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We, as Arcon Southern Africa, part of Arcon International, are now 35 years on the South African market and have one if not the most effective natural product against increased hair loss.

Arcon-Tisane Hair Vitamin Capsules are nutritional supplements with fenugreek seed concentrate as well as essential hair-active vitamins from the B group.

The composition of valuable vitamins and fenugreek seed extract has been selected so that the body is supplied with important nutrients and building substances. Since the body cannot produce these vitamins itself, these must be externally supplied through ingestion of our daily nourishment. But a deficiency often ensues; many factors impede sufficient intake of essential vitamins, be it insufficient nourishment, stress or otherwise also negative environmental influence.

This product has been on the market in unchanged form since 1987. One capsule should be taken daily over the course of at least 4 months for an effective hair treatment. Arcon-Tisane® Hair Vitamin Capsules are devoid of preservatives and artificial dyes. 

Ingredients: Fenugreek concentrate 4:1, micron. (31%) (Fenugreek concentrate with maltodextrine); Soybean Oil; Gelatin (bovine); wetting agent: Glycerin; Soybean Oil hydrogenated; Nicotinamide; Calcium-D-Pantothenate; Lecithin IP (Soy); Riboflavin; Pyridoxin HCI; Water; dyes: cocoa powder and Lemon Flavour, natural; Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid (Folic Acid)

Arcon Tisane reference

e-mail received on 27/02/2011

Fenugreek + Vitamin Hair Capsule and Shampoo: My Experience, ED Eichhorn
“Due to a Health Problem, my hair started falling out in large quantities, especially during washing. This problem persisted for several months and, obviously, I was very worried.
Because the problem seemed to be related to my general health and not to changes in the weather, the climate or the season of the year, I looked for a nutrient-related remedy and was advised to use  Arcon Tisane Fenugreek Hair Capsules .
Within about 3 to 4 months, new hair started to grow visibly, both in between and at the fringes of my existing hair, making my hair look fuller and healthier.
My hair is back to its normal fullness now and washing it with Fenugreek Shampoo gives it a super look and a wonderfully healthy shine. The shampoo obviously does a great job removing dirt, dust and hairspray.
I can truly recommend both products and I am and will remain a happy user.”
Yours sincerely
Edelgard D Eichhorn



A Success Story

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 accidental occurrence in Singenam 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 it. 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 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 “Hair Conditioner”, and the product name “Tisane” (French for “herbal tea”) is an allusion to the origin of the product. The first batches of Arcon-Tisane hair vitamin capsules were still offered in glass bottles.


A tincture and a shampoo, each with fenugreek seed concentrate, round off the product range.


South Africa becomes the first exclusive partner abroad


Singapore becomes a distribution partner


Norway, Sweden and Finland become exclusive partners; Austria becomes a distribution partner


The Arcon-Dermal skin capsules – a combination of fenugreek seed concentrate and evening primrose oil – comes onto the market.


Switzerland starts the sale


In order to more clearly emphasise the international alignment, the company changes the corporate name to Arcon International GmbH


After a nearly two-year preparatory and implementation phase, a new nutritional science study is concluded in April with great success. 

The successor to the original product from 1987 tested in the study comes onto the German market in November: Fenugreek + Micronutrient Hair Capsules Arcon-Tisane plus.


Denmark becomes an exclusive partner and distributes Arcon-Tisane plus as the first foreign partner.

The renowned salon chain REDS takes over the sale in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Republic of Korea becomes exclusive partner.


Australia becomes exclusive partner


The Netherlands become exclusive partner

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