Usage of minoxidil as a topical formulation in the concentration range of 2-5%, with 5% being slightly better than 2% at promoting hair growth. Although oral supplementation technically aids hair growth, it is not advised due to possible complications with blood pressure.
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The Human Effect Matrix summarizes human studies to tell you what effects Minoxidil has on your body, how much evidence there is, and how strong these effects are.Full details are available to Examine members.
|Grade||Level of Evidence [show legend]|
|Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials|
|Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled|
|Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies|
|Uncontrolled or observational studies only|
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|Notable||Very High See all 8 studies|
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