Let’s talk fact or fiction. Hair loss vitamins have become all the rage lately. From brightly colored gummies to personalized packets, there is no shortage of hair loss ingestible on the market. With all the hype surrounding these little pills, capsules, and gummies, it begs the question of if they actually work to regrow hair.
The appeal of hair loss ingestibles is quite easy to understand. I mean, it’s so simple. Have a meal, swallow a little pill and in a few months, TA DA! New hair growth. Well, almost.
Here is where many people get it wrong. Firstly, not all hair loss supplements are created equal and secondly, there is no cure for hair loss. There are only two FDA approved medications for hair loss that are clinically proven to help stop hair loss and stimulate new hair growth – Finasteride and of course, Minoxidil.
That said, there are other naturally occurring ingredients shown to help with hair stimulation.
Ingredients like Biotin, Nettle Root, and Saw Palmetto extract, have proven effective in aiding hair growth. A 2015 study showed that women with thinning hair were given an oral supplement containing biotin, taken twice per day for 90 days. At the beginning and end of the study, digital images were taken of the affected areas on the scalp. Each participant’s hair was also washed and any shed hairs were counted. The researcher found that women who took the pill experienced a significant amount of hair growth in the areas affected by hair loss. They also had less shedding.
Is it that hard to believe? It is no secret that there is a direct correlation between the lack of certain nutrients and slow hair growth. If your diet can affect weight loss or gain, among other body functions, why not hair? The good news is that hair loss related to nutrient deficiencies generally is not permanent and can be rectified by adding the right amount of the nutrient.
ARE SUPPLEMENTS ENOUGH ON THEIR OWN?
Like any other part of the body, your hair needs a variety of nutrients to be healthy and grow. While factors like age, genetics, hormones, also affect hair growth, optimal nutrition is key. The best way to maximize the efficacy of your supplement is by eating the proper foods that are nutrient dense and by combining daily intake with a comprehensive set hair and scalp treatments.
HOW LONG UNTIL YOU SEE RESULTS?
Most people will not see noticeable results until they have consistently used the supplement for several months. It is important to take your supplement daily or as advised by your doctor.
If you’re experiencing hair thinning or serious hair loss, a nutrient rich supplement like our Advanced Essentials Biotin Supplement may assist in regrowth. There’s research to suggest that increased intake of specific nutrients like Biotin, can improve overall hair quality, thickness and even shine.
Adding a nutrient rich supplement to your hair regrowth regimen is our recommendation to optimize your results. Our biotin supplement is Specially formulated with 29 essential nutrients for hair health & growth. It contains biotin, fo-ti root, apple polyphenols, branch chain amino acids, and ceramide.
Regardless of whether you’re vitamin deficient or just a healthy medical oddity who somehow benefits from hair supplements, you won’t see results overnight. However, using a supplement consistently in combination with a full-scale hair loss system can certainly help in regrowing hair from the inside, out.
Most importantly, don’t get your hopes up—not every product works the same for everyone who uses it, but it is better to try what you can than not try at all.