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Do B Vitamins Alone Help Stop Hair Loss?

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Nadia12 Tue 18-Mar-14 19:17:42

I would be pullng my hair out trying to understand vitamins role in hair regrowth, if I had enough hair. I have been researching ideas to stop my hair loss and get it to grow a little more, but I am curious what works for some of you.

I read on an article on LiveStrong, where they talk about vitamin B6 being effective in hair regrowth in several studies. They allude to the idea that B6 reduces the amount of DHT in the blood and therefore stops damage to hair follicles and can even help them reactivate. Here's where I get a touch confused.

I know I could go to a vitamin store and get just B6, but is that all I need. I was looking at this product on Amazon,, and it seems to indicate it is better to have a balance of vitamins and minerals to balance the effects and give the body all the building blocks necessary.

I am slowly going through their list of ingredients seeing what I can find online and so far it seems to make some sense. The first two I have checked are B vitamins and saw palmetto which all are mentioned on medical websites of being studied for hair loss treatment.

Do any of you use B vitamins supplements as part of your attempt to stop hair loss? Is it effective?

My doctor has suggested Rogaine, Propecia, or crewcuts. I dislike taking unnecessary medications, but do not mind taking dietary supplements. My chiropractor, a naturalist, suggested an entire bag full of herbal supplements. Several of those are ingredients in that Amazon product, so maybe it is on the right track. The doctor never mentioned vitamins as a possible culprit, but he rarely mentions anything simple unless it is diet and exercise.

Let me know you opinions on B vitamins.

yesnoyesnoyesno Tue 18-Mar-14 19:24:23

Holland and Barrett stock Hair Skin & Nails which I find makes mine grow faster. And my nails as well.

kotinka Tue 18-Mar-14 19:43:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CaptainTripps Tue 18-Mar-14 19:50:03

My previously thin hair is now lusher and thicker thanks to my daily Perfectil and a Silica tablet (which contains horsehair - apparently good for hair). Both from H&B.
I never would have thought it - but it bloody works.

RockinD Tue 18-Mar-14 20:01:20

I also had hair loss as a result of an underactive thyroid and the vitamin and mineral deficiencies that go along with it. Now my levels of vitamin D, vitamin B12, folate and ferritin are optimal and I am on the correct dose of thyroxine, I have more hair than I know what to do with.

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