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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 641723, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/641723
Clinical Study

A Clinical Trial to Investigate the Effect of Cynatine HNS on Hair and Nail Parameters

1CB Food Consulting LLC, 320 Sherman Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, USA
2Food, Nutrition and Health Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
3School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
4Roxlor Global LLC, 1013 Centre Road, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19805, USA

Received 23 May 2014; Accepted 18 September 2014; Published 16 October 2014

Academic Editor: Dagrun Engeset

Copyright © 2014 Christina Beer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. A new, novel product, Cynatine HNS, was evaluated for its effects as a supplement for improving various aspects of hair and nails in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Methods. A total of 50 females were included and randomized into two groups. The active group () received 2 capsules containing Cynatine HNS, comprised of Cynatine brand keratin (500 mg) plus vitamins and minerals, per day, and the placebo group () received 2 identical capsules of maltodextrin per day for 90 days. End points for hair loss, hair growth, hair strength, amino acid composition, and hair luster were measured. End points were also measured for nail strength and the appearance of nails. Results. The results show that subjects taking Cynatine HNS showed statistically significant improvements in their hair and nails when compared to placebo. Conclusion. Cynatine HNS is an effective supplement for improving hair and nails in 90 days or less. EudraCT number is 2014-002645-22.