Best Supplement for Hair Regrowth: Dermatologist Recommended

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Dermatologist guide for hair regrowth

Best Supplement for Hair Regrowth: Dermatologist Recommended

“Doctor, which is the best supplements for hair growth and thickness?”

Market is flooded with hair re-growth supplements. But most of them do not work, especially those that contain only Biotin.

In this article, we have discussed in details about the ideal composition of dermatologist recommended hair supplements. Dermatocare team has analysed composition of the top brands of hair supplements in India, the United States and Canada. Unfortunately the most popular brands are not the most effective one! Scroll further to know best hair re-growth supplement that really works!

Composition of best supplement for hair growth

Biotin

High dose Biotin supplements does not cause hair growth. Studies show that there is no role of Biotin in hair re-growth. Biotin deficiency is very rare in healthy individuals. Biotin is present in most foods. Good bacterias living in your intestine make biotin.

Iron 

Studies show that females with hair loss had low ferritin(iron stores) despite normal Hemoglobin. Therefore, iron supplements are often given for hair loss in females.

Vitamin D and Vitamin B12

Vitamin D and B12 supplements are needed if your blood reports show deficiency (source).

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is naturally occurring 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors similar to Finasteride used for Androgenetic alopecia in males. It is lipid-soluble, thus tea or liquid supplements might not be effective. The best is to use the lipotropic extract in capsules (source).  There are studies to support its role in AGA both orally and topically.

However, Saw Palmetto can increase PSA levels by 50%. This makes the early detection of prostate cancer difficult. Do not use in females especially if they are trying  to conceive.

Amino-acids

L cystine, L Methionine are the two important amino acids that have studies to back their action in hair regrowth.

Horsetail extracts

Amino acid like L-cysteine can help in hair regrowth by providing the necessary building block for hair formation. Horsetail extracts might not help and long term use might be dangerous (source)

Marine extracts

It might be helpful, however, they are usually expensive. Marine extracts from sharks are used in Viviscal capsules. There are have two studies that show a positive effect of using marine extracts for hair loss in both males and females (source). However, both the studies are sponsored by the manufacturer.

Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

In a 6-months trial, females with hair loss experienced considerable hair growth with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids (source). Thus, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acid promote hair re-growth.

Inositol

Inositol might work as a DHT blocker but studies support its role in hair growth lacking (source). It should be combined with choline for the best results.

TAKE AWAY MESSAGE

Best hair regrowth supplement should have:

  • RDA(Recommended Dietary Allowance) of all the vitamins for hair growth especially calcium pantothenate, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3.
  • Minerals like Iron, Zinc, copper, selenium.
  • Amino acid especially L-cysteine, Leucine
  • Herbs like grape seed extracts
  • Collagen

How to eat hair regrowth supplements?

Hair re-growth Vitamin should be taken for atleast 3 months to support the growth of new follicle. DHT blockers should NOT be taken by females of childbearing age because they might cause birth defects in the male child.

Do not take any supplements without talking to your doctor if you are on regular medications, pregnant, lactating, have a chronic illness, or are not feeling well.

Best Hair Re-Growth Supplement For Females

We have listed the best hair supplements for hair loss in females below based on the analysis of composition.

Wellwoman Hair follic

Ideal for severe or chronic hair loss

Welllwoman Hair Follic is primarily a hair re-growth supplement researched by Vitabiotics, a trusted brand of supplements in UK. It is has all the micronutrients needed for hair re-growth including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, inositol, choline and grape seed extract. It also has marine collagen that helps in hair regrowth.

Composition:

-RDA of Vitamin A, C, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E. Unlike other multivitamins, it has a higher amount of vitamins D (600IU), Biotin (75mcg) and Vitamin B12 (10mcg) that are known to be deficient in hair loss patients.

-10 minerals: Magnesium, Iron, iodine, Manganese Chromium, selenium, manganese, copper, Iron, silicon, zinc

-2 amino acid-

-Grape seed extract

-Collagen that helps in hair regrowth.

