body can only store these in limited amounts. Therefore, it is better to spread the doses evenly over the day.

The efficacy of the recommended dose of 3 capsules per day was proven in numerous studies. For maintenance it is advisable to continue taking 1-2 capsules per day.

No specific tests have been conducted on the tolerability of Pantogar® in children. Therefore, it is not recommended for children under 12 years.

New mothers are known to have particularly beautiful hair. However, hair loss often occurs after pregnancy because of hormonal changes. During pregnancy and breastfeeding you should ask your doctor before taking Pantogar®.

Of course! Men can take Pantogar® as well as women. However, men suffer much more commonly from hereditary hair loss, for which Pantogar® should be used as a combination therapy with the medications recommended for this.

Questions about diffuse hair loss

Diffuse hair loss refers to the loss of over 100 hairs per day evenly throughout the scalp and leading to a reduction in hair volume.

Diffuse hair loss can have many causes. But with the right diagnosis and suitable therapy, hair loss can be treated well. Ask your physician or pharmacist how Pantogar® can help you to treat your hair loss effectively.

Diffuse hair loss occurs when the hair growth cycle is disrupted. The aim of treatment must therefore be to restore balance to the growth cycle. This is where Pantogar® comes in: Pantogar® contains a unique, highly concentrated active substance complex which actively stops hair loss by increasing the metabolic activity of the hair root. The hair cells are stimulated to form new cells, and the hair returns to the growth phase. Over time this restores the natural ratio between shedding telogen hair and growing anagen hair.

Diffuse hair loss can have many causes. The most common are:

  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Age
  • Diets and malnutrition

Regardless of the cause, Pantogar® can be used to treat diffuse hair loss with good results.

Questions about causes of hair loss

On discontinuing oral contraceptives (“the pill”), the estrogen level (female sex hormone) in the body can drop sharply. Similarly to after a birth, this can cause an imbalance in the hair growth cycle and hair can enter the telogen phase too soon. This hair usually falls out 2-3 months later.

If you have been suffering from diffuse hair loss for a long time, a physician (gynaecologist) should exclude a hormonal cause, and advise on whether treatment with Pantogar® may be useful. Studies prove that Pantogar® increases the anagen rate in women of all age groups. Pantogar® has also been clearly shown to have a positive effect in women after the menopause.

Hair loss usually decreases over the course of the pregnancy, as the rising estrogen level extends the life cycle of hair, so less hair falls out during the pregnancy. If your hair loss does not improve, you should consult your attending physician.

Some women observe a link between their cycle and their hair loss. However, this may be a coincidence. No scientific link between the hair cycle and the hormonal cycle has been established to date.

It is certainly possible that your hair roots were damaged by the sunburn and so a higher number of hairs than normal switch from the growth phase to the resting phase. These hairs then typically fall out after 2-3 months. There may therefore be a link between sunburn and the greater hair loss observed.

An iron deficiency affects the whole body and can lead to hair loss and dry, straw-like hair in extreme cases. Treatment of an iron deficiency is a laborious process and involves iron intake to restore the iron reserves in the body to a healthy level.

Studies show that Pantogar® also effectively improves diffuse hair loss independently of the iron serum level without affecting the iron level.

With Pantogar®, you support the natural function of the hair root during this difficult phase. The unique, highly concentrated active substance complex can stop hair loss and allow the healthy hair to grow back.

A link between thyroid dysfunction and hair loss has not yet been scientifically established.

This occurs very rarely, when disruptions in the uptake of essential nutritional components lead to severe deficiency symptoms.

Yes, there are. Certain medications or operations using general anaesthetic sometimes result in a disruption of the hair growth cycle. The hair enters the telogen phase early and falls out around 2-4 months later – the hair loss is visible. Unfortunately, the underlying mechanisms are not understood in most cases. As it is often not possible to change the medication, you should discuss taking a medication against hair loss such as Pantogar® with your attending physician.

In principle, extreme diets can lead to diffuse hair loss. On switching to normal balanced nutrition, the hair would grow back again. Unfortunately, this is not possible in many cases, e.g. where malnutrition is due to a disease. In these cases, it is advisable to discuss using a hair loss remedy, e.g. Pantogar®, with your physician.

Pantogar® is used to treat diffuse hair loss, and is clinically proven to be effective in this indication. After pregnancy, often hair loss occurs due to hormonal changes. However, other causes may be the reason for hair loss. During pregnancy and breastfeeding you should ask your doctor before taking Pantogar®.

General questions about hair loss

There are studies which prove that there is a clear link between the seasons and hair loss. Hair loss of up to 100 hairs per day is completely normal, but there may be seasonal fluctuations in which much more hair falls out temporarily. One current study over 6 years involving more than 800 women has shown that many women experience increased hair loss in July and – to a lesser extent – in April. Possible triggers can only be surmised. However, it is assumed that the increased rate of hair replacement is triggered by the increase in daylight during the longer days in spring and summer.

This seasonal hair loss is no reason for concern and usually lasts only a few weeks. If the hair loss lasts longer, you should consult a physician in order to identify other triggers.

If the dyes are used correctly, hair loss will not occur.

Daily hair washing with a mild shampoo is not damaging, but is often unnecessary. If your hair does not quickly become very greasy, there is no need to wash it every day.

Neither chlorinated water nor tight swimming caps cause hair loss. If some hair comes off when you remove the cap, these are telogen hairs which would have fallen out anyway. However, chlorinated water together with sun exposure or hair products can damage the structure of very long hair and make it brittle.

Pantogar® is also recommended in this case, as the effect of Pantogar® on hair structure damage has been proven in numerous studies.

The trigger of the hair loss should always be identified first and a suitable treatment introduced. Taking action often relieves much of the pressure and anxiety. You should also look after yourself as well as possible and ensure that your life does not revolve solely around hair loss. If you still struggle with difficult thoughts, psychological counseling could help. Contact your physician in confidentiality for more information.

A trichogram is a hair root analysis, assesses current hair loss and is used to make a diagnosis. Around 50 hairs are taken from the scalp in the area affected by hair loss and are examined to see which phases the hair roots are in. This makes it possible to calculate the percentage distribution of growing anagen and shedding telogen hair. The result can be used to estimate the hair loss expected in the coming weeks and months. The trichogram should therefore ideally be performed in the acute hair loss phase.

Of course, in principle, though it will be less meaningful.

There are differing opinions on this. Many physicians advise their patients not to wash their hair for 5-7 days, but this is not always necessary. A trichogram can also be conducted after a shorter break from washing your hair. However, to achieve a “before-after comparison” and safely assess whether a treatment was successful, it is important to observe an identical break before each trichogram. Therefore, if you did not wash your hair for three days before your first trichogram, you should do the same for any follow-up tests.

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