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What are some good vitamins for hair growth.?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Propecia (finasteride): Propecia is great at preventing hair loss and may cause regrowth. This is not a vitamin. Is used in male. Needs a prescription. Better than rogaine (minoxidil).

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are some good vitamins that support healthy hair growth?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hair growth: Some are; dieckol which is a phlorotannin found in arame, in ecklonia cava or in ecklonia stolonifera. Also, proanthocyanidine (b3) which is found in barley, beer & peech. Also, citrullus colocynthis (bitter apple). Other vitamins have been tried such as vitamin d , but results are inconclusive.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What foods and vitamin are good for hair?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Iron, Biotin, Lysine: Foods high in iron are good for hair growth, as are the vitamins biotin and zinc. L-lysine is also good for hair growth as it helps the body absorb iron more efficiently.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What would happen if I took too many vitamins for hair growth?

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
Potential side effec: They may be toxic if excess iron, zinc, selenium, Vit A.
A 19-year-old member asked:

What vitamin would help with hair growth?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Hair growth: The average rate of hair growth is about 0.5 inches per mouth. There is no vitamin to help speed up your hair growth rate, but poor lifestyle habits, including stress, junk foods, lack of exercise, smoking, heavy alcohol use, and sun exposure may negatively affect your hair follicles. So avoid these things. Exercise stimulates the blood to flow. The nutrient-rich blood nourishes hair follicles.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Which vitamin should i take for hair growth.

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
None!!: unless you have documented vitamin deficiency, vitamins are unnecessary and indeed sometimes unhealthy I do not know of any relationship between vitamin intake and hair growth. Check for anemia and thyroid disorder

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