Are hair vitamins the secret of Luscious Locs?

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If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re curious about vitamins for hair growth…and why not? The countless brands, moving testimonials, and a growing list of celebrities touting their benefits are compelling!

For many people, growing healthy hair is a challenge, so if these miracle pills in a bottle guarantee gorgeous locs, then we’re surely buying big.

But do these products really work?

Although it may be tempting to try hair vitamins, doctors say their performance doesn’t live up to their promises. Here are their top reasons why you’d be better off investing your money and time elsewhere:

Hair supplements are not regulated by the FDA

Companies do what they want. They can mix, add, omit ingredients; even fabricate claims. This does not mean that supplements are automatically unsafe, but legislative measures that guarantee safety do not exist.

They lack scientific evidence

To date, no clinical studies show that the supplements promote hair growth, prevent hair loss, or improve other facets of hair. Any published research is funded by the brands themselves and is not backed by government-approved data.

Your Body Can Produce Healthy Hair Nutrients Itself

Common supplement ingredients are vitamins A, C, E, biotin, protein, folic acid, and omegas. A diet consisting primarily of whole foods naturally helps the body provide adequate amounts of the same nutrients.

Side effects

Supplements can alleviate some deficiencies, but it is impossible to identify which ones exactly without the help of doctors. Ingestion of excessive amounts of synthetic vitamins and minerals can cause nutrient toxicitya condition that triggers migraines, diarrhea, constipation and… dare I say it… hair loss.

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