GNC Women Skin hair and nail

Ideal for women who do workouts

GNC Women Skin, Hair and Nail multivitamin comes from the most trusted brand in USA, GNC. This has RDA of vitamin, minerals, anti-oxidants that can help in hair regrowth, boost up energy and take care f bone as well. Collagen in this supplement can help in anti-ageing and boost growth of your hair. We truly loved the  200 mg of calcium and 400IU of Vitamin D in it. You do not need a separate calcium supplement.

It is good choice for women who work out regularly because it provide you calcium and Vitamin D to support your bone and joints. If you are heading for menopause, then this vitamin will take care of your bones, skin, hair and nails.

Composition:

-It has RDA of Vitamin A, C, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, D.

-Minerals: It has Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper

-2 most important Amino acids that help in hair re-growth: L-cysteine and DL-Methionine

-Grape seed extract

-Potent Anti-oxidants like alpha lipoic acid, Zeaxanthin, lutein, Resevetrol, cranberry extract and citrus bioflavonoids that skin repairing, anti-ageing effect.

-Hydrolysed collagen help in hair growth and anti-ageing.

-It is a trusted brand that is known for health supplements.

TrueBasics Multivit Women

Recommended if you feel out of energy, fatigued and fall ill easily. Ideal for vegetarian. 

Truebasic hair vitamin is a whole some vitamin for women that can contribute to increased energy, boost immunity, repair skin, along with promoting hair re-growth. The unique thing is the herbal blend of Actaea racemosa, Asparagus, Licorice & Lutemax 2020 that contribute to overall women wellness. It has 100% RDA of vitamins and minerals that too at affordable price.

 Composition:

-10 Vitamins: It has Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA) of Vitamin A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E, K.  It has 5000 micrograms of Biotin that might help in nail growth, though studies supporting the role of high dose biotin hair regrowth is sparse.

-12 Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Selenium, Iodine, Molybdenum and chromium, and copper

-3 amino acids

-Combination of inositol with choline that has studies to support their role in hair regrowth.

-Grape seed extracts is natural DHT inhibitor.

-Anti-oxidants: lycopene, pomegranate extract, astaxanthin, Curcumin (turmeric extracts)

-Herbs for that contribute to women wellness.

Best Hair Re-Growth Supplement For Males

We have reviewed the most popular and most expensive brands of hair supplements for men. However, only a few have a wholesome composition with vitamins, minerals and  natural DHT blockers as listed below:

Wellman Hair follic

Ideal for severe or chronic hair loss

CountryAffiliate link to buy
INDIAAmazon.in
United StatesAmazon.com (available as Perfectil)
United KingdomAmazon.co.uk (available as Perfectil)
CanadaNot available

Wellman Hair Follic is primarily a hair re-growth supplement researched by Vitabiotics, a trusted brand of supplements in UK. In India, it is marked by Meyers, manufactures Calcimax range of calcium supplements.

It is has all the micronutrients needed for hair re-growth including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, inositol, choline and grape seed extract. It has natural DHT inhibitor, lignin that can prevent progression of AGA in males.

If your hair fall issue is chronic or severe, then Wellman hair follic is the best choice.

Composition:

-It has RDA of Vitamin A, C, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E. Unlike other multivitamins, it has a higher amount of vitamins D (600IU), Biotin (75mcg) and Vitamin B12 (10mcg) that are known to be deficient in hair loss patients.

-It has 10 minerals- Magnesium, Iron, iodine, Manganese Chromium, selenium, manganese, copper, iron, silicon, zinc

-It has 3 amino acid-L cystine, L Methionine, L-Lysine

-Has Inositol, choline

Has hair regrowth promoting ingredients Proanthracyanodin, Lignan (from flaxseeds), N-Acetyl cysteine, it has Amino lignan complex that helps in Male pattern baldness.

GNC Mega men

CountryAffiliate link to buy
INDIAAmazon.in
United StatesAmazon.com
United KingdomAmazon.co.uk
CanadaAmazon.ca

Ideal for for men who work out regularly 

GNC Mega Men comes from the most trusted brand in USA, GNC. This has RDA of vitamin, minerals, anti-oxidants that can help in hair regrowth. It also boost up energy, increase immunity and repair oxidative damage. It also promote bone mineralisation with 200 mg of calcium, Vitamin K27, and 400IU of Vitamin D in it. You do not need a separate calcium supplement.

