46 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$


Tablet weight: 512 mg Each tablet contains Shark cartilage (Mako, Tiger, Dogfish) 250 mg Oyster (oyster meat) 50 mg Acerola cherry (Malpighia punicfolia, Berries) (std. 25% Vitamin C) 120 mg Silica (Equestrian arvense) Aerial parts 2.7 mg Non-medicinal Ingredients: Glycerin, hydropropyl methycellulose, Magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, Microcrystalline cellulose, orange flavouring, Silicon dioxide.

on 7/31/2015 2:11:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I tried this product for two months and saw zero difference. Don't waste your money on this overpriced product.

on 6/19/2015 9:56:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this vitamin, and used it for a few months. I didn't see anything really happen to my hair at all. I know people are different, and maybe it just did not work for me. It doesnt mean I will bash the product, but it is aggravating when I use a pill for a few months, every single day for no reason. I then tried using HairFinity, and that stuff WORKS! At least for me it did. I have been using it for the past 4 months, and my hair has grown several inches. My hair is very dry and damaged, so it really has a hard time growing. I am also thinking about trying the Hair Skin and Nails pill from ITWORKS soon as well. I have heard really good things about it, so I will probably be ordering it soon. The reason I want to change the brand, is because just like with anything else, your body can get used to the same product after a while. I feel like the HairFinity is not working as well as it used to. But I think it is only because my body is used to it. When I first started with it, my hair grew like crazy in the first few months! Hope this helps someone..

on 3/30/2015 10:40:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This gets 3.5 from me. It worked well for me a few years ago, not working for me now.

My hair is normally very slow-growing, fine and dry. I took Viviscal pills about 4-5 years ago and saw noticeable change in about 2 full months: my hair was growing at a faster rate, felt fuller and was not as dry, maybe a little oily which was OK with me. Back then, I took it a total of 6 months and was satisfied with the results.

About 3 months ago, I had 2" of bottom layers cut off my hair and evened out to a long bob so I could grow it out better. At the same time, I decided to re-start Viviscal. This time, despite it already being a longer period, I haven't seen much change. Hair has grown slightly faster than usual but not as effectively as before. No texture change this time. It's thicker but that probably is from the haircut.

Both times, I diligently took the 2x pills daily. So it's odd that while it previously worked for me, it isn't doing so this time. I've got another month's supply left so will finish that. If I don't see similar changes, however, I won't try a third time.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 2/4/2015 1:01:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Do not buy this. It's overpriced, useless, and has weird side effects (I'm basing this on the reviews by my fellow MUA reviewers).

I used this consistently for 5 months, which I believe is more than enough time for a product to prove itself. The only changes I got were more breakouts, and oily hair. My hair did not grow any faster, there was no added shine, nothing. I threw out an unopened package, the last one I had.

I searched, and searched about it before buying it. It seemed too good to be true, and it was. There were all these articles about Hollywood stars using it, all these fabulous results, and such.

For the price, you'd expect a miracle! It was pretty pricey, and caused more damage than good overall. Therefore, I would not recommend this product to anyone.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 1/2/2015 6:10:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

Didn't think I'd be reviewing this so soon after starting it, but unfortunately I cannot take it anymore. I'll cut right to the chase. I took Viviscal Extra Strength for a little over 2 months total taking 2 pills a day - one in the AM after breakfast and one at night after dinner with water. I am discontinuing use because since starting Viviscal, my monthly cycle has been irregular. I usually have a VERY predictable cycle and can plot on my calendar which day (give or take 1 day) I am going to start my cycle. While on Viviscal, I got my period every 3 weeks or sooner. The first month it happened, I didn't think much about it and thought it was a one time thing. The second month, I began thinking of what could possibly be causing these shortened cycles. The only difference in my life that I made was that I started Viviscal. I didn't change my diet, exercise regimen, birth control, or other supplements. I am suspecting that it was the iron in the pills that was causing the irregularities. 2 pills a day gives you over the daily requirement of iron, so that *might* be the cause, but I'm not sure.

I started searching online for other reviews that might mention irregular cycles and found 2 other people on Amazon that had the same problem after starting Viviscal. Despite this suspicion, I kept taking the pills and another 3 weeks later, it happened again. I have decided to discontinue use because it is not worth it to me to mess with my body for the sake of vanity. In addition to the cycle problem, the pills caused a bit of stomach upset and sometimes bloating. I did get 2 cysts (acne) on my face, but I didn't think it was a big deal. My hair definitely got greasy a lot faster than usual. Normally I can go 3-4 days without having to wash my hair but while on Viviscal, I had to wash my hair every other day.

I will say that during the time I took Viviscal, the baby hairs around my hairline all got longer. I have A LOT of baby hairs and was really excited about the progress. I definitely would have kept taking these pills despite all the other issues I mentioned had it not messed with my cycle. I didn't notice my hair getting thicker during this time. All in all, I was very eager to try Viviscal and was encouraged by the great reviews, but I just cannot take this anymore due to the side effects.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 11/28/2014 5:02:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've sort of cheated by rating this product. I've been using it for almost two weeks and I have been told to wait to see what happens after three months. I'm writing this review because I am very confused about the different ingredients from one Viviscal product to another. For example, I bought the Viviscal Professional at my derm's office and paid $60 for a thirty day supply. When I scour the internet to see if I can get it for less money, I find Viviscal Professional with a box that looks similar but not exactly the same and no ingredient listing. I also see Viviscal Extra Strength with an ingredient listing that is not the same as the Viviscal Professional that I bought at the derm's office. I probably will bite the bullet and buy the rest of my three month supply at the doctor's office but this whole situation smells a bit bad.

on 11/17/2014 5:44:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This product does what it says. I have a lot of regrowth in less than 2 months. My hair does not grow "faster" but tons of new baby hairs filling in the thinning areas.

