Product Studied: Project B Hair Food
We at Project B emphasize on being bare and transparent of our product ingredient and formulation. We have an extensive product development stage, carefully engineer every product to ensure they work. As a part of our groundwork, we reach out to a number of independent professionals for review on the nutritional information and ingredients of our formula.
Under this review, we reached out to independent pharmacist to compare the nutritional information and ingredients of Project B Hair Food, to see if there was any way to improve our current formulation. This was a blind review, that Project B's name are never disclosed during the creation of the review. The pharmacist was not paid or given anything to endorse Project B products.
This product has been studied and fine-tuned for over 33 months before the formulation is confirmed. We took another 9 months to test its efficacy profile on over 54 individuals before it is being delivered to you. This part of the report reviews the product formulation, where we have another part of the report displays the results of the efficacy profile.
Who are the formulators
This is a continuation work with Dr Iko and her team of researchers, whom the team has also successfully developed two of our best selling products, Project B Hydrolyzed Biomarine Collagen Peptide 5,000mg and Project B UV White. Dr Iko has strong interests in skin health, women health and joint health back in year 2005. She has also published her work to over 45 journals and 6 textbooks.
Here, we took over 33 months to finalize the product formula, where each ingredients at their optimum effective dose, can work synergistically for better product efficacy profile.
Who have we approached
We wanted to carry out a fair review of our product, so we have invited Mr. Danny Loh, an independent pharmacist with over 8 years of experience serving the community in the retail setting. We believe Danny has the capability in sounding a credible opinion in view of his profession. We look forward to gaining some insights from the review generated.
What is Pharmacist
Pharmacists are qualified medication experts who use their detailed knowledge of medicines to ensure the quality of medicines supplied to patients. Pharmacists are responsible in dispensing medications, assuring the safety and appropriateness of the prescribed therapy and within the law; monitoring patient health and progress to achieve the best medication results; at the same time, providing education and advice on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Pharmacists are statutorily regulated, with a protected title and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. The spectrum of environments in which pharmacists practise is broad and includes the government practice, private practice, industry, education, research, publishing and non-government organisations. Their advice influences healthcare policy across the spectrum from government to local communities and individuals.
The title 'pharmacist' can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and whose details are on the official portal of pharmaceutical services programme: ministry of health malaysia website.
What have been evaluated
The nutritional information and ingredients of Project B Hair Food are evaluated.
The information we provided for review
Below, you can see the images the pharmacist was provided:
It was a totally blind test. The pharmacist was paid for his time producing the reviews, but not to endorse or write to favour. The reviews below aren't perfect, and we are the first to admit such. However, Danny is expert in his field, highly professional and have provided some great insights.
The following review produced have not been edited or altered in any sense, it is the original piece that the independent pharmacist has provided.
Pharmacist: Danny Loh (Mr.)
I have been studying and researching on hair supplements as part of my continuous learning subject through my profession. There is no definitive medicinal treatment as of now to effectively stimulate hair growth or prevent genetical balding, this makes it a dire need for hair growth and strengthening supplements among the population, and the market demand for hair care supplements is going on a strong uptrend.
Human typically shed 50 to 100 hairs a day and this is normal, balding happens when the rate of hair loss exceeds the rate of hair growth over a cumulative period of time. There are many factors that can lead to this, the most common and helpless one is hereditary (genetic), others may be caused by hormonal changes, medical conditions or as normal part of aging. The currently available over-the-counter (pharmaceutical / medicinal) treatment is very limited, and efficiency profile varies on individual. Treatment can typically work better when signs of balding first started or when hair follicles are still in tact, conversely it can be more complicated or difficult to regrow hair in individuals with long period of balding as the chances are the hair follicle may not be healthy enough to be stimulated to regrow hair. This leads to the rise in demand for population at risk looking for an early preventive alternative through dietary method or some calls supplement.
Frankly, I have seen many products claiming to help with hair loss or to promote hair growth, but never have I encountered one with ingredient profile as comprehensive as this product I am reviewing now. Personally for me, if I put myself in buyer's shoes, I will look into a few elements when choosing a hair care supplement: firstly, I will need the supplement to have strong protein / amino acid element as most part of our hair is make up of amino acids, so these are the pillars; secondly, I would like the inclusion of something to promote my scalp health as a good base to ensure less hair is fallen at the same time a good environment to promote new hair growth; thirdly, incorporation of good nutrition to drive these systemic processes.
Screening through the label provided, they satisfy beyond the elements that I have just listed, very rarely do I find any hair care supplements that satisfy two or more elements that I have just mentioned, I found only one product in the imported market like USA, but not from local marketplace. In additional to the 3 elements which this product profile very richly cover, I like that the ingredient selection offers an extra coverage on hair follicles (which I briefly mentioned how very important these follicles are) and how some of these ingredients actually are expensive in cost, putting more on the money use worthy for a quality product.
In summary, I like how this product has good profile of vitamins, amino acids, premium herbs, protein nutrition which are all essential driver to promote healthy scalp and hair health. With sufficient serving sizes in place and regular use, I have faith that this blend can serve very well as preventive care, and may even work for hair regrowth in early stages of balding. Notice the product price point may not be the most affordable one, but the content can justify the price tag.
Author's Note: We had no contact with Danny before the test was conducted, and he had never heard of Project B until after the results were gathered. These results were entirely independent and blind on his behalf.