2019 Vitamin Challenge

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  1. Lita

    Lita Well-Known Member

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    Checking in-Sunday,took morning and evening vitamins..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Amazing Greens
    Viviscal
    Prenatal
    MSM
    Calcium + Vit D - I often forget to eat my share of Calcium, so, especially before my period, I'll throw in some Calcium + Vit D by pill, yogurt and/or cheese stick.

    PM:

    Viviscal
    Black Currant Oil
    Magnesium

    Plus the nightly bamboo tea.
     
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  3. Lita

    Lita Well-Known Member

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    Checking in-Monday,took morning and evening vitamins..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    @blackgurll How is viviscal working for you?

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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  5. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Took my vitamins yesterday and today.
     
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  6. blackgurll

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    It's probably too early to tell. I've noticed a mild increase in body hair, but that could be because of a number of things I've started the last few weeks. I'll assess around the 3 month mark.
    The last time I took Viviscal, starting around the same period post-partum, it took around 2 months before I noticed a real difference.
     
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  7. blackgurll

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    Ran late this morning, so I took almost everything with lunch:

    Prenatal
    Fish Oil
    MSM
    Viviscal
    Magnesium.

    After dinner: another Viviscal.
    I'll try to get some calcium before bed. I've decided to avoid Amazing Greens in the pm, because it seems to keep me from falling asleep when I want to.
     
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  8. KinksAndInk

    KinksAndInk Professional napper

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    Still taking my vitamins.
     
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  9. Lita

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    @blackgurll Thank you..I took Visvical years ago,but I also was doing a number of other things at the same time..I’m thinking about revisiting it again..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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  10. gforceroy

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    I am in!
    My current length is shoulder length and I just got my first trim for the year.
    AM:
    NAC
    Nature’s Bounty - women’s multivitamin

    PM:
    NAC
    Solgar - hair skin and nails with MSM (no biotin since it breaks me out )
     
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  11. blackgurll

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    What is "NAC"?
     
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    Hi everyone! I definitely want to join this challenge. Right now I’m taking a multivitamin and 1000 mg of Vitamin C.

    What vitamins should I add for hair thickness?

    Also, why do you take vitamins at different times of the day?

    Starting length: Neck (been stuck here since forever; it’s a curse I’ve been trying to break for a very long time)
    Goal: Full shoulder. I struggle-struggle with my nape so if you have any tips, please give them.
     
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    I've been sloppy with taking my vits the past week. Yesterday i took all of them though.

    Definitely think the biotin has been working though. My body hair is back and the hair around my perimeter is thickening up. I'll get a better idea when i take down this weave I'll def be ordering more !
     
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    Just purchased a 3month supply of viviscal extra strength tablets..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Checking in-Tuesday,took morning and evening vitamins..


    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Morning:
    Prenatal
    Amazing Greens
    MSM
    Viviscal

    Afternoon:
    Iron
    Viviscal

    Night:
    Magnesium
    Vit D
    Black Currant Oil
     
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    It is claimed that N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) does a lot of things but I am just taking it for its antioxidant properties.

    NAC serves as a precursor to glutathione -- a key antioxidant that provides protection against free radicals and toxins in the body.
     
  18. blackgurll

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    AM:
    msm
    amazing greens
    b50
    viviscal
    prenatal
    fish oil

    PM:
    vivscal
    black currant oil

    magnesium
     
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    Took my vitamins and been drinking purified lemon water as well as drinking vegetable juice
     
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  20. BrownSkinPoppin

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    Been taking my manetabolism, zinc and b12
     
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    Checking in-Wednesday & Thursday took morning and evening vitamins..

    *Added magnesium 400mg at bedtime

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    AM:
    msm
    amazing greens
    viviscal
    prenatal

    PM:
    viviscal
    magnesium

    Sipping my bamboo tea, too.

    One challenge I'm having is drinking enough water. It's been a chore as long as I can remember, but it's so important now that I'm taking all these vitamins. I have these bottled water at my desk that I have a hard time bringing myself to drink. I can trick myself into drinking more if I make tea, but that's just about twice a day.
     
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    Would it help if you added lemon?
     
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    Been slacking on my vitamins the past 2 days. The only one I have been consistently taking is my nioxin. I’ll do better from now on.
     
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  25. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Hola, anyone that takes viviscal?

    Am I supposed to take one or two pills a day? The box kinda of confused me. I've been taking only one for the last 5 days.
     
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  26. Soaring Eagle

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    Welcome! Do you mind sharing the ingredients of the multi vitamins you are using, or the name so that we can see what is in there. Wouldn't want to recommend a specific hair vitamin, without knowing what you are currently taking. Taking double to triple the amount of vitamins that you are already getting is not recommended, since most hair vitamins, are multi vitamins in their own right.

    I have read that some vitamins and supplements are best absorbed with food, while others absorb best on an empty stomach. Also taking vitamins at different times means it is in your system more than once through out a given day and may increase how much it is absorbed. Most of the vitamins we take are eliminated as waste, so taking them at different times may increase how much they are absorbed. If I am wrong, i am sure someone more knowledgeable will correct me or give more insight.

    For your nape, I would suggest keeping it separated from the rest of your hair to eliminate stress to that area.
     
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    @shawnyblazes Hi! With viviscal,you take 1 tablet in the morning & 1 tablet in the evening..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Checking in-Friday,took morning and evening vitamins..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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  29. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Well gee, that's gonna be hard, LOL

    @Lita
     
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    @shawnyblazes :lol:

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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