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Supplements for Hair Loss -- woman looking at hairbrush

Answer:

Deficiencies in nutrients such as iron, zinc, biotin, vitamin D and protein can cause hair loss. Supplementing to offset these may reverse this hair loss. However, supplementing with these nutrients are unlikely to benefit people who get adequate amounts of these nutrients.

Other supplement ingredients, including saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, and pumpkin seed oil, and topical essential oils, have shown only modest benefits at best at promoting hair regrowth and the quality of the evidence is generally weak. Similarly, there is little to no good evidence to suggest that "hair formula" supplements work, such as Viviscal (which includes marine protein) and Hair La Vie Clinical Formula. For details, see the full answer >>

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