FDA's Role in Evaluating Hair Loss Products
We live in a world where manufacturers are freely researching and combining things to produce different goods, so there must be some form of regulation. In the United States, it is the FDA or the Food and Drug Administration that has been given the task to evaluate, reject or approve all health and medical related drugs and devices.
What is the Function of FDA?
Often, there is a general mistrust of government-related associations, research groups and bureaus. However, there are some bureaus or institutions that are worth listening to, and that includes the Food and Drug Administration.
Though the FDA is powerless sometimes to stop manufacturers from marketing dubious diet pills (branded as 'herbal supplements') the mere fact that the FDA releases official studies regarding products and potentially dangerous chemicals is laudable.
Are the Infomercial Ads Regulated by FDA?
Television, radio, newspapers and the Internet are just forms of media. These channels of communication are analogous to water; you don't blame the water if you've been bitten by a sea snake. You blame the sea snake, and you identify the creature as being dangerous.
This is also why would should be wary of the advertisements we see on television. A large percentage of these infomercials (which are often aired when everyone was supposed to be sleeping) are often unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Can the Doctors and Experts Be Trusted?
Hair treatments and hair products appear so harmless that many people just go out and buy the new ones without caring if the chemicals used are of pedigree and are safe for human use.
Often, advertisers would use fronts like so-called 'doctors' and 'experts'. Large print advertisements on full-colored magazines would often feature folks dressed up like pharmacists and medical doctors.
The chance of the person being a real expert is nil. Real researchers and medical doctors actually avoid being put into the spotlight, especially if it's simply to advertise some product.
In addition, seemingly convincing infomercials that claim that every government institution or every medical doctor hate them are probably correct. They're hated because they sell bogus products. No competent doctor in his right mind would hate a company if it were selling something beneficial to patients. Logically, it simply does not make sense.
What the FDA Does when Bad Companies are Detected?
The Food and Drug Administration would actually go to great lengths to stop a harmful health/medical-related product from reaching more people. If the product is still within the jurisdiction of the FDA in the United States, the bureau can actually warn the company to stop distributing the harmful, un-evaluated products.
Do the companies follow? Many of them do, while some take flight at the first sign of detection. If you're worried that you may have been using potentially dubious products without the FDA seal on it, it may be best for you and your hair to stick with well-known brands.
Brands that have been in the market for twenty years or so are generally dependable: because they wouldn't last that long if they were harmful to users.
This article is contributed by Monica C. who is a medical researcher on hair and skin. There are 14 popular hair loss products on the market that work well. To learn more visit Monica's site: hairlosstreatment-s.com, which is a free resource dedicated to providing user reviews on various hair loss products, including Provillus, Procerin, Toppik, Tricomin, Rogaine, Bosley, DermMatch, Toppik and more. Monica has recently updated 2 reviews: 1. Bosley Reviews and 2. Corvinex Reviews