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I take calcium, magnesium, hair/nails/skin vitamin, iron, and fish oil vitamin. How am i supposed to feel and how to i know they are working?
Hard to know: If you have had a deficiency of one of these vitamins or minerals, your symptoms should gradually improve- hair/nails will take a while because of slow growth. If taking for general health, it is certainly tricky to know because the goal is to not develop a condition. So, if you don't develop a condition, is it because the supplement helped or if you wouldn't have got it anyway. Good luck! ...Read more
I read Levaquin (levofloxacin) can deplete body of magnesium/iron and affect hair. Have hair loss 1 month after stopping it. Can this be connected?
Can I apply magnesium sulphate paste where I have problems with ingrown hairs after the hair has been removed? Even if there is a opening in the skin?
Can i take five vitaminz same time like iron . multivitaminz. vitamin d. hair skin and nail and magnesium together?
Check amount : Make sure the supplements offer unique vitamins and minerals. Most hair skin and nails formulas have the same vitamins as any good quality multivitamin. You don't want to take in excess amounts of vitamin A, E or B as they may be toxic. It's always best to obtain your nutrients from a food source that is unprocessed. If each supplement is unique then be make sure to take with a meal. ...Read more
Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?
Take biotin,iron,b12,vit D,&flaxseed oil daily,now magnesium but how much is good 4 migraines/IBS?SEVERE hair loss,wondering what I can take orally 4 it inc. prescriptions?Crown of head shaved BALD,wearing bonded hairpiece now.Need my own hair back,HELP!
Do you think hair strand testing is more accurate than blood testing for things like magnesium and potassium deficiency?
Absolutely not!: Think about it: it takes weeks for your hair to grow. Analysis will tell you what your minerals were weeks ago. Potassium and magnesium levels, which are important for your heart's rhythm, can change day to day. A blood sample gives you immediate data which is what is necessary for decision making. ...Read more