US Patent Number
The invention relates to formulations useful in treating hair disorders, improving the health of hair, increasing hair growth, and in increasing the niacin content of hair follicles. Nicotinic acid alkyl esters having a straight chain alkyl group of from 1 to 22 methylene units, preferably from 6 to 16 methylene units, and most preferably from 8 to 14 methyl units, may be used, alone or in combinations for treating these conditions.
The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (US), The Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (US)
Jacobson, Elaine L.; Jacobson, Myron K.; Kim, Hyuntae; Coyle, Donna L.; and Coyle, William R., "Method for Treating Hair Growth Disorders, Such as Female Pattern Alopecia, and Compositions Useful Therefore" (2014). Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Patents. 6.