Im happy to hear its looking up. Two hairs, thats amazing. Any new hairs coming in? What are you taking exactly? I dident really understand everything.
Is this the one http://www.hairessentials.com/ ? And what is supertocco?
Hi mate well first I went through a tub of food science superior hair and I used that with Life extension super absorbable Tocotrienols and I felt both of these were helping to stop my hair falling out during the test cycle, I decided to get hair essentials after the others ran out as it's completely different ingredients and these seem to be working aswell, I think after my pct I will get a tub of all 3 and use them together and then im sure I will see some regrowth.
Soo I have been taking B5 for almost 2 years now... (22 months to be exact) And have experimented over this time with different amounts. I started with 1 g/day and worked my way up to 8 g/day. I found that anything below 5 g/day was not effective enough to combat my acne issue. I understood early on the potential risk for hair loss, which I assumed was due to other factors, such as the depletion of other B vitamins or simply aging. Nevertheless, I decided taking a large dose of anything is not 100% safe, there are always going to be consequences. So I researched into ways to potentiate the B5 and gave l-carnitine a try. It seemed to help boost the effects of B5 and I could use less. I also tried supplementing with acetyl-l-carnitine because I suspected it to be more effective and thus requiring a lesser dosage of the B5. However, after about 2 weeks of taking the acetyl-l-carnitine I found myself becoming tired very early on in the evening, something which I am definitely not accustomed to. I also noticed that my appetite became suppresed at night, where normally I would get major cravings. After some research I discovered that taking too much acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) may interefere with the thyroid hormone resulting in hypothyroidism. The symptoms I was having were suggestive of this. After stopping the ALC my symptoms disappeared.
I just stumbled upon this thread yesterday and wish I would have found it sooner. It is good to know others are dealing with the same issue and are working to find a solution. I noticed a few months ago that my hair has not appeared as full as it used to. At the time, I became concerned but was hesitant to blame B5 as the direct cause. After reading the majority of this thread I am fairly convinced B5 is the reason for my thinning hair.
I am going to try supplementing with l-cysteine, while slowly cutting back on the B5. I also am going to add biotin to the mix and will take it in between doses of B5 and with yogurt to maximize its absorbtion. Being that there have been reports that high doses of B5 interefere with the absorption of biotin, and biotin is necessary for healthy hair, it only makes sense. Could it be that simple?
Hi, yeh Im pretty damn sure the b5 thinned your hair it sort of sneaks up on you and once you notice it only goes downhill, I've tried l-cysteine and it did nothing unfortunately I also tried biotin but it made me get more spots so I stopped but there is biotin in these other pills I've been using, anyway good luck and keep us updated