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How To Choose a Good Hair Supplement for the Money

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Hair supplement buying guide

If you want to keep your hair growing healthy, sometimes it’s advisable to invest in a high-quality hair supplement. But what exactly are the key features to consider? As you know, the market is awash with products and so it requires you to be cautious so you don’t end up with a cheap knock off product.

Our goal is to show you some of the red-flags to avoid and how to tell if, for sure, the product you’re about to invest in is worth its salt.

Biotin Content

Biotin is one crucial ingredient in hair growth. In theory, the more of it there is within a product, the merrier. But that’s not always the case. The general recommendation is to take 300mg Biotin per day although, to this end, the NIH reports that there isn’t evidence of biotin toxicity at high levels.

However, to avoid any issues, we’d recommend sticking to quantities below 1000mg. Extremely high quantities might lead to a myriad of tolerable side effects among them acne, nausea among others.

So, go for moderate quantities and if possible stick to the 300mg to 1000mg or as a nutritionally informed expert recommends.

DHT Blocker Content

In some cases, hair loss happens due to hormonal changes. In particular, in men, the levels of hormone testosterone may change with age. This is typically triggered by the conversion of testosterone into DHT.

With such being the case, pundits may recommend taking DHT blockers. Basically, the role of such blockers is to inhibit the effects of DHT thereby slowing down hair loss and creating opportunities for hair regeneration.

A good example of a natural herb that’s believed to be good at this is Saw Palmetto. That said, more research is still being done on its effectiveness.

More about Proprietary Blends

Some organizations do hide some of their ingredients in proprietary blends. That is they do not specify the amounts of each ingredient and, therefore, it proves difficult to determine how much of what is used.

Some reviewers just don’t like working with proprietary blends because of the “lack of transparency.” But in our view, some companies prefer to hide their formulas to protect their copyright.

Were they to expose the entire formula, everyone would easily create duplicate products and ruin the market for them.

So, we’re of the opinion that this is more of a business protection decision than a “lack of transparency” issue.

Pricing

Lastly, you don’t want to break the bank as you source for your hair supplement. It’s prudent to look for a reasonably priced product. So, what’s reasonably priced? You might be wondering. Well, we’d say that the requirements are pretty simple.

A good supplement should not deviate too much from the average price prevailing out there. That is, it should not be too cheap or too expensive.

In our view, a decent price range is one between $15 and $35 per bottle that contains a whole month’s supply of the product. If the supplement you’re about to purchase costs way too below that, chances are that it doesn’t contain the right ingredients.

Final Thoughts

To this end, we can all agree on the fact that it takes quite some effort to separate the good from the bad. However, we hope that the tips and tidbits provided above will come in handy in providing you with the knowledge to make a wise and independent choice.