It’s time to review Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins – which is a general hair health product. Honestly, it looks really good at first:
- comes as a gummy form (not pills or tablets)
- very nice taste
- really easy to take
However, there’s also a negative side of this product – and it’s actually a long one.
So can these gummies speed up hair growth? Or they’re potentially dangerous (as some say)?
Let’s dig deep into this product and find out the hidden truth behind.
Note: This review is based on my experience + opinion on these vitamins.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Hair Vitamins by Sugar Bear Hair
Versions: There’s only a 30-days bottle, but there are 3 different packages:
- 1 month supply with 1 bottle
- 2 months supply with 2 bottles
- 3 months supply with 3 bottles + free brush
However – the discount for buying a larger pack is very little (less than $5).
Best Actual Price: Around $30 per bottle
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon or Ebay (but Amazon is easier in terms of shipping).
Designed For: Hair health in general:
- increases strength
- nourishes the hair roots
- improves overall health
Keep in mind that it’s not a hair loss/growth supplement (at least it doesn’t claim to be).
My Rating: 6 out of 10 – I rated it so low because of the side effects.
Worth Buying?: Not really – it’s not as good as it seems as first:
- contains lots of sugars/sweeteners
- ingredients are pretty basic
- may cause serious breakout (acne)
- a bit overpriced
Even though it tastes great, this product is far from a great one.
So at $30 per bottle, I think you can choose a much better supplement for less money.
What I Liked About It
- Great taste (something like berries and punch)
- Only 2 gummies per day
- Contains most vitamins necessary for hair
- You can find it in many retailers
- Many authentic reviews online
What I Didn’t Like About It
- Pretty weak formula with lots of sugars
- Not effective for everyone
- In my case, it didn’t really work (only made my hair dry)
- Many complaints of acne and stomach pain as a side effect
- Might be dangerous
- Expensive for the formula it has
What Are Sugar Bear’s Vitamins?
First of all – they’re not vitamins (or rather, not only vitamins).
That’s because this product also contains:
- Some minerals
- Enough sugar
- Sweeteners and flavors
So the #1 ugly truth behind this product is that it’s full of sugar and sweeteners:
- they’re not healthy on the long term
- might cause side effects (especially on the skin)
And if you check out some Amazon reviews, you will see that’s real (I will discuss it below).
Now – these gummies are designed to improve hair health in general.
But judging after the vitamins they contain, they should also boost hair growth (if not even decrease hair loss).
So does this really happen? It’s time to get into more details on this product.
#1 – Ingredients (7 out of 10)
To be honest, Sugar Bear’s vitamins have a decent formula for hair in general.
However – for hair growth, it seems pretty weak:
- Mostly vitamins and minerals
- No powerful herbal extracts (like Horsetail, Nettle, Saw Palmetto)
- A really high quantity of sugar
Now, this formula doesn’t look bad at all.
But compared to other supplements – it looks much weaker (in terms of hair growth).
Now – I would divide the ingredients in 3 classes:
- inactive ingredients
So let’s take a quick look at each category.
Sugar Bear’s product contains pretty much all the vitamins that are essential for hair:
- Vitamin A – doesn’t have a major benefit, but an excess causes hair loss.
- Vitamin C – it’s an antioxidant, so it protects and strengthens hair. 
- Folic Acid – seems to increase hair growth.
- Vitamin D – its deficiency leads to hair loss. 
- Vitamin E – there is very little info about its hair benefits (only that it’s an antioxidant).
- Biotin – it’s one of the best vitamins for hair health. 
- Vitamin B6 – strengthens and increase hair growth. 
- Vitamin B12 – produces new hair cells.
- Choline – it’s not a real vitamin, but it helps hair affected by stress.
- Inositol – it’s a B vitamin complex that works best with choline.
So in terms of vitamins, this product has all you could wish for.
At this chapter – Sugar Bear’s supplement could be better.
It doesn’t contain as many minerals as vitamins and it only has 2 that really help:
- Panthotenic Acid – just like vitamin B6, it seems to increase hair growth. 
- Iodine – can help if your hair is falling out due to thyroid problems.
- Zinc – it’s an essential mineral for hair health and also increase growth. 
