Do vitamins prevent hair loss and combat hair shedding? For me – yes! I have been on a vitamin regimen for majority of my adult life. I started by taking a basic one a day vitamin from Walmart. I stayed on that regimen for many, many years. I then decided to improve my vitamin regimen a few years ago and opted for the be-WHOLESOME vitapak from GNC. It includes:
be-WHOLE – Multivitamin & mineral
be-BEAUTIFUL – Hair, skin & nail formula
be-FLEXIBLE – Mobility & stretch formula
be-PROTECTED – Triple strength fish oil
be-BALANCED – Bone strengthening formula
I also supplement this with additional 1000 mg each of Fish Oil & Flax Oil — per the optometrist, these should help with dry eyes which is quite an issue on the days I wear contacts.
While there may be better options available, I chose be-WHOLESOME because I wanted to stick with a vitamin that is available on the ground and from a reputable source. I originally purchased be-WHOLESOME in an effort to control my acne. I was hoping the hair, skin and nail formula would work magic. It didn’t but I kept taking the vitapak anyway for total body health.
Hair Loss and Shedding
Many ladies would complain of hair loss and increased hair shedding as the seasons changed but my shed hairs always remained controlled. I never once gave thought to why my hair wasn’t experiencing an increase in shedding like many others.
Suddenly, it all changed and I started experiencing an increase in shedding. Although I had fallen off my vitamin regimen, I blamed it on the weather and whatever else was going on in my life at that time. After life settled down, I resumed my vitamin regimen and my shedding returned to normal. I didn’t link the two!
My second experience came when I once again had fallen off my vitamin regimen and guess what — yep, increased hair shedding! It was at this point that I finally linked the two. Sure enough, I resumed my vitamin regimen and shedding returned to normal. To the question, do hair vitamins combat hair shedding, my answer is yes! Whether it is the placebo effect or truth, I’m convinced my vitamin intake has an impact on my hair’s shedding. From this point on, I will remain consistent with taking my vitamins.
SN: I have not noticed any increased growth from taking these vitamins.
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