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Skin, Hair And Nails
Biotin: Biotin promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and strong nails. It is a coenzyme and a b vitamin, also known as vitamin h. ...Read more
It is unknown: These products have not been compared in a double blinded study to determine which is best. ...Read more
Qualified yes: Unless you have been specifically diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, you will likely get more than enough supplementation from a multivitamin and or routine diet. More and more data is coming out showing the potential adverse effects of taking vitamin and mineral supplements and that large doses can be detrimental - a much more common problem in this country than vitamin deficiency. ...Read more
I am taking skin hair and nail multivitamins .. However my skin problems are really hormonal breakouts. Can I take hormone balancing tablets too?
Yes...: Estrogen is the predominant hormone in the first half of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone is the main one in the second half. Both hormones fall to lower levels as menstrual bleed approaches, but a woman's testosterone stays at a fairly constant level--having relatively higher levels before and during menstruation, causing acne. OCP's can raise estrogen levels, reducing this effect. ...Read more
Will taking the following vitamins/supplements adversely affect my ovarian cyst: skin, hair, and nail vitamin; maca root; osteo bi-flex?
Unanswerable: This is impossible to answer without knowing specifically what is in each of these products. Here is the guide you should use: look at the ingredients. If they are the same you do not need both. More is not better universally in medicine. I believe and teach my patients that if you are going to use a supplement that you use one. I cannot imagine why a healthy 26 yo female would take so much. ...Read more
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