If you don’t want to read a big paragraph, I will just say it: Coenzyme Q10, Tumeric (aka curcumin) root with resveratrol, L-Lysine if you take propecia. If you want the full story. . . .
First, I will put what I was already taking:
*omega 3/6/9 tablet
*ginkgo 120 mg/day
*Prostate vitamin (palmetto 80 mg, pygeum 5 mg, nettle root 125 mg)/day
*maca or ginseng with breaks in between (not good to take eternally)
*beta sistosterol sometimes
This regimen started around 21, with the exception of propecia at 18. I’m now 23. My hair loss was progressing very slowly thanks to the supplements, but progressing nevertheless. Also, I could rub my head over a piece of paper and shed 100+ hairs in no time.
So I read about curcumin (aka tumeric) root taken with resverathrol having the great side effect of regrowing hair (due to inflammation control). I also read about Coenzyme Q10 regrowing hair (due to I have no idea). I also read about L-Lysine increasing the effectiveness of Propecia. So I picked up all three. I take 500 mg of L-Lysine every morning with my propecia.
Then I alternated every other day: One day CoQ10 (about 40 mg). The other day about 60 mg of Tumeric root taken with 100 mg of resveratrol (the resveratrol is not for hair, but to make the curcumin absorb better).
Wow, I don’t know which it is, but now I can rub my head over white paper (I have black hair) for minutes and see usually zero shedding (sometimes up to 2 hairs). Wow. Get on this guys (and girls).
In terms of cost. Yes, CoQ10 seems expensive, but think how long you can make it last. I buy the 28 g NOW brand pure powder. This is not in capsules, but just powder in a jar. It comes with a serving spoon. So I can take out exact amounts. It is 28 g, or 28000 mg. If I take about 40 mg every other day, it is going to last a long time (700 uses, 1 use a day, every other day. $60 bucks for about two years of a good product is not bad.
As for curcumin, I buy a pure powder for a Taiwanese Herb company. $5.28 for 100 g (100000 mg) of product. The resveratrol is a little more, $40 for 120 200 mg pills. However, I open up each capsule, and only use 100 mg, saving the other 100 mg for the next time. Since, this is also every other day, it will last a bit.
As for L-Lysine, it is cheap. Take it if you are on propecia. Maybe it makes saw palmetto work better too. Who knows? I would so strongly encourage the use of Tumeric/Resveratrol and CoQ10 every other day. Got rid of my shedding so quickly.