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What is the difference between Minοx and Nanoxidil?

A common question is what exactly is the difference between Minοx and Nanoxidil (ingredient of the lotion Spectral.DNC-N). In this article, we will go into detail about the answer to this question.

Minοx is a drug that was initially developed against hypertension. Clinical studies have shown that the test subjects got stronger hair growth because of the use of Minοx. As a lotion, it is one of the most well known treatments against hair loss. However, apart from this excellent effect, Minοx comes with a lot of side effects, such as heart problems, headaches, acne and local irritation. Women are more sensitive to Minοx, that is why it is recommended that women use a maximum concentration of 2%.

Nanoxidil was especially developed to maximize the stimulation of hair growth, by taking away the side effects of Minοx as a lotion and to surpass the effectiveness of stimulating hair growth. The difference between Minοx and Nanoxidil is mainly the difference in molecular structure. The agent Nanoxidil, which is responsible for opening the ion channels, has a larger molecular weight than Minοx. This is the reason it is absorbed better by the skin. Clinical studies have shown that Nanoxidil has much fewer side effects than Minοx.

The lotion Spectral.DNC-N contains, apart from Nanoxidil, various ingredients to promote the absorption and to improve the hair growth in multiple ways. Minοx lotions however usually only contain Minοx. Additional substances that stimulate hair growth include Adenοsine, Aminexil, procyanide B2 and copper peptides.

Spectral.DNC-N with Nanoxidil has been clinically tested for safety and effectiveness in over 250 people for 1 year:

  • 93% noticed a decrease in hair loss
  • 83% saw hair regeneration (measured by the quantity per cm2)
  • 80% saw significant improvement (according to medical evaluation)