Out of this list – zinc is by far the most important mineral for hair.
A downside I found is that there’s no iron or magnesium (which are really useful nutrients).
3. Inactive Ingredients
I wouldn’t normally count these in, but this supplement has a big problem here:
- Many sugars/sweeteners
- Coloring agents
- Artificial flavors
So the fact that it comes as sweet gummies has a price.
Compared to regular supplements, it’s a lot more unhealthy (if I can call it so).
For a general hair health product, Sugar Bear gummies look well enough.
But for a hair growth product – this formula looks weak:
- potent extracts missing
- most ingredients don’t improve growth speed
- full of sugars
So judging after its formula, it’s not a product I would recommend any soon.
#2 – Smell & Taste (9.50 out of 10)
That’s probably the strongest point of Sugar Bear’s product.
At this chapter, there’s almost nothing you can complain about:
- When you open the bottle, the smell is pretty weird (very intense).
- However, one gummy alone doesn’t smell too bad.
- Taste is also pretty good – similar to punch/berries (but very sweet).
- You can chew them instead of swallowing them full.
- They’re not the kind of gelatin gummies.
So if you were used to pills or tablets, you will surely enjoy these gummies.
But as I said – they taste extremely sweet. That’s not a problem in terms of taste, but it is a problem in terms of health (more on that later on).
However, when it comes to taste – Sugar Bear’s product looks great.
#3 – How To Take It (9 out of 10)
The label makes a few clear recommendations:
- You need to take 2 gummies per day.
- There’s nothing mentioned about the schedule.
- So you can take them either together or space them out.
- It recommends chewing them thoroughly before swallowing.
- It doesn’t say if you have to drink some water afterwards.
- Also recommends not to go beyond 2 gummies/day.
So things are pretty clear here.
With other products, I would have trouble understanding the instructions (an oil from Wild Hair Growth is the best example).
But Sugar Bears is fine at this chapter. So in my opinion – 2 gummies per day isn’t a lot.
I would recommend spacing them out and taking 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening, but it’s totally up to you. The effect would probably be the same anyway.
#4 – My Results (6 out of 10)
To be honest, Sugar Bear’s vitamins were far from the top products I tried.
I could see an improvement in my hair, but it was minimal. Besides – there were some other problems as well.
1. My Background
I have had years of hair loss due to a mix of different causes – so my hair was still recovering from that.
Even though my hair stopped falling out in pieces, it still had some problems:
- very thin ends
- fragile and easy to break
- growing very slowly
Since it was unhealthy but not damaged, hair masks and treatments didn’t really help.
So normally – adding a boost of vitamins should help my hair in several chapters (including growth).
That’s why I was curious if Sugar Bears could help.
2. How It Worked
My results with this supplement weren’t too amazing:
- My hair didn’t seem to grow more than usual after 2 months.
- It did grow – but not faster or longer.
- However, it seemed a lot more brittle than before.
- I used lots of conditioners but none could make it much softer.
- Also, I was feeling a lot more tired and without energy (maybe due to the sugar),
- The only good point is that I had some more volume than before.
- Also, my nails would grow twice as fast (surprisingly).
So basically, these gummies didn’t do anything important for my hair.
On the contrary – they might have made it drier (I’m not 100% sure it was them, I only believe so).
And in terms of growth, I couldn’t notice any real effect. Ironically – they only helped my nails, not my hair.
I would probably not recommend Sugar Bear’s vitamins:
- didn’t increase my hair growth
- the positive effects on my hair were minimal
- made my hair drier and frizzier
It’s true they are easy to take and taste well – but is it really worth that, if they don’t work?
Besides, they’re not very cheap. So for these money, you can get a much better product (even though it’s a supplement).
#5 – Other Opinions (7 out of 10)
In order to create an unbiased review, I tried to check some other opinions about Sugar Bear’s product.
The good news – there were plenty of real customer reviews.
The bad news – many of them were complaining about a serious side effect.
Note: I only considered authentic review, not the ones based on general info.
1. The Positive Side
I found enough customers that were satisfied with this product:
- Some said it really works for hair growth.
- Others said it improves their hair loss.
- There are some that praise its general benefits (healthy hair).
- Many people claim their nails also saw a boost in growth.
