Nutraceuticals Show Promise for Female Hair Growth

Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD, discusses her research on nutraceuticals for hair growth in midlife.

Roughly 40% of women over 60 will experience female pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia. However, new research from the University of California, Los Angeles, suggests nutraceuticals may be the key to hair growth in menopausal women.

Although there are several FDA-approved drugs for male and female pattern hair loss, many women prefer more natural medications. The new study suggests that a nutraceutical supplement with nutrient-derived bioactive compounds may promote hair growth in perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women.

Hear the perspective of lead author Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD, of the Ablon Skin Institute and Research Center in California, in the video above.

This video was initially published by our sister publication Contemporary OBGYN.

References:

  1. Ablon G. Nutraceuticals. Dermatologic Clinics. 2021;39(3):417-427. doi:10.1016/j.det.2021.03.006
  2. Nutraceuticals May Be the Secret to a Full Head of Hair for Women at Midlife. Accessed September 24, 2021. https://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/press-release/nutraceutical-supplement-for-promoting-hair-growth.pdf