Daily routine often brings about decisive innovations:
The active substance combination of fenugreek seed concentrate and the micronutrients
selected by Arcon is unique as an effective hair treatment. This nutritional
supplement is a milestone with regard to hair loss amongst men and women of
all ages. What is globally sold today started with an almost occurrence in Singen
am Bodensee [on Lake Constance].
In the summer of 1982, company founder Heinz Mai – an admitted supporter
of naturopathy – actually wanted to combat a stubborn bout of bronchitis
with the help of a complicated-to-prepare tea from old herbal books. He especially
required fenugreek seeds for this tea.
He continually drank this very aromatic-tasting tea over the course of months
and noticed – in addition to the alleviation of the bronchitis –
an unforeseen and at the same time incredible additional effect. The hairs in
the temple region became thicker and receding temple hairs smaller. Not only
did his wife notice this, but soon the hairdresser also noticed this.
After first noticing this phenomenon, years of international research and
the exchange of views with scientists on the fenugreek plant and its seed followed.
The result was a fundamental knowledge of the fenugreek plant as well as a consistent
(and lasting up until today) further development of the active substance combinations.
Worldwide patent applications and an initial study in close cooperation with
scientists and pharmacists followed.
A fenugreek seed concentrate was developed with the support of renowned experts
under the premise of careful processing. After lengthy experiments, the fenugreek
seed concentrate – enriched with vitamins – came onto the market
for the first time in 1987 in the form of soft gelatine capsules under the name
“Arcon-Tisane Hair Vitamin Capsules”.
ARCON emerged as a corporate name from the English-language
and the product name “Tisane” (French for “herbal tea”)
is an allusion to the origin of the product.
The start of a success story
first batches of Arcon-Tisane hair vitamin capsules were still offered in glass