My issue is that it has given me cystic acne on my chin as it did to many other previous posters on MA. I will try and take 1/2 the dose to see if that helps but if it continues i will have to decide which is worse, having acne or thinning hair :(

Update: After 1 month of completely stopping use, i continue to have cyctsic breakouts. I will not continue with this pill in any dose as my skin is finally starting to get back to normal and i will never risk going through this again! I am taking away lippies. Yes it does work for new hair growth but the depression that comes with terrible acne is far worse

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 10/31/2014 8:28:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

1: STARTED USE: 7/17/2014 3 1/2 months use, 3 pills per day, no days missing
2: Using and Purchased in Canada,
3: Viviscal Canada is missing Ingredients. when compared to Viviscal States.
4: Results: None So Far.
5: Goal 6 month trial
6: My six months is Feb 17,2015. will post final results end of Feb.
7: Side Effects: None so far
8: My Hair Conditon: Thinning, Sheds like Crazy, Fine Hair, Curly

I am on my fourth box of VIVISCAL, i am from the states but hanging out in canada, which is where i bought all four boxes. its been 3months started 7/17/2014. i take 3 pills a day, I HAVE SEEN far. BUT.... i notice that there are ingredients missing in the Vivscal from canada vs. the Viviscal you buy in the states. this could be why i dont even see a hint of results yet. It even says on the boxes here Helps Support healthy hair. whereas on the boxes in the states it says Nourshes thinning and helps supports existing hair. there is obviously something fishy going on.

the ones in canada is missing these following ingredients: Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Iron, millet seed extract, niacin. of you go to you can see the difference. i just recently discovered it. but i am gonna give it 6months, i better see something all this money im putting out. mmmhmmm

PS. I WILL BE BACK IN 3MONTHS Feb. 2015 with finally Reveiw of this Canadian version of Viviscal

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

All I can say about this product is Wow. My hair is fine and limp and it grows painfully slow. I've been using this product for four months now I really haven't gained any hair but I haven't lost any and I can live with that. Before viviscal my hair would fall out alot, mostly in the shower and now i'll lose about 5 hairs the most. But when it came to hair growth Viviscal worked wonders i've been growing 1 to 1 and half inches a month. I cut my hair not even a month ago to my shoulders and it already grew way past my shoulders. I would definitely recommend this product for hair growth and keeping the hair you have but I wouldn't recommend it for hair regrowth for thinning hair.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I started taking Viviscal exactly one month ago - but wanted to start this review now, since there are a few things I've noticed that might be helpful to others. I read all the reviews here before starting on the product and deliberately chose to start in Fall, since I know the product causes oiliness (both to skin and hair) and the dryer air of Fall seemed like good timing.
Also, I should note that I have naturally very curly hair, pretty thick and it's past my shoulders. I'm not patient and I want it to grow faster! Also, I naturally tend to lose a lot of hair (or it feels like a lot). Plus, I have naturally thick eyebrows. Okay.
So here's what I've observed so far:
- for me, I noticed my 'baby hairs' all around my hairline had grown in within the first 3 weeks. It feels a bit like a layer of fuzz on my hairline, but whatever, it's fine!
- I noticed my eyelashes have been getting progressively longer - as in, they curl out on the sides now, like a natural 'cat eye' effect I usually do with mascara. I am very happy about this!
- my eyebrows grow in even faster than usual. I don't love this, but I'm used to tweezing them regularly anyway.
- my hair has grown, but I wouldn't say it's faster than usual. Not yet anyway. I think it's too early and will see what happens over the next few months. But! One thing that has happened is I lose a LOT less hair. This started to happen after week 3 - noticed fewer hairs coming out in the shower, and now it's very few, here or there.
But here's the key thing I observed and wanted to share:
- this product seems to stimulate all the hair follicles (not just on the head) to get into 'growth' mode. That's why all the little hairs on my head started growing immediately - but I also think it's the reason so many people experience acne. The product is made with oily fish so makes sense that this creates oiliness in skin and hair. Acne is basically hair follicles that are clogged with stimulating all your follicles with an oily product would naturally increase the likelihood of acne. I did notice in the first week, my skin was oilier, so I switched up my skin routine a bit and included an acne cleanser (Effaclar by La Roche-Posay works for me - gentle but effective) but most importantly - I use an AHA serum (also La Roche Posay) on my skin every day anyway. I've been using the serum for years now and it helps keep my skin clear. I've been very careful about using it every day (not missing a day) while I'm taking Viviscal.
I'm convinced that using that serum, and being super careful about cleansing, has helped enormously. I still think my skin is affected by the product, but no full blown cystic acne (knock wood). I realize this won't help everyone, and if you have naturally oily skin, I think this product would be too much and just make it worse. But if you have dry skin like I do, and don't break out much, being super-vigilant while taking this might ward off the breakouts.
I'll see what happens over the next few months and post my results. I'm optimistic about it!

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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