2019 Vitamin Challenge

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  1. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Thanks alot for thinking of me.

    Here is what I've been taking over the past few weeks:
    Silica, MSM, women's multi and biotin. I feel like I'm benefiting for sure. My skin looks good.

    1. Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    I am full WL and hope to reach HL in 2019. I hope to achieve faster growing hair because I've coveted long hair ALL MY LIFE.

    2. Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)


    For hair and general health, but mainly for hair, hair and more hair. I'm a little greedy.
    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for
    Until I die.

    Will post starting pic on the 21st of December. Thanks OP!

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  2. I Am So Blessed

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    If anyone is interested in the Eve's women's multi vitamin, I took s pics of the label. 20181205_203643.jpg 20181205_203239.jpg
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    Because I'm in a picture taking mood and it's time for me to take my vits, here is what it all looks like together. The lil pink is biotin, tan is silica, brown is multi, and you have the powder msm. 20181205_205341.jpg
     
  4. Lita

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    @I Am So Blessed That Swanson’s Bamboo extract is the truth..I take 2 a day..You really get your money’s worth..

    “Your hair will grow way beyond HL..I’m cheering for you..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  5. I Am So Blessed

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    Woo hoo!! I needed that boost, thanks. I also take two as you can tell. I started off taking one and thought let's "kick it up a notch." You just really ampt up my anticipation/excitement for the bamboo silica now. Lol
     
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  6. 5_Years_To_WL

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    Does the powder MSM have a taste and/or odor?
     
  7. Lita

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    @I Am So Blessed Awwww Your Welcome:fairy:I have taken many bamboo tablets,capsules & liquids,but the 2 best capsules I have ever taken “Swanson’s & Solaray” you notice a difference quick..Make sure you drink plenty fluids & every other weekend don’t take them just to give your kidneys a break..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  8. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Great tips. I abandoned my vitamins for a few months in order to give my body a break, and I think I may have gone a bit too long because my hair is noticeably thinner. I will definitely go for the weekend breaks instead.
     
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  10. LonDone

    LonDone PS May 2017-???

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    @5_Years_To_WL - the powder is highly highly bitter - I bought a large tub to save $ but after one use had to throw that stuff away! I find the tablets huge to swallow. The CAPSULES are what I would recommend, and have been taking last few years. Doctor's Best capsules are amongst the cheapest branded MSM. HTH! x

    ps. No odour to the powder. Just that frickin' bitteryness lol.
     
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    Oh! Ok I better skip taking them tomorrow and resume on Saturday. Thanks again.
     
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    It has a slight aspirin taste. On a scale from 1 - 10, 10 being the strongest taste. I give it a 1.
     
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    I took Sugar Bear for at least 6 months, I posted that I had a definite abundance of body hair. These are my 6 months results, during at least of which I was on those vitamins if I'm not mistaken. I only stopped because I stopped vitamins altogether at one point, then wanted to go back to something a bit more cost efficient. I was very unsure if they gave me results incredible enough to justify the price, plus I did not feel good about supporting Kim K.

    But goodness they tasted good. I'm now taking the Alive Women's multi, plus liquid biotin. Hopefully my next comparison shows as much growth as more.

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    You don't say? I have a bottle in my medicine cabinet that I've been too lazy to take! I guess that's joining me in the challenge then...
     
  15. Alma Petra

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    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)
    I have highly layered hair with the longest layers at APL.
    I hope to reach BSL with my longest layers by the end of 2019, and to achieve comparable growth in the other parts of my head.


    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)
    MSM 3000 mg daily
    Silica 630 mg daily
    Chlorella & Spirulina 1500 mg daily
    Vit D 100,000 IU monthly
    I have iron too which I still haven't decided how much of to use. I'll need to re-test my ferritin levels first I guess.


    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for
    For the whole year, then assess the results.
     
  16. LushLox

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    I’ve been taking Sugar Bear Hair for about six months. I’ve gotten good result from it and I intend to take it throughout 2019. It’s expensive so I won’t be using many other supplements except the plant based super blend which has also done wonders also. Those two products on their own are expensive enough!

    I’m just past APL and hope to be BSL by year end
     
  17. Soaring Eagle

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    Welcome! I am confident that you will get to your goal.
     
