I purchased a 6 month supply of this online and took my dosage at the specified intervals every day, until I had gone through the entire course. I purchased this, not due to reviews or hype, but because I had read the ingredients list on the back of the tablets' packaging and identified quite a few of the ingredients as being beneficial for people suffering from hair loss (Zinc, Horsetail extract and Vit C, amongst others).
Although I'm not a vegetarian or vegan (but am working towards being) I did notice some of the ingredients are animal-derived, somewhat to my dismay. But despite that, I figured with all the beneficial ingredients included, this will work for me. But did it? Unfortunately not. I stuck with this religiously but did not see any difference in the amount of hair shedding, nor the thickness of my existing hair. However my hair did become softer/shinier! That was one benefit I did notice. By the end of the 6 month course I took a photo of my hairline and compared it to one taken the previous year, just before I had started the course of Viviscal. The difference was not obvious in any way. I could've taken the same pictures a few weeks apart and it would have looked the same as the 6 month before and after that I took.
Thankfully no side-effects (obviously as ingredients were more or less totally natural-derived) but also not much in the way of positive effects for my hair either (other than the aforementioned softness). Seems to be one of those products that works for some but doesn't for others.
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