Hsn Vitamin/supplement 2017 Challenge (january 1, 2017-december 31 2017)

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  1. Beany

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    HSN Vitamin/Supplement 2017 Challenge (January 1, 2017-December 31 2017)



    Let’s nourish our tresses inside and out in 2017 for optimal growth. To join, simply like this post and list what you’re using (including brand) and what dosage. Let’s keep it active by listing any positive or negative side effects we may encounter, when our fav supplement is on sale :), and any whole food (e.g. green juice, protein shakes, teas) supplements we’re taking. Also, let’s DRINK MORE WATER. If you’d like, you can also post about how much water you’ve drank for the day.



    As with anything, being consistent is a major key :yep:. Let’s get it!





    Here are a couple helpful links:



    https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/hair-vitamin-supplement-2015-challenge.747709/



    https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...-growth-supplements-ingredient-thread.710505/
     
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    Right now I’m taking the following:


    Beautifully Bamboo 2 pills daily (will be switching to Phytophaphanere in January)

    Lifetime Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate plus Vitamin D 1 tablespoon daily

    Barleans* fish oil (key lime) 1 tablespoon daily (going to try Nature’s Answer fish oil next)

    Barleans* flaxseed oil (strawberry banana) 1 tablespoon daily (switching to ground flax seeds when I’m done)

    MegaFood Blood Builder one pill daily

    Great Lakes gelatin 2 tablespoons (12 g) daily

    Kala health MSM 4g daily (I’ll be increasing this in January)

    Natural Zing maca 4g daily (I’ll be increasing this in January)

    CVS brand Emergen c one packet daily

    At least 64 oz of water daily


    Here and there I take bee pollen and drink bamboo tea. I want to get more into daily green juice.



    Supplements I want to try and will likely end up using during this challenge:

    Moringa (already have)

    Chlorella Spirulina

    Curls liquid hair vitamin (purchased during BF)

    Mineral Rich

    Buried Treasure HSN Whole Food complex

    Cell Food



    *Barleans is a really good brand and it tastes delicious, but it’s kind of expensive so I’m trying different brands. If I can’t find anything I’m going back to Barleans.
     
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    I love your complement of supplements/vitamins. How many inches do you gain with these? And are you hoping for more?

    I take

    Great lakes collagen
    Marine collagen
    Piping rock bamboo
    Phytosphaparene
    Daily multivitamin
    Probiotics
     
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    Thanks. I don't even know how long my hair is at this point (around WL if I had to guess). I stopped doing length checks. I have noticed an increase in thickness and decreased shedding/breaking. My 2017 goal is to be full Whip length (between waist and hip, but closer to hip) in 2017.
     
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    I'm currently taking:

    Manetabolism Plus
    Nature's Way Zinc
    Walgreens Brand Cod Liver Oil

    I'm currently drinking:
    One Arden's Garden drink a day.
    Fruit smoothies with Trader Joe's green powder.

    I have some msm powder that I need to use up. I'm gonna switch to the beautifully Bamboo vitamins once they arrive.
     
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    Alright alright aalriiiiigghhhhttt! thank you @Beany :yay:

    I'll be back to put in my vits :yep:

    Right right. So I'm taking:

    Megafood Baby & Me herb free (not preggers tho) Full dose is 4 tabs currently taking 2 working my way up
    Now super omega 3-6-9 1200mg 1x daily
    Now MSM 500mg 1x daily working my way up to 1000mg
    Swiss naturals kelp 650mg
    Swiss naturals B50 complex 25mg
    Emergen- C - favorite flavor is mandarin 1x daily I mix my msm in this

    Will also be drinking bamboo tea once I get it and currently shopping around for a good collagen supplement
     
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    I don't take or have anything right now but I'll be back to list them lol
     
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    Thanks @Beany for creating the challenge.

    Phytospecific Cap' Energy
    Beautifully Bamboo HSN or HTN Hair Growth vitamins (will alternate)
    Beautifully Bamboo tea
    Maybe Nature's Way Alive! Women's gummy vitamins

    Chlorella
    Maca root (other purposes)
    At least 64 oz of water
    Protein/egg shake twice daily
    Still thinking about the marine collagen mentioned in the other thread
     
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    I am joining @Beany

    Right now I am keeping it simple. I am taking 2 Phyto Cap'Energy/day and that is it. I will incorporate more in my regimen but for now this will do.

    How long have you been taking this Pill regimen? @Beany

    Oh and have you notice a softening effect on your hair texture?
     
  11. lindseyerinc

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    Currently taking
    -2x Andrew Lessman HSN w/ green tea and pomegranate
    -Andrew Lessman Essential 1
    -Beautifully Bamboo tea
    -At least 1500ml water

    Will add in January
    -Omega 3
    -Marine Collagen
     
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    Thank you @Beany i could definitely be more consistent with my supplements.

    Currently taking:
    Rainbow Light Prenatals
    Rainbow Light Iron
    Collagen Peptides

    I want to switch to:
    Rainbow Light Women's but I'm just to lazy to search so I keep taking the prenatal.

    I want to add:
    Vitamin D
    Omegas

    I usually exercise 4 days a weeks and get in 64-72 ounces of water.
     
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    How much and what brand of chlorella and maca are you taking? Maca is good for hair too btw.
     
