We’ve all seen the celebrity-endorsed ads on social media for hair gummies promising long, luscious, and full hair. Do they, however, actually work? The benefits, or lack thereof, of these increasingly popular gummies, are discussed below.
What exactly is in hair growth gummies?
Most hair gummies contain biotin as well as vitamins d, a, c, and e. Biotin, a b vitamin, is an essential nutrient that occurs naturally in some foods. There have been a few studies that show it is beneficial for hair growth, but more research is needed to confirm these findings. A physician may prescribe biotin to some people if they have a severe biotin deficiency. Still, for those who do not have a deficiency in biotin or other vitamins such as d, a, c, and e, the majority of people get these vitamins naturally from fruits and vegetables. Taking more of these vitamins is unlikely to benefit your body because you already have the nutrients you require. In general, your body will retain the vitamins it requires and excrete excess amounts through urination or digestion. To naturally support hair growth, eat a well-balanced diet rich in whole foods, fruits, and vegetables.
Before dietary supplement products are marketed, the FDA has the authority to review them for safety and effectiveness. Some labels may state that they use FDA-approved ingredients, but the products themselves are not. When taking supplements, any consumer should keep this in mind. We also recommend checking the label for additional ingredients. Hair gummies may contain “fillers” such as rice flour, which provides no additional benefit to your body. The label may also state “proprietary blend,” which is a term used by manufacturers to avoid disclosing the ingredients. Keep this in mind whenever you consume a product or supplement.
How long do hair growth gummies take to work?
If you decide to try hair gummies, keep in mind that any potential added benefits to your hair will only apply to new hair growth, not existing hair. Any additional improvements you notice will take time, possibly up to six months. As a result, any additional benefit you may notice will not be a quick fix.
While it is always appealing to have your hair grow longer, healthier, and fuller, there is insufficient evidence to support hair growth supplements as a miracle cure. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables to naturally absorb vitamins like biotin. Also, if you are experiencing hair loss, consult your doctor. They can assist in determining whether an underlying cause exists and what the best next steps are.
How does hair loss appear?
Hair loss can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Some people will notice that their hair is falling out gradually, while others will notice it all at once. The following are some signs of hair loss:
Gradual thinning on the top of the scalp is the most common type of hair loss, and it usually appears as people get older. Men will typically notice a receding hairline along their brow, while women may notice a widening of their part.