Provillus Hair Loss Treatment

ProvillusOne of the more popular hair loss products on the market today for those with thinning hair is Provillus Hair Growth. Available for both men and women, making provilluspromises to “re-grow beautiful healthy hair”, this product consists of a topical and oral solution with an FDA approved hair regrowth ingredient and a number of conjectured “all-natural” dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers.

Hair loss is a serious issue for a lot of people. Although there are no real health issues with losing your hair most people would prefer not to.

There can be a very real impact on the quality of your life if you do lose your hair. Being bald makes you look older, it affects your social life and in some cases it can even affect your career prospects. Fortunately there are things that you can do to prevent and in some cases reverse hair loss. A natural product like Provillus can help to give you a full head of hair and avoid the embarrassment of being bald.

What Causes Baldness?

For a man, full and healthy hair is the visual epitome of virility. Thinning hair is associated with age, so for those who are still young it is impossible to cope with the hair loss, especially if transplants have been excluded out of fear or financial reasons.

How Does Provillus Work?

provillus-reviewsProvillus blocks DHT (dihydrotestostrone), which is one of the major causes of hair loss. The formula of Provillus was designed to block DHT and supply the proper nutrients to your body specifically tailored how to make your hair grow faster to prevent hair loss and to help you regrow hair naturally.

Provillus supplements your body’s natural supply of nutrients and lets the tiny follicles beneath your scalp receive exactly what they need to grow hair.

What Is Provillus Extra Strength For Men?

Provillus Extra Strength for Men is a colorless liquid medication containing 5% minoxidil for use only on the scalp to help regrow hair in men.

Is Provillus A Scam?

Provillus is a two part system that includes topical minoxidil with azelaic acid and a supplement that contains mostly saw palmetto. A two month supply will cost you $89.95. That’s awfully expensive. The topical formula (5% minoxidil and azelaic acid) you could easily make yourself around $9 a month. Vitamin supplements equivalent to the Provillus version can easily be found on e-bay for around $10 a month.

The Provillus food supplement contains vitamins, minerals and various nutrients. Although the Provillus supplement is in many cases marketed as a product for prevention of hair loss and hair regrowth, like all other hair loss supplements there is no firm clinical evidence to suggest it will be effective to this purpose.

The Provillus supplement is not licensed by the MHRA or FDA Approved and therefore is not a medically proven treatment for hair loss and there is no indication of any clinical trials having been carried out for the product.

Is Restoring Hair With Provillus Possible?

It should be stressed that the supplement doesn’t just reproduce hair for men and women however, as it also gives your hair extra strength from the inside. What this means is with regular use, it will stop hair loss brought about by stress, carcinogens, toxins, low blood supply and zinc deficiency. As many Provillus reviews have pointed out, it is a complete hair solution.

Recommended Hair Growth Products:

Procerin works best on men and is medically recommended by a lot of clinics. It is a good choice for slowing down hair loss and slowly regain your crown of glory but success is not as pronounced in women.

SCOTUS Issues Opinion in PPL Montana v. Montana Dealing with Interpretation of Navigability

The United States Supreme Court today issued its opinion in PPL Montana v. Montana Though the case involved state interpretations of navigability of waters in Montana that also flow out of state, when the Supreme Court granted certiorari there was great concern that the court would expand the traditional navigability standards with new interpretations by the federal government under the Clean Water Act. In an opinion authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Montana Supreme Court which had adopted a liberal interpretation of navigability. The most important aspect of this case is that the Court did not expand the navigability interpretation to such tests as EPA’s famous “float your boat” test. More later.  Also thanks to Nick Goldstein with ARTBA for first bringing this to my attention.  ARTBA filed a brief in the case and the Court agreed with them.  Also, I might mention that Ken Gish in the Stites & Harbison Lexington, KY office worked extensively in the state court  proceedings.


EPA announced today it will initiate a rulemaking procedure that would be used to assist EPA in determining how to better regulate coal ash.  The proposal calls for public comment on two approaches:  Subtitle C of RCRA for hazardous waste or Subtitle D of RCRA as a solid non-hazardous waste primarily enforced by citizen suits.  Click the link for coal ash rulemaking to view more on the rulemaking procedure.  Of course Subtitle C pertains to cradle to grave management while Subtitle D addresses facilities.  A chart comparing and contrasting the two approaches is available HERE.

