Dietary supplements for hair loss

Hair loss can be treated in many ways. See my hair loss recommendations.

Some food choices may have a small effect on hair loss.

Many dietary supplements make claims that have not been evaluated. The United States Food and Drug Administration “is not authorized to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed.”

Supplements that make statements about what they can do are required to include this on their label:

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Below are supplements that may help reduce hair loss.

Note: these are not endorsements.


Getting enough protein is important for healthy hair. This is especially true for people who do not eat animals or animal products. Getting enough protein is also important for people on diets.





  • Chips
  • Puffs
  • Cookies
  • Bars

Vitamins and minerals

Though it’s usually better to get your vitamins and minerals from food, taking a basic multivitamin can help ensure you’re getting vitamins connected to hair health.

  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • B vitamins (especially B7, or Biotin)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Folic acid
  • Zinc

Some people prefer to get specific vitamins and minerals

  • Biotin
  • Zinc
  • Spermidine
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Specialty supplements


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