- Most praise the smell and taste.
As you can see – some people’s results seem totally different from mines.
However, not all saw such an amazing improvement in their hair. Others had to deal with severe side effects.
2. The Negative Side
Honestly, the complaints I found about this product were totally different than other hair supplements.
And I mean that in the bad way:
- Lots of people complain about acne breakout.
- Some claim they never had acne problems before.
- But most are convinced it was these gummies causing it.
- Others complain about the high quantity of sugar inside.
- Also, some said they ended up with stomach cramps.
- And there are some who had problems with their packages.
Now – I found over 30% reviews complaining about acne, so it’s a major side effect.
If you ask me, it’s probably because of the high dose of sugar. The ingredients themselves could never cause acne alone.
There are enough satisfied users, but there are also many serious complaints.
So if you want to stay away from acne, I wouldn’t advise you to use these gummies.
Maybe you never had a breakout before, but you’re still at risk – just like the others (many customers claim they never had it before, so…).
#6 – Price (7 out of 10)
In terms of cost, Sugar Bear’s vitamins are somewhere in between:
- not the priciest hair product I tried
- expensive for what they contain
So let’s get into more details here.
1. The Exact Price
Sugar Bear’s product has a similar price no matter where you buy it from:
- Costs about $30 per bottle.
- You can buy a 1,2 or 3 months supply.
- However, the price is still about the same (per bottle).
- For the 3 months supply, you pay a bit over $29 per bottle.
Now – for a gummies product, it’s quite expensive. For the formula/ingredients it has, it’s also overpriced (in my opinion).
Yes – there are many supplements that cost much more, but that’s not an excuse.
If you ask me, Sugar Bear’s product should cost under $20 for what it contains.
2. Competitors’ Price
I will only compare Sugar Bear’s vitamins with my top recommended hair product (Folexin).
Now – I will only stick to the price facts here.
If you want the full comparison, you can see it below.
- Folexin costs about $24/bottle, Sugar Bear costs around $30.
- With Folexin, you can get a discount for a larger pack (about $18/bottle).
- With Sugar Bears, the price is around the same as before ($29/bottle).
Besides, in my case – Folexin’s effect is much better overall.
That’s why I personally recommend it instead of Sugar Bear’s product:
- it has a much lower price
- works better for hair growth/loss or thinning hair (at least for me).
#7 – Where To Find It (9 out of 10)
Fortunately, Sugar Bear’s vitamins are available in several websites/retailers:
- the official page
- some other smaller sellers
Now, the question is – which of these has the lowest price?
Well, there’s no big difference, to be honest.
The very best price is probably on Amazon – but it’s only a few cents lower than the official website.
Ebay has also really low prices, but that depends from the seller. Plus, you might have to pay the shipping fees here.
So if you really want to buy this product, choose Amazon for the best deal.
#8 – FAQs
Up next, I will try to answer the top questions you might have on Sugar Bear’s vitamins.
Note: I might repeat something I already said, but it’s easier to spot here.
1. How many gummies per day?
Only 2 – you can either take them together or space them out (whatever it’s easier for you).
It’s recommended to chew them before swallowing, and you can also have some water afterwards.
2. How long lasts one bottle?
30 days – one bottle is 1 month supply.
There are 60 gummies and you’re taking 2 per day.
3. Can I take it with other drugs?
It’s better to ask your doctor first, because Sugar Bear’s vitamins aren’t herb based.
So there might be some interactions, that’s why it’s better to seek for advice if you’re following a chronic treatment.
Normally – there shouldn’t be any problem, but it’s better to stay safe.
The label also doesn’t mention anything about this.
4. Are there any side effects?
I couldn’t find anything on the label or on the official website.
Also – I personally didn’t experience any side effect (except for hair getting dry and brittle).
However, I found many reviews complaining about:
- acne breakout or pimples (over 30% reviewers)
- stomach pain
So one of these serious side effects may come up in your case as well.
5. How fast should I notice an effect?
There’s no info on this on the label.
But some reviewers said they same an improvement after about 3 weeks (which is pretty fast).
However – I say you should use these gummies for at least 1 month before you expect any effect.
