Nutrafol and Viviscal and How Tresse Rx Differs From Them

You've likely heard of Nutrafol and Viviscal. Read this blog post to learn more about how Tresse Rx compares and can help you regrow hair.

When it comes to natural hair loss supplements and vitamins, it can be confusing navigating the right options for your body and needs. There are so many brands and products out there that your head may spin with the sheer volume of choices. How do you know which natural supplements and vitamins are the perfect match for you?

Here at Medi Tresse, we have been getting a lot of positive feedback on our Healthy Body line, featuring our safe and effective Tresse Rx supplements and vitamins. In light of that addition, we have also been receiving a lot of questions from patients regarding how Tresse RX differs from Nutrafol or Viviscal. Both of these natural supplements and vitamins are sold widely online to combat thinning hair.

A Closer Look at Nutrafol, Viviscal and Tresse Rx

If you’ve done your homework, you’ve likely heard of Nutrafol and Viviscal.

Viviscal was really the first widely known hair loss supplement. Focusing on marine collagen and essential vitamins, Viviscal was designed to promote existing hair growth and nourish thinning hair that is prone to excessive shedding or breakage.

Nutrafol takes many of the best ingredients of Viviscal, but adds additional important ingredients like a natural DHT blocker, adaptogens, and anti-inflammatories to target the underlying root causes of hair thinning such as hormones, stress, and nutrition. 

Our Tresse Rx supplements take the best of what is in Viviscal and Nutrafol, but fills in the gaps of what was missing for a complete hair loss supplement with the addition of a B Vitamin super complex, nutrient-rich superfood, and support for gut health.

It’s important to note that the Tresse Rx Healthy Inside Plan is a comprehensive plan that comprises not just the Tresse Revitalizer and Tresse Fortifier supplements, but also the Tresse Prebiotic Gut Health Powder.  

Gut health plays such an important role in all aspects of our health, including our hair. The ingredients in the Tresse Prebiotic have been found to boost the immune system, soothe inflammation, and increase overall gut health. 

What is great about the Tresse Revitalizer and Tresse Fortifier supplements is that they not only have many of the key ingredients found in Nutrafol and Viviscal, but they actually have even more ingredients that have been known to address the many causes of hair loss. 

Let’s take a look at the similar ingredients in Nutrafol and Viviscal, as well as what ingredients they don’t have but that Tresse Rx does

Ingredients Similar to Nutrafol

  • Ashwagandha Root Extract
  • Biotin
  • Marine Collagen
  • Resveratrol - Japanese Knotweed Root
  • Saw Palmetto

Ingredients Similar to Viviscal

  • Vitamin C
  • Biotin
  • Calcium
  • Marine Collagen
  • L-Cystine
  • L-Methionine

What Does Tresse RX Have that Nutrafol and Viviscal Don’t Have?

While Nutrafol and Viviscal are great natural supplements and vitamins for hair health, there are still many important vitamins and nutrients that they do not have which have been incorporated into the Tresse Rx supplements. 

Below are some of the vitamins and nutrients that only Tresse Rx has. We believe they’re an important component to any supplementation plan, specifically in regards to rejuvenating hair growth.

Folic Acid

Included in the Tresse Revitalizer supplement, folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, which is a type of B Vitamin. As folic acid is mainly responsible for healthy cell growth and can be found in your scalp tissue and hair, it is widely believed that folic acid is important for the generation of new healthy hairs. Studies show that folic acid promotes hair growth, adds volume and even reduces the rate of premature graying.


Magnesium, also included in the Tresse Fortifier supplement, plays a big role in protein synthesis in our bodies. As roughly 80% of our hair is made up of protein, magnesium helps to develop key cells essential for healthy hair, which means magnesium deficiency can have a direct effect on hair. Lastly, magnesium – dubbed nature's anti-stress mineral -- is known to help reduce stress and anxiety, which we know can negatively impact our hair.


The Tresse Revitalizer supplement includes Niacin. This is a B vitamin that is known to improve blood circulation, which is so important to hair health. Increased blood circulation in the scalp allows for increased oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle, which can extend the growth phase of the hair.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, can also be found in the Tresse Revitalizer supplement. Riboflavin plays an important role in hair growth by activating Vitamin B6 and niacin, which are two important vitamins for healthy hair development. The body stores only small amounts of riboflavin, and riboflavin deficiency is known to cause hair loss. This essential B-vitamin for hair growth builds cells, breaks down fats and produces energy.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 can be found in the Tresse Revitalizer supplement. Vitamin B6 helps our hair in two ways. First, Vitamin B6 plays a key role in protein synthesis, which is important for hair as protein makes up roughly 80% of our hair. Secondly, Vitamin B6 plays an important role in the creation of neurotransmitters that regulate emotions. It is widely believed that Vitamin B6 can help us manage stress and anxiety, which can negatively impact the health of your hair.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is included in the Tresse Fortifier supplement. Vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant, which protects cells from the damaging effects of oxidative stress, a factor in premature hair loss. One study on the use of Vitamin E as a supplement for hair loss found that people with hair loss experienced a 34.5% increase in hair growth after supplementing with vitamin E for eight months, while the placebo group had only a 0.1% increase.


Spirulina is included in the Tresse Prebiotic gut health powder. Spirulina is a blue-green algae from the cyano-bacterium species, which is considered a “super food” with essential amino acids, proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, and minerals. In addition to the nutritional ingredients, it is a strong antioxidant, with known anti-inflammatory properties as well as providing enhanced immunity against viruses and bacteria.


L-Glutamine is found in the Tresse Prebiotic gut health powder. L-Glutamine is important for gut health as it has been shown to block bacterial infiltration during digestions.  This amino acid is known to soothe the gut, boost immunity, and prevent infection and inflammation.

As you can see, the above vitamins play a robust role in hair growth, which is why we are proud to include them in our Tresse Rx formulas. Here at Medi Tresse, we are always honest and transparent when it comes to what we put in our products, displaying the labels and ingredients right on our product profiles. 

But if you have more questions about our products and how they compare to leading brands, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Learn More About Tresse Rx

To learn more about the Tresse Rx Healthy Inside plan, we invite you to schedule a consultation or visit a Medi Tresse location near you. We would be happy to explain the differences between Tresse RX and Nutrafol/Viviscal supplements as part of our Healthy Body line. 

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