Nutrafol hair supplement brand patents botanical ingredient blend

By Deanna Utroske

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founders or Nutrafol (photo courtesy of the brand)
founders or Nutrafol (photo courtesy of the brand)

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This week, the popular hair wellness startup announced that it has secured a US patent for the proprietary blend of botanical ingredients that powers Nutrafol hair growth supplements.

In 2015 Giorgos Tsetis, Roland Peralta and Sophia Kogan founded Nutrafol; and the brand has since made a sizable impact in the consumer marketplace as well as in the industry. In Spring of 2019, Nutrafol secured $35 million in Series B financing from investors including the Growth Fund of L Catterton and Unilever Ventures.

And all along the brand has been focused on developing and demonstrating drug-free hair growth products. “At Nutrafol, we’re committed to staying on the forefront of science, ensuring all of our products are backed by clinical studies to best support our customers as they navigate their personal hair journeys,” ​affirms Peralta in this week’s press release. Peralta is not only a Co-Founder but also serves as the brand’s Chief Innovation and Product Officer.

“We have persevered,” ​he says, “through countless clinical trials and rigorous testing to secure the Synergen Complex patent. As proponents of holistic wellness, proving the efficacy of our proprietary blend is imperative to furthering innovation in hair science and continuing to deliver on the promise we’ve made to our users.”

Nutrafol secures US patent 10,709,659 for its plant-based hair growth supplements

Nutafol’s latest patent was filed for in late 2015 and issued in July of this year. The patent inventor is credited as Myriam Morley of Westerly, Rhode Island.

And according to the patent abstract for Synergen Complex published online at​, “The invention provides compositions and methods for promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss using bioactive extracts of curcumin, Withania somnifera, and saw palmetto. Tocotrienols, tocopherols, piperine extract, low molecular weight collagen, and hyaluronic acid are optionally included in the compositions and methods.”

Nutrafol takes a holistic approach to hair growth

According to the brand’s website, the curcumin works to counter the body’s inflammatory response which can impact hair follicles and cell metabolism. The withania somnifera, or ashwagandha, “supports [the] hair growth cycle and helps…build resistance to stress by balancing stress hormones.” ​While the saw palmetto extract reduces the hormone DHT that can diminish hair follicles.  

“The Synergen Complex patent further validates the importance of our holistic, whole body approach to hair health, and continues to set the bar higher for efficacy in the supplement industry,” ​says Tsetis, CEO and Co-Founder of Nutrafol, in his recent remarks to the press.

“Nutrafol’s patent is a significant achievement for our company, and for the hair wellness category as a whole.”

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