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    Welcome! Welcome! Please do keep us informed as to how its all working for you.
     
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    Need some more MSM tabs...I'm in. This has been very useful in extending my hair's growth cycle so I will be purchasing some more of this one.

    I do like Beautiful Bamboo and Manetabolism Hair Vitamins. I have 2 bottles each in my stash so will need to replenish those soon as well.

    I believe I have some silica and biotin so those are also a part of my vitamin use for this challenge.
     
  20. morgandenae

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    I would love to join! Just received my 6 boxes of Nioxin.

    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    I am MBL and would love to be Whip by Dec 2019.

    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)

    Morning

    • Nioxin for hair growth
    • Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000 mg for heart support
    • MSM 500 mg for joint support
    • Vitamin D 1,000 U for low levels
    • Probiotic for gut support
    • Kava Kava/5-HTP/Valerian Root for anxiety (trialing each for a month and monitoring effects)
    Evening
    • One A Day Plus Healthy Skin Support for skin
    • Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000 mg for heart support
    • MSM 500 mg for joint support
    • Vitamin D 1,000 U for low levels
    • Probiotic for gut support
    • Kava Kava/5-HTP/Valerian Root for anxiety (trialing each for a month and monitoring effects)

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for

    Dec 2019
     
  21. blackgurll

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    Coming off baby #2 and extended nursing that I'm just wrapping up, my hair is pitifully thin.

    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    I just got a serious trim and now I'm working with anywhere from 3-6 inches, depending on where I measure.

    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)
    1. Prenatals- at least to finish up the stash I have, which is a few months' worth if I take it at half dose.
    2. Vitamin D3 - 2000 IU
    3. Viviscal Extra Strength- starting with one a day but will up it to two after a month
    4. Amazing Grass Green Superfood Capsules - Never had it before but I will not take the recommended 5 a day. 2 will have to do.
    5. Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules
    6. MSM - 1000mg capsules
    7. Magnesium - taken for health, not hair

    Plus the occasional Iron and B50 as needed

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for.

    For the foreseeable future, though not necessarily in this combination. I might add/drop based on effectiveness or side effects.
     
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  22. TamaraShaniece

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    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)
    Wash n Go - current length is above shoulders. Goal is full wash n go below shoulder length.

    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)

    Chelated Iron & Zinc (recommended by Cathy Howse “UBH”
    • Chlorella 500mg

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for

    I intend to take these for life or as long as I can unless I can supplement these through a regular diet like green juicing.
     
  23. 5_Years_To_WL

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    Thanks so much for your answer. I cannot do bitter powders or large tablets so I will look into Doctor's Best.
     
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    We bought more vitamins! I’ll have to update when I get home.
     
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    Just bought 2 bottles of Jarrow Formulas MSM 1000mg and Now Foods Hyaluronic Acid from vitacost.com.

    I am also taking Alive Women's One vitamins, Future Biotics Silica, and Piping Rock's Type I and III Hydrolyzed Collagen - will be taking the latter in the mornings on an empty stomach.

    I like Youtheory and Neocell collagen but I'm out of those at the moment.
     
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    Just realized That I didn't answer any of the startup questions :giggle:

    1. Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    I am collar bone length and going ultimately for full APL, maybe a teeny bit longer.

    2. Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)

    MSM
    Manetabolism
    Beautifully Bamboo
    Swanson's Bamboo Extract
    Future Biotics Super Silica
    Type I and III Hydrolyzed Collagen
    Vitamin C
    Alive Women's Multi

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for

    The entire year if all goes well.
     
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    Hmmm, I need to go hunting for some biotin as well I see :yep:.
     
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    What time of the day are you all taking your vitamins? Has anyone gotten better experience taking them in the morning versus the evening , or by taking half in the morning and other later on in the day?
     
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    @Soaring Eagle Hi! I take my vitamins In divided dosage..Morning with breakfast and Evening with dinner..I take Arjuna when I’m getting in the bed it’s a natural herb to help reduce high blood pressure..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I do a mixture. I take some in the morning and others in the evening. The ones that I can take on an empty stomach like my collagen, I take on an empty stomach upon awakening in the morning. All others I take either throughout the day or in the evening. MSM, I take morning and/or evening with vitamin C.
     

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