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    That's ok lol. This is why I posted the challenge kind of early, to give people a chance to research and buy the supplements they'll want to use next year. You have time.

    I want to get some blood work done before the end of the year and check various levels. I know I'm on the lower end of normal for vitamin D and iron (previous tests).
     
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    I've been taking most of the reggie since August. I used Hair Burst, gelatin, and MSM, and maca for most of this year (since I stopped breastfeeding in Feb/March). In November I added the vitamin C and calcium/vitamin D.

    Let me tell you, my hair is definitely thicker. I can see a clear difference in that. I have 4b hair and my new growth isn't a coarse as the older parts of my hair. I read that flax seed oil and MSM can do this. Eventually I want to get up to 10-12 g of MSM (I plan to slowly increase my dosage as I had terrible detox symptoms a few years ago).
     
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    What brand and how much collagen peptides are you taking?

    Rainbow Light is a really great brand. LOVES them. I'm told Garden of Life is another great brand.
     
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    Currently, I take 6-7 gm of Source Naturals Chlorella powder but will switch occasionally back to Sun Chlorella after the challenge starts. I take black Maca root powder by Skyfield tropical (2-3 teaspoons).
     
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    Thanks @Beany, now we can start checking in regularly.

    Right now I'm taking,
    B12
    Iron
    Manetabolism Plus (should have ordered more during the sale but I'm being decent)
    Nature Made HSN plus Keratin.
     
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    How much of these are you taking?

    I don't want y'all to think I'm tryna be all up in your business :lol:, but when I read threads of vits/supps the most common questions are about brand/dosage so I think it's important we talk about it.
     
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    Sports Research Collagen Peptides. It's supposed to be really good.

    The only issue with Collagen is the cow source. It's hard to really know if the Collagen is from hormone free cows. I'm not sure if that's why I settled on this brand but so far I like it. I think it did help with hair growth, however, I take it for muscle recovery and then skin.

    I take one of the scoops and sometimes add a half scoop more depending on activities. If your not extremely active, stick with one scoop a day as it is still protein and will cause weight gain.
     
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    I use Great Lakes, but you're absolutely right about that. This (#7) is from their FAQs, but without proper regulation we can't be sure.
     
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    Yes!

    I think the same answer was given by Sports.Research about their cows. I guess it's because they aren't raising the cows, just buying the parts. I believe most of them buy from within the US. It's the companies that outsource I would be more worried about though both still carry concern.

    The only thing I can say is to stick with reputable companies. In the case of supplements that are essential for muscles and fitness, even if it's not your purpose, look at reputable [mens] sports magazines for guidance because they are pretty strict about protein and animal sources and/or manufacturing and purity.
     
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    Also, a little pricey, but Isop.ure Aminos is good. They won't cause weight gain, unlike Collagen Peptides however, they cost more and you get less. Optimum.Nutrition sells aminos too, but it's the same difference.

    Their main purpose as well is muscle recovery, but they are amino acids which help with skin, nails and hair too.
     
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    Lol no worries. I'll edit my original post to keep everything in one place.

    This might be TMI does anyone else use the color of their tinkle as a gauge of their vits? :lol: Im working my way up cause I can see if its bright yellow, my body isn't absorbing all of it and I cut the dose (esp b vits make your pee bright yellow). Since I've been doing this everything has been crystal clear :lol:. Also I find I get the best absorption when I take them before bed . I got that tip from @Isis way back in the day :yep:
     
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    Count Me In (for 2017 Hair):
    Phytophanere 4 months on 1 month off
    Phytospecific Cap Energy
    Silica
    Collagen
    Hyaluronic Acid
    Biotin 10,000 mcg
    Fo-ti
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    Yay!

    What brand and/or dosage are you taking of these? I've been looking at hyaluronic acid (Jarrow's).
     
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    Neo-Cell Collagen
    Neo-Cell Hyaluronic Acid
    Piping Rock Silica
    Natrol Biotin

    *I also have Chlorella & Spirulina (Piping Rock)*
     
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    I wanna join but I'm not taking vitamins. I believe vitamins are best gotten through whole foods so I'll be eating them. I will be doing something similar though. Can I still join?

    I'll be eating 1.3 ounces of homemade tomato powder for biotin starting soon. right now I just eat 3 eggs a day but I can't wait to stop since I know they're probably gmo. I just need a coffee grinder.

    I want to incorporate gelatin for thicker strands. 14 g. but there's so many obstacles keeping me from that for now. I'll get back to y'all on this one.

    And the most important one and the reason I'm joining this challenge: I can't drink water! and part of my problem is not having a good water bottle. I need 60 oz a day. I'll also add a pinch of salt (Allen Osman water cure style). I'm doing this for body health primarily. could somebody smack some sense into me please? if only I weren't afraid of reusing plastic bottles!! :bangdesk: why must I be so picky?

    So can I join? lol
     
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    Oooh I'm in for this one!

    I'm not taking anything at the moment but I'll be back to add what I plan to incorporate in January.
     
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    I'm in:

    Currently taking Radiance Multivitamins, Fish oil caplets, hemp seed and flax seed in my smoothies and occasionally protein shakes after a workout.
    Trying to drink more water too.


    Invest in a glass bottle! Makes a world of difference
     
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