At Derm Dude, we give you the no-nonsense, no BS, no snake oil, straight-up solid info you actually want (in other words, we tell you the TRUTH).
As always, there is no shortage of scammers & crooks crawling all over the internet, spending every minute of their days thinking about ways to separate you from your hard-earned money without providing you any real value in return. So if you're the type of guy who thinks that some 'magic pill' you buy online can take you from zero facial hair to 'Super Viking Mega Beard' in just a few days, then Derm Dude ain't the brand or information resource for you.
For the other 99.9% of dudes who actually don't enjoy being scammed & want real helpful info, keep reading. Because this beard growth topic is something I am asked about hundreds of times a month.
Here we go. What are the top beard supplements to help support growing (and maintaining) a fuller, thicker, healthier-looking beard?
Hands down, Biotin is the clear #1 beard growth supplement to be considered. Ask your dermatologist or any expert with knowledge, or ask dudes with killer beards you wish you could grow yourself, and you will be hard-pressed to find a different answer.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a B-complex vitamin often used to promote hair growth, including beard hair growth. According to many medical experts and scientists, Biotin is effective because it can stimulate keratin production, a critical protein that makes up hair, skin, and nails. So while it doesn’t take a medical degree to understand why Biotin is so helpful for beard growth, it does require a cautious consumer eye not to be ripped off by cheap knock-offs and imitators on Amazon and other re-seller sites.
How do you know which Biotin gives you what you are paying for?
At Derm Dude, we pack our Biotin Beard Growth Gummies with 10,000 MG of Biotin per serving. 10,000! Plenty of other ‘beard gummies ‘list’ Biotin’ on their label. But how much of the highest quality ‘pure’ Biotin’ are they actually using? Often, not very much. That’s because the highest quality Biotin (as used by Derm Dude) is not a cheap ingredient.
Usually, the best ingredients that deliver on their promise are not the cheapest, which is why when consumers see prices and offers too good to be true, THEY ARE! A very common tactic with some beard gummies is to list the ‘sexy’ ingredients they know people want, but then they use ‘filler’ (cheaper ingredients to save the marketing company money and make much more profit) at your expense. So one pro tip is always to look for 10,000 MG biotin per serving in your beard growth gummies.
Also, as I mentioned above, ‘real’ Biotin not only helps with hair growth but benefits your skin and nails too. So, for example, when I’m taking our Derm Dude beard growth gummies with 10,000 MGs of Biotin every day, I not only see the benefits in my beard, but my nails grow MUCH faster. I literally find myself having to trim my nails 2-3X more often when I’m taking our beard growth gummies. That’s because real Biotin doesn’t know the difference between your beard, hair, skin, and nails. It benefits all of them. So if you don’t see these types of results, you may want to reconsider your brand of biotin beard growth gummies.
2. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is critical for healthy bones & many experts believe Vitamin D also play’s a role in hair growth. More and more research suggests that a vitamin D deficiency may even be associated with alopecia (hair loss). So the bottom line is that maintaining healthy levels of Vitamin D is a smart move for your beard and overall health and well-being. Vitamin D is also known to increase testosterone levels in men which in turn will increase beard hair growth.
Zinc plays a critical role in many bodily functions, including immune function, wound healing, and protein synthesis. Experts believe Zinc may also play a key role in hair growth by promoting cell division and protein synthesis. A 2009 study on the affects of Zinc supplementation in alopecia patients who had low serum zinc levels showed encouraging results.
Zinc supplements have long been recommended as a treatment for hair loss to rule out the possibility that the loss was due to a zinc deficiency - a common issue.
4. Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto is a plant extract that is commonly used to treat prostate enlargement. Studies and research suggest that Saw Palmetto can also help promote hair growth on your head and facial hair by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which can contribute to hair loss.
Collagen is a protein that makes up a significant portion of the skin, hair, and nails. Experts believe it also promotes healthy hair growth by providing key building blocks for actual hair follicles as well as giving hair more elasticity, making hair less prone to breaking or other types of damage.
And dudes, remember this: Yes, you always want to make sure you get the very best, high-quality supplements and ingredients whenever you purchase any product. BUT…supplements alone are not the complete picture. They are part of the overall plan for optimal wellness and results.
A smart, balanced diet, regular exercise, and consistent hydration also contribute to healthy hair growth. And as always, if you have any allergies or concerns about any ingredients in any supplements, it’s always best to consult with your doctor BEFORE starting any new supplement regimen.
Let’s GROW Dudes!