My Pantogar Review (2023) – Does It Really Help Hair?

My Pantogar Review (2019) – Does It Really Help Hair?

It’s time for my Pantogar review – a hair supplement that used to be really popular a while ago.

So does it really work?

Considering it’s a German product – it might have a different quality (in the good way)… or not.

Well, I did my own research on Pantogar – so here’s the actual truth behind.

Note: This review is based on my experience + opinion on Pantogar.


So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Specific Treatment from Pantogar

My Pantogar Review (2019) - Does It Really Help Hair?Versions: Only 1 bottle with 90 pills (1 month supply)

Best Actual Price: Around $50 per box

Cheapest Place To Buy: Probably Amazon or Ebay

Designed For: Strengthening hair and nails. According to the label – it works for:

  • hair loss/alopecia
  • thinning hair
  • hair structure lesions

Keep in mind that it’s not a hair growth supplement. Instead, it works rather for hair health in general.

My Rating: 5 out of 10

Worth Buying?: No it’s not a scam, but it’s not an excellent product either:

  • extremely expensive at $50 per month
  • formula is pretty uncommon (not in the good way)
  • not very effective in my case

I personally prefer a supplement that costs half and worked much better in my case.


What I Liked About It

  • Pills are quite easy to swallow
  • There are many authentic reviews about it online
  • Some customers are satisfied
  • Available in several retailers


What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Many ingredients with no hair-related studies
  • Pretty weak formula overall
  • You need to take 3 pills per day
  • Not very effective in my case (hair loss returned immediately)
  • Really expensive for its actual value



What Is Pantogar? A Quick Overview

Shortly – it’s a “special treatment for hair and nails”.

In other words, it’s meant to strengthen both hair and nails – but also:

  • reduce shedding and hair loss
  • fight against alopecia
  • improve hair structure

However – the #1 thing that makes Pantogar different is its formula.

That’s because it doesn’t contain the usual ingredients from hair supplements. Instead – it’s based on yeast.

At this point, there are no studies on yeast’s benefits for hair.

That’s why I personally wouldn’t trust Pantogar tremendously – especially at first sight.

Besides, there’s also its absolutely huge price ($25 per box).

So now that you know the main things about Pantogar – it’s time to analyze it more closely.


#1 – Ingredients (5 out of 10)

In my opinion – Pantogar’s formula isn’t very special:

  1. Based on yeast
  2. No herbal extracts
  3. Few vitamins/minerals

So Pantogar has a different hair formula from most supplements. But why is this bad? 

Here’s what a 2018 study found out [1]:

  • It tested out Pantogar’s exact formula on several women with hair loss.
  • The results were really weak. 
  • Additionally, the study also used a formula with several vitamins + herbs.
  • It was given to several women with the same hair issues.
  • In this case, results were a lot better (in terms of strength and shedding).

Now – let’s take a closer look at Pantogar’s  ingredients:

  1. Thiamin Nitrate – a deficiency in this vitamin can sometimes cause hair loss. [2]
  2. Calcium Pantothenate – can stimulate growth. [3]
  3. Saccharomyces med. – strengthens hair and nails.
  4. L-Cystine – can reduce shedding in some cases.
  5. Keratin – a protein designed to strengthen hair naturally. [4]
  6. Para-Aminobenzoic Acid – protects hair follicles against shedding.

Even though the ingredients don’t look bad – they’re not anything special either.

So in my opinion, Pantogar is a lot weaker than most supplements on the market.


Pantogar’s ingredients are pretty weak overall, if you ask me.

Besides – its disappointing results in studies are the best proof that it’s not too effective. At least for me.

So it’s not a product I would recommend (especially at that high price).


#2 – How To Take It (7 out of 10)

Here’s what you should know about Pantogar’s schedule and pills.

1. Pills Facts

Fortunately – this supplement is pretty good at this chapter:

  • gelatin-like capsules
  • average dimensions
  • pretty easy to swallow

So don’t worry – these pills aren’t large and thick, as they might seem in pictures.

