I’ve tried a zillion hair loss products – so I’m wary of ‘miracle treatments’. But Folexin hair growth supplements don’t promise a cure for alopecia. They simply offer something that’s “made with natural ingredients like Fo Ti…used to support healthy hair and the natural hair growth process”.
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 as a healthy hair and hair growth supplement – more on the reviews that aren’t honest in a sec! Plus, its ingredients, side effects, how to use it for hair growth…and how to check if Folexin is right for your thinning hair. Happy reading!
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I want to be entirely honest: I haven’t actually tried this product for hair growth yet. That’s because, when I started an anti-inflammatory diet a few years back, I realized soy was one of my ‘trigger foods’ – and Folexin, unfortunately, contains soy.
Because I keep coming across certain “hair loss websites” with Folexin reviews. One in particular uses all her other reviews to badmouth other (very decent) hair growth and thinning hair products – just to push the hard sale for Folexin supplements.
When I Googled the author of these posts (who keeps saying that she’s had alopecia), she doesn’t seem to exist. I’m fairly sure it’s a made-up person!
I know this happens with many affiliate sites but it pisses me off. To pretend you’ve experienced the pain of hair loss in order to make a quick buck is NOT COOL!
I’m transparent about the fact that I make commission off some hair growth products I recommend (as my disclaimer will tell you). But I would never:
a) pretend I’ve tried hair loss 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 wrote this post for an objective, REAL review of Folexin’s natural hair growth vitamins. Now let’s get to it!
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 and natural hair growth…right from the hair follicles.
Folexin supports the natural hair growth process, using ingredients like Fo Ti to 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 to reduce thinning hair, help your skin glow (in a non-sweaty way) and bring a lovely sheen to your healthy hair (in a non-greasy way). Woohoo!
Folexin supplements work to promote healthy hair, strong hair and thicker hair – while supporting natural hair growth for men and women.
Here’s how they help:
Folexin is made for men and women in the US, at an FDA-approved facility that follows GMP guidelines. The result? A powerful little hair growth treatment that contains plenty of vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts for healthy hair.
The key hair health ingredients are:
Also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H, biotin’s in lots of skin, hair growth and nail treatments. Why? ‘Cos this nutrient works with specific enzymes in your body to promote healthy protein generation (and as a result, healthy hair production).
If you’re deficient in biotin, you might notice dry or brittle hair and nails, or have patchy dry areas on your skin in addition to hair loss and thinning hair. Folexin supplements can help those areas, too!
They also foster a healthy metabolism and nervous system PLUS digestive and cardiovascular functioning, to further support healthy hair growth. Biotin is water-soluble too, meaning it’s easy to digest. Good to know.
This popular ingredient supports the hormonal factors at play in healthy hair growth. As this study shows it helps block (5α-R), an enzyme that converts testosterone into a hormone called DHT (which can shrink the hair follicles and is linked to hair loss).
Sure, many hair loss treatments inhibit DHT – but often in a much harsher, chemical-heavy way that can cause headaches, dizziness and irritation of the skin.
Saw palmetto uses a much gentler, anti-inflammatory approach to treat thinning hair and support natural hair growth. Plus, it’s an antioxidant that actually helps hair follicles recover from previous damage. Yay!
The other B vitamins play an important role in hair health and hair growth, too. But Vitamin B5 in particular (also called pantothenic acid) is an essential nutrient used in the process of making protein for thicker, healthy hair. 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 natural 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. In addition to helping hair growth, it supports brain function, too.
I don’t care how great the A-Team was. For me, it’s all about Team B!
A lesser-known hair growth ingredient, the important element known as Fo-Ti has A LOT to offer in terms of fighting hair loss and thinning hair. Fo-Ti, or Polygonum Multiflorum, has been used as a medicinal herb in China for centuries: to support both general and hair health and anti-aging.
Fo ti is also used to support the natural hair growth process and to maintain healthy hair.
Present in popular hair growth brand Vegamour (one of my favorites!), Fo Ti has been shown to induce the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle in dormant hair follicles and to encourage cells at the root of the hair to multiply faster.
Although more research is needed into the effectiveness into Fo Ti as a natural hair growth ingredient, I think Fo Ti sounds like a pretty great addition to any healthy hair treatment!
As I mentioned, I haven’t been able to try these hair loss supplements while I’m off soy – but I have researched lots of reviews from other bloggers (taking everything with a pinch of salt!), taken into account testimonials from Lady Alopecia readers, plus scoured customer reviews online, too.
From what I’ve read, I don’t think it’s going to stop hair loss all by itself, or 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 ingredients like saw palmetto and Fo Ti DO work in terms of supporting hair follicles to help hair growth, plus giving people healthy hair, skin, nails and a happy gut – they’re not going to miraculously stop your hair falling out.
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 hair loss and promote healthy hair growth.
It’s 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 for hair growth, 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.
Sticking to a daily hair loss treatment might be tricky. So leave your bottle of Folexin by your kettle, where you’ll see it in the morning, pop a note on your fridge or even set 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 natural hair growth supplements, so you don’t want a long gap before your next batch arrives.
To avoid running out of something that could genuinely help, stock up on Folexin from the outset. On their site right now, they’re offering a 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! As a Lady Alopecia reader, you can also get 5% off when you order online with the code: FIVE$39532113
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.
Of course, reviews on Folexin.com are selective. And Amazon ones can be spam. So I’ve included a testimonial from a Lady Alopecia reader, which she messaged me about on Facebook (thanks, Nancy!) You can also read about Pamela’s experience in the comments below.
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 natural hair growth product and am very happy so far with my healthy hair!
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 my hair growth.
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 natural hair growth that I can actually see coming in at the hair follicles. I am very pleased with these healthy hair results.
Michael A, 2 stars
I’ve used the product for two months, and I have not seen any change in terms of hair growth. So maybe I have not used it long enough, not sure. But as of right now no results!
Nancy, via FB Messenger
I’ve had wonderful hair growth success with Folexin and LOVE that I was able to get so much of it because I have been giving it to my 15-year-old daughter and husband too since it has the zinc and vitamins they recommend taking with all this COVID going around.
I had a huge bald spot, size of my palm. I believe that researching and finding your support page and acting quickly to take the Folexin [helped]. I also bought the Revita shampoo/cond and used all immediately and consistently. The entire patch is growing back, I have about a 1/2 inch of hair growth already, and not blotchy at all…super thick! The hair itself is very fine, and more grays than I had before…But I am sooo amazed and relieved!
Well, it’s hard to say. Especially when it comes to dietary supplements, what works for one person might not work for the next.
Men and women are 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, damaged hair follicles by free radicals, hormonal hair loss or a poor diet) and so the hair loss treatment that resolves it/how long natural hair growth takes will differ, too.
But that’s not to say it isn’t worth a shot! And Folexin can really help you if…
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 for healthy hair.
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 (stabilizes blood sugar and plays a big role in good gut health).
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, which include general health booster Fo Ti, 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.
Unfortunately, Folexin isn’t for everyone. And it’s best avoided in the following circumstances.
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You should take 2 capsules daily, with meals.
None that I’ve come across so far – only that it may not work for everyone in terms of more natural hair growth!
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.
If I didn’t need to avoid soy, I’d be “folexing” my arm muscle to order some Folexin! (Sorry, that was terrible!) But I do genuinely think it sounds like a great product for natural hair growth, or even just better hair health.
Sure, it might take a while to see hair growth results. But good things come to those who wait, right?!
If you DO try Folexin, please keep me posted about your hair growth 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 your feedback, too!
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