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Numerous vitamin supplements?

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by shamura, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan Senior Member
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    You _do_ know, I hope, that cod liver oil or "fish oil" supplements have no significant effect at inhibiting 5a-reductase?
     
  2. Nashville Hairline

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    NH,

    Four - five years ago, posters combined cod liver oil (or fish oil) with Borage oil to reduce inflammation.

    Again, the size of a particular study, to me, is irrelevant. The objective is to stop one's hair loss.
     
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    Well I cant disagree with that

    What I do disagree with though is claims supplements work, hence my posts in this thread! If your hair situation did improve over time you still you have very little medical reason to say it was the supps that did it.
     
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    That was what I was saying. I took those in the past.
     
  6. The Natural

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    My hair was thinning. I added herbal extracts, namely turmeric and resveratrol, to my diet. And within a month, my dandruff stopped. My hair loss, subsequently, slowed and then stopped.

    Other people at different hair loss sites (e.g. ImmortalHair's, Hairsite) have reported a similar experience: decrease in scalp inflammation, slowing of hair loss, etc., not to mention those participants in the Italian study, so my results should not come as such a surprise.

    And it's not like I've come here, as some posters do, to sell something (e.g. a book, supplements, or an overpriced laser device). I am just here to offer my experience with vitamins, herbs, and commercial hair loss products.

    The fact that your regimen consisted merely of things like fish oil, saw palmetto, zinc, and vitamin B, tells me that, up to this point, your research into natural treatments has been cursory at best.
     
  7. Nashville Hairline

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    Damn, all my old posts on teh IH forums must have been for nought then as regulars like yourself dont remember them!
    I took Curcumin, Resveratrol, Ecklonia Cava, Iodine etc for over a year and just kept losing hair unfortunately. But dont take my testimonial on this, take the complete lack of proper studies related to male pattern baldness on all these supps. I wish I did. :shakehead:
     
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    NH,

    Look at my previous statement in this thread. I do remember you.

    On more than one occasion, I expressed my sympathy for the lack of success that you were experiencing.

    But I didn't know that you actually used resveratrol and curcumin for a whole year. I thought some complications prevented you from using these two supplements, if I recall correctly.
     
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    OK, cool. Yes I know you are one of the more moderate posters on IH and offered advice in good faith.

    I just stopped through lack of success. I remember halfway along the whole forum changed from the LifeExtension Curcumin to Jarrow Curcumin after some users reported thinning on the former and I went along with that and still saw thinning
     
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    Real treatments lol minoxidil is pure sh*t and finasteride is poison to the male endocrine system. People still go bald with your real treatments lol.. You guys after all these years still spitting the same old message... Feels like this place is filled up with a bunch of drones sent by Bryan.LOL
     
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    Where as vitamins are the cure ? :laugh:
     
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    Not saying that vitamin E will save your hair.. But boosting you endegenous anti oxidant like glutathione, SOD and catalase will make a big difference by lowering the oxidative stress and lowering CRP and inflammation in general will also benefits male pattern baldness.. Increasing cellular respiration will increase ATP synthesis. Reverse eNOS uncoupling will improve endothelial dysfunction... All this can be achieved by supplementation..LOL I just laugh seeing all the old guys here jumping on the newbies saying the same sh*t like a bunch of lined up cheerleaders.. :gay:
     
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    and doesn't DHT cause scarring? Surely taking something like Taurine which prevents fibrosis would help.
     
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    If you have had actual regrow with through only natural means I would love to see some before and after pictures.
     
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    I'm not seeing a claim of regrowth there. Why is it people need to polarise the effects of vitamins and supplements?
     
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    Because this is a hairloss forum.

    People are interested in treatments that combat male pattern baldness.

    Vitamins do not.
     
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    But they can help the effects of male pattern baldness.

    How great would this site be if all we ever spoke of was only FDA approved treatment for male pattern baldness ... not.

    I don't get why, if you don't agree with something, move the f*** on, no need to ridicule someone else's opinion, it's so pretentious.
     
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    Because newbies can lose alot of ground by thinking that they can combat hairloss with lifestyle changes. The world is full of bald men who have healthy diets and lifestyles and NW1's with the exact opposite.

    If you want to see results get on real treatments if you want to take a placebo get on the vitamins.
     
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    There is nothing worth risking your health for, which is why some newbies are cautious about starting Finasteride, and rightfully so.

    Rogaine and the like are obviously not the answer that advocates here would have you to believe (e.g. "ball-headed" Karl Malone).

    Again, natural treatments include not only vitamins, but also minerals and herbal extracts, used internally and topically.
     
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    Most of the guys here tried the supplement route so we know firsthand it doesn't work. The only way it will work is if your hair loss is due to a thyroid problem or some big deficiency, in which case you would notice a lot worse symptoms than hair loss too. As much as people try to plug supplements, they never are able to show pics as conclusive evidence.

    Everyone is just looking out for you guys and trying to save you some time....and hair.
     

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