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Supps that worked for me

freemayofreemayo Posts: 53Registered Users
[FONT=&quot]Here are some vitamins that I have found have worked for me in a short time.

A good multi w/lotta B vitamins (I take vitacost.com's
one a day formula)
Biotin (Jarrows 5 mg)
MSM (1000 mg in morning, Jarrows powder- this
interferes with sleep if you take it at night but
really works)
Silica (55 mg- World Organic)
Zinc (look at what you get from your multi, you don't
want too much -15-30 mg total cuz too much
is not good)
Magnesium (It take about the RDA)
Evening Primrose Oil (1.3g)
Fish Oil (1000 mg)
Turmeric

I added all of these because I read they help with hair loss. I am beginning to see the beginning of growth.

If I was only going to have a few of them I'd go with: multi w/B vitamins
MSM
biotin
silica
fish oil

for hair loss.

Hope that helps. [/FONT]

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  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    Thank you for this great list of supplements! I just started taking biotin, and I've been thinking about adding some other things, too.
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users
    Thanks for the info. I take MSM and have been for years for my joints, but never really thought it would help with hair. I took biotin a few ago but broke out in horrible cystic acne from it.

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  • kinkycoillykinkycoilly Posts: 38Registered Users
    Since dec I've been rockin with hsn w/3000mg of biotin, biotin 2500mg, msm 1100mg recently increased to ~1500mg...hair grows 1" every month....actaully started doing monthly LC to confirm the growth...prior to that never botheted with LC but assumed hair growth was 1/2" per mon...added fish oil 1200mg last month but had to take every other day, made me constipated...

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  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Right now I'm taking:
    Finest Biotin 5 mg
    Finest B-Complex with Vitamin C
    - for biotin and MSM
    Trader Joe's MSM
    Calcium Citrate - I'm a growing girl!

    I'm also thinking about taking Omega 3-6-9 from Safeway of flax/borage/fish with evening primrose oil. Anyone tried it?
  • SilverLockesSilverLockes Posts: 74Registered Users
    Does anyone know if these supplements work if your hair loss is medication-induced?

    I have RA, and the medication that actually works for me (we've tried quite a few) causes some crappy side effects, but the worst to me is the hair loss. It is visibly thinning, and even though others say they can't see a difference, I can. I can see it, and I can feel it. If some supplements would work, I'd be a happier girl.
    3a on top and sides, 3b underneath in the back, and 2-something in front. What a mess....:dontknow:

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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Keihs wrote: »
    Right now I'm taking:
    Finest Biotin 5 mg
    Finest B-Complex with Vitamin C
    - for biotin and MSM
    Trader Joe's MSM
    Calcium Citrate - I'm a growing girl!

    I'm also thinking about taking Omega 3-6-9 from Safeway of flax/borage/fish with evening primrose oil. Anyone tried it?

    You need magnesium with the calcium. Use a chelated form not oxide or citrate (what you find at the drugstore or Walmart) mag is need for the calcium to actually work... Otherwise it doesnt get into the bone. Here' some great info about calcium... it's not the mineral vital for your bones /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.magfor.org%2F" class="Popup
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    freemayo wrote: »
    [FONT=&quot]Here are some vitamins that I have found have worked for me in a short time.


    Magnesium (It take about the RDA)
    . [/FONT]

    make sure you are using a quality magnesium like taurate, glycinate or malate. Mag oxide is only 4% bioavailable.... meaning you absorb a tiny amount. Magnesium is so incredible and is responsible for over 300 biochemical processes that you want to make sure you're getting enough (most of us don't) It helps with stress, anxiety, sleep, reflux, muscle pain, stamina, inflammation, prevents migraines/headahces, etc, etc. Are You Suffering From Magnesium Deficiency? | CHEESESLAVE
    I take over a 1000mg a day of magnesium glycinate and malate and it's changed my life.
  • SohoSoho Posts: 63Registered Users
    Aside from the vits & supps that are known to help with thinning and some forms of hl, there are herbs that are reported to help.

    I have high inflammation in my body. Some probably from diet. High inflammation is a big contributor to hl if you have it. I'm trying New Chapter Zyflavmend Whole Body softgels to see if it helps. As long as I have inflammation all the vits & supps in the world won't help me. It's pricey but I got it off Amazon. Retail at a whole food store is $45 but using the coupon offered it was $25 for this 2 mo supply. We'll see! It takes a long time to see inflammation go down. Inflammation is also largely responsible for skin issues such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, ....

    Just thought I'd share as inflammation is usually only thought to be arthritis, pain...

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