Capilia Longa is a type of Curcuma longa that is derived from the rhizome of the turmeric plant. The rhizome is the stem of a plant that reaches underground and sends out roots and shoots. Specifically, Capilia longa is made from the concentrated secretome of totipotent plant cells (which are cells that have the genetic potential to develop into an entire plant) by Vytrus Biotech. This ingredient is used in certain serums that claim to increase hair growth.
- The in vitro evidence shows that Capilia Longa can increase the proliferation of dermal papilla cells (specialized cells involved in hair follicle growth and cycling) and increase the production of IGF-1 (an important growth factor involved in hair follicle growth). Furthermore, Capilia Longa has been shown to increase the expression of specific markers known to induce hair follicle growth and decrease the expression of specific markers known to induce the resting/non-growing phases of the hair follicle cycle.
- The clinical evidence showed that after 150 days, participants showed up to an 89% reduction in hair loss, a 52% increase in hair density, and a 27% increase in the growing/non-growing ratio.
- These studies however were not published in journals (results were published in a white paper/brochure), and there were not any shown numbers of male/female participants so we can’t be sure of the efficacy of the ingredient for either men or women.
- Our experience tracking members: Capilia longa by itself is not enough to improve hair loss outcomes.