#9 – Sugar Bear’s Vitamins Vs Others
I will not compare Sugar Bear’s vitamins with some other gummies.
Instead, I will compare it with my top recommended product for hair growth – Folexin.
So let’s take a look at Sugar Bear’s (SB) vs Folexin (F):
- F contains about 30 ingredients, SB contains about 15.
- SB contains only vitamins + minerals, F contains these + herbal extracts for hair growth.
- F is the best product I know at decreasing hair loss, SB is weaker.
- F also speeds up hair growth, SB didn’t really help (in my case).
- SB comes as gummies, F as gelatin pills.
- They both require 2 servings per day.
- SB costs about $30, F costs $24.
- F offers a discount for a larger pack ($18 per bottle), SB keeps the same price.
- F has no major side effects, SB may cause some acne.
Now – I don’t have anything against Sugar Bear’s gummies. If they were more effective, I would have been the first to praise them.
However, I can’t possibly recommend them over Folexin (considering all the facts from above).
It’s true that Folexin is a supplement and comes as pills, but in terms of effect – it’s way better than Sugar Bear’s.
So that’s the product I personally recommend instead.
#10 – Final Conclusions
Here’s how I would sum up Sugar Bear’s vitamins in 3 ideas.
1 – Really Easy To Take
Compared to regular supplements, this product has a clear advantage:
- uses gummies instead of pills
- taste is really good
- you can chew them before swallowing
- only 2 per day
No matter what – gummies will always be more attractive than pills. Especially when you don’t have to swallow them whole.
2 – Very Different Results
Truth is – opinions were extremely divided on this product:
- some really praised it for its growth effects
- others said it only improves hair in general
- some others said it’s useless
- while others complained about its side effects
Now – I personally don’t fit into any of these categories.
My results were rather negative, but I didn’t experience any side effects.
However, one thing is clear – Sugar Bear’s vitamins does not work for everyone.
3 – Potentially Dangerous
I was scared by how many negative reviews I found on Sugar Bears.
Most of these were complaining about:
- acne breakout
- stomach pain
Besides, it contains a high quantity of sugar (compared to 95% supplements)
To be honest, these are some serious issues that you can’t see in most supplements.
That’s why I would think twice before buying Sugar Bear’s vitamins.
My Verdict – Are Sugar Bear Vitamins Worth Buying?
Short answer: Not really – their potential side effects are too dangerous, if you ask me.
Besides, it’s not such an amazing product:
- Full of sugar and sweeteners.
- Ingredients aren’t too powerful.
- Only contains vitamins and minerals.
- Not very effective for hair growth (my experience).
- Many negative reviews.
- Too expensive for what it contains.
Sure enough – it’s great in terms of taste and consistency. But that’s pretty much it.
Considering it can cause severe acne, I personally would stay away from it.
There’s a product that works better, costs less and has no serious side effects. So that’s what I would recommend instead.
1 – https://www.healthline.com/-nutrition/best-vitamins-hair-growth
2 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC5387874/
3 – https://ods.od.nih.gov/-factsheets/Biotin-HealthProfessional/
4 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/11344694
20 thoughts on “My Review: Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins (#1 Ugly Truth Revealed)”
I bought 2 bottles one for me and one for my sister. It worked really well for me, growing my nails and hair after the first 3 weeks. My sister had severe headaches and ended up with a few pimples on her cheeks. She stopped taking the gummies immediately. I’m still taking them from time to time and have no problem, only positive effects. So my guess is that it depends from person to person, not everyone will experience pimples or acne or headaches.
Hi Erika, thanks for letting me know how Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins worked for you and your sister.
You’re totally right – the effect depends from person to person. You’re probably one of those lucky people who experience no side effect. On the other hand, your sister isn’t.
From what I read, about 50% people experience one side effect from these gummies. Most experience acne, but there’s also headache, insomnia, stomach pain, etc. So that’s a very high per cent, which makes these vitamins quite risky.
That’s why I would think twice about using them.
Anyway, thank you for sharing your experience with them.
Hi there Olly and thank you for honestly reviewing Sugar Bear vitamins. You pointed out that they’re dangerous, which I really appreciate. I’ve used these vitamins too and they really messed up my life!
