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Are there any dietary supplements to support hair growth?

Are there any dietary supplements to support hair growth?

None are effective: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements, nor foods that are proven to slow hair loss or improve hair growth. Maintaining a balanced diet of healthy foods, and taking one multivitamin + minerals tablet each day, should keep a person in normal, good nutritional status... So his scalp and hair should be as healthy as they can be. A doctor can evaluate unusual hair loss for hormonal problems, etc... ...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

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Any vitamins or supplements i can take for hair growth ( to grow longer), or to even speed up the growth of my hair ?

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss-women-14/natural-treatments-for-hair-loss. http://m.naturalnews.com/news/034727_herbs_healthy_hair.html.

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Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Good or not, biotin supplements for stopping hair loss and enhancing hair growth ?!

Does not hurt: but I do not think it will stop hair loss. At 21 and being a woman, hair loss would be unusual anyway. recommend you check it out with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Is biotin water soluable and therefore safe to take 7500mcgs? I have recently added it to my supplements to encourage nail and hair growth.

Is biotin water soluable and therefore safe to take 7500mcgs? I have recently added it to my supplements to encourage nail and hair growth.

Yes: There are no known risks associated with taking excessive biotin. As with anything, don't take excessive amounts if you are pregnant or nursing just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Hair has been following out due to stress, what vitamins or supplements can I use to promote good hair growth and a healthly immune system?

Hair has been following out due to stress, what vitamins or supplements can I use to promote good hair growth and a healthly immune system?

Manage stress: Stress will cause hair loss, so managing the stress is very important. Consider meditation and exercise to help. In addition to those, eating well, sleeping well are critical. You can try the supplements with biotin that are made to help hair growth. Vitamin b12, iron, thyroid and low adrenal levels may also cause hair loss, so consider getting those checked. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?

Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?

Supplements: To advise about a supplement, you must know the exact content of the particular supplement. "hair growth supplements" doesn't say a whole lot. Some people think rubbing manure on your head will help hair grow. ...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