Revifol is a healthy hair regrowth formula available as an oral supplement.
You take two tablets of Revifol per day, then purportedly watch your hair grow back. Revifol claims to block enzymes linked with hair loss, making it a “powerful solution to regrow a full head of hair”, according to advertisements.
Is Revifol worth the high price? How does Revifol work? Is Revifol a scam? Today, we’re explaining everything you need to know about Revifol and its scientific evidence.
What is Revifol?
Revifol is a nutritional supplement that claims to regrow hair. The hair vitamin supplement contains vitamins and minerals that inhibit an enzyme called 5-ARD, which is linked with high levels of DHT. High levels of DHT are linked with hair loss. Revifol claims to suppress this enzyme, which prevents hair loss.
Revifol is promoted online through Revifol.com, which features a video and transcript explaining how Revifol works. The video is narrated by a man named James Connor. James claims he took Revifol and regrew his hair.
Each bottle of Revifol is priced at around $70.
How Does Revifol Work?
There’s only one FDA approved solution for hair loss: minoxidil (better known as Rogaine). In clinical trials, minoxidil was shown to regrow hair when applied to the scalp. Minoxidil stimulates blood flow, encouraging your hair follicles to continue growing hair.
Minoxidil and Rogaine don’t work forever, however. In most people, it just delays hair loss. You might prevent hair loss for 18 to 24 months, but it won’t prevent hair loss forever.
Revifol claims to work in a different, more long-term way. In fact, Revifol claims that minoxidil and Rogaine aren’t valid solutions to hair loss at all:
“Try to find someone still using Rogaine successfully after those 5 years. Try to find them and you'll see, they just don't exist. And they know it. And they continue to sell it, even though it isn't a real solution.”
The Revifol video explains that “they don’t want a cure” for hair loss, and it’s not in medical industry’s best interest to find a cure.
The video gets even more dramatic, claiming that big pharma has suppressed cures for hair loss. They claim the medical industry makes billions from hair loss every year:
“What if I told you they aren't looking for a solution to hair loss because there is already a solution to hair loss…And that solution has been known to the hair care industry for over 9 years. And yet this solution hasn't made it into any of their products…Or been covered in a single article anywhere online.”
The solution to hair loss, as you might expect, is Revifol. Revifol claims it uses an active ingredient that “costs almost nothing and has zero side effects”, working to reverse hair loss in men and women.
And, unlike with Rogaine/minoxidil, you take Revifol as a supplement – you don’t have to apply it to your hair or scalp. You just take two pills per day to reverse hair loss in weeks.
Obviously, we’re skeptical. There’s no known cure for hair loss. There’s a reason rich people get hair implants instead of taking drugs or nutritional supplements. But is there any scientific evidence supporting Revifol’s bold marketing claims? Let’s take a closer look.
Scientific Evidence for Revifol
Revifol claims to have performed clinical trials on its supplements. The company publishes graphs showing that its supplement outperformed 3 competing hair regrowth formulas.
Unfortunately, we’re skeptical those trials ever took place. The company has not linked to those clinical trials, nor do they explain further details about those trials. We don’t know how many people were involved in the trials, for example, or where those trials took place. Revifol research has never been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Despite the lack of evidence, the company claims Revifol “has helped thousands already”, reversing hair loss and helping men and women regrow hair.
The Revifol video cites just 4 sources as proof the supplement works.
This cited study from 2006 involved 416 men between ages 21 and 45. Men received dutasteride or a placebo for 24 weeks. Dutasteride increased hair loss compared to the placebo. There’s no dutasteride in Revifol, so it’s unclear why they cite this study.
The company also cites this page from Columbia University showing that applying ruxolitinib or tofacitinib topically to mice led to increased hair growth compared to a placebo. Researchers found that these topical creams blocked enzymes linked to balding, reducing the risk of hair loss. There are two problems with this study: first, Revifol does not contain ruxolitinib or tofacitinib; and second, Revifol is an oral supplement and not a topical cream.
Researchers cite this 2017 study showing that female pattern hair loss (FPHL) was linked to testosterone, because testosterone can be converted to DHT by the enzyme 5α-reductase (5α-R). Revifol does claim to target this enzyme to block hair loss. However, this study does not show that any ingredients in Revifol can block this enzyme – it simply shows the enzyme is linked with testosterone.
The makers of Revifol do cite one useful study. In 2018, researchers published a report examining the role vitamins and minerals play in hair loss. Researchers reviewed available evidence connecting vitamins and minerals to hair loss, then published the results in Dermatology and Therapy. Researchers found that some vitamins and minerals were linked with hair loss but not others.
Researchers found that supplementing the diet with low levels of vitamin D can improve symptoms of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and telogen effluvium (TE), two common types of hair loss.
Researchers also found that people with low iron levels could reverse hair loss by supplementing with iron. Low iron is more common in females. Vitamin C also seemed helpful at reversing hair loss for iron-deficient individuals.
Researchers did not, however, find any evidence to support zinc, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin E, or biotin for reversing hair loss. Yes, Revifol cited this study as ‘proof’ the supplement works, yet the study actually disproves the formula.
Revifol publishes its full supplement facts label online, although most ingredients are hidden within a proprietary blend. We can see the dosages of vitamins and minerals overall, although we can’t see individual dosages of other ingredients.
Most of Revifol’s ingredients are similar to any multivitamin. There are significant amounts of vitamin C, biotin, pantothenic acid, selenium, copper, manganese, and other vitamins and minerals.
The formula also contains methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which is a popular joint support ingredient. MSM has shown some evidence of supporting healthy joint and hair growth, although there’s no evidence MSM actually regrows hair.
Revifol also contains hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid, both of which are known to support skin and hair health. However, they’re typically taken in dosages much larger than what’s found in Revifol.
Revifol also contains small amounts of antioxidants, including astaxanthin, which could support overall health and reduce inflammation, although it’s not shown to regrow hair.
Revifol is priced between $50 and $70 per bottle, depending on how many you order:
- 1 Bottle: $69
- 2 Bottles: $118
- 4 Bottles: $196
All prices include shipping in the United States. International shipping is $15.95.
Revifol Refund Policy
Revifol has a 60 day refund policy.
You can request a 100% refund within 60 days of your purchase with no questions asked. Just return Revifol by mail to the following address:
37 Inverness Drive E Ste 100 Englewood, CO 80112
You will not receive a refund on return shipping costs.
Who’s Behind Revifol?
Revifol is marketed online by a company named BuyGoods. BuyGoods does not claim to manufacture the supplement – they only claim to sell the supplement online. It’s unclear where the supplement is manufactured. The company lists a return address in Colorado, although BuyGoods is registered in Delaware.
The makers of Revifol list just one way to contact the company:
Mailing Address: 1201 N Orange Street Suite #7223, Wilmington, DE, 19801
BuyGoods is best-known for selling PDF guides, wellness reports, and high-priced supplements online.
Revifol claims to regrow hair and reverse hair loss, but there’s no evidence it works as advertised. The manufacturer claims to have run clinical trials on the formula, although there’s no evidence those trials took place. The manufacturer cites just 4 third-party studies proving Revifol works, yet none of those studies support Revifol’s claims.
Despite the lack of evidence, Revifol continues to market itself as a “powerful solution to regrow a full head of hair”. Based on the ingredients, you’re better off buying a multivitamin.
Overall, there’s no evidence that Revifol – or any nutritional supplement – can reverse hair loss or regrow hair. If you have low levels of vitamin D or zinc, then you could benefit from supplementation, although there’s little evidence overall supporting any of Revifol’s claims..