I plan to put together a Toco-8
information thread compiled with various pieces of information and studies. It will be a work in progress, and it hopefully will give you all a consolidated information base on this great product. I encourage you all to ask questions as well, so feel free to post up any inquiries along the way.
Here's a few postings eric has made in regard to Toco-8
Originally Posted by Primordial Performance
Here is the patent in more detail and full text:
Originally Posted by Primordial Performance
Hair growth formulation - US Patent 7211274 Full Text Fueling Testosterone and Preventing Hair Loss with Tocotrienols
Date :15 February 2008
Primordial Performance introduces Toco-8 -- a natural tocotrienol supplement designed to encourage testosterone production, while preventing hair loss. This represents the first natural product to support a man's hormone production and healthy hair growth.
Eugene, OR (PRWEB) February 15, 2008 -- Hair loss (alopecia) and low testosterone (hypogonadism) have become common problems for middle aged men. The two most popular treatments for hair loss are finasteride (Proscar/Propecia) or the topical drug minoxidil (Rogain). Patient compliance with minoxidil therapy is generally a problem, while finesteride is often associated with undesirable side-effects. By overly suppressing DHT, finasteride can lead to erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia and general impotence.
Men with low testosterone often deal with the suboptimal lifestyle, or seek the traditional hypogonadal treatment of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). However, TRT is often associated with increased hair loss, thus requiring the need for aforementioned prescription hair loss drugs. This creates a negative cycle, and further reliance on prescription medication.
Recently, the natural ingredient manufacturer Carotech obtained a US patent (7,211,247) for the hair loss prevention, and hair regrowth benefits of a mixed tocotrienol complex. For this patent, a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study was performed. The participants supplementing with 100mg of the tocotrienol complex had an average 42 percent increase in hair count after 5 months, with no side-effects reported. The mechanism of action appears to be unrelated to DHT levels. It's been reported that the tocotrienols may protect and replenish the hair follicle by their potent antioxidant ability.
In light of these findings, a partnership was established between the supplement company Primordial Performance LLC, and the ingredient manufacturer Carotech Inc. In early 2008, Primordial Performance announced the release and distribution of the first pure tocotrienol powdered supplement -- Toco-8.
Toco-8 is a pure tocotrienol powdered supplement, marketed to men for hormone optimizing effects, with the proven benefit of hair loss protection. Research with animals and humans show that tocotrienols can support testosterone production by increasing production of luteinizing hormone (LH) from the brain. LH is the hormone that signals testosterone production from the male testes. Tocotrienols have also been found to increase testicular sensitivity the effects of LH, thus increasing the testosterone response from LH.
Toco-8 is a safe and natural supplement for men wishing to support their body's own testosterone production, while also promoting healthy hair growth. It is sold as a 30 day supply at the clinically effective hair regrowth dose. To find out more about Toco-8, and the science behind its benefits, plus user testimonials, visit Primordial Performance
About Primordial Performance:
Primordial Performance has entered the dietary supplement market with a unique product line up. In an attempt to gain an honest reputation, Primordial Performance maintains a strong focus on customer education and communal support. Information Links On Tocotrienols/Tocopherols: Tocotrienol.org - Recent News Vitamin E may reverse male pattern baldness: Study Tocotrienols: the emerging face of natural vitamin...[Vitam Horm. 2007] - PubMed Result Tocotrienol: the natural vitamin E to defend the n...[Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004] - PubMed Result Tocotrienol.org - Your Online Source of Information on Tocotrienol - FAQs Dr. Murray's Natural Facts http://www.americanwellnessnetwork.c...o_pdf=1&id=593 Tocotrienols in health and disease: the other half...[Mol Aspects Med. 2007 Oct-Dec] - PubMed Result