Under both approaches proposed by EPA, the agency would leave in place the Bevill exemption for beneficial uses of coal ash in which coal combustion residuals are recycled as components of products instead of placed in impoundments or landfills. Large quantities of coal ash are used today in concrete, cement, wallboard and other contained applications that should not involve any exposure by the public to unsafe contaminants. These uses would not be impacted by today’s proposal.  EPA is seeking public comment on how to frame the continued exemption of beneficial uses from regulation and is focusing in particular on whether that exemption should exclude certain non-contained applications where contaminants in coal ash could pose risks to human health.

The public comment period is 90 days from the date the rule is published in the Federal Register.

TDEC Issues New Petroleum Spill Policy

On April 28, 2010 at the 39th Annual Solid And Hazardous Waste Conference, the Division of Solid Waste Management presented its new policy with regard to environmental cleanup for transportation related spills. Click on the following link to access the policy:  uploads/Environmental Cleanup Transportation Petroleum Spills Original 2010 04.pdf  . The policy, prepared and presented by Rick Whitson of the Division of Solid Waste Management, is a detailed step by step requirement of how to properly address such spills. The policy creates two categories for environmental cleanups. The first is for traffic accident spills contaminating environmental media with less than 25 gallons of petroleum. The second is for traffic accident spills contaminating environmental media with more than 25 gallons of petroleum. Contaminated media is defined as petroleum that spills directly onto and/or migrates from paved surfaces into gravel, soil and/or water.
For spills under 25 gallons, the Division of Solid waste management and TEMA need not be notified, but the petroleum contaminated media must be addressed usually be excavation and containment within 24 hours. The Division will allow up to five cubic yards of this contaminated media to be disposed of without special waste approval in a Class I landfill with their permission or otherwise properly treated. This must be done within two weeks.
For spills in excess of 25 gallons the owner or operator of the vehicle must adhere to much more detailed guidance. TEMA is to be notified immediately. TEMA will notify the Division of Solid Waste Management. Samples must be taken as appropriate and excavation will be required where levels exceed the Division of Underground Storage Tanks No further action levels (NFALs). Site spills above the NFAL are transferred to the State Rediation Program. Within 50 days collected liquid must be appropriately treated or recycled and contaminated media must be appropriately treated or sent to an appropriate disposal facility after obtaining special waste approval. Within 75 days the owner or operator of the vehicle must submit a report to the field office containg 17 different components.
According to Division officials this policy will be enforced consistent with other division enforcement requirements, such as notices of violations, commissioners orders and civil penalties. Of course, they expect voluntary compliance. It should be noted that this policy is not for emergency response.
For more information contact Rick Whitson at 423-854-5464.


TDEC has scheduled a series of public hearings to accept comments on the 2010 Draft Phase II MS4 NPDES General Permit.  Check out the draft by clicking here.  A Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System (MS4) is simply the series of ditches and watercourses not tied into the sanitary sewer that eventually discharge to a stream. The permit will involve requirements for local governments, but these requirements will in turn be imposed on all entities that have a stormwater discharge. This includes industrial discharges as well as construction. The permit will have significant impact on the construction industry as performance standards for post construction runoff, including requirements for runoff reduction and incentives for green infrastructure. This is an NPDES permit that more than 80 local governments use to comply with stormwater requirements. All four of Tennessee’s largest municipalities and TDOT have an individual MS4 permit. There are many significant differences in the permit from the existing one, which will be discussed in another post. The permit makes substantial changes and clarifications from the prior MS4 permit which is now in effect. Here is the schedule of public hearings:

 April 26, 2010, Nashville, 1:30 pm CDT
401 Church Street, L&C Tower, 17th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
April 27, 2010, Chattanooga, 1:30 pm EDT (Corrected Time)
Chattanooga State Office Building Auditorium, 1st Floor
540 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
April 28, 2010, Knoxville, 1:30 pm EDT
Knoxville Environmental Field Office
3711 Middlebrook Pike, Large Conference Room
Knoxville, TN 37921
May 3, 2010, Memphis, 1:30 pm CDT
Memphis Environmental Field Office
8383 Wolf Lake Drive
Bartlett, TN 38133