Does Nutrafol work

Does Nutrafol Work?

Does Nutrafol Work?
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Generally, women find Nutrafol highly effective in helping them reduce/stop hair loss and grow new hair.

I would say about 80 percent of those who have tried Nutrafol are happy with the results they see.

It’s a little different for the men, however. Lesser number of men who have tried Nutrafol are happy with what it does for them.

Find out what these users are saying HERE!

I was reading a book, Curing Courtney, when I came across the term nutraceuticalsCuring Courtney

I was impressed with the writer’s (Denise Otten) resilience in trying to find alternative treatment for her daughter, Courtney, who was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) when she was just seven. Now in her twenties, Courtney’s AIH is in remission and she’s grown to be a healthy, athletic, energetic young woman.

So I got to thinking that if nutraceuticals (along with glyconutrients and alternative therapies discussed in the book) had helped Courtney in battling a potentially deadly illness, can nutraceuticals also help people suffering from hair loss? Hmm… possible, right?

What are Nutraceuticals?

As I found, nutraceutical is the term coined by Dr Stephen DeFelice, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine (FIM), New Jersey, United States.

By definition, nutraceutical is food (or part of a food) that provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease. (For more on what nutraceutical is, click here)

As layman, I don’t really see much of a difference between supplements and neutraceuticals. To me, both have similar function – in helping to manage or treat a medical condition. Both, I believe, go through the rigorous research and testing in the lab before they make their way into the market.

I don’t want to get too hung up over these terms. What’s most important to me is how the ingredients could help in managing hair loss and….if they are effective at all in combating our hair issues.

As an end-user, I’m more interested to know about any product (be it labeled as supplement or neutraceutical) that could help in reducing hair loss and improve hair growth.

So I searched further, looking for such supplements/neutraceuticals. Thus far, hubby and I have been using oils, serum, shampoo, conditioners but have never taken any supplements that specifically targets hair loss.

Then …

I stumbled upon Nutrafol.

What is Nutrafol?

Nutrafol claims to be different in their approach to combating hair loss.

According to Nutrafol, most companies focus on managing nutritional deficiencies. To tackle this issue, hair loss products are often incorporated with biotin.

However, Nutrafol claims that the inclusion of biotin is not enough to address other issues that cause hair loss, namely inflammation and elevation of cortisol (stress hormones).

Nutrafol’s nutraceutical, on the other hand, was created with a multi-prong approach to combat hair loss – getting to the root of the multiple issues that cause hair loss – inflammation, elevated cortisol and the sufferers’ nutritional deficiencies.

Nutrafol takes pride in the way that the botanical ingredients used in their product are extracted – through a non-toxic, hexane-free patented process that ensures the ingredients used remain at their optimum.

What Exactly is in Nutrafol?

It is interesting to note that Nutrafol contains a blend of ingredients that even include an ancient ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha.

Does Nutrafol work

Ashwagandha has anti-inflammtory properties known to help in rebalancing elevated stress hormones.

Stress takes a major toll on hair health, which as we know, can cause hair to fall out. Constant elevated levels of stress hormone (cortisol) leads to gradual hair loss and thinning over time.

Thus Ashwaghanda works to rebalance cortisol, as well as lower overall stress. Additionally, Ashwaghanda helps kick start hair growth and helps ensure further hair loss.

Other Stuff in Nutrafol

But that’s not the only good stuff in Nutrafol. There are other ingredients added, each with its own function :

  • Evnolmax – a form of Vitamin E extracted from EvNol palm oil, was shown in a clinical study to increase hair growth
  • Biocurcumin – extracted from turmeric, curcumin optimizes the immune system and fight many inflammatory molecules that slow hair growth
  • Saw Palmetto – extracted with a dual-patented CO2 ultra high-pressure technology. Saw palmetto is proven to help prevent testosterone conversion to DHT, a naturally occurring hormone in the body that contributes to thinning hair by shrinking hair follicles
  • Cynatine – a solubilized, more bioavailable and bioactive keratin that provides the building blocks of hair – amino acids like cysteine and proline. (Making supplements/neutraceuticals more bioavailable helps the body to absorb the nutrients)
  • Hydrolized marine collagen & Hyaluronic acid – to rebuild hair follicles, increase moisture and promote diffusion of nutrients. These are hydrolyzed to a low molecular weight for better bioavailability
Most of the ingredients used and their extraction process are patented

Does Nutrafol Work?

With all the goodness that nature has to offer in Nutrafol, the biggest question in our minds would be if this nutraceutical formulation work?

To be honest, I have not tried this myself because I have never thought of taking supplements specifically to manage hair loss. I mean I’ve always been taking multi-vitamins and minerals, Vitamin B and C, but never tried anything just focusing on hair loss.

Men vs Women

I realize that generally women find Nutrafol highly effective in helping them reduce/stop hair loss and grow new hair.

I would say about 80 percent of those who have tried Nutrafol are happy with the results they see.

It’s a little different for the men, however. Lesser number of men who have tried Nutrafol are happy with what it does for them.

Here’s What the Women Say


Here’s What the Men Say


I also noted that like many other products I tried myself, one bottle of Nutrafol is not going to help you get your crowning glory back.

You would have to stick to taking the capsules (4 capsules a day) for about three months before you can expect to see desired results.

With 120 capsules in one bottle, that means one bottle of Nutrafol is going to last for a month (assuming you stick to the recommended dosage of four capsules a day). With one bottle priced at almost $90, that is going to set you back by more than $350 if you were to try the product for three months.

Nutrafol Side Effects

I have not (thus far) found any user complaining about side effects they experience as a result of consuming Nutrafol.

The majority of women who have tried are happy with what they see. As stated above, lesser number of men are happy with the result, with a handful saying that the product does nothing for their hair loss.

For those who don’t see results, I was wondering if they had followed the recommended dosage or if they have given the product a try for the recommended period of two to three months.

Objectively, if I were to try Nutrafol, I would give it at least three months before I decide if the product is for me. Lesser than that and I would feel I’m not being fair.

The point is … no one product suits everyone – one size doesn’t fit all. The only way to find out is to try it yourselflike the other shampoos, serum I tried.


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