A Guide To The Best Vitamins & Mineral Supplements For Hair Growth

#Best Vitamins & Mineral Supplements For Hair Growth

I am sharing here the most valuable info on Hair Loss / Treatment for the person suffering from hair loss, thinning, and balding that really worked. You can really be benefited from trying these things and Treatments for hair loss on you.
I have seen people searching for hair loss treatments and related things got incomplete information and hesitate to try these, So I decided to collect a complete story and share it with you all. Now I am confident that this info on treatment for hair loss will help you a lot. If you getting something please share their experience and knowledge here using sharing button at end of the post.
[ Disclaimer: All info here is taken from various sources including the internet Except my own details. Users here should use this info for further research only. Please take advice from a Physician/specialist before using/taking any medicine/Supplements]


A) “DHT Inhibitor” like ‘Finasteride(Accepted by FDA)’, a Popular brand available in India is Finax(Dr. Reddy).
B) Minoxidil 5% (topical solution) mainly for stimulating hair fossils.
C) Ketoconazole-2 % based shampoo for its anti-fungal properties. Its DHT or hair stimulation property is not accepted by FDA yet.
D) Supplements or Vitamin / Mineral tablets like ‘Folliderm’, ‘Keraglomen’ , ‘Perfectil’ or ‘Follihair’ for biotin, selenium, zinc & copper clubbed with zincovit for Vitamin B12, B6, D3, Iron and so on.

Now comes the part which I feel can change the whole game of your hair growth story.
Status of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids (kinds of vitamins) clubbed with some important enzymes in your body. Deficiencies of one or another can change your hair growth dynamics. Below I have tried to give more info on that.
I hope someone can advise us to get the test done at a decent Pathology for some reasonable money to figure out the actual deficiency.
Trust me guys it is not easy to find a reasonably priced trustworthy Pathology in India, That can do all these tests with reliable results.
People here should learn and read the supplement or medicine contents/compositions to figure out what exactly it contains. For expert, info asks their doctors/pharmacist and discuss it here.
Listing some common terminology printed on medicines.
Weight/volume (w/v%) and volume/volume (v/v%) basis
EXAMPLE “5% w/v ” means 5 g of the solute dissolved in 100 ml of the solvent.
(q.s.) means On a prescription, as needed or Used as per requirement.
Cobalamin means Vitamin B12 Vitamin B6 is Pyridoxine and Vitamin H is called Biotin or Vitamin B7(see complete list below)
mg= milligram mcg= micrograms g= gram kg= kilogram
1000 microgram = 1 milligram = .001 gram

Note: Vitamins / Minerals Supplements should be taken earlier, or in the middle of a larger meal. It is also advisable not to lie down right after taking pills. it is better to split it up into smaller doses to not interfere with the absorption of other nutrients.

Primary Vitamin+Mineral from Hairloss point of view (along with their scientific name)

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 6mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 2mg
Vitamin B7(Biotin) or Vitamin H 300mcg (up to 10 mg can be taken)
Iron (and the blood iron carrier ferritin) 18mg
Zinc 15mg
Copper 2mg
Selenium 50mcg
Silica (silicon dioxide) 5 to 10 mg
This list above is for the most essential vitamins/supplement we require to stop hair loss. And further a list below as per specific body requirements and deficiencies.

Essential amino acid Milligrams of amino acid per gram of complete protein (on average)

Histidine 18
Isoleucine 25
Lysine 55
Leucine 51
Methionine & Cysteine 25
Phenylalanine & Tyrosine 47
Threonine 27
Tryptophan 7
Valine 32

Some more amino acids Required

N-acetyl -L- cysteine (NAC)- 250 to 1500mg
Para-aminobenzoic acid or PABA- 300 to 400mg
L-lysine- 12 mg daily for each kilogram or 2. 2lbs of your body weight.
Tryptophan or 5- HTP- 300 to 900 mg

Hair Enzymes & Hormones

Natural Proteolytic Enzyme Bromelain- 500 to 1500mcg
Dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA – upto 50mg per day
Melatonin(sleep hormone)- 1 to 3mg
Natural progesterone- 30 to 150 drops
Info Sources:

Complete list: Dietary allowance recommended by (RDA)

