{"id":604664594738,"title":"NourishVita Review: Gummies for Hair Growth?","created_at":"2023-01-25T23:14:57-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"NourishVita Review: Gummies for Hair Growth?\",\n \"keywords\": \"nourishvita, nourishvita review, nourishvita reviews, nourishvita hair, nourishvita hair growth reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in NourishVita Vitamin Pills and NourishVita Vitamin Gummies based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplements are likely to be effective. 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The brand claims that their vitamins “are the most effective way of taking the vitamins your hair, skin and nails need,” and that “they also boost their health and growth.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut do NourishVita’s supplements contain ingredients proven to cause hair growth in medical studies, or are these just marketing claims? Do they contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? Is it even possible for over-the-counter (OTC) pills to cause hair growth? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of NourishVita supplements?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in NourishVita pills and NourishVita gummies based on clinical research to give our take on whether the supplements are likely to be effective or not.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also compare NourishVita to a popular hair supplement called Nutrafol, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of NourishVita.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eNourishVita Pills Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/NourishVita_Vitamin_Pills_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1674706340\" alt=\"NourishVita Vitamin Pills ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNourishVita sells a Hair, Lash \u0026amp; Brow Growth Vitamin Pills product that’s arguably the brand’s most popular supplement. Its ingredients are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe majority of ingredients in this supplement are a blend of vitamins and minerals such as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003evitamin D3\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ezinc\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. While vitamin and mineral intake is important for hair growth and hair quality, we haven’t come across any medical studies suggesting that taking supplemental vitamins or minerals is beneficial for hair unless you have a deficiency in those vitamins or minerals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/hair-la-vie-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHair La Vie reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, we can’t even find any medical studies suggesting that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ebiotin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (which is included in nearly all hair supplements) significantly improves hair outside of those with a biotin deficiency.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eL-lysine hydrochloride\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003el-cysteine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003el-proline\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are all amino acids. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18498491\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Cosmetic Science\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that l-lysine supplementation may prevent hair shedding but there is no reference to what is an effective dose. The dose in NourishVita of 75 milligrams (mg) is relatively low.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t identify any clinical evidence that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecitrus bioflavonoids\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e or \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehorsetail extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are effective for hair growth at the respective doses in this supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we are highly unimpressed by the Hair, Lash \u0026amp; Brow Growth Vitamin Pills sold by NourishVita. There are no active ingredients in this formulation we consider to be significantly effective for hair growth at their included doses. At least the inactive ingredients are safe and non-toxic, but we consider this supplement to be a waste of money. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut is NourishVita’s gummy supplement better? We’ll analyze in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eNourishVita Gummies Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/NourishVita_Vitamin_Gummies_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1674706367\" alt=\"NourishVita Vitamin Gummies ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in NourishVita Hair, Lash \u0026amp; Brow Vitamin Gummies are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe only active ingredients in this formulation are vitamins and minerals, making this an overpriced multivitamin in our opinion. Our comments from the previous section on vitamins and minerals hold here: we haven’t come across any evidence of their efficacy in promoting hair growth outside of vitamin or mineral deficiency.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs shown above, NourishVita also fails to publish the Servings Per Container, which is a violation of FDA dietary supplement labeling \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fda.gov\/food\/dietary-supplements-guidance-documents-regulatory-information\/dietary-supplement-labeling-guide-chapter-iv-nutrition-labeling\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eguidelines\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThese gummies contain three questionable additive ingredients that health-conscious consumers may wish to avoid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAdded sugar\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e intake in excess is associated with a host of negative health outcomes, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31246081\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. Many Americans already consume too much added sugar in their diet, so it seems logical to avoid it in supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a preservative and flavor enhancer. As we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/hairtamin-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHairtamin reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, this ingredient has been clinically shown to cause whole-body inflammation in a small subset of individuals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNatural flavors \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eis a broad categorical descriptor that fails to describe the specific flavoring agents used, and a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3620743\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEnvironmental Health Perspectives\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal documented toxicity concerns regarding some natural flavoring agents and their metabolites. