Lady Alopecia’s Complete Folexin Reviews

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What Makes Folexin Special?

I’ve tried a zillion hair loss products – so I’m wary of supposed ‘miracle treatments’. Fortunately, Folexin hair supplements don’t promise a cure for alopecia. They simply offer something that’s “made with natural ingredients…used to support healthy hair”. And from the Folexin reviews I’ve read, I’m not the only one who admires this brand.

Coming up: My HONEST review of Folexin – more on the ones that aren’t honest in a sec!) Plus, its ingredients, side effects, how to use it…and how to determine if Folexin is right for you.

Happy reading!

Emma's 'not a doctor' disclaimer

Hi there, I’m an alopecian, I’m not a doctor! Any advice I give is based on my own research and personal experiences. This site is however reader-supported. When you buy through external links, I may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here.

Why I’m reviewing Folexin

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Yep, that's my angry face!

I want to be entirely honest here.

You see, I haven’t actually tried this product – yet. That’s because I’m on an AIP diet that restricts me from having soy, which is one of Folexin’s ingredients. But I DO hope to try it out one day!

So why write a review about a product I haven’t tried?!

Because I keep coming across certain “hair loss websites” with Folexin reviews, among other things. One in particular uses all her other reviews to badmouth other (very decent) products – just to push the hard sale for Folexin supplements. 

One of these is JuveTress. Which doesn’t deserve the harsh feedback.

When I Googled the supposed author of these posts (who, FYI, says throughout her posts that she’s had alopecia and knows what it’s like), she doesn’t seem to exist. I’m fairly sure it’s a made-up person! I know this happens with some affiliate sites but it pisses me off. To pretend you’ve experienced the pain of alopecia in order to make a quick buck is NOT COOL!

Lady Alopecia's Honest Disclaimer

I’m transparent about the fact that I make commission off some products I recommend (as my sidebar and transparency disclaimer will tell you). But I would never:

a) pretend I’ve tried products when I haven’t

b) pretend I’ve got alopecia in the first place

That’d be impossible to do. My shiny bald head speaks for itself!

So I’m bringing you this post for a more objective, REAL review of Folexin. Now let’s get to it! 😉

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Background: What Is Folexin?

Our story begins with a natural health company called Vita Balance Inc, based in Virginia. They make a dietary hair growth supplement called Folexin (formerly Foligen), which offers an affordable approach to healthy hair.

Folexin is designed to support the natural hair growth process, helping it move from the telogen (resting) phase into the anagen (growth) phase without getting stuck in the middle. It’s supposed to boost your hair health, help your skin glow (in a non-sweaty way) and bring a lovely sheen to your hair (in a non-greasy way). Phew.

Oh, and Folexin is made under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines in a US FDA-registered facility. Woohoo!

Like the sound of it? So do I.

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5 Benefits of Folexin

In general, Folexin supplements work to promote thick, strong and healthy hair – for men and women. Here’s how they help:

  1. Kickstart your natural hair growth cycle and also – importantly – keep that hair growing even when you’ve finished your supply.
  2. Bring natural ingredients to your noggin – as opposed to harmful substances with bad side effects, like Minoxidil or certain hair growth shampoos.
  3. Protect from environmental damage (chlorine, UV rays, traffic fumes) – to keep your immune system, and your skin/hair/nails, in optimal condition no matter what the world flings at them!
  4. Helping you glow from inside out, with smooth skin, shiny hair and a happier smile!
  5. There is NO scary subscription or recurring billing model (like there is with Keranique). Which makes me like these guys way more!

Folexin Ingredients

Folexin is made in the US, at an FDA-approved facility that follows GMP guidelines. The result of which is a powerful little pill that contains plenty of vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts – some of which are domestic, others are imported.

The key ingredients are:


Also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H, biotin’s in lots of skin, hair and nail treatments. Why? ‘Cos this nutrient works with specific enzymes in your body to promote healthy protein generation (and as a result, hair production).

If you’re deficient in biotin, you might notice dry or brittle hair and nails, plus have patchy dry areas on your skin. Folexin supplements can help you out in those areas, too!

They also foster a healthy metabolism and nervous system PLUS digestive and cardiovascular functioning. Biotin is water-soluble too, meaning it’s easy to digest. Good to know.

Saw Palmetto

This popular hair care ingredient supports the hormonal factors at play in hair growth. As this Healthline article explains, it helps block (5α-R), an enzyme that converts testosterone into a hormone called DHT (which is linked to hair loss).