They have a good side too, they did make my hair grow – a lot actually! The hair all over my body was growing, including my eyebrows. Also I could see a faster growth in most of my nails.
Anyways, I stopped taking Sugar Bear because it caused me cystic acne and a visit to the emergency room. I had never had acne in my teenage years and have no one in my family with this problem. But weeks after starting Sugar Bear vitamins, I started getting more pimples on my face and back. I initially thought it was just a coincidence, but the pimples started breaking and liquid flowing off. My face was hurting so badly that my parents took me straight to the hospital. Doctors couldn’t find what was the cause, so they asked me what I was taking and told me to stop Sugar Bears.
It’s been 2 months now and I’m still not 100% recovered, I still have some pimples especially on my back. But it’s way better than it used to be. So I’m just hoping that people reading my comment will not buy Sugar Bear vitamins, they’re really dangerous. I still regret not having stopped using them once I saw 1-2 pimples, maybe that would have saved me.
Hi Lara, thanks a lot for sharing your experience with Sugar Bear vitamins.
Unfortunately, I found so many reviews complaining about the same issue as yours – so you’re not alone, on the contrary.
I personally would avoid Sugar Bear or any other hair supplement that comes as gummies. In my opinion, it’s the high quantity of sugar that caused your breakout (since there are no dangerous active ingredients). So I advise you to stay away from any vitamins that come as gummies (not just hair products).
Acne and pimples seem to heal very slowly – so it’s essential to stop these gummies whenever a few pimples come up (just like you said).
I’m sorry for what happened to you, but keep in mind that you’re not the only one experiencing this. So next time you try a product, you will surely research it carefully.
This is a trash product, it made me feel worse than ever! It all started with stomach cramps two days after I took them up, then I had a bad diarrhea that wouldn’t respond to the treatment from my doctor. Gave these pills up after less than a week and started feeling better everyday. No acne or pimples but I still felt worse than I did in all my life. Not recommended!
Hi Danna, I’m very sorry to hear about your experience with Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins.
Since your symptoms appeared so sudden, it’s pretty clear it was these pills causing them. Also, you said you felt better everyday after quitting the pills – which makes it even clear that your body couldn’t tolerate them.
I can’t really tell if this reaction was because of 1 ingredient or their combination. But you might have similar problems with other hair vitamins (especially gummies, which contain lots of sugars).
So the only advice I can give you is to choose hair supplements that are mostly based on herbs.
Herbs are usually really strong (in terms of effect), and they still have very few side effects. Especially compared to hair vitamins or gummies, which always have lots of unsatisfied customers.
That’s the only advice I can give you right now. Depending on where you bought Sugar Bear’s product, you might try to ask for a refund – maybe you’re lucky. Hope this helps.
Hi! I’m stunned to hear all those negative claims about Sugar Bear. I actually ordered these vitamins in the UK and paid extra taxes for shipping and I’m not sorry. it’s been over 4 months since I’m using them and my hair looks better than every, it’s thicker and shinier. Did not notice any faster growth though, but you can tell that it’s much healthier.
To me these vitamins were absolutely fantastic and I don’t regret buying them. No breakouts or headaches, I actually feel like I have a lot more energy than I used to. There are lots of complaints but enough satisfied customers as well.
Hi Samm, thanks a lot for sharing your experience with Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins. I surely needed to hear a positive opinion, considering all those complaints I found about it.
Well, I’m not claiming these vitamins are bad. I’m only saying they’re potentially dangerous for some people (but you can’t tell for who exactly).
But you’re right – there are many positive reviews on Amazon or other retailers. So it’s clearly they worked for certain persons.
I personally didn’t experience any side effect either, so I can’t criticize this supplement. It wasn’t the best product ever, because it didn’t make my hair grow faster – but it’s surely not a scam either, compared to other products (Rejuvalex Hair Formula).
So all I can tell is to keep using Sugar Bear Vitamins, if they help your hair so much.
Thanks again for sharing your experience, it’s really helpful.
I really appreciate the depth that you went into with your review of the Sugar Bear Hair Vitamin product, and after reading through all your areas that you evaluated, I have to say that this is not a product that I am likely to use in fighting hair loss.