If you take them with enough water, swallowing should be really easy.

2. The Schedule

That’s probably the less pleasant part:

  • you need to take 3 pills per day
  • that’s pretty hard to follow (in my view)
  • you run the risk of forgetting about 1-2 pills

Now – the label doesn’t recommend taking them together or spacing them out. So that’s up to you.

However, both options are difficult:

  1. It’s hard to swallow 3 pills one after the other.
  2. It’s also hard to remember taking a pill 3 times a day.

So Pantogar’s schedule and number of pills is a drawback, in my opinion.


#3 – My Results (6 out of 10)

Pantogar was one of the first supplements I tried for my hair loss.

I probably used it more than 5 years ago – so I can’t give you too many details about it.

But I do remember most of the things.

1. My Background

As I said, I had been dealing with shedding and hair thinning:

  • my hair was falling out massively (day and night)
  • the bottom half became extremely thin
  • my roots were still quite thick, as before

Basically – in a few years, my hair had thinned out with about 70%. 

You can imagine how bad it would look.

So as I said, Pantogar was one of the first supplements I tried at that time.

2. How It Worked

These pills didn’t work as well as I had hoped.

Even though I could see some results – they were just temporary:

  1. My hair starting falling out less after around 2 months.
  2. It also didn’t break as easily as before.
  3. In terms of volume, I don’t remember seeing any change.
  4. I continued to take these pills for a few months.
  5. However, my hair loss returned while I was taking them.
  6. So at one point, my hair was falling out as badly as before.

Basically – Pantogar seemed to help in the first months, but then its effect disappeared.

So I don’t know if that was only my case or not. But either way, it’s wasn’t too helpful overall.

Despite working well at first, the next months completely took away the improvements.


Based on my experience, I couldn’t possibly recommend Pantogar:

  • only worked for a short while
  • my hair loss came back pretty fast
  • no improvement in terms of thinning

Considering how much it costs, I think it’s just a waste of money.

I personally prefer a $25 supplement with a much better formula that helped my hair a lot more (AND also on the long term).



#4 – Other Opinions (7 out of 10)

As I said – my results with Pantogar weren’t 100% relevant (I used it a long time ago).

For this reason, I tried to include other customer’s opinions on this product.

In this way – you can get an unbiased perspective on it.

Note: I only included authentic reviews, not general ones.

1. What People Say

As you might expected – opinions are divided.

Here are some of the most common things I found on this supplement:

  1. Some people say it’s really effective for hair loss.
  2. Others claim it makes their hair and nails a lot stronger.
  3. A few others say it also made their hair grow faster.
  4. Many say it didn’t work too well.
  5. Others claim they couldn’t see absolutely any change.
  6. Some others complain about the high price.

In short – some customers are satisfied, while other are really disappointed.

I would say the per cent is about 50/50.

So judging after that, Pantogar isn’t a scam – since it does work for some. But even so, there are enough complaints.

2. Biggest Complaints

Out of the negative reviews – most were related to:

  1. High price or shipping expenses.
  2. Weak effect overall.
  3. Difficult schedule (3 pills a day).
  4. Pills quality.

Surprisingly – several Amazon customers said they believed the pills weren’t original.

The picture shows a Pantogar created in Germany, while they received one made in Egypt (with Arabic label).

Other than that, many were unsatisfied about the price, number of pills per day or no effect.


Opinions on Pantogar were quite mixed up:

  • some people said it helped
  • others were extremely unsatisfied

So there are some chances that it works for you – while there are some that it doesn’t.

That’s why I wouldn’t necessarily recommend Pantogar.

At this point – I don’t consider it a very effective product, so I wouldn’t spend so much on it.


#5 – Price (4 out of 10)

In my opinion – Pantogar is an extremely overpriced product.

Considering its formula and compounds, I shouldn’t cost more than $25. That’s what I think.