Vitamin B5, B6 & Folic Acid

Now, the other B vitamins play an important role, too. But Vitamin B5 in particular (also called pantothenic acid) is an essential nutrient used in the process of making protein. It’s known for its soothing, healing and regenerating properties.

Shout-out to Vitamin B9 – also known as folic acid – which helps your body make red blood cells and absorb those essential nutrients from your food. In doing so, folic acid naturally supports hair follicles (and hair growth) in both men and women. 

And not forgetting Vitamin B6, which activates the chemical reactions involved in the production of keratin and melanin and is top-dog for healthy hair and skin.

I don’t care how great the A-Team was. For me, it’s all about Team B! 😉


A lesser-known ingredient, this imported element has a lot to offer. It’s been used in China for centuries to support general health and anti-aging – and also to support the natural hair growth process.

The full list of ingredients:

folexin ingredients

Does Folexin Really Work?

Unfortunately, as I mentioned, I haven’t been able to try these supplements yet while I’m off soy – but I have researched plenty of different Folexin reviews from other bloggers (taking everything with a pinch of salt, of course!) and scoured customer reviews, too.

From what I’ve found out, I don’t think it’s going to stop hair loss all by itself, or to suddenly regrow your hair. If a pill could do that, trust me, I’d take it – AIP diet be damned!

It’s worth noting that even the brand itself doesn’t claim to “fix” hair loss. On its homepage, it clearly states: 

“Folexin is designed to support the natural hair growth process; it’s not a hair loss treatment.”

So while it DOES work in terms of giving people healthy hair, skin, nails – and a happy gut – it’s not going to miraculously stop your hair falling out overnight. But like I say time and time again, a healthy gut can deliver some amazing results! So combined with the right lifestyle and diet, this approach could be a really natural, healthy way to tackle your alopecia.

How To Use Folexin

It’s pretty simple: just take two pills a day, with food. (So a single bottle of 60 capsules will last 30 days.) 

Note: If you’re on any other medication, and if your doctor has said it’s ok to take Folexin supplements, make sure you leave one hour between dosages. Because some Folexin ingredients might reduce the effect of certain medicines. And we don’t want that to happen.

Are you a forgetful type?

Then I’d recommend leaving your bottle of Folexin by your kettle, where you’ll see it in the morning, popping a note on your fridge or even setting a reminder for the same time each day. 

Make sure you’ve stocked up on enough Folexin to last a few months. Consistency is key with supplements, so you don’t want a long gap before your next batch arrives.

Special Offer: Buy 4, Get 5th Free!

To avoid running out of something that could genuinely help (which I’ve done too many times on this AIP diet!), it’s best to stock up on Folexin from the outset. On their site right now, they’re offering this deal where you buy 4 bottles and the 5th is free. That’s a 5-month supply and by the end of it, you’ll know for sure whether it’s helped your hair grow!

Customers Folexin Reviews

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I’ve included a few customer reviews below – the positive and the negative, from men and women. 

You might notice, even the negative ones aren’t actually that negative. 

  • No bad side effects – just no difference noted
  • Nothing about terrible customer service or delivery scams (in fact, delivery is super-quick!)
  • Many admit they’re only a month or two in and need to wait longer for real results.

Of course, I’m aware Folexin reviews on the manufacturer’s website will be selective. And that Amazon ones can be spam. But anyway, here’s what REAL customers have said…

1) On Folexin’s website

Trina, 5 stars

I’m 38 years old and my hair was falling out with every shampoo. I purchased two bottles and just after two weeks of using Folexin my hair is no longer falling out in the shower and I’m shedding less throughout the day. I am excited to see the long term effects of this product and am very happy so far! 

Sue, 4 stars

I nearly gave up after 1 month, however pleased that I ordered again. My hair is thicker, healthier and has a shine to it. I thought it might be the placebo effect but family and friends have also noticed.

2) On Amazon

David, 5 stars

I have been using Rogaine for 15 years. It seems to have slowed the balding process but there really wasn’t that much new growth. I have been taking Folexin for almost 2 months. My hair looks and feels healthier and I have new growth that I can actually see coming in. I am very pleased with the results.

Michael A, 2 stars

I’ve used the product for two months, and I have not seen any change. so maybe I have not used it long enough, not sure. But as of right now no results!

Buyer’s Guide: Is Folexin Right For Me?

Well, it’s hard to say. Especially when it comes to dietary supplements, what works for one person might not work for the next.

