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Old 03-04-2007, 07:13 AM   #21
 
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I am back to taking good old Flintstones!

I took them during my first hair challenge (05-06) and grew about 6 inches that year. Of course, other things probably helped - excercise, CG routine, diet, oiling, scalp massages, DTs and lots of water.
I hate taking pills and since my kiddies also take them, I hardly forget to take them. Plus they are fun to eat!
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:46 AM   #22
 
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I'm going to try a trial 30 day supply of those liquid vitamins (vemma) that I mentioned, I'll let you know when I finish if they work as well as the the vitamin pill mix I take now! ~~jax
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WOW!!

Phytophanere really works!!
I have taken them for about 6 weeks now (or more..) & my eyelashes, my nails & my hair..growing long & strong!!
Even my toenails needs to be cut more often now!!
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:32 PM   #24
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Has anyone seen the Dollar General brand of hair, skin, and nails vitamins? You only have to take it twice a day versus three times with similar formulas I've seen. Contains 2500mcg biotin. Only 20% DV of calcium though, so I'd have to take a calcium supplement along with it (I'm thin and my doctor is already worrying about osteoporosis). I've gone back to taking 1000mcg biotin a day, but am hesitant to go past that - my body is sensitive to new things added to my diet. I'll see how I do with just biotin and my multivitamin, but this is something to keep in mind. Just $5 a bottle, too!
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #25
 
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I wanted to update on my gnc Ultra Nourishair vitmains, I take those and Magnesium and DHEA (I mention the latter since I don't know if they help hair or not)
The gnc I've taken since this past summer and before taking them my hair went through a pretty extreme shedding. My hair got thin enough to see scalp in some places. I was looking at hair pics and boy has my hair changed! I have much more hair now and I barely shed at all. What a relief! I swear I thought I was going bald for a bit there
My hair is growing back thick stranded too. Which is odd since I've had fine strands all my life. They feel like thick threads now.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:31 PM   #26
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Wow, medusahair, that is encouraging! I've heard biotin can make hair grow in thicker, but didn't know if it was true or not. It's supposed to be really good for shedding. I've taken biotin alone (well with a multivitamin) and haven't noticed a real difference in my hair's growth or appearance, but I haven't taken it longer than a month or two at a time. I tend to give up on it. Your post and others have me hopeful, though - I'm going to stick with it long-term now. I still have a full bottle of biotin, but bought the Dollar General hair vitamins for when that runs out. They sound similar to Nourishair, but they contain calcium and more biotin. They don't have the amino acid complex that NH does. But I like that I won't have to take a calcium supplement with it.

Medusa, have you used the regular Nourishair? I guess the UN has more amino acids and MSM. Somewhere I remember reading that UN is much better than Nourishair. It's only $10 a bottle, so that's not bad - if the DG vitamins don't work for me, I may give it a try.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:54 PM   #27
 
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I took biotin for 2 years before taking the Ultra nourishair but I didn't see any change. I've been taking the ultra nourishiar I never took the regular formula.
The biotin definitely didn't do the hair changes, it's something in the UN. It could be the silica. I had been taking a multi vitamin and a joint formula along with biotin for years. It wasn't until I took the UN I saw increased growth and changes in the way my hair looked. Aminos or the silica is my guess on that. OH hey I just noticed it has iodine in there. It could be that too since iodine deficiency can cause a thyroid upset and that causes the hair loss and thinning

I hope your formula works for you. You'll have to let us know
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Thanks, I will! That's interesting about the biotin because it's always being touted as this great hair supplement, though I've heard more than one person say it did nothing for their hair. I've never taken it for more than a few months at a time because it seems that when I get up to a certain dosage (2500mcg usually), I start to miss menstrual periods. I thought it could've been just a coincidence, but it seems like whenever I am off of it, my periods are more regular. I'm only taking 1000mcg biotin now and will see how that goes for awhile. I doubt it will do much since the 2500mcg for 3 months didn't do much of anything but strengthen my nails. I'm just trying to use up this last bottle. Good luck with the UN - hope your good results continue!
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:41 AM   #29
 
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I'm taking
Evening Primrose Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Multi-vitamin and minerals
B-complex

I only added the B-complex because I'm constantly on BCP for medical reasons and was told this would be good to take while I'm doing that, anyway it has Biotin in it. Last time I took Biotin I felt as though it did nothing for me but since I've added the B-complex my hair has really started to grow like a weed. I had my highlights redone at the beginning of May and now have 1inch roots. That is quite a bit of growth for me. I'm hoping for bra strap length.
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I'm taking
Evening Primrose Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Multi-vitamin and minerals
B-complex

I only added the B-complex because I'm constantly on BCP for medical reasons and was told this would be good to take while I'm doing that, anyway it has Biotin in it. Last time I took Biotin I felt as though it did nothing for me but since I've added the B-complex my hair has really started to grow like a weed. I had my highlights redone at the beginning of May and now have 1inch roots. That is quite a bit of growth for me. I'm hoping for bra strap length.
Why is it good to take B-complex when on BCP?, I've been on it for 6 years, so maybe I should take it.
Thanks!
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I'm taking
Evening Primrose Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Multi-vitamin and minerals
B-complex

