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Doctor insights on: Do Prenatal Vitamins Help Hair Growth

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

It is safe: It is safe for a non-pregnant woman of child bearing age to take a pre-natal vitamin. I'm not so sure it is going to help a whole lot with your hair growth. Hair growth depends on many factors, just one of them being adequate vitamin intake. So i wouldn't do this thinking it's the magic bullet to long hair. ...Read more

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What should I take to help my hair grow faster/healthier that won't do damage to my body?I've read prenatal vitamins aren't a good idea.

What should I take to help my hair grow faster/healthier that won't do damage to my body?I've read prenatal vitamins aren't a good idea.

No reliable answer: You may notice that if you try to investigate this answer, all the answers come from the sellers of various products. There is no reliable & scientific evidence that any product you apply to your hair will make it grow faster and/or healthier. In this situation, you have to make a decision about how much you want to trust non-scientific claims from various sources:) Most will be a waste of money:( ...Read more