1. The Exact Price

Here’s what you should keep in mind about Pantogar:

  • Its regular price on Amazon is $49.99 per box.
  • That’s 1 month supply.
  • However, Amazon offers discounts often times.
  • At this point, it’s available for $43.48 per box.
  • Shipping is also included.

So in my opinion – this price is way too high for what Pantogar is really worth.

Its ingredients don’t value more than $20 (all together).

It’s true that the product is made in Germany – so that high price probably included shipping expenses from Europe to US.

But even so, it’s still way too expensive.

So I couldn’t recommend such a pricey product – since I wouldn’t use it anymore myself.

2. Competitors’ Price

I will compare Pantogar with my #1 recommended supplement (Folexin):

  1. P contains 6 active ingredients in total.
  2. Only some of them have a real benefit for hair.
  3. F contains almost 30 active ingredients.
  4. Most of them are known for their hair benefits.
  5. P requires 3 pills per day, F only 2.
  6. Also, P normally costs $50 per monthly supply.
  7. On the other hand, F’s normal price is $25 per bottle.
  8. Additionally, you can get F for $18 (a discounted price).

So in my opinion, Pantogar is really far from Folexin (in most chapters).

It doesn’t only have a weaker formula and fewer ingredients – but it also costs double.

Not to mention that its effect isn’t always the best one (as it was in my case).

So I couldn’t possibly recommend Pantogar when there are products like Folexin on the market. That’s my opinion.


#6 – Where To Find It (8 out of 10)

Though it doesn’t have an official website, Pantogar is sold on several retailers.

My Pantogar Review (2019) - Does It Really Help Hair?That includes:

  • Amazon (both US and UK)
  • Ebay
  • Walmart
  • Other online pharmacies

Now – in terms of price, Amazon has the lowest offer at this point.

You can also find great prices on Ebay, but there are other issues:

  1. Products can be opened or slightly damaged.
  2. You will probably have to pay for the shipping.
  3. In many cases, shipping fees are over $30.
  4. It’s not as safe as Amazon.

So if you’r really interested in buying Pantogar – I consider Amazon as the best option right now.


#7 – FAQs

Up next, I will try to answer the most common questions about Pantogar. 

1. How many pills per day?

3 daily – whether you take them together or throughout the day.

That’s a pretty big downside, in my opinion – as 3 pills per day isn’t very easy.

2. How long does 1 box last?

One box is a monthly supply – so it’s enough for 30 days.

3. Can I take it with other drugs?

I would recommend you to ask your doctor’s approval first.

Pantogar doesn’t contain the usual ingredients from most hair supplements.

Plus – it’s not based on herbs, which are usually safer and less likely to interact with other drugs.

4. Are there any side effects?

I don’t remember experiencing anything of this type.

However – some Amazon customers complain about:

  • headaches
  • skin irritation
  • itching

So Pantogar can cause side effects, but they’re probably pretty rare.

5. How fast should I notice an improvement?

According to the label, it takes about 3-6 months until it starts working for real.

However – I could see some changes after about 2 months. 

So it’s definitely faster than the claimed period, which is good.


#8 – Final Conclusions

Here’s how I would sum up my opinion on Pantogar (in 3 ideas).

1. Weird Formula

Here’s why I consider it so:

  • no ingredients known for their hair benefits
  • based on yeast
  • totally different from other supplements’ ingredients

Overall – this formula looks a lot weaker. So I’m not sure if it’s so suitable for a hair supplement.

2. 3 Pills Per Day

That’s what makes Pantogar a bit uncomfortable:

  • you have to take a high number of pills daily
  • there’s the risk of forgetting one
  • schedule is pretty hard to follow if you work full-time

So I personally try to avoid supplement that require so many pills per day.

But if you’re not a busy person, that shouldn’t be an issue.

3. Super Expensive

For what it contains, Pantogar is really overpriced ($25):

  • ingredients are not worth a lot
  • no trademark compound
  • no high dosages

So in my opinion – you could get these ingredients separately for less than half. Not that I would recommend that.