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not consider NourishVita Gummies likely to be effective for hair growth as we are unable to identify any active ingredients we consider effective. This supplement contains three questionable additive ingredients which makes it a worse option than NourishVita pills in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eNourishVita vs. Nutrafol \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNutrafol is one of the most popular hair growth supplements on the market, so consumers are often curious about how it compares to NourishVita.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/nutrafol-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNutrafol reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, Nutrafol has actually been proven in clinical research to be effective for promoting hair growth in both men and women. The results were more impressive for women in our opinion (10% higher hair count after six months of supplementation).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe consider Nutrafol to be a significantly better option than NourishVita because it’s proven to work in legitimate clinical research\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in peer-reviewed medical journals. This is the gold standard for product research.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNourishVita does not appear to have been tested in any clinical trials, and its formulations are inferior to Nutrafol’s formulations in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored NourishVita User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named “katiewithwildroots” who’s a hairstylist claims that NourishVita is effective for hair growth:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@katiewithwildroots\/video\/7120213887164632366\" data-video-id=\"7120213887164632366\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@katiewithwildroots\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@katiewithwildroots?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@katiewithwildroots\u003c\/a\u003e Replying to @mr_and_mrs_durden \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - Katie\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7120213844756056875?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - Katie\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Jes Baslow claims that NourishVita’s supplement caused her hair to grow four inches, however the brand is tagged in the post so it’s unclear to us whether or not it’s sponsored:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@jesbaslow\/video\/7176153209030004014\" data-video-id=\"7176153209030004014\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@jesbaslow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@jesbaslow?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@jesbaslow\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ original sound - Jes Baslow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7176153261039242026?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ original sound - Jes Baslow\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Recommended Hair Loss Solution\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Sesame_Image.png?v=1674706414\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHair loss can be caused by a number of factors, from hormones to stress to vitamin deficiencies and more. Without determining the cause, it’s impossible to effectively treat.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend Sesame’s \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/sesame-care.pxf.io\/7mEL6V\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVideo Hair Loss Consult\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e because it’s a convenient way for patients to have a call with a credentialed medical expert like a doctor or dermatologist to determine the cause of the hair loss and prescribe treatment, from the comfort of their home.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSesame is a leading online health platform that allows patients to order lab tests, connect with medical experts of nearly any specialty, and be prescribed medication.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out Sesame’s Video Hair Loss Consult service \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/sesame-care.pxf.io\/7mEL6V\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNourishVita is one of the worst hair growth supplement brands that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health. The brand’s Lash \u0026amp; Brow Growth Vitamin Pills do contain an amino acid clinically shown to help reduce hair loss, but we’re unable to identify any studies proving it effective at the relatively low dose in the supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t identify any ingredients in NourishVita Gummies that we consider likely to be effective, and NourishVita does not link to any medical research on either product page proving the ingredients to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider Nutrafol to be a superior option to NourishVita, because it’s clinically proven to work.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn general, we consider it to be an illogical approach to take vitamin blends for hair growth, and getting lab work done to try to identify the root cause of the hair loss seems to be a more reasonable approach in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-25T23:23:17-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-26T14:11:44-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in NourishVita Vitamin Pills and NourishVita Vitamin Gummies based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplements are likely to be effective. We compare NourishVita to another leading hair growth brand called Nutrafol.","template_suffix":"","handle":"nourishvita-review","tags":"_related:hair-growth"}