We’re different, complex beings with varying levels of vitamins and minerals in our bodies. Our hair loss may have been caused or triggered by different factors (including lifestyle and diet) and so the thing that resolves it/how long that takes will differ, too.

But that’s not to say it isn’t worth a shot! And Folexin can really help you if…

1. You have dry hair, skin and nails

If your hair is brittle, if your skin is dry or if your nails are pitted and cracked, it could mean you’re low in biotin. And one of Folexin’s star ingredients is biotin, plus a range of other nourishing vitamins.

2. You’ve got digestive issues

If you suffer from IBS or other digestive problems, Folexin can help ease your symptoms. It has 5 different B vitamins (B1, B5, B6, B9 and B12) which, according to this article “protect the abdomen from distress and ensure the stomach and intestines work.”

They also help you get energy from your food. (Side note: When I was diagnosed with gut dysbiosis, I learned my B vitamin levels were extremely low – so even though I ate healthily, I wasn’t able to absorb key nutrients. I needed a B vitamin complex to turn it all around.)

Folexin also contains iron (lowers inflammation in the gut and immune system), Vitamin C (helps the body absorb iron), zinc (reduces the chance of leaky gut syndrome) and magnesium (stabilises blood sugar and plays a big role in good gut health).

3. You suffer from anxiety/insomnia

Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and, if we’re getting enough of it, helps us  get a good sleep. So if you’re feeling wound-up and unable to nod off at night, these magnesium-rich Folexin supplements will be a welcome addition to your nightstand. More Vitamin D can boost your overall mood and brain function while the Vitamin B family works to balance out depressive moods and support healthy serotonin levels.

Contraindications: When To Avoid

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You know what else is calming? A pretty plant!

As I mentioned, Folexin isn’t for everyone. (It isn’t for me, not at the moment anyway!) So it’s best avoided in the following circumstances.

  • You have a soy allergy
  • You’re on an autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet or a similar elimination diet that restricts soy 
  • You already take a bunch of different supplements: check with a trusted healthcare practitioner first
  • If you’re under the age of 16: Folexin is for adults only
  • If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding: Check with your doctor or nurse first
  • Taking any other medication? Check with your doctor or nurse first

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Common Questions

Yes, in most cases there’s no bad side effects at all. Just avoid them if you have an allergy. 😉

You should take 2 capsules daily, with meals.

None that I’ve come across so far – only that it may not work for everyone!

A single bottle will cost you around $25 dollars so in my opinion (and so you don’t leave a gap between shipments!), it’s better to stock up on the 2-pack (around $45) or the 5-pack deal.

Final Thoughts:

I Wish I Could Try It!

If I didn’t need to avoid soy right now, I’d be “folexing” my arm muscle to order some Folexin! (Sorry, that was truly terrible!) But I do genuinely think it sounds like a great product.

  • It’s inexpensive
  • I trust in the brand
  • Folexin reviews are really positive

Sure, it might take a while to work. But good things come to those who wait, right?!

If you DO decide to try it out, please keep me posted about your progress. And if you’ve used it already, you’re welcome to share your experience in the comments below!

I hope this REAL review has been helpful. And I look forward to hearing how you go/grow!

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2 Responses

  1. I have medical issues that cause my hair to be thin and brittle. No thyroid, auto-immune compromised. About 7 yrs ago I had gastric sleeve surgery and I lost over half my hair. My scalp was visible all over. I had to chop all my hair off to a very short pixie cut. I tried growing my hair out but it was just too thin and brittle. I have tried various hair growth supplements, Viviscal for yrs, without much success. I have been taking Folexin for over 6-8 mos now and I have thicker hair and it is finally almost all one length except for all the 1 inch new hairs I have now. My hair seems to be growing faster and my scalp isn’t visible like before. I will continue taking Folexin for as long as it appears to be working.

    1. Hi Pamelia,

      Please forgive my late response – I’m a new mum so I’ve been offline for the past few months while I get to know my baby girl! 🙂

      And thank you for sharing your story…it sounds like you’ve been through an awful time of it and it’s so frustrating to try all those things only to have nothing work. But how amazing is it now, that you’ve found Folexin and it’s helped you?!! I’m so delighted to hear that (and interesting that Viviscal didn’t work for you, it’s really popular but Folexin is the clear winner!)

      I really appreciate your feedback. And I hope you continue to see great results!

      Wishing you all the very best, and take good care,

      Emma / Lady Alopecia xxx

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