From shampoos to scalp treatments, there are tons of different products available to combat hair thinning and hair loss. But among the many, many options out there, there's one oral supplement that seems to be a standout star getting the limelight. It's Nutrafol, an oral supplement that claims to improve hair growth and quality, particularly in women with thinning hair. Nutrafol recognizes that genetics is not the only cause of hair loss and hair thinning. In fact, growing evidence shows that stress, DHT levels, diet and environmental toxins can play significant roles in compromising the health and growth of the hair. Nutrafol utilizes the latest advancements in biotechnology and nutraceuticals to bring a safe, easy-to-use and highly effective solution for men and women experiencing hair shedding and/or poor hair health.
Nutrafol is a growing wellness company with three founders - an engineer, entrepreneur and a physician. The company has on-staff doctors with a wealth of hair science knowledge to ensure you’re always on the most direct path to better hair growth. Its scientific advisors are always at the forefront of current research and testing cutting-edge studies in hair growth and wellness.
Nutrafol represents a breakthrough drug-free formula that targets multiple causes of thinning hair using patented stress adaptogens, DHT inhibitors and super antioxidants. Each of the six medical grade botanical ingredients in Nutrafol plays strategic roles in supporting healthy hair growth, such as the following:
• Decrease the levels of hair-damaging stress hormone
• Fight inflammatory molecules that interrupt optimal hair growth
• Help prevent testosterone conversion to DHT (a hormone that causes hair follicle shrinkage)
• Rebuild the structural integrity of the hair follicle
• Improve hair moisture
At the core of all three Nutrafol varieties is the brand's proprietary Synergen Complex, a blend of five ingredients that have been shown to help address some of the underlying causes of hair thinning and hair loss. More specifically:
Ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb, helps decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels have been shown to shorten the hair growth cycle, which in turn can lead to premature shedding.
Curcumin acts as an antioxidant and reduces inflammation that can also disrupt the hair growth cycle. Curcumin is also found in turmeric
Saw Palmetto, a herb which reduces an enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT (or dihydrotestosterone). That's important because DHT is a hormone that can ultimately cause hair follicles to shrink and die (and lead to hair loss).
Tocotrienols, plant-based compounds rich in the antioxidant vitamin E, protect the scalp from environmental damage, creating a healthy environment for hair growth.
Finally, Nutrafol has vitamin D (62.5 mcg), which stimulates hair follicles to promote growth. What's more, a vitamin D deficiency has been linked to hair loss or slowed hair growth, add Avena.
• Black Pepper Fruit Extract
• Cayenne Pepper Extract
• Horsetail Herb Extract
• Vitamin A: Beta-carotene is a provitamin important for hair health.
• Vitamin C
• Organic Kelp
This is a great product! I'm on my second bottle and have seen a lot of baby hairs and more volume. I will keep using it and hope it continues to improve my hair. However I can give five stars, the packaging is excellent.
Results may vary:
1-3 Months. Strengthened hair from within. Look for shinier hair with less shedding and breakage.
3-6 Months. You may notice improvement in fullness and volume.
6+ Months. Experience visible changes like faster-growing hair that’s thicker and stronger
Female and male hair loss and thinning all have the same underlying root causes. Each of us is affected by stress, hormones, metabolism, nutrition, and environmental factors. Through our extensive research, we have found that men and women are affected by each of these factors to a variable degree. That’s why Nutrafol created three different core formulations—one for men, women, and women going through menopause.
Women require different nutrients throughout their life cycle. During the reproductive age, stress is a major factor of women’s hair thinning, which shortens the growth cycle and depletes collagen stores in the body. Changes in the hair usually involve increased shedding and diffuse thinning.
Nutrafol Women is formulated with stress adaptogens and added marine collagen. As a woman approaches and goes through menopause, she is more susceptible to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which affects hair thinning mostly along the middle part. She may also be experiencing changes in density and texture of the hair. Nutrafol Women’s Balance is enhanced with ingredients like maca, astaxanthin, and additional saw palmetto to support the changes in hair throughout menopause.
Nutrafol Men is specifically formulated with higher levels of saw palmetto to address this. It also contains Tocotrienol Complex, which helps to improve hair density by lowering oxidative stress from the environment, and Ashwagandha, which balances stress hormones to support the hair growth cycle.
It is better to get ahead of thinning and other changes in hair early on. The longer certain factors, like DHT activity or oxidative damage go on, the harder it is to combat their effects. As the follicles begin to shrink, they eventually close and can no longer grow hair. It is key to get ahead of this to grow healthy hair. Nutrafol understands that experiencing changes in hair health at any age can come with a lot of different emotions.
In short, we provide hair growth solutions that are personalized specifically for you and formulated with natural, 100% drug-free ingredients backed by clinical studies and published ingredient research, whereas many supplements are not clinically tested. Other supplements have variable potency and are poorly absorbed.