Sugar Bear Hair – True or False?
Have you heard of the vitamin that is shaped like one you would give a child and is said to promote hair growth?
Sugar Bear Hair is a vitamin that, according to their website, “has been shown to promote faster hair growth, increased hair shine and reduce hair breakage.” The vitamin is designed to be taken daily and has 15 vitamins and active ingredients including (but not limited to):
- Vitamins A, C, D, E, B-6 and B-12
- Folic Acid
The daily vitamin is also made with real berries, coconut oil and sugar. Basically, Sugar Bear Hair is like a multi-vitamin that also includes Biotin (vitamin B1) which helps the body convert food into energy.
My interest in educating patients about the role that vitamins play in hair loss dates back almost a decade. As I wrote back in 2008, vitamin deficiency is not to blame for what I call the triangle of baldness which is “gene, male gender and time”. You can certainly take vitamins to feel better on a daily basis but the daily use of vitamins is not going to help bring back hair that has been lost in the past.
I revisited the topic of vitamins as it relates to hair loss in a 2013 blogpost. Even though some doctors prescribe Biotin (vitamin B1) in their treatment plans for hair loss, there is really no scientific evidence or studies that support the idea of multivitamins helping to cure hair loss. People who do not suffer from malnutrition do not need extra vitamins so taking a vitamin daily, such as Sugar Bear Hair, will not help combat hair loss.
The first step any patient should take is scheduling a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor. The physician can perform a thorough examination in order to determine the cause of the hair loss as well as the steps that can be taken to restore hair density and give a patient the hairline he desires.