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In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

19 November 2014 - 09:44 PM

Found these, still trying to access full papers. http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC3500072/

Department of Dermatology and Institute of Hair and Cosmetic Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju,]Dr. Hwang's Hair-Hair Clinic, Seoul, Korea

Although integral hair lipid (IHL) plays essential roles in hair morphogenesis and formation of lipid envelop of hair cells, their roles on ultraviolet (UV)-induced photoaging in human hair follicle are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the photo-degradation of IHL in human hair follicle. Organ-cultured human anagen hair follicles were irradiated with UV, and IHL metabolism was studied. We observed that UV irradiation decreased the free fatty acid contents, but increased the ceramide and sphingomyelin contents. The expressions of genes related to lipid synthesis, including acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), fatty acid synthase (FAS), stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD), and sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) were also markedly decreased. These results suggest that UV radiation alters IHL in human hair follicle and IHL may play important roles in photoaging of human hair follicle.[/size][/font][/color]

Sung Yul Lee, Hannah Hong, Long-Quan Pi, Xinghai Jin, Won-Soo Lee

Department of Dermatology and Institute of Hair and Cosmetic Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea

Integral hair lipids (IHL) are thought to have major roles in structural integrity of hair shaft, and hair biology. However, there are scanty of reports that reveal the importance of integral hair lipids in hair photoaging. Photoaging of hair represent as a change of hair texture and hair photoyellowing in gross spectrum.

This study was aimed to evaluate the change of integral hair lipid caused by acute UVB damage in experimental setting. We collected the normal hair shafts from the healthy volunteers whose hair were not manipulated with various treatments such as hair perm or permanent waving for last 6 months. The hair samples were cut at the level of 4~5cm above from the scalp surface and were separated into two groups; UV treated and untreated group. UV treated hairs were irradiated with UVB lamps for 96 hours in 0.35 mJ energy. After the irradiation, HPTLC and LC-Mass were performed to determine the composition change of IHL. Also, we evaluated the amount of IHL changes according to the age. We defined older and younger age group by older than 40 years and younger than 40 years, respectively.

As a result greater changes appeared in older age group and the main difference was free fatty acid composition. Therefore, we could suggest that hair photoaging may cause decrease of free fatty acids and this change is greater in hair shaft of older age group.

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hair Loss

19 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

Your body needs vitamin B-5 to metabolize the carbs, protein and fat you eat, and in turn, convert this food into usable energy and nourishment for all of your cells. Without this vitamin, your hair follicles will not get the nutrients they need to function properly. Over time, this can lead to a malnourishment of your follicles and result in reduced hair growth and even loss.


It was an overdose, not underdose of b5 that caused hair loss. 

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

19 November 2014 - 08:34 PM

Hope the lasers work better for you then progesterone, keep us updated Mikelev. 
Ruman, it best to stay on propecia for at least 6 months to see any results as long as you are fine with side effects. I'm sure the doctor told you all this. Again, if what we have is MPB, the only two scientifically proven medications to treat this condition are propecia and minoxidil. Nizoral helps a little. 
These sites will help a lot.

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

19 November 2014 - 11:56 AM

Yes, acne comes back smith8.


Update- been getting chest pain from RU and propecia so I'm stopping. Nothing else left to try until cb comes out so going to save my money and get smp, adipose stem cells or a transplant in the future. Good luck all. 

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

19 November 2014 - 08:14 AM

Here are elmechanico last two posts. The first post is from 10/14/1014 so whatever elmechanico is doing, it worked in less than a month!


Post 1 10/14/2014


"...So, convinced I could finally cure my acne, I ordered B5 and started taking it right away. In the space of 1 week I gradually increased my dose until I reached 10g. After around 2 days on 10g I noticed really bad hair shedding when I ran my hands through my hair.

I immediately stopped taking B5(I probably took it for 9 days or so) but the hair loss continued.


In the coming months I noticed that my scalp was always itching really badly and that it was always irritated around the temples. I started taking all kind of supplements(which I still do). I also started regularly applying tea tree and castor oil to my scalp and using Nizoral once a week. Nothing has been able to stop the shedding though.



Well,  now most of my scalp and hair feels really good, however my temples look horrible. I have receded around 1cm in a year and they are getting thinner every day. In the places where really thick,luscious hair used to be, now there's only wimpy and thin hair left.

My temples are also constantly inflamed and red and no matter what topicals I use, the irritation never goes away.

For a long time I was convinced I had Telogen Effluvium or some deficiency but I am pretty much sure now that B5 started MPB.

What other condition could cause such rapid hair loss on the temples? I don't know. I also have no other way to explain why only my temples are constantly inflamed/red and flaking.


The thing is there is no MPB history in my family. My father is a NW2 at most at 54 and his temples look thicker than mine!

I have no idea how but somehow B5 must've triggered MPB. It's also the only condition that explains why so many people have never managed to reverse their hair loss despite taking so many supplements. I and a lot of other people have had all kinds of blood tests done but they all came back normal.


If this Colostrum/Potassium Iodide thing doesn't work for you guys, I think I have no choice but to go a dermatologist and ask for Finasteride and Minox.

I don't want to be bald by the time I am 21"


Post 2 10/29/2014



"No real change here, some days my hair and scalp feel great, on others my scalp is still irritated and Im shedding a lot. However, it seems the hair loss and scalp irritation are worse on one side.

I'm still trying to figure out if my scalp is oily or dry and how the topicals affect my condition. I have also started taking Minocycline to cure my acne and maybe clear my scalp of bacteria/fungi.


I have definitely gotten some regrowth, which is good news. Especially on my right temple and at the centre of my hairline there are new hairs and it's looking a lot thicker.

However, my left temple is constantly irritated and shedding quite badly too.


As for my "treatment" right now, I take a lot of supps and eat a balanced diet high in protein and with lots of vitamins. I don't eat or drink processed crap, don't drink coffee or alcohol and also exercise daily. I also apply some topicals to my scalp a few times per week. Im not sure if all this helps."




It appears Elmechanico topical regime consists of tea tree and castor oil to the scalp, and using Nizoral once a week+healthy eating+supplements. 


Elmechanico, can you list the supplements you take. This would be easily duplicated by other members since you had regrowth so quickly. Anything else you added that you haven't posted about?

Still having hair loss. Do you think dandruff could be the cause? I never had dandruff before taking B5. The dandruff and hair loss seem to be hand in hand. Anyone?



Have you looked into lamp87 regime? It is posted on page 45 and she is a 27 year old female. (I also quoted it below). My understanding is your shedding only started a few weeks ago in October. Honestly, don't freak out completely.  Your hair loss will probably stop in a few weeks because you are female. I only ask you continue to post here so we can see if B5 female hair loss continues or resolves on it's own. The guys on this forum have had hair loss for years, not weeks  

Please Read, something to try! Its helping me.


me- 27 year old white female who took 6-7 G of b5 for just under two weeks before I experienced hair loss. I started mid september, stopped by the end of septemeber. I also took a b complex through out my megadosing.


the other day I read about EVENING PRIMROSE oil and while i was out I noticed a product called "essential woman" by barleans greens. the same day I read about MICONAZOLE NITRATE (anti fungal) being good for growth.


To this day I have taken the "essential woman" product 3 pills twice daily for about 3 days, and I have applied one..application of the mico product.



I dont know which of these is it... but today in the shower I LOST HARDLY ANYTHING. Im talking like.. normal loss.. maybe 15 hairs total. I showered while I conditioned I ran my fingers through my hair, after ward I combed my hair to be sure..


Lamp87, please keep us updated. We really want to know if B5 female hair loss gets cured or not.