Frequently Asked Questions

1)   Do you provide Pseudocatalase for patients?  Our facility has been formulating Pseudocatalase for the past 14 years.  In that time period, many of the patients that we have purchased it have sait that they did so for the purpose of helping with Vitiligo, a skin condition which presents with a loss of pigment to parts of the skin.  In those 14 years we have seen many patients find positive results.

 

2)   Have you made Pseudocatalase for patients that are trying to restore color to their grey hair?  The news of the mixture being used for this purpose is totally new.  Studies out of Europe show that the mixture has shown positive results.  We have started taking orders for patients that are wanting to try it in the United States.  Many of those patients will be documenting their experience with the mixture and we will be posting those on the website as they come in.

 

3)   How much does the mixture cost?  For patients with Vitiligo the cost of the cream is $64 for 60 grams, $84 for 100 grams and $129 dollars for 200 grams.  For our patients that are now using it for grey hair, the cost of the mixture is $89 for 8 ounces.  We have placed the same active ingredients into a less “creamy” mixture for easier application to the scalp.  Both mixtures are made fresh and expires 2 months after being made.  Orders that are shipped out have been made no less than 5 days to shipping.

 

4)   Does Pseudocatalase require a prescription?  Although there are many patients that obtain a prescription for the mixture it is a cosmetic product with non-prescription ingredients and does not require a prescription if sold as a cosmetic.  Our over the counter mixture contains the same ingredients as the product we have always sold.

 

5)   Are you currently taking orders for the product?  Yes, feel free to call us at 714-572-2272 and our staff will be available for orders that usually ship out in two to three days.  Shipping costs are $9 for UPS service within the US.  If you are ordering from an international location your order can only be taken over the phone and shipping prices can vary.  Although our store does not have an online store, we are offering the product through our sister store www.testmyhormones.com.  To visit the store please click here.

 

If you wish to order this cosmetic product from an international address please feel free to call our facility at 1-714-572-2272.  We are open Monday through Friday from 10am - 5pm Pacific Time.

 

6)   Is this the same product that is used in Europe?  We received our current formula for the product from a source in Europe 14 years ago.  We have not changed the formula since that time in any way and we have noticed approximately 60% of the patients that have told us they purchased the cream for Vitiligo have responded positively with this mixture.

 

7)   Is Pseudocatalase FDA approved?  No, the product has not been reviewed by the FDA and is not approved for the treatment of any condition whatsoever.

 

8)   How is the product used?  In European based studies patients with vitiligo have used pseudocatalase cream twice with the addition of 20 minutes of sunlight or an appropriate amount of hand held UV light three times weekly.

 

9)   How quickly can patients notice a result?  In our general recommendation over the past 14 years we have told patients to try the mixture for at least 2 months to judge whether it is effective or not.  Most of the vitiligo patients that have seen results have noticed them in the first two months of treatment.  Although we do not have extensive data on its use in patients with Grey Hair, we are making the same recommendation in this case.

 

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