Vitamin A (Retinol) 5, 000 iu or around 900 mcg Vitamin
C (Ascorbic acid) 90 mg
Vitamin D (Calciferol) 400 IU or around 5 mcg
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) 30 IU or around 15 mcg
Vitamin K (K1,phylloquinone/K2,menaquinone/K3,menaphthone) 80 mcg
Thiamin (B- 1) 1. 5 mg
Riboflavin (B- 2) 1. 7 mg
Niacin (B- 3) 20 mg
Vitamin Pyridoxcin (B- 6) 2 mg
Folate/Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 400 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 6 mcg
Vitamin B7/H Biotin 300 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (B- 5) 10 mg
Calcium 1, 000 mg
Magnesium 400 mg
Phosphorous 1, 000 mg
Chromium 120 mcg
Copper 2 mg
Iodine 150 mcg
Iron 18 mg
Manganese 2 mg
Molybdenum 75 mcg
Selenium 70 mcg
Zinc 15 mg
Potassium = 4.7* (g)
Sodium = 1.5* (g)
Chloride = 2.3* (g)
*means even they are not sure.
Now The Main Concern of us Indians. Easy Availability Vitamins / Minerals.
I’ve made a list of Available Vitamins / Minerals which are Medicated (means which come in form of medicines) (not generic, as I don’t trust generic one & they cost a ton comparatively) on basis of their cost/goodness and availability in India.
Seeking inputs from Seniors / Doctors who are looking for better options from the list below. Or/Else they would like to suggest some.
Ideally, we should be looking for some less costly single pill for all Vitamins+Minerals(with Biotin & Silica) along with all 22 amino acids (with PABA) and Proteolytic Enzyme Bromelain, Dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA, Melatonin with Progesterone enzyme. Now, this is pure greed… yeah! I know

Below is the list which I have compiled on the basis of the general availability of Vitamins / Minerals

1. Adventure Life Sciences Pvt Ltd

Zincoaid Tablet: 
Vit B2-10 mg
Vit B6-2 mg
Vit B12-7.5 mg
Vit C-75 mg
Vit D3-400 iu
Vit E-15 iu
Calcium Pantothenate-10 mg
Biotin-150 mcg
Oxide-30 mg
Manganese Sulphate-2.5 mg
Copper Sulphate-2 mg
Selenium-70 mcg
Potassium Iodine-150 mcg
Chromium Picolinate-25 mcg
Colloidal Silicon Dioxide-1 mg
Sodium Borate-150 mcg
Sodium Molybdenum-25 mcg

Zinc Sulphate-63 mg
Vit A-5000 iu
Vit B1-10 mg
Folic Acid-1 mg
Very popular with doctors here in India for copper, zinc, and vitamin supplements. Often doctors prescribe Zincovit which is the same but comes with .5mg copper, and Zincoaid contains 2mg copper. Hence I chose Zincoaid in my list.

2. Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd (AHPL)

Supradyn Tablet:
Vit B12-15 mcg
Dried Ferrous Sulphate-32.04 mg
Vit H-0.25 mg
Sodium Borate-0.88 mg
Sodium Molybdate-0.25 mg
Magnesium Oxide-60 mg
Vit D-1000 iu
Vit A-10000 iu
Vit C-150 mg
Vit E-25 mg
Manganese Sulphate-2.03 mg
Nicotinamide-100 mg
Copper Sulphate-3.39 mg
Calcium Pantothenate-16.3 mg

Vit B6-3 mg
Vit B2-10 mg
Zinc Sulphate-2.2 mg
Vit B1-10 mg
Calcium Phosphorus-129 mg
Again very popular & heard that it is very good. From an American point of view, half a dollar and a month’s supply of vitamins & minerals :

3. Manufacturer Aden Healthcare Contents

NAVTIC Tablet:
10 Tablets for Rs. 75
nettle leaf extract 50 mg
saw palmetto 10 mg

calcium pantothenate 100 mg
para-aminobenzoic acid 50 mg
Elemental zinc 25 mg
L-lysine 10 mg
biotin 10 mg
Elemental manganese 5 mg
inositol 5 mg
Elemental copper 2 mg
folic acid 750 mcg
Elemental selenium 65 mcg

4.DM Pharma

BioKesh Tablet:
Soya Isoflavones
(Containing 40% Isoflavones) 50 mg
Grape Seed Extract 20 mg
Glutamic Acid 54.5 mg D-L Methionine 40 mg
Aspartic Acid 29.5 mg Leucine 23.8 mg
Arginine 23.5 mg Lysine 19.6 mg
Proline 16 mg Serine 16 mg
Phenylalanine 16 mg Isoleucine 14.6 mg
Valine 14 mg Glycine 12.8 mg
Tyrosine 11.9 mg Alanine 11.9 mg
Threonine 11.3 mg Histidine 7.7 mg
Cystine 3.9 mg Tryptophan 3.0 mg
Vitamin E 5 mg Calcium Pantothenate 5 mg
Biotin 10 mg Folic acid 150 mcg
Niacinamide 15 mg Vitamin C 40 mg
Nutritional Information Per serving
Calcium 100 mg
Magnesium 50 mg
Iron 14 mg
Zinc 10 mg
Manganese 3.8 mg
Copper 1.7 mg
Selenium 40 mcg

