Full ingredients list
- Deionized water
- (aqua/alcohol denat. (ethanol/isopropyl alcohol/methanol)
- panthenyl ethyl ether
- milk protein
- acetyl cysteine
- acetyl methionine
- sodium citrate
- citric acid
- panax ginseng root extract
- acetyl tyrosine
- arctium majus root extract
- hydrolyzed soy protein
- peg-12 dimethicone
- calcium pantothenate
- zinc gluconate
- glucosamine hcl
- lactic acid
- phenoxyethanol/caprylyl glycol
- lavender oil
- aloe vera extract
- copper peptides (ghk-cu)
- saw palmetto extract
- pea sprout extract
VETA contains far more active ingredients than I expected. Let’s take a look:
Unfortunatley the makers of VETA haven’t been very specific about this ingredient. I’m not certain whether the particular milk protein they’ve used will have any effect on hair growth. However, it they have used lactoferrin — a milk protein that’s been shown to increase the proliferation of dermal papilla cells, then this is a very good ingredient to include.
I’m not sure I’d recommend using topical arginine on the scalp. According to one study, topical arginine increases the growth factor TGFbeta. As far as I’m aware TGFbeta transitions hair grom growth phase to resting or shedding phase.
Copper peptides have been shown to increase blood circulation, reduce inflammation and reduce TGF-beta.
I recently discovered lavender oil has shown surprisingly impressive hair growth results in one study: increasing hair growth almost as much as minoxidil. The study seems to indicate it achieves this by reducing inflammation.
Saw palmetto blocks the action of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase on testosterone, reducing the amount of DHT created from testosterone. Research has shown that topical saw palmetto can help reduce androgenic alopecia.
I’ve seen some research that showed topical niacin improved the hair growth of women. This is likely to be due to improved blood circulation in the scalp.
Is VETA worth buying?
At first glance the product seems to contain lots of ingredients that look promising. It doesn’t contain any of the most powerful anti-hair loss ingredients such as minoxidil or ketoconazole, but for a natural, safe product, which is likely to have no side effects, I think this is a good product.
Will Veta stop male pattern hair loss?
Based on examination of the ingredients I don’t believe Veta would stop male pattern hair loss. However, I think it would be of some benefit and perhaps could work well if used in conjunction with a ketoconazole shampoo and a minoxidil treatment.