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Aug 302013

Hair supplement backed by 5 clinical trials, most users notice a difference after just 3 to 4 months.

ingredients in viviscal extra strength
Viviscal hair products (especially their hair growth vitamins) are one of the top selling brands to treat hair loss in women. According to the company website,, their vitamin tablets are backed by five clinical trials proving its efficacy.

Does Viviscal work for thinning hair?

When I looked for customer reviews on Viviscal, the first thing I noticed was the huge amount of interest in the product. For example, Amazon alone has over 750 reviews for the extra strength hair nutrient supplement which is just one of different vitamin lines. The company states over 75% of customers see results in less than 6 months.

Extra Strength Viviscal Ingredients for women

First of all, the brand offers four different types of Viviscal supplements for hair growth, which can be confusing as each packaging looks very similar.

Viviscal hair product vitamins offering:

amino mar ingredientWhile each Viviscal hair vitamin contains slightly different ingredients, all of those tablets have one ingredient in common: AminoMar (molecule based on fish and protein).

The extra strength hair nutrient version is the most popular and has been voted as the best vitamin for hair loss for women in a number of fashion magazines and TV shows such as Dr. Oz and The View.

List of ingredients in Viviscal extra strength hair nutrient tablets include:

Marine Protein Complex* (AminoMar CTM), Bulking Agents, Vitamin C, Maltodextrin, Horsetail Extract, Iron Fumarate, Glazing Agents (Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Glycerol), Anti-Caking Agents, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Acerola Fruit Powder, Millet Seed Extract, Silicon Dioxide, Orange Flavouring, Modified Starch, D-Biotin.* from fish/shellfish.

Non-major Viviscal side effects

I discovered there was a change from the original formula of the Viviscal extra strength vitamin. The change includes the addition of iron. It’s very important to note that unless you have iron-deficiency, adding extra iron can trigger harmful free radicals in your body. Another Viviscal side effect I discovered is that it can cause acne on your skin, which may be caused by biotin (one of the ingredients).

Viviscal before and after results

Going through hundreds of reviews from people who have been taking Viviscal, I noticed there are many women experiencing new hair growth in as little as 3-4 weeks. For some people, Viviscal has helped slowed down hair loss rather than seeing regrowth.

Quite a number of women who have positive results started experiencing hair loss at a young age (teens or early 20s). Some of the same females also used hair fibers such as Toppik to hide bald spots on the top crown areas.

The video below is a CBS interview about Viviscal results and features before and after photos of a woman who had hair loss. She took the supplement for a number of months and as you can see, new hair regrowth on the side of her hair is very noticeable:

Where can I buy Viviscal hair vitamins?

Similar to other vitamins and supplements, you can buy viviscal hair supplements at e-commerce sites such as Amazon or Walgreens. I don’t think local drug stores carry this brand (at least Target in my neighborhood didn’t have it).

One last thing: when you buy their vitamin products, the packaging includes a small instruction guidebook. Towards the end of the book, there is a valuable viviscal coupon code for a discount. Make sure to use it if you plan to buy it in the future.

Viviscal Hair Products Offering

As mentioned earlier, the brand offers multiple hair products including vitamins for men and women, shampoo, conditioner and even hair fibers.

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements  (Original Formula):

ingredients in viviscal extra strength

Viviscal Extra Strength – Original/Popular Formula


Other Viviscal Supplements for Hair:

viviscal professional

Professional (My Recommendation)

healthy hair from within

Healthy Hair from within

hair repair

Hair Repair

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  1 Review

  1. Over the years, I have probably tried at least 10 different hair supplements. Some of the vitamins helped my hair grow healthier and longer, but none of them was effective to treat my thinning hair issue.

    After reading all the reviews about Viviscal on Amazon, I was a bit skeptical, but decided to give it a try. To make it short, this product does grow hair. Ive been religiously taking it over 4 months (2 tablets/day) and I definitely see new hair growth in the temple area.

    I wish the price was a bit lower though.

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