I only added the B-complex because I'm constantly on BCP for medical reasons and was told this would be good to take while I'm doing that, anyway it has Biotin in it. Last time I took Biotin I felt as though it did nothing for me but since I've added the B-complex my hair has really started to grow like a weed. I had my highlights redone at the beginning of May and now have 1inch roots. That is quite a bit of growth for me. I'm hoping for bra strap length.
Why is it good to take B-complex when on BCP?, I've been on it for 6 years, so maybe I should take it.
Thanks!
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Apparently BCP can cause a deficiency in B vitamins. It even says on the back of the bottle I bought 'may be beneficial to women taking the pill'. I get really tired when I take the BCP and no B-complex so I figure it must be doing something for me.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:33 PM   #32
 
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I'm taking
Evening Primrose Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Multi-vitamin and minerals
B-complex

I only added the B-complex because I'm constantly on BCP for medical reasons and was told this would be good to take while I'm doing that, anyway it has Biotin in it. Last time I took Biotin I felt as though it did nothing for me but since I've added the B-complex my hair has really started to grow like a weed. I had my highlights redone at the beginning of May and now have 1inch roots. That is quite a bit of growth for me. I'm hoping for bra strap length.
Why is it good to take B-complex when on BCP?, I've been on it for 6 years, so maybe I should take it.
Thanks!
~~jax
Apparently BCP can cause a deficiency in B vitamins. It even says on the back of the bottle I bought 'may be beneficial to women taking the pill'. I get really tired when I take the BCP and no B-complex so I figure it must be doing something for me.
Ok, Thanks! I think I'm going to start taking this!
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I'm taking
Evening Primrose Oil
Cod Liver Oil
Multi-vitamin and minerals
B-complex

I only added the B-complex because I'm constantly on BCP for medical reasons and was told this would be good to take while I'm doing that, anyway it has Biotin in it. Last time I took Biotin I felt as though it did nothing for me but since I've added the B-complex my hair has really started to grow like a weed. I had my highlights redone at the beginning of May and now have 1inch roots. That is quite a bit of growth for me. I'm hoping for bra strap length.
Why is it good to take B-complex when on BCP?, I've been on it for 6 years, so maybe I should take it.
Thanks!
~~jax
Apparently BCP can cause a deficiency in B vitamins. It even says on the back of the bottle I bought 'may be beneficial to women taking the pill'. I get really tired when I take the BCP and no B-complex so I figure it must be doing something for me.
Ok, Thanks! I think I'm going to start taking this!
~~jax
Best thing is it can't hurt to try because B vitamins are water soluble so your body uses what it needs and flushes away the rest.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:04 AM   #34
 
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Ok...this may be TMI but I thought it was interesting. I started taking the GNC Hair, Skin, Nail formula in mid-April. I also have my bikini area waxed. Before the hair vitamins I could go 12 weeks before waxing again (I have fine light hair). I just noticed I really need to be waxed NOW but my appt is not until next week (my last one was April 21st). So while it's a bit difficult to tell on my head that area was much easier to notice a difference in hair growth!
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I just got a B-12 injection last Thursday in addition to the vitamins I take listed below. My hair vitamins have lots of B's but no B-12. I wonder if this will make a difference. I'm also taking vitamin D now, and have noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin. I hope my hair improves too. I almost think I had more acne and dryness when I was shampooing. Maybe the shampoo was making my skin over-produce oil in a reactive freakout.
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I recently bought MSM (500 mg capsules) because its supposed to help grow hair and nails. I've been taking them for a few days so its too soon to say it works or not. I bought it at Walgreen's for $4.99 - buy one get one free.
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I just got a B-12 injection last Thursday in addition to the vitamins I take listed below. My hair vitamins have lots of B's but no B-12. I wonder if this will make a difference. I'm also taking vitamin D now, and have noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin. I hope my hair improves too. I almost think I had more acne and dryness when I was shampooing. Maybe the shampoo was making my skin over-produce oil in a reactive freakout.
You got a B-12 injection? My mom swears by these, but I didn't think any of the "new" doctors did them, and I really want one.
My mom's dr. passed, he was one of those old school doctors. I loved him! He would clear my sinuses right up by sticking a really long Q-tip looking thing up into my sinuses. It had something on the cotton but I don't know what! I wish I did, my sinuses would be a whole lot better!
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:19 AM   #38
 
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I've been taking GNC Ultranourish Hair pills for almost a month. My hair is starting to look really healthy and I can tell that it is growing. Also, the Ultranourish is extremely inexpensive (about $10) and it doesn't irritate my skin. I'll let you know how long my hair has grown in 3 months.
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