5. Manufacturer Universal Contents

RADIANCE-H soft-gelatin Capsule:
collagen peptides (type 1) 175 mg
grape seed extract 10 mg
green tea extract 10 mg
calcium pantothenate 25 mg
nicotinamide 20 mg
vitamin C 15 mg
biotin 10 mg
choline bitartrate 10 mg
inositol 10 mg
folic acid 5 mg
vitamin B6 1.5 mg
L-methionine 40 mg
l-cysteine 10 mg
L-lysine 10 mg
zinc 7.5 mg
iron 7.5 mg
copper 2 mg
silica 2 mg
selenium 0.05 mg
More expensive options with some herb goodness + amino acids, but this has to be clubbed with Supradyn, etc. to make it a complete course.

6. Follihair Tablet:

L- Lysine- 20 mg
Calcium Pantothenate- 50mg
Selenium-50 mcg
Manganese- 5mg
Zinc- 25 mg
Copper- 2 mg
Iron- 8 mg
Biotin- 10 mg
Di-Methionine- 40mg
L- Cysteine-5 mg
Some biotin+amino acids, Expensive in comparison

7. FOLLIDERM Tablet:

biotin 5 mg
zinc oxide 25 mg
manganese sulfate 5mg
cupric oxide 2 mg
sodium selenite 40 mcg
Most popular with HairLoss Doctors here in India. Although better & less costly options like Skinvit and Oxivim (see list) are available. (Some seniors or Doctors might like to explain this)

8. Apex Laboratories Limited

Zincovit Tablet:
Folic Acid-1 mg
Vit B12- 7. 5 mcg
Vit D3- 400 iu
Vit B1- 10 mg

Vit B2- 10 mg
Vit B6- 2 mg
Iodine-150 mcg
Vit A-5000 iu
Vit C-75 mg
Vit E- 15 mg
Zinc- 22 mg
Copper-0.5 mg
Chromium (Chromic) -25 mcg
Biotin-150 mcg
Vit B5- 10 mg
A lot of Doctors prescribe this with folliderm and minoxidil 5% along with some antifungal topical shampoo. Though less costly options like Supradyn, Zincoaid or Becasule-Z, or Allnid(see below) are not considered. (This is the prescription of 99% of Hairloss doctors in India)


Comp: Biotin 10 MG+Borage seed oil 50 MG+Choline 10 MG+Elemental copper 1 MG+Elemental selenium 40 MCG+Elemental zinc 5 MG+Grape seed extract 10 MG+Green tea powder 10 MG+Inositol 2.5 MG+N-Acetylcysteine 50 MG+Niacin 15 MG
Pack Size: 10 (Units)
MRP (per pack) : Rs. 165.00

10. Keraglo Eva – Gamma Linolenic Acid, Multivitamin, Multimineral & Natural Extracts Tablets

Marketed by: Ipca laboratories Ltd., Mumbai
Keraglo eva is generally recommended for women with hair loss. It contains most of the essential nutrients for healthy hair growth.
Composition of Keraglo Eva
Borage Oil(20%)
(Contains Gamma Linolenic Acid 10mg) 
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Grape Seed Extract
Green Tea Extract
Choline Bitartrate
Folic Acid
Recommended dosage:
1 tablet daily, however, I take 1 tablet on alternate days.


Comp: Astaxanthin 2 MG+Beta-carotene 6 MG+Biotin 10 MG+Calcium pantothenate 60 MG+Elemental copper 1.5 MG+Elemental iron 15 MG+Elemental magnesium 75 MG+Elemental manganese 1 MG+Elemental selenium 100 MCG+Elemental silicon 10 MG+Elemental zinc 20 MG+Folic acid 400 MCG+Grape seed extract 50 MG+Iodine 75 MCG+L-cysteine 10 MG+Niacinamide 45 MG+Pyridoxine 3 MG+Riboflavine 5 MG+Thiamine mononitrate 8 MG+Vitamin C 75 MG+Vitamin E 40 MG

Pack Size: 6 (Units)
MRP (per pack) : Rs. 88.00

Thanks to all for reading such a lengthy post. Do post your comments/inputs / Prescription that has been given to you by your Dermatologist or Doctor.
So that we can evaluate each-others medication and in the general goodness of treatment and contribute to the list to make it useful.
Seniors and Doctors, Please post your inputs.

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