The Nioxin brand includes a range of hair care products, with Nioxin intensive therapy follicle booster seemingly the key hair loss formula. The intensive follicle therapy booster contains a large number of active ingredients, including minerals (copper, silicon, iron, magnesium and zinc), vitamins (pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin), amino acids, proteins, phytosterols, bioflavonoids and herbal extracts. Other ingredients of interest include caffeine and adenosine. The herbal complex is comprised of angelica sinensis (a herb from the ginseng genus, often found in hair loss products that is believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties), centella asiatica (Ayurvedic youth tonic), ginkgo biloba, humulus lupus (common hops used for brewing beer), serenoa serrulata (a synonym for saw palmetto that is found in every herbal hair loss remedy), dioscorea villosa (rich in phytoestrogens, often speculatively associated with fighting male pattern baldness), visnaga vera (a microcirculation stimulant assumed to strengthen hair), cucurbita pepo (pumpkin seed oil rich in iron, zinc and essential fatty acids), prunus africana (this is a synonym for pygeum africanum), mentha piperita (peppermint is assumed to possess antibacterial properties) and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary is thought to be an antioxidant and natural vasodilator).
Nioxin intensive therapy follicle booster seems to contain almost any ingredient that has ever been suspected of promoting healthy skin and hair growth but this variety of ingredients is no guarantee for its effectiveness. Nioxin intensive therapy follicle booster is a topical application and it is questionable how many of its ingredients can actually reach deeper skin layers, down at the level of hair follicles. Consumer reviews are rare and inconclusive. Users at hair loss forums usually comment on Nioxin shampoo and conditioner. The Nioxin range of products is not presented and should not be considered as a hair loss therapy. It can at best be used as a complementary treatment to one of the more powerful hair loss therapies.