This is our review of a hair growth supplement that is said to help men and women achieve thicker, fuller, stronger hair. A small 90-day clinical usage study of Natural Wellbeing Hair Essentials for Healthy Hair by an independent company produced statistical evidence to indicate that the product reduced the amount of hair loss/shedding/thinning; increased hair coverage on the scalp; and improved overall hair condition and appearance. We take a closer look.
- Vitamin A (100% as natural beta-carotene) 550IU
- Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) 70mg
- Vitamin E (as d-biotin) 35 IU
- Biotin (as d-biotin) 350mcg
- Iodine (from kelp) 165 mcg
- Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate) 15mcg
- Selenium (as selenium amino acid chelate) 75mcg
- Proprietary Hair Essentials Blend containing 1500mg
- Saw Palmetto berry (Serenoa repens): Inhibits the enzyme, 5-alpha reductase which t manufactures DHT, that is said to cause hair follicles to shrink.
- Fo-Ti root (Reynoutria multiflora): Nourishes the body and blood to promote hair growth and strengthen overall vitality.
- Bu Gu Zhi fruit (Psoralea corylifolia): Supports circulation to the scalp, improving the delivery of nutrients that encourage healthy hair growth.
- Han Lian Cao herb (Eclipta prostrata): Supports overall vitality, including hair health.
- Bamboo stem and leaf extract (70% Silica) (Bambusa vulgaris): A rich botanical source of silica which plays an integral role in building and maintaining connective tissue throughout the body, which includes hair, skin, and nails. It is said to improve the texture, strength, and sheen of hair.
- Horsetail stem extract (7% Silica) (Equisetum arvense): Another rich source of silica.
- Milk Thistle seed (Silybum marianum): Contains silymarin, a powerful antioxidant that primarily supports the liver and its many detoxification processes.
- Rice Bran: Bran contains vitamin E, a rich source of moisturizing oleic acid, as well as the amino acids found in the protein that composes the hair shaft, promoting stronger hair that is less prone breaking and splitting.
- White Tea leaf extract (80% Polyphenols) (Camellia sinensis): Contains high levels of beneficial phytonutrients called polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that protect the scalp’s hair follicles and helps hair to grow in stronger and healthier.
- Borage Seed Oil: A rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 essential fatty acid that helps to reduce inflammation within the hair follicles that can lead to damage and hair loss.
- Flax Seed Oil (Omega-3 fatty acid): Contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid that helps maintain the health of the hair follicles.
- Black Pepper seed extract (95% Piperine) (Piper nigrum): Has the ability to increase the absorption of other nutrients.
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane): MSM is a rich sulfur (S) source which is vital for the structural development of healthy hair and skin.
- L-Cysteine: Cysteine is an amino acid that helps increase hair shaft diameter and density of hair growth.
- L-Methionine: An essential amino acid, reported to strengthen nails and encourage new hair growth, and improve the thickness of fine hair.
Take 3 capsules daily with a meal, or you may space out the capsules and take 1 capsule three times daily, with food.
You can purchase a one-month supply (90 capsules) for $39.99.
The manufacturer recommends you take the capsules for at least three months; so you are looking at nearly $120 for the course of treatment.
Natura Wellbeing offers a 90- day return guarantee.
Natural Wellbeing Hair Essentials for Healthy Hair Review – Conclusion
This is a product that appears to tick all the boxes. We were pleased to see that Natural Wellbeing was totally transparent about the contents of its Hair Essentials product and the ingredients list is comprehensive, albeit similar to several competing products; and that it is manufactured in the US and adheres to GMP-certified manufacturing standards.
This is one of the few hair health products we have looked at that has been subjected to a clinical evaluation study. While the results indicated that the produce worked, it must be noted that the trial involved only 34 participants, all women, of whom only 26 completed the study. We would suggest that this sample is too small to prove that product will work for everyone and we question why men were not included in the study if the product is marketed as a product for both men and women.
We were also concerned about the apparent contradiction in the product’s guarantee: you have 90 days from your date of purchase to return the product if you are dissatisfied, but it is recommended that you take the product for 90 days, after which you can discontinue its use.