However, I might recommend Nutrafol more often to people who want a supplement made by a famous brandmaiotaku review
2) Regarding Viviscal – it’s a pretty similar supplement in terms of clinical evidence and producer reputation. It’s been on the market for longer than Nutrafol, so it has an even longer (and more trustworthy) reputation. Viviscal is considerably cheaper at around $40/month.
Actually, it’s not used in any other hair product (not even in a different form)
However, its formula isn’t as strong as Nutrafol’s. Viviscal is mostly based on a marine compound, which doesn’t have a lot of clinical evidence behind. That’s what makes me question its quality. It surely works – but I doubt it has a great effect (as the main ingredients from Nutrafol or Folexin – Saw Palmetto, Horsetail mai otaku, etc.).
Now – between the 2, I would probably pick Viviscal, because it costs half (but only the Extra Strength version). But Nutrafol clearly has a better formula and a stronger effect (in my case).
3) As for your last question, you should have about the same results no matter what version of Nutrafol you pick. I recommend going for the Women Plus one no matter what age you have, because its dosages are slightly higher. So the effect might be a bit faster (and better on the short term).
But anyway, the overall effect should be the same no matter what version you pick. If you feel more comfortable buying the Women form, go for that one.
The problem is that DHT blockers are normally designed for men, that’s why I usually recommend general hair loss supplements to women dealing with hormonal hair loss
I really hope my answers were good enough to meet your expectations. In case there’s something else you didn’t understand or if you need more explanations, just let me know.
Thanks for the article, very informative! I have one short question, do you think this would help my wife with ovarian problems? She has some extra hormones and the doctor said this is causing her several nasty symptoms, including hair thinning. She’s been on a treatment for some time and despite helping her other symptoms, it doesn’t seem effective for her hair. She might want to try this instead…
Hello Rick, thanks for your question and sorry to hear about your wife’s problems. She probably has PCOS, considering how you described her symptoms. That’s indeed a health condition that affects fertility and causes additional symptoms like hair loss or thinning.
Now – I’m glad to hear she’s following a prescription treatment. But unfortunately, this kind of treatment doesn’t always reduce all symptoms in everyone. She’s unlucky to have no change in her hair from the treatment, which is a shame. But if it’s helping with the other symptoms, it’s still fine.
First of all – no matter what supplement she decides to try, I recommend asking her doctor about it. Though hair supplements are generally quite safe and they rarely interact with medication, it’s better to be sure. You didn’t mention what exact drugs she’s taking, so I can’t really tell if there’s even a minor risk of interactions or not.
Regarding Nutrafol, I actually think it’s a good option for your wife. I can’t guarantee it’s going to work, because if she has PCOS, the cause behind her hair loss might be DHT excess (a hormone that affects follicles and strands). This is usually causing hair loss in men, but it’s also a common cause in women (especially those dealing with hormonal problems like PCOS).
For this reason, I’m in-between recommending her a general hair loss supplement (like Nutrafol) or a DHT blocker (like Profollica).