It has some of the ingredients that you would expect, but it is missing some the that competitors have and also the extra ingredients that make it taste good are bad for me. I am prone to acne breakouts and something sweet like this likely would cause an outbreak.
Plus the product that you do recommend has more ingredients that are helpful, costs less, and is overall a better choice I think. I am not partial to eating something like gummy bears two times a day either. The reviews that are mixed do not give me a great sense of confidence either.
How long of a trial did you make with the Sugar Bear Hair Vitamin product? I know you were not impressed, but depending on how long you tried it for, perhaps that had an effect on your results? In any case, I have read enough to know that this is not for me. I will stick to your recommendation! Thanks…
Hi Dave, thanks for your opinion.
I’m not 100% sure how many bottles of Sugar Bear vitamins I took, since that was a long time ago. But I know it was around 2-3. Yeah, that’s not the best period to evaluate a supplement, so normally I advise people to take a product for longer than that. However, Sugar Bear made my hair really dry and brittle – which was one of the top reasons why I stopped it.
Overall, it’s not a supplement I would recommend – and not because of making my hair dry. That might have been just me, it’s probably not a general effect. But as I said in the review, there are lots of complaints on acne and pimples, so that’s a really bad side effect.
Since you probably had acne episodes in the past, you’re more likely to experience it from this supplement. So it’s better to choose something else instead.
No matter what product you decide on, I’d be interested in hearing how it works for you. So if you could let me know, I would really appreciate it.
I don’t like that it contains sweeteners and sugars and that it may cause acne. And I know not everyone will experience the same side effects, but the fact that so many people have complained about stomach pain is another reason why I won’t be using Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins anytime soon.
Hi Ama, thanks for sharing your opinion. Yes, these vitamins are quite risky (compared to other hair supplements). So if you ever had acne issues, I definitely advise you to stay away from them. But unfortunately, they also caused acne in people who never had a breakout episode in their whole life. So that’s not a guarantee.
But at this point, I don’t think it’s the right thing for you. If you need some recommendations, please let me know and I will gladly help.
Hello there, I was wondering if these vitamins could help with menopause hair loss. I started losing some hair after getting into menopause but it worsened during the next years. I don’t have bald spots yet but my hair ends are much thinner than they used to be. I’m trying to avoid Minoxidil since I don’t want to become addicted to it so hopefully I can find something that works.
Hi Helena, menopause is indeed a major cause of hair loss in women, especially for those over 40-50.
Sugar Bear’s vitamins aren’t really strong. They’re more effective for hair health in general, if any. But when it comes to DHT hair loss (that’s the hormone causing shedding in menopause), they’re not so effective.
Thing is – Mane Choice’s formula is focused on vitamins, which aren’t amazing for decreasing shedding. What you need is a formula focused on hair loss remedies. For this reason, I recommend you supplements based on herbal extracts.
Herbs usually have the strongest effect for hair loss & growth (way better than vitamins). You need a supplement that contains about 60-70% herbs and 30-40% vitamins + minerals.
Some products that I recommend you are Nutrafol, Viviscal, Kerotin and even Follixin (designed for DHT hair loss). However, their only downside is price. Even though they’re really good, they’re also really pricey. Now – if you afford buying any of these, my advice is to do it. They will surely help, since their formula is herb-focused.
But if these are too expensive, I suggest you to check out my #1 recommendation (Folexin). This supplement is very similar to the ones I mentioned, it actually has the same formula as Kerotin (including dosages). However, it costs half. It’s actually really affordable for a hair supplement ($25 at most). So at this point, it’s my top recommendation due to its great price.
Overall, I don’t know which of these supplements you would like to try, but I don’t recommend you Sugar Bear vitamins. I personally don’t think it suits your problem, and it also has a high risk of side effects (acne). So I think it’s better to stay away from it.
Hope this helps.
I disagree with your review. I’ve been taking the vitamins for a month and my hair is much healthier and shiny and has grown a whole lot. yM eyebrows even are growing thicker. I didn’t break out with any acne at all and no stomach or headaches. My skin is actually the clearest its ever been. This product works very well .
Hi Jennifer, thanks for your feedback on Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins. I’m glad to hear you had such good results with it. It’s totally fine for you to disagree with my review because a certain product doesn’t worth the same for different people. That’s why I’m totally opened for both positive and negative feedback from my readers.