NourishVita Review: Gummies for Hair Growth?

NourishVita Review: Gummies for Hair Growth?


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RNourishVita is a dietary supplement brand that sells products for hair. The brand claims that their vitamins “are the most effective way of taking the vitamins your hair, skin and nails need,” and that “they also boost their health and growth.”

But do NourishVita’s supplements contain ingredients proven to cause hair growth in medical studies, or are these just marketing claims? Do they contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? Is it even possible for over-the-counter (OTC) pills to cause hair growth? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of NourishVita supplements?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in NourishVita pills and NourishVita gummies based on clinical research to give our take on whether the supplements are likely to be effective or not.

We’ll also compare NourishVita to a popular hair supplement called Nutrafol, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of NourishVita.

NourishVita Pills Review

NourishVita Vitamin Pills ingredients

NourishVita sells a Hair, Lash & Brow Growth Vitamin Pills product that’s arguably the brand’s most popular supplement. Its ingredients are shown above.

The majority of ingredients in this supplement are a blend of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D3 and zinc. While vitamin and mineral intake is important for hair growth and hair quality, we haven’t come across any medical studies suggesting that taking supplemental vitamins or minerals is beneficial for hair unless you have a deficiency in those vitamins or minerals.

As we documented in our Hair La Vie reviews article, we can’t even find any medical studies suggesting that biotin (which is included in nearly all hair supplements) significantly improves hair outside of those with a biotin deficiency.

L-lysine hydrochloride, l-cysteine and l-proline are all amino acids. A medical review published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that l-lysine supplementation may prevent hair shedding but there is no reference to what is an effective dose. The dose in NourishVita of 75 milligrams (mg) is relatively low.

We can’t identify any clinical evidence that citrus bioflavonoids or horsetail extract are effective for hair growth at the respective doses in this supplement.

Overall we are highly unimpressed by the Hair, Lash & Brow Growth Vitamin Pills sold by NourishVita. There are no active ingredients in this formulation we consider to be significantly effective for hair growth at their included doses. At least the inactive ingredients are safe and non-toxic, but we consider this supplement to be a waste of money. 

But is NourishVita’s gummy supplement better? We’ll analyze in the next section.

NourishVita Gummies Review

NourishVita Vitamin Gummies ingredients

The ingredients in NourishVita Hair, Lash & Brow Vitamin Gummies are shown above.

The only active ingredients in this formulation are vitamins and minerals, making this an overpriced multivitamin in our opinion. Our comments from the previous section on vitamins and minerals hold here: we haven’t come across any evidence of their efficacy in promoting hair growth outside of vitamin or mineral deficiency.

As shown above, NourishVita also fails to publish the Servings Per Container, which is a violation of FDA dietary supplement labeling guidelines.

These gummies contain three questionable additive ingredients that health-conscious consumers may wish to avoid.

Added sugar intake in excess is associated with a host of negative health outcomes, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a 2019 medical review. Many Americans already consume too much added sugar in their diet, so it seems logical to avoid it in supplements.

Citric acid is a preservative and flavor enhancer. As we documented in our Hairtamin reviews article, this ingredient has been clinically shown to cause whole-body inflammation in a small subset of individuals.

Natural flavors is a broad categorical descriptor that fails to describe the specific flavoring agents used, and a medical review published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal documented toxicity concerns regarding some natural flavoring agents and their metabolites. 

We do not consider NourishVita Gummies likely to be effective for hair growth as we are unable to identify any active ingredients we consider effective. This supplement contains three questionable additive ingredients which makes it a worse option than NourishVita pills in our opinion.

NourishVita vs. Nutrafol 

Nutrafol is one of the most popular hair growth supplements on the market, so consumers are often curious about how it compares to NourishVita.

As we documented in our Nutrafol reviews article, Nutrafol has actually been proven in clinical research to be effective for promoting hair growth in both men and women. The results were more impressive for women in our opinion (10% higher hair count after six months of supplementation).

We consider Nutrafol to be a significantly better option than NourishVita because it’s proven to work in legitimate clinical research published in peer-reviewed medical journals. This is the gold standard for product research.

NourishVita does not appear to have been tested in any clinical trials, and its formulations are inferior to Nutrafol’s formulations in our opinion.

Real, Unsponsored NourishVita User Reviews

A TikTok user named “katiewithwildroots” who’s a hairstylist claims that NourishVita is effective for hair growth:

@katiewithwildroots Replying to @mr_and_mrs_durden ♬ original sound - Katie

A TikTok user named Jes Baslow claims that NourishVita’s supplement caused her hair to grow four inches, however the brand is tagged in the post so it’s unclear to us whether or not it’s sponsored:

@jesbaslow ♬ original sound - Jes Baslow

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Conclusion

NourishVita is one of the worst hair growth supplement brands that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health. The brand’s Lash & Brow Growth Vitamin Pills do contain an amino acid clinically shown to help reduce hair loss, but we’re unable to identify any studies proving it effective at the relatively low dose in the supplement.

We can’t identify any ingredients in NourishVita Gummies that we consider likely to be effective, and NourishVita does not link to any medical research on either product page proving the ingredients to be effective.

We consider Nutrafol to be a superior option to NourishVita, because it’s clinically proven to work.

In general, we consider it to be an illogical approach to take vitamin blends for hair growth, and getting lab work done to try to identify the root cause of the hair loss seems to be a more reasonable approach in our opinion.




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