Composition:

-It has RDA of Vitamin A, C, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E. Unlike Muscle XP, it has 400IU of Vitamin D.

-Minerals: It has Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Iron

-Grape seed extract, Inositol and choline

-Potent Anti-oxidants like lycopene, Zeaxanthin, lutein, and citrus bioflavonoids and resveratrol that skin repairing, anti-ageing effect.

-Pumpkin seed extracts especially help in reducing the activity of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, therefore, might have an effect on Male pattern baldness.

It is good choice for men who work out regularly because it provide you calcium and Vitamin D to support your bone and joints. It can also take care of mild cases of hair fall.

Toji Pure Density

Ideal for Male pattern baldness  

Toji Pure density is primarily an hair regrowth supplement for Male pattern baldness and promote hair regrowth. It has vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino-acids that promote hair re-growth. Saw palmetto, gingko biloba, grape seed extract are natural DHT inhibitors that might help in receding hair line.

Composition: Has vitamin (A,C,E,D,B), minerals(Calcium, Iodine, zinc, copper, selenium), saw palmetto, amino acids, Inositol+choline, herbal hair growth promoters, omega-3 fatty acid, anti-oxidant. Cautious use in allergy-prone because has soy, nuts, wheat, fish.

If you are noticing receding hair line or have family history of male pattern baldness then Toji pure Density is for you.

Newopure

Ideal for Male pattern baldness with hair thinning as primary concern

Newopure is hair regrowth supplement infused with 10 herbs like MSM, amla, Gotu Kola, grape seed, bamboo seed extracts, goji berry etc that promote hair re-growth and thickness. A unique Chinese herb Fo-Ti root is a natural DHT inhibitor. It has Collagen and Keratin that promotes hair thickness in long run. Vitamins, minerals and amino-acid in this supplement further boost up hair re-growth

Newopure has Vitamin (A, C, E, B), minerals (calcium, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese), the therapeutic concentration of biotin, herbal hair growth promoters, antioxidants, amino acids, natural Chinese DHT blockers(Fo-Ti).

MuscleXP 

Pocket friendly option

Muscle XP has 36 Nutrients comprising vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, health blends. This supplements can boost your immunity, increase energy, repair oxidative damage along with boosting hair growth.

Composition:

-Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA) of Vitamin A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E, K.

-Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Selenium, Iodine, and copper

-5000 micrograms of Biotin that might help in nail growth, though studies supporting the role of high dose biotin hair regrowth is sparse.

-Combination of inositol with choline that has studies to support their role in hair regrowth.

Grape seed extracts that can help in hair growth and acts as a natural DHT inhibitor.

Muscle XP might stop the progress of premature greying of hair, especially if the cause is a nutritional deficiency. It is free from starch, talc, and other chemicals.

TrueBasics Multivit Men

Ideal for those facing corporate stress, decrease energy, low immunity, low virilty along with mild hair fall

TrueBasics Multivit Men has 40 micronutrients that contribute to increase energy, boost immunity, increase men virality, promote brain cognition, and repair oxidative damage. The unique herbal blend of Ginkgo biloba, Choline, Celastrus paniculatus improves memory, focus, and age-related decline in brain function. Tribulus, Ashwagandha, Safed Musli, Mucuna Seed extracts improve men virility. Ginseng and Gingko Biloba can help in AGA because they can reduce DHT levels. This is only vitamin with omega 3 fatty acid.

Composition: In addition to ingredients in Muscle XP, it also has:

-Ginseng and Gingko Biloba can help in AGA because they can reduce DHT levels

-Omega 3 fatty acids help in hair regrowth

-Antioxidants like Lutein, Amla and alpha-lipoic acid

-Herbs for Men wellness

What else I can do to promote hair regrowth?

80% patients of with hair fall get better with 5 tips given below:

However, the above might not work in severe cases. You should consult a dermatologist. You might need Minoxidil in case of male or female pattern hair loss. Also, PRP sessions are done if your bald scalp is visible

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