My Verdict – Is Pantogar Worth Buying?

Short answer: No, as far as I can tell.

My Pantogar Review (2019) - Does It Really Help Hair?It’s surely not the kind of hair supplement I would recommend any soon:

  1. Formula is pretty weak (basic ingredients).
  2. Not based on herbs or many vitamins.
  3. You need to take 3 pills per day.
  4. In my case, it only worked for a short while.
  5. Very expensive for its actual value.

Now – I’m not claiming it’s a scam. Since there are some satisfied customers, it’s impossible.

However, it’s not the best product you can buy. Especially for these money.

So what do I recommend instead? The product I personally use – a supplement called Folexin:

  • formula is way better overall
  • considerably cheaper ($25 per bottle)
  • results lasted on the long term in my case

Obviously, it’s up to you what you decide to buy. But I can’t possibly recommend Pantogar, since I don’t think it’s worth so much money.


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4 thoughts on “My Pantogar Review (2023) – Does It Really Help Hair?

  1. Hi Olly, I have a hair loss that is over 3 years old and no product has ever helped as I wanted. I’ve been on Nutrafol which my doctor recommended but I wasn’t very satisfied. My shedding reduced but I had times when it would return, so clearly the pills did not do the right job. Then I used a biotin vitamin from Nature Bounty which only worsened my existing acne and it took me several months to get where I used to be. Some others followed but I was no satisfied. Since Pantogar is a German product and doesn’t have the same biotin – vitamin formula, I’m looking to give it a shot. I was just wondering whether they sell it in Germany? I have some relatives there who could buy it, it’s probably cheaper. Not sure if you know but maybe you do, thanks.

    1. HI Faith, thanks for sharing your experience with all these products. Even though I haven’t tried Nature Bounty’s supplement, I assume the reason why your acne worsened.

      The supplement probably contains a high dose of biotin (over 1500 mcg) – which can cause breakouts sometimes. There’s no official info, but many people complain about acne in supplements with high dosages of biotin. So I reached the conclusion that this vitamin is the responsible (many unofficial sources say the same).

      On the other hand, Nutrafol is one of my top recommended supplements in terms of effect. It has a study behind and lots of positive reviews. That’s why I’m quite surprised it didn’t help you so much.

      Regarding Pantogar – as far as I know, they do sell it in Germany. In the US, it’s also available on a shop with products brought from Germany. So I assume it’s mostly sold and used there. I don’t necessarily recommend its formula – but since nothing else worked for you, I think it’s worth the shot.

      Try to ask your relatives from Germany to check it in pharmacies or local stores from there and see how much it costs. Hope this helps!

  2. These pills did not help me.. I have alopecia areata and 3 bald patches currently, all on the back of my scalp. I was hoping this would make it grow back faster but apparently the pace is unchanged. I’m guessing hair will be back in 4-5 months if it doesn’t start falling out again in the meantime. 

    For alopecia hair loss this does not work! I will look into your recommended Folexin because I saw it has many recommendations and doesn’t cost so much. Will tell you my results but I hope to be satisfied.

    1. Hi Cana, thanks for your insight on Pantogar, it’s really helpful. I’m sorry to hear about your alopecia, it’s an auto-immune condition that is among the top causes of hair loss in women. And unfortunately keeping it under control isn’t always easy.

      Anyway, I consider Pantogar’s formula as pretty weak – since it’s based on yeast, which has no hair benefits proven by studies. It’s true that there also some other ingredients in these pills, but they can’t make miracles alone. So I don’t think it’s the best formula for your situation.

      Folexin has way better ingredients, so it might help more. But I never had alopecia areata – so even though it helped my general hair loss, I can’t tell if it also works for your problem. But on paper, it should – as it only needs to boost your hair growth. So in my opinion, it should help a lot.

      If you decide to try it, I would appreciate letting me know your results – whether they are positive or negative, I’m totally opened to honest feedback of all sorts.

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