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  • 1. What is 15% minoxidil?

    It is the highest concentration of minoxidil solution ever made.

    There has been 20% or 30% minoxidil cream mentioned somewhere, but I haven’t seen such high concentration in solution yet, although technically 20% and 30% minoxidil in solution can be compounded.  In the 15% minoxidil solution, 15% of the weight of the solution is minoxidil. In another words, if you have one millilitre of the solution and dry it out, you should get roughly 150 milligrams of minoxidil. In comparison, if you do the same with 1 millilitre 5% Kirkland minoxidil, you will get roughly 50 milligrams of minoxidil.

  • 2. Two main reasons why azelaic acid is added to 15% minoxidil solution?

    There are two main reasons why 15% minoxidil is usually compounded as 15%minoxidil with azelaic acid: 1).

    There are two main reasons why 15% minoxidil is usually compounded as 15%minoxidil with azelaic acid: 1). It has shown in vitro study that azelaic acid is a DHT blocker. It reduces the DHT concentration in the scalp to reverse genetic hair loss (male pattern baldness) that is currently believed to be caused by excessive DHT in scalp. 2). The other reason that is not so well known to the general public is that it actually helps the absorption of minoxidil. Minoxidil is a base, which likes to grab a proton in a solution and become an ionic molecule. Our skin does not absorb any ionic molecules (a molecule that is positively or negatively charged) very well. When azelaic acid is added, it will form azelaic acid-minoxidil complex, which is a neutral molecule and can be absorbed by our skin or scalp much more efficiently.

     

  • 3. What are three main reasons why big companies are not interested in offering minoxidil 15%?

    (1). Technical challenge. Very few companies in the world know how to compound 15% minoxidil. Believe it or not, most 15% minoxidil products available online are fake.

    (1). Technical challenge. Very few companies in the world know how to compound 15% minoxidil. Believe it or not, most 15% minoxidil products available online are fake. They are either repackaged 5% minoxidil solutions or even no minoxidil at all. You can easily find out if a 15% minoxidil is real or not by having it tested by a reputable analytical lab. Arl Bio Pharma (http://arlok.com/) can test it for 150 US dollars.  (2). Prohibitively Expensive: Companies need to go through an FDA approval process to allow them to market the solution. The approval process can easily cost hundreds of million dollars, and it can take many years to complete the clinical trials.(3). Lack of Patent Protection: They don't have a patent for the use of higher than 5% minoxidil solutions to treat male pattern baldness, which means any company can make and sell it. For something to be patentable, one of the requirements is that it has to be something new that has never been disclosed to the public before. So even if a big pharmaceutical company decides to invest in 15% minoxidil and successfully gets FDA approval, it won't be able to patent it since this formula has long been used. Yes, if they can make a 15% minoxidil foam, they could patent the 15% minoxidil foam because no one has ever made such a product to our best knowledge. Without a patent, a big company won’t invest in it to get FDA approval because its profits cannot be guaranteed. Keep in mind that when big companies make decisions on investment, the first thing they consider is how much profit it can make, not how good a product is. If selling sugar water or junk food can bring them big profit, they will not hesitate to do so.

  • 4. How do I know if a minoxidil 15% is real?

    As mentioned in question 3 above, you can easily find out if a 15% minoxidil is real or not by having it tested by a reputable analytical lab. Arl Bio Pharma (http://arlok.com/) can test it for 150 US dollars.

    As mentioned in question 3 above, you can easily find out if a 15% minoxidil is real or not by having it tested by a reputable analytical lab. Arl Bio Pharma (http://arlok.com/) can test it for 150 US dollars. It is a GMP certified company in the USA.  

  • 5. Are all 15% minoxidil the same?

    No. Part of the reason is mentioned in questions 3 and 4. Most of the  15% minoxidil products are actually not real.

    No. Part of the reason is mentioned in questions 3 and 4. Most of the  15% minoxidil products are actually not real. In addition, the solvent vehicles and their amounts are different between brands, resulting in difference in absorption and usability and ultimately their effectiveness. Furthermore, the difference in auxiliary ingredients (such as finasteride, azelaic acid, retinol, and or caffeine) further differs one brand from another.

  • 6. Why are people interested in buying 15% minoxidil?

    The simple answer is: it works. It is the best minoxidil.

    It is the best hair regrowth treatment.  As far as we know no single 15% minoxidil supplier has ever made any unrealistic false promises as what other hair loss products (literally hundreds of them on the market) typically do. Nonetheless, more and more people are turning to 15% minoxidil despite its much higher price than generic 5% minoxidil. Based on the feedback from people who have used it, there is no doubt that 15% minoxidil works and works much better than 5%. You can Google "15% minoxidil review" to see what people say about it if you are not convinced.

  • 7. Is 15% minoxidil stable?

    The stability of 15% minoxidil varies depending on how it is compounded. If properly compounded, it has pretty decent stability.

    According to the completed accelerated stability study, All Minoxidilmax products are stable for at least 3 years.

  • 8. Should a 15% minoxidil with 5% azelaic acid formula be yellowish?

    Experienced users would very confidently tell you it should be yellowish. That is only partially correct though. When you take very pure minoxidil and azelaic acid and compound them together, it is almost colourless when it is just compounded.

    Even with retinol at 0.1% concentration, there is a tiny bit of yellow colour that is barely noticeable when the solution is just compounded. The yellow colour slowly develops when the solution ages. The yellow color will be very noticeable when it is 1 to 2 months old if the solution has both azelaic acid and retinol, particularly if the solution is in a natural colour plastic bottle or transparent glass bottle.

  • 9. Glycerin or Propylene glycol? Which one is a better vehicle for compounding 15% minoxidil?

    When Dermatologist Dr. Lee compounded his 15% minoxidil for almost 10 years, he always used glycerin. Later on when a few other suppliers offered 15% minoxidil, propylene glycol was introduced. So what is the best 15% minoxidil?

    Here is our experience. The glycerin based  minoxidil 15% is milder than propylene glycol based one. It eliminates any scalp irritation caused by propylene glycol. Therefore, if you are known to be allergic to propylene glycol, a glycerin based version (or minoxidil without propylene glycol) is recommended. The down side of the glycerin based 15% minoxidil is that it takes slightly longer than the propylene glycol based version to dry. Is the glycerin one stickier than the propylene glycol one? The answer is no. Actually, the opposite is true. The  glycerin based one is somewhat greasier than propylene glycol based one. Nonetheless, the former is less sticky than the latter after it is dry. When the two types of solutions are properly compounded and used properly, they should be equally effective.

  • 10. Where can I buy 15% minoxidil?

    Unfortunately, if you are in USA, there is no easy way to get 15% minoxidil. You can not find anything with >5% minoxidil on Amazon.com; you can't find it on Ebay either.

    We have done very extensive search and we couldn't find legitimate US online site that offers any product with greater than 5% minoxidil, let alone 15% minoxidil.   If you are outside USA, you should be able to find a few sites that offer authentic 15% minoxidil. You can find these sites by a simple Google search.So, if you are in USA, one way to get 15% minoxidil is to have your local pharmacy compound it for you. If your pharmacist has any technical difficulty in compounding the solution, please let me know and I may help.

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