Most experts agree that hair loss without medically induced reasons are most likely genetic in nature. If your family has a history of hair loss there is a good chance that is why you are balding. There are many “remedies” being advertised today. Be very wary of any claiming a total cure or any claims that have a very low price tag associated with it. The old adage of “if it is too good to be true, chances are it is”, certainly applies here.
If you are considering vitamins or supplements to treat hair loss then please take a look at this list below. We have compiled a small list of the most common and well known vitamins and supplements that reduce symptoms of hair loss.
Atlantic Cedar: People apply Atlantic cedar oil directly to the scalp to treat baldness. It is also put on the skin to keep insects away. Very little is known about this as it pertains to hair loss, but it does show promise as possibly helping.
The remaining 9 products do not have enough supporting evidence to show it truly is effective, but are the most widely recognized.
Beta-Sitosterol - a substance found in plants. Chemists call it a “plant sterol ester.” It is found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It is used to make medicine
Biotin- a vitamin that is found in small amounts in numerous foods.
Coenzyme Q-10 - a vitamin-like substance found throughout the body, but especially in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas. It is eaten in small amounts in meats and seafood. Coenzyme Q-10 can also be made in a laboratory. It is used as medicine.
Lavender - Lavender is an herb. The flower and the oil of lavender are used to make medicine
Raspberry Keton - Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries. Some people apply raspberry ketone to the scalp to improve hair growth.
Rosemary- Rosemary is an herb. Oil is extracted from the leaf and used to make medicine.
Saw Palmetto - Saw palmetto is a plant. Its ripe fruit is used to make medicine.
Thyme - an herb. The flowers, leaves, and oil are used as medicine. Thyme is sometimes used in combination with other herbs.
Zinc - A metal. It is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of zinc are necessary for human health.
As always consult a physician before taking any of these products.
If you are considering taking any of these vitamins or supplements and need an experts opinion, please contact one of our knowledgeable staff members for a free, no obligation, and confidential consultation. You will be relieved you did.