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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

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Do prenatal vitamins help make hair grow faster?

Do prenatal vitamins help make hair grow faster?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins contain biotin which helps promote strong nails and hair growth. However, there are women who take prenatal vitamins but do not experience hair growth due to life's stressors, pregnancy, or abnormalities in their thyroid function. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins help your hair grow and keep them from splitting at the ends?

Can prenatal vitamins help your hair grow and keep them from splitting at the ends?

Won't hurt: If you are already eating a balanced diet, adding vitamins probably will no help much. But if you shirk on eating your vegetables, vitamins along with a good shampoo and conditioner will probably help keep your tress looking good. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you're taking them just to make your hair grow?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you're taking them just to make your hair grow?

No: Prenatal vitamins are totally safe to take, even for men, but they do have limited amounts of some vitamins (like vitamin a) so a stronger high quality multivitamin may help you even more! ...Read more

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Can i take prenatal vitamins to help my hair grow without being pregnant?

Can i take prenatal vitamins to help my hair grow without being pregnant?

Yes, but: You can take prenatal vitamins anytime. Even men can take prenatal vitamins without any harm. (but it won't make your hair grow - sorry!). ...Read more

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I'm thinking of taking prenatal vitamins for hair/etc (not pregnant). Is this safe?

I'm thinking of taking prenatal vitamins for hair/etc (not pregnant). Is this safe?

Prenatals are safe: Generally speaking, taking prenatal vitamins are safe. The extra folate (folic acid) can also help prevent birth defects, so prenatals are a very good idea when trying to conceive (before getting pregnant). ...Read more