If these vitamins work so well for you, I recommend you to keep using them. But as you could see in my review, there are lots of users who experienced side effects like acne (probably due to the high amounts of biotin and sugars). So that’s why I don’t actually recommend this supplement, even though it’s quite popular.
Anyway, I really appreciate your honest opinion.
Thank you for your informative website. My daughter has been taking the Sugar Bear Hair Vitamin product for about one year. After reading the reviews on this site, I now realize why she has been breaking out, having diarrhea, having headaches and her hair is very brittle. She will be taking a multivitamin instead of a hair growth vitamin. Do you recommend any? Thank you so much for your website. We love it!!!!!
Hey Maritza, thanks a lot for your kind words! I’m glad to hear my articles and useful and helpful.
I’m sorry about your daughter’s issues but there are high chances that the symptoms she experienced are caused by Sugar Bear Vitamins. Just let me ask, did she develop those symptoms after she started using that supplement? Or has she experienced them before (even longer time before)? If they appeared for the very first time after this supplement, I’m pretty sure it was the responsible. Also, did your daughter try to stop using this product at one point? And if she did, did the symptoms get better (mostly the diarrhea and headaches, because skin needs a longer time to get clean)?
Now, Sugar Bear Vitamins causes these side effects for 2 reasons, just like I said in my review as well. First, it has a high quantity of sugars, since it’s formulated as gummies. And second, it contains a huge dose of biotin (which is known to cause side effects in high quantities).
So I think that the best choice for your daughter would be a supplement that doesn’t have these 2 issues. First, she should avoid any kind of supplements formulated as gummies. I know some people like them because they’re easier to take, but they are way more dangerous on the long term. And also, some sources claim their effect isn’t as good as supplements’.
Secondly, make sure to choose a product with an average dose of biotin. I know most hair supplement brag about having higher doses, but that’s not a good thing at all, if you ask me. I looked into lots of hair supplements that contain biotin and those with high doses had lots of complaints on side effects. Unfortunately, there is very little clinical evidence on this topic, so I can’t give you any studies or research resources. But I found one studies saying that adults should take between 30-100 mcg of biotin/day. Now, that’s a general number and it’s not relevant for people who want longer and stronger hair and so on.
For this reason, after studying several supplements, I got to the conclusion that biotin is safe for at most 1000 mcg per day. Any supplement containing under this quantity will not cause the side effects of biotin. Some sources claim it’s safe up to 2000-2500 mcg per day, but I would stick to anything under 1000 mcg. The effect is still pretty much the same because biotin alone doesn’t make miracles. Instead, it works best when associated with herbal extracts (that’s what I noticed), because their effect on hair is much better.
Anyway, Sugar Bear Vitamins contain 5000 mcg of biotin per serving, which is way too much. Basically, it’s 5x more than the maximum dose I recommend, so it’s pretty clear that the risk of side effects is huge in this case.
That’s why I recommend a supplement that comes as pills and contains at most 1000 mcg of biotin/day. And if possible, choose one based on herbs that also contains biotin and other vitamins/minerals. My top recommended product is Folexin because it’s the supplement I’ve been using for a long time myself and I have a lot of trust in it. It never caused me any side effect and I didn’t have any negative feedback on this kind from my readers. Anyway, the main reason why I use and recommend it is its price/quality, it’s by far the best I’ve seen in any hair supplement.
Now, I don’t know what kind of budget you’re on. But if you prefer a more famous product (which is obviously pricier), you can check out either Nutrafol or Viviscal. I don’t recommend them very often because they are both very expensive, so I personally would not afford them on the long term. But some people would, so it’s totally up to you.
Also, you might want to check out this guide on growing hair faster. I don’t know if your daughter wants to grow her hair out or not, but most of the tips there are also helpful for keeping hair in a good shape and preventing hair loss. So they might help.
I really hope I answered your questions and if there’s anything that you don’t understand, just let me know and I will gladly explain again. I hope this helps!
I used the product for a long time and there is no effect.
It’s costly without effect. I advise people to try other products instead of paying money without results
Thanks for your feedback on Sugar Bear vitamins, Fatima!