There’s no doubt that Nutrafol by Nutraceutical Wellness Inc, is one of the most popular hair growth supplements in the world currently. However, much as the supplement enjoys a good following, it comes with two major downsides that might make you want to try out its cheaper alternatives instead.
First off, the product is ridiculously expensive. A monthly supply of it goes for $88 per month or $79 when sold under a discount meant to promote the company’s subscription plan.
The second downside is that you are required to take 4 capsules of Nutrafol every day and that can be quite a big deal, particularly for people who struggle to swallow pills.
So, is there a cheaper or easier-to-swallow alternative to Nutrafol? Here are five other dietary supplements that are almost like Nutrafol (though not exactly alike).
Folexin and Nutrafol share quite a few similarities. For instance, both are biotin-rich and aim to supercharge the hair growth cycle from deep within.
Besides that, Folexin and Nutrafol are made in the US. Folexin is manufactured by a company called Vitabalance in Richmond Virginia and Nutrafol by Nutraceutical Wellness Inc in New York City. It is worth noting that both are manufactured in FDA-approved facilities.
But much as they share many similarities Folexin is significantly cheaper than Nutrafol. It costs $24.95 per bottle while Nutrafol goes for $88 per bottle. In both cases, each bottle equates to a month-long supply of the product. That makes Nutrafol almost three times more expensive than Folexin.
Yet, if online reviews from independent media houses and Amazon are anything to go by, the latter is just as effective in supporting healthy hair development.
Often mentioned as the closest over-the-counter alternative to Nutrafol, Viviscal is a big name in its own right. The product is entirely made up of natural ingredients among them Vitamin C, L-cystine, L-methionine, Biotin, and Niacin.
The best part is that Viviscal is backed by a peer-reviewed published on PubMed. In the self-sponsored study by the manufacturer called Lifes2good Inc, most participants believed that the oral supplement increased their hair follicle diameter. However, we do not attach much weight to self-sponsored studies although they can still prove good reference points from time to time.
What we like about Viviscal is that it’s easy to swallow and affordably priced, unlike Nutrafol.
In addition, Viviscal has a clear list of ingredients. Nutrafol, on the other hand, has most of its ingredients concealed in proprietary blends.
When all is said and done, Viviscal remains one of the best and cheap alternatives to Nutrafol. A monthly supply of the product goes for $33 making it almost three times cheaper than its Nutraceutical Wellness Inc competitor.
3. Vegamour Gro More Kit
This kit is made up of serum and a container full of gummies. And just like, Nutrafol the product is 100% vegan.
One unique thing about Vegamour is that it is CBD-infused. A 2021 study published on the University of California Florida website suggests that topical application of CBD products may help in supporting hair growth.
The main reason why we’d choose this kit over Nutrafol is that it solves the issue of difficulties swallowing. The gummies are tasty and don’t involve swallowing anything large. Likewise, the serum is meant to be applied topically.
And the best part is that the Gro More kit goes for $69 for a monthly supply making it cheaper than Nutrafol by 10 bucks.
4. Hair La Vie
Created in 2014, Hair La Vie is a hair support supplement that has gradually gained fame and attracted positive reviews, especially among its female users.
The product is marketed as a “clinical formula” meant to “rescue, rejuvenate, and grow” hair.
A closer look at Hair La Vie’s ingredients confirms that it contains Saw Palmetto, Biotin, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin D3 among other vitamins and minerals.
The product is entirely made in USA although some of its ingredients are most likely imported.
A monthly supply of Hair La Vie will set you back $36 if you opt for a bulk order or $50 if you choose to buy a single bottle. That makes Hair La Vie over 35% cheaper than Nutrafol and, therefore, worth considering as an alternative.
5. Serovital Hair Regeneres
This product is backed by the results of a double-blind clinical trial which displayed its abilities to increase growth hormone levels. What’s more, Serovital is made up of ingredients that have been individually shown to promote hair growth (although not studied collectively).
The product contains keratin-derived peptides along with multiple vitamins among them Vitamin B6, Zinc, Niacin, Biotin, Cupric Sulfate (Copper), and Vitamin B5.
What’s more, the Serovital Hair Regeneres soft gels are a lot easier to swallow as compared to the Nutrafol capsules. Plus, you only need to take 2 soft gels a day.
A monthly supply of Serovital Regeneres goes for $31.20 ($39 one-off purchase) making it significantly cheaper alternative to Nutrafol.
Nutrafol remains one of the most trusted names in the world of hair supplement manufacture. However, the product does have a fair share of downsides among them an expensive price tag and the fact that one is required to swallow four capsules of it daily.
In case you’re concerned about such issues, then you might want to give one of its mostly cheaper alternatives a try. Who knows, you might even find them more effective than Nutrafol itself!