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Are there any dietary supplements to support hair growth?

Are there any dietary supplements to support hair growth?

Only if deficient: Deficiencies of iron, protein, and calories can lead to hair loss, or lack of growth. Biotin deficiency is pretty rare (ubiquitous in diet, made by gut bacteria). Well balanced diet should be enough. May need supplement of above if found. Lots of causes for loss of hair-hormonal, stress, illness, pregnancy, alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc. No supplements proven to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can I take probiotics and healthy hair dietary supplements at the same?

Can I take probiotics and healthy hair dietary supplements at the same?

Yes: This is perfectly safe. Research suggests probiotics are most effective when taken at the start of a meal. You can take other supplements at the same time or after a meal. ...Read more

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What supplements can i eat to promote hair growth?

What supplements can i eat to promote hair growth?

Biotin & Zinc: There are many supplements that touted to promote hair growth. However, most have not been shown to do what they are claiming. Fortunately, there are a couple supplements that do appear to make a difference. Taking biotin (a B vitamin) in doses from 3,000 - 5,000 mcg daily and Zinc 25 - 50mg daily can, over time, improve the growth rate, thickness and strength of your hair and nails. ...Read more

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Do biotin supplements cause hair growth on face and chest?

Do biotin supplements cause hair growth on face and chest?

No: Biotin is a suppliant alleged to aid in hair growth it doesn't make hair grow any where special but if you are predisposed to hair in those areas it might enhance what you have ...Read more

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I have low iron, so if I take a supplement twice daily, will I see hair growth?

I have low iron, so if I take a supplement twice daily, will I see hair growth?

No: Iron helps build red blood cells and is used to treat iron deficiency anemia. Side effects are usually related to upset stomachs. Now if you have been iron deficient for a long time loss of hair can be a sign and it will regrow. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dietary Supplements (Definition)

Anything that you take other than the usual meals are dietary supplements. Many people are taking supplementary vitamins and minerals because our diets today are so artificial. God-made food contains these essential non-caloric nutrients and that is what ...Read more