Thymuskin does not contain any of the known androgen inhibitors, such as Minoxidil. Their claim is that their synthetic thymus peptides are promoters of growth and that they create new hair follicle growth, a claim other hair treatments tend to avoid.
They also have a hair gel that is another form of application. They recommend showering in the morning with the shampoo, and using the gel in the evening. The Gel is designed to be used on the already bald parts of the scalp, and is said to promote hair regrowth in those areas. The makers claim that there is no chance of any side effects from the use of their products.
They also claim that their treatment will benefit not only thinning hair but also patchy baldness and even total hair loss through chemotherapy. This is a very different claim that from products that contain Minoxidil, the only FDA approved active ingredient that is known to promote hair growth in existing hair follicles.
How it Works
Thymuskin has a very different approach to the hair-thinning problem than most. Their product contains Synthetic Thymus Peptides, vitamin supplements and plant proteins; the ‘active ingredient’ is said to be the synthetic peptides. They claim that the peptides in the thymus gland secretion are known to neutralize the ‘dysfunction’ of the hair follicle, which essentially means it starts the growth cycle in existing but dormant hair follicles. In tests done on human lymphocyte blood cells Thymuskin was shown to make the blood cells divide free from other effects in normal bodily function. As the health of the hair follicle is closely related to the blood supply it is believed that saturation of the follicle by the synthetic thymus peptides promotes healthy follicle growth.
The company that sells Thymuskin is ThymusKing, a firm based in New Jersey. It does not create Thymuskin but is simply a reseller. The firm that owns the product is Klett-Loch, GMBH, a German company that was founded in 1985 and still operates out of Germany.
The synthetic thymus peptides in Thymuskin are not derived from animal products and are a safe mimic of the naturally occurring peptides in the thymus gland. This means that the body sees the products as being completely natural. The products do not contain Minoxidil, so anyone that believes their claims and has a bad experience with Minoxidil could try this product.
The product is relatively expensive when compared to other similar products, and although it has claims of clinical trials there are no published results available on the Thymuskin site or on the Klett-Loch website. The Klett-Loch website says it has been doing basic clinical trials for years and the results of these trials will result in new products and product updates in the near future.