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Launch year 2011
Company Oxford BioLabs
Availability Available
Notes Dietary supplement

TRX2 is a dietary supplement marketed for individuals with hair loss. It is manufactured and sold by Oxford BioLabs in the United Kingdom,[1][2][3] marketed in 2011. The company was founded by former scientists of the University of Oxford in 2008.[4]


The name TRX2 is derived from the Ancient Greek word trichos, meaning hair and the number 2 stands for second generation.[4]


TRX2 contains amino acids and vitamins. Its ingredients are L-carnitine, L-tartaric acid, potassium chloride, L-leucine, isoleucine, valine, nicotinic acid, and biotin.[5]

Product description[edit]

Similar to minoxidil,[dubious ] TRX2 works through small proteins called potassium channels. The product is a dietary supplement, not a drug, and hence is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[3][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tyler, Richard (9 January 2011). "Thomas Whitfield's German roots help hair loss product launch". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Tyler, Richard (16 January 2009). "Thomas Whitfield: The Oxford student who plans to make baldness a thing of the past". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Edwards, Jim (12 January 2011). "Pharma's 4 Best Shots at a Cure for Baldness" (Web). CBS News. Retrieved 1 August 2012. "it's actually just another dietary supplement and as such is not approved by the FDA." 
  4. ^ a b "Oxford BioLabs". Oxford BioLabs. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carnipure" (Web). Lonza. Retrieved October 22^nd, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Minoxidil Alternatives" (Web). MPB Research. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • TRX2, Product Website