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

Beany

Well-Known Member
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/
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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


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.
 

BrownSkinPoppin

formerly NaturallyBri87
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.
 

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
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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Pmpomatic

Well-Known Member
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
 

lindseyerinc

Well-Known Member
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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Saludable84

Better Late Than Ugly
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.
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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


How much and what brand of chlorella and maca are you taking? Maca is good for hair too btw.
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
I don't take or have anything right now but I'll be back to list them lol

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).
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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?


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).
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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.


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.
 

Pmpomatic

Well-Known Member
How much and what brand of chlorella and maca are you taking? Maca is good for hair too btw.

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).
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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)
Now super omega 3-6-9
Now MSM
Swiss naturals kelp
Swiss naturals B50 complex


Will also be drinking bamboo tea once I get it and currently shopping around for a good collagen supplement



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.
 

Saludable84

Better Late Than Ugly
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.

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.
 

Beany

Well-Known Member
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.



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.
 

Saludable84

Better Late Than Ugly
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.

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.
 

Saludable84

Better Late Than Ugly
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.
 

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
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.

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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EzrasNumberOneFan

TheLORDisMyShepherd
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
 

W04andia

Member
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.

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


Invest in a glass bottle! Makes a world of difference
 
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