Are resveratrol and curcumin used for alopecia?

There is no scientific evidence that resveratrol and curcumin can help with alopecia -- a medical term for hair loss -- despite the claims of some supplement manufacturers.

Resveratrol is a compound found in the skin of red grapes (and in red wine). Curcumin is a chemical found in turmeric, a spice used in curry powder. Both resveratrol and curcumin are thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but more research is needed to know whether they are safe and effective for treating any medical conditions, including hair loss. Talk to your doctor before taking resveratrol, curcumin or any other dietary supplement.

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