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The Differences between
Viviscal Professional and Viviscal
Extra Strength Supplements

Not sure of the differences between Viviscal Professional and Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth* supplements?

Viviscal Professional contains more of the groundbreaking, proprietary marine complex AminoMar® than Viviscal Extra Strength. Viviscal Professional also contains Apple Extract, L-Cysteine and L-Methionine, three ingredients not found in any other Viviscal product.*

Viviscal Professional supplements are available exclusively through physicians’ offices, salons and clinics.

Both Viviscal Professional and Viviscal Extra Strength are backed by over 20 years of clinical research, and both contain vital nutrients essential for healthy hair growth.*


Best Hair Vitamins for Natural Hair Growth

What are the essential vitamins for hair care?

Vitamin C, B vitamins such as Biotin (Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3) have been shown to be essential for hair growth. To maintain shiny, healthy hair and provide the nutrients your hair needs, maintain a balanced diet with these top vitamins for hair growth. These vitamins work to promote healthy hair and your longest, thickest and fastest possible hair growth.

What vitamins do men need to prevent male pattern baldness?

A hair loss vitamin with a marine complex derived from fish proteins, plus Vitamin C, Zinc and Flax Seed will help to nourish men’s hair from within, help prevent hair loss and promote existing hair growth. For men, the androgen hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can cause male pattern baldness, preventing hair growth by impeding the supply of nutrients to the hair follicle. This can be a factor in men’s hair loss. Men who see their hairline receding should take vitamins for hair loss to supplement the nutrients they need to prevent hair loss and nourish hair follicles from within.

How does Biotin help hair grow?

Biotin is a B-vitamin complex sometimes called Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H. Your body produces it in the intestines and it is also found in foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and egg yolks. Biotin deficiency can cause hair loss. Biotin promotes hair growth by renewing the hair follicles that are already growing. Biotin supplements in your diet can result in thicker, fuller and healthier looking hair. The daily dose of 2 tablets of Viviscal Extra Strength vitamin supplements for women hair growth contains a total of 240 mcg. of Biotin (Vitamin B7), which is 80% of the average adult’s recommended daily value (RDA).

How does Vitamin C give you healthy hair?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties. Vitamin C is important for the production of an essential protein called collagen, which makes up about one-third of your body, including skin, ligaments and hair. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to protect against damage that free radicals can cause to body tissues. Free radicals can damage hair, making it brittle and weak. Dry and splitting hair due to a Vitamin C deficiency may lead to hair loss or excessive hair shedding. Your daily dose of 2 tablets of Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth supplements contains 118 mg. of Vitamin C, which is nearly twice the RDA for an average adult. For men, your daily dose of 2 tablets of Viviscal Man hair loss supplements contains a total of 30 mg. of Vitamin C, which is 100% of the average adult’s RDA. 

Do Viviscal hair supplements actually work?

Viviscal hair growth vitamins are clinically proven to promote existing hair growth by supplying hair follicles with the necessary nutrients to nourish hair. In a recent clinical trial, users had a statistically significant change in both the thickness and number of hairs compared to the placebo group. Though every individual’s hair growth speeds and needs are different, if your diet lacks essential nutrients, a vitamin for hair growth like Viviscal really helps hair to grow longer, thicker or grow faster. Whether Viviscal hair growth supplements accelerate hair growth, or grow hair longer or thicker (depending on the individual), Viviscal hair growth pills work by supplying key nutrients to the follicle to prolong the anagen (growing) phase of the hair growth cycle.

Essential vitamin supplements can stop hair breakage

Whether it’s due to age, hormonal changes, everyday stress or over-styling, men and women’s hair can become damaged and can suffer breakage or excess shedding. Vitamins for hair loss help to maintain healthy and conditioned hair and scalp by supplying essential nourishment. This helps maintain the best possible environment for healthy hair growth and reduces hair damage and hair breakage. 

What are the side effects of hair growth vitamins?

Most individuals, in most cases, have minimal side effects from hair vitamins. However, it is always advisable to check product labels closely. If you are allergic to fish or seafood, consult a doctor before taking pills that contain marine ingredients. Every individual’s tolerances are different. If you have any questions, consult medical advice before beginning any hair loss vitamins or any other supplement regimen. 

Will hair vitamins grow hair quickly?

Because hair vitamins nourish hair growth from inside the body, it may take 2-3 months to see results, and it may take up to 6 months for maximum hair growth results. 

The nutrients you consume enter the bloodstream and ultimately nourish the hair follicles. Because hair is a non-essential body part, it can be one of the last parts to receive nourishment from vitamin supplements. However, unlike with a drug or topical hair growth treatment, hair will not fall out immediately after you stop taking vitamins because the hair growth was promoted from within. Therefore, using vitamins for hair growth is a drug free hair growth solution that works with your body’s natural nourishment processes and your individual hair growth cycle.

What vitamins promote hair growth?

For hair growth, be sure to get a balanced diet with Vitamin C, Biotin (i.e. Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3). If you cannot get enough of these vitamins in your diet, you may need to take a vitamin supplement for hair growth. 

If you are not getting enough nutrients, including certain vitamins, minerals or protein, it can impact how your hair grows. Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth supplements nourish hair from within and promote existing hair growth with Vitamin C, Biotin, Niacin, Zinc, Iron and Viviscal’s proprietary marine complex AminoMar®, which is derived from key marine proteins and some ingredients of natural origins. Viviscal supplements for natural hair growth provide vital nutrients to the hair to prolong the anagen (growing) phase of the hair growth cycle. Viviscal natural pills nourish hair follicles in four stages. Viviscal supplement users may notice a difference in as little as 3-4 months.


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    Apple Extract






    Viviscal Professional

    Viviscal Professional Supplement Facts

    Viviscal Extra Strength

    Viviscal Extra Strength Supplement Facts
  • Comparison of Viviscal vs Viviscal Extra Strength

    Comparison Table






Hair Vitamins Comparison

Compare the key active ingredients in four popular supplements for hair growth: Viviscal® Professional hair growth supplement, Hairfinity® Hair Vitamins, New Nordic™ Hair Volume™ and PHYTO Paris® Phytophanère Dietary Supplement for Hair & Nails.

Hair Vitamins Comparison Table

Viviscal Professional Ingredients Comparison Chart

Ingredients (as disclosed on manufacturers’ product websites):

Hairfinity Dietary Supplement

Biotin, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B Complex, Silica (Horsetail Extract), MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Hydrolyzed Collagen 

New Nordic Hair Volume

Biotin, Pantothenic acid (D-Calcium Pantothenate), Zinc (Zinc Oxide), Copper (Copper Sulphate), Apple extract (Malus domestica), Millet extract, Horsetail extract, L-cysteine, L-methionine

PHYTO Paris Phytophanère

Vitamin A (wheat germ oil), Vitamin B, essential fatty acids (EFAs) Omega 3 & 6, Vitamin C, botanical extracts


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