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Vitamins For Healthy Hair
No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more
There are NO: vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more
NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more
Healthy hair: There are many possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can work you up to determine cause. That way, treatment can be targeted to correct the problem.For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
D,B,E, Biotin, Zinc: Get enough sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, over-washing, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. When needed use quality conditioner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reality: Who Knows?: Additional issues: applied to hair or ingested? Amounts, ratios compared to other factors etc. Hair shafts are complex protein structures fabricated for a period of time by the hair follicles with oils added by oil secreting cells in the skin around the hair shaft. Once growth stops, hair falls out. Most of the genetics ; control issues remain far too complex for current understanding/science. ...Read more
Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes but see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
No: There are no dietary supplements to either increase or decrease hair growth (or loss), no matter what's promised by manufacturer's advertising. Of course if slow hair growth is due to some nutritional deficiency, then correcting said deficiency will help but not as a general rule for whole population. Also need to consider thyroid disease, infection & autoimmune disorders so see your FamilyDoc. ...Read more
Omega 3's, biotin: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over- do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Don’t use overly hot water or harsh shampoos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many. Take a multivitamin every morning and a b complex vitamin which should cover them. There are also vitamins sold specifically for hair growth in pharmacies. The vitamins include b complex vitamins, vitamin a, biotin, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Also eat a healthy well balanced diet. ...Read more
B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more
Moisturize nail: Nail plate is generated by the matrix under your nail fold. Like skin, nail plate require moisturizing. Vitamins or any other active ingredient in gel form does nothing to the nail plate when applied on top as little to no absorption will occur thru the plate. The best care for nails is to reduce trauma (ie manicure) and moisturize routinely with usual hand creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taken biotin along with daily vitamin will that help promote support healthy hair and/or make you hair grow. ?
Healthy hair: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts) & vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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