By Cedrick Mitchell

I started experiencing hair loss at around the age of 25. I am now 32. It wasn't a severe case of thinning, but it was noticeable enough for me to be worried.

I started finding hairs on my pillow every morning, and more in the bath plughole after having a bath or a shower. This was not something I had experience before, and I suspected this could well be the early stages of male pattern baldness.

I quickly looked for solutions, and how I could best treat the issue and make it go away. Unfortunately, there still isn't a cure for baldness, which I find absolutely incredible, especially when you consider the fact we can stick a man on the moon!

Medically Approved Hair Loss Treatments

Having checked out some treatments online, I came across two treatment options that looked interesting.  The first one I considered was Finasteride (Propecia), which is a medically approved prescription pill for treating male baldness. However, after looking into Finasteride in greater detail, I noticed that it can come with some pretty horrific side-effects, which include low libido, skin rash, erectile dysfunction, and mental health problems. This was not a risk I wanted to take. 

So, I decided to try Minoxidil, which is another medically approved hair loss treatment, but this time a topical solution. However, I wasn't all that happy about using it, simply because of the negative side-effects that come associated with it. I have used Minoxidil on and off for the best part of a decade, experiencing only minor side-effects, such as headaches and dizziness, which were undesired, but certainly not to the scale of Finasteride's potential side-effects.

Despite using Minoxidil, my main aim was to find a treatment that was safe to use, and didn't have any negative side-effects associated with it. That's when I stumbled across TRX2. Its 'science' looked interesting, and the early reviews looked promising, so, I ordered three bottles with much anticipation.

What is TRX2®?

Developed in Oxford, and manufactured in Germany, the company Oxford Biolabs introduced the hair supplement, TRX2, which contained Potassium chloride, Carnipure, Niacin, and Biotin. It claimed its naturally-based ingredients could benefit the hair and scalp by stimulating potassium channels and improving blood circulation, and that those experiencing hair loss and thinning could expect to see results within just six months.

Does TRX2® Work?

It was around my late twenties when I started using TRX2, and although I tried to remain as realistic as possible, I'd be lying if I said a big part of me wasn't excited about what this supplement could do for my hair. I was at the early stages of hair loss, and so I think I had a fair basis to be optimistic.

I started with the three bottles, but I wanted to give the supplement a fair trial period of at least six months. The thing is, I'm not a wealthy man, and at over £50 per bottle (one bottle gives you one month supply), TRX2 wasn't really something I could afford. I was desperate though, so I decided to go for it anyway.  As far as I was concerned - my hair was my happiness, and if there was a fighting chance of keeping it, I was always going to take it.

In short, I experienced very little to zero improvements in my hair during a one year period of taking TRX2 continuously.  I was tempted to stop taking TRX2, after seeing no visible improvements in my hair after six months, but, I clung onto the hope that it still might work, and gave it another six months. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.  I think I'd actually given up mentally by the six month mark, and all hope quickly drained away from there on in.

What To Expect From TRX2®

Oxford Biolabs may have told us to expect one thing, but I can assure you none of that happened with me. My hair continued to thin at the same rate as it was before I started using TRX2®. I saw zero change in my hair, and I would certainly not be able to call this supplement a treatment for baldness - not in a million years.

I think, what disappoints me most, is the claims Oxford Biolabs makes with regards to the performance of TRX2. I have since been through hundreds of reviews by men and women who have used TRX2, and like me, have been left hugely disappointed with it.  You'd think, with the price of such a supplement that, at the very least, I'd notice some slowing down of the thinning, or maybe some thicker texture to the strands, but no, nothing.

With all that said, it does say that results will vary from person to person, so, who knows, maybe TRX2® has a better chance of working on someone else than it did for me. I guess that's completely irrelevant to me, because it didn't work for my hair, and it left me over £50 per month down, financially.

What Are The Better Alternatives to TRX2®?

After my disappointment with TRX2, I decided to try more fact based supplements. So, rather than trust in flaky 'potassium theories', I went for multi-vitamin supplements that contained a broad range of proven hair beneficiary ingredients. I tried Viviscal Hair Growth Support Supplement, which helped prevent thinning to some extent. I also tried various others, but I found HR23+ Hair Restoration Supplement to be the most effective.

I have been using HR23+ for just over one year, and I have noticed visible improvement in my hair. I don't lose anywhere near as much hair as I used to, and it has also added strength and texture to my strands. I can say, from my personal experience, that HR23+ is far superior to TRX2. 

If you're looking for a treatment for hair loss, then I would strongly recommend researching the market before deciding on a treatment.  There are many treatments out there, but in reality, most of them don't work. And although hair loss can't be cured, your realistic aim should be to treat it, and minimise it as soon as possible.  
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