The Main Ingredients in Hair Regrowth Supplements

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
March 17, 2023

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about the main ingredients in hair regrowth supplements.

hair regrowth supplements

As they age, both men and women can begin losing their hair. In some cases, hair loss is the result of hormonal changes while others are caused by your nutrition. If you have experienced hair loss, you may be looking for the best supplements for hair growth. This is what you should know about hair regrowth supplements.


If your hair loss is due to nutritional deficiencies, you may need to add vitamins A, B, C, D and E to your diet or supplements. Vitamin A promotes cell growth. Hair is made of quickly replicating cells and needs vitamin A to grow properly.

Vitamin B, including riboflavin, biotin, folate and B12, all promote healthy skin, hair and nails. Vegan diets often lead to deficiencies in B vitamins.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that produces collagen and keratin, which support hair structure and increase iron absorption. They also combat oxidative stress. Although most individuals get vitamin C from their diets, deficiencies can cause hair loss.

Most people receive insufficient vitamin D from their diets, and during the winter, it can be difficult to get enough from sun exposure. Therefore, many individuals take vitamin D supplements, but support for their impact on hair growth is limited. Hair follicles can be impacted by free radicals, and vitamin E is an antioxidant that can eliminate them.

Horsetail Extract

You may have seen a hair serum for hair growth that contains horsetail extract. This extract contains silica, which stimulates hair growth. It also acts as an antioxidant, improving circulation and healing hair follicles. Because it has diuretic capabilities, it also cleanses and detoxifies your body and its systems. The increased circulation heal your scalp and hair follicles and increase hair production.

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto has many benefits. It prevents prostate cancer, increases sex drive, treats bladder infections and improves hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by DHT, which is created from testosterone through the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme. Saw palmetto blocks this enzyme, preventing the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Therefore, this supplement prevents hair loss, reduces inflammation in the follicles and encourages hair growth.


Zinc improves wound healing, immune function and DNA synthesis. However, if you don’t have enough zinc in your diet, you can begin losing your hair. Iron is another important mineral that impacts hair growth. Iron allows your red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Deficiencies cause anemia, which can lead to hair loss. Women are more prone to iron deficiencies.

Selenium is also an important mineral in hair growth. This antioxidant and immunomodulator prevents inflammation, which is caused by cell damage from oxidative stress. This mineral catalyzes your body’s chemical reactions and kills and clears out free radicals that weaken hair follicles.

Marine Collagen

Unlike other forms of collagen, marine collagen is derived from fish. It has bioactive properties and can improve both your skin and hair. It reverses hair follicle damage, strengthening the dermis, reducing hair loss and preventing gray hair.

Your first step in combatting hair loss should be finding out what causes hair loss, particularly your own. Then, consider these supplements to encourage hair regrowth.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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