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In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

Yesterday, 04:52 PM

Any news from anyone? 


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

10 December 2014 - 07:25 AM

I have upped my dose of colustrum, so will see how that works out.

 

have also bought Evening Primrose Oil pills that I will start supplementing with (Pjjordan this is what lamp87 means by EPO which you can see if browse her profile).


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

03 December 2014 - 05:08 AM

And this



For anyone supplementing with vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) I found this persons post to be interesting -

''Took 2-3 grams per day for 10 days. Hair loss started on 10th day. Stopped supplementing immediately. Hair Loss Has not Stopped after a month. READ BELOW,
Bottom line I visited my dermatologist today regarding hair loss due to B5. He works at Tufts Medical Center in Boston with the Dermatology Department. His colleagues and him have seen many hair loss issues related to supplementing with all types of Vitamins.

The Department is aware of hair loss due to Vitamin B5. The cause of hair loss is actually Toxicity. They believe the toxicity is a result of a binding ingredient used in the Supplement that is not labeled on the bottle. They do not believe B5 is the actually cause of hair loss, but it may be. So when taken in high doses, your body becomes poisoned by the binding ingredient (or possibly B5) which causes TE (Telogen effluvium). TE is characterized by diffuse hair shedding. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. My dermatologist said most people recover within 3-5 months, but there are a few cases where people do not recover. Mega-dosing for long periods of time increases the chances of non-recovery.

He explained that hair loss due to B5 (or the binding ingredient in the supplement) is not a Vitamin Deficiency! Therefore supplementing with Biotin or a B-Complex will not protect against the Hair Loss. Your body is poisoned and needs to naturally recover. The best ways he told me to recover are to exercise daily with lots of cardio (you need to sweat) and drink plenty of water. Supplementing with other vitamins, antioxidants, or oils will not stop or prevent the hair loss.

Please Be very careful with B5 and DO NOT MEGADOSE (Over 1 Gram per day)''.

 

My story would contradict the "binding ingredient"-theory, as I only took three capsules of pantethine daily.


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

26 November 2014 - 09:22 AM

I have been on colostrum (1 x 500 mg capsule pr day) for about a month now. No changes in hairloss so far.

 
 
Churchill, 500mg is a seriously low dose for colostrum. Remember, it isn't an extract, its a food supplement, similar to protein powders. For example, If a weight trainer were to take 500mg of protein powder, it wouldn't have any effect on muscle growth. 
 
I take around two teaspoons, which equals to around 10 grams! 
 
All colostrum really is, is 'first' milk. Maybe Increase your dosage and see what happens?

Okay, will definitely increase dosage then

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

26 November 2014 - 04:37 AM

Churchill. Okey. For how long have you been losing hair? If you are losing hair all over (even the sides), it sounds like Telogen Effluvium. 900mg is 1/10 of what I was taking and 10 days is 1/100 of the time. Strange that such small doses for such a short time could damage your hairproduction.
 
Anyone else on Raw Thyroid, Potassium Iodide or Colostrum?


Have had hairloss for 2,5 years now. And yes also loose from the sides. So yes it completely baffles me too how that could happen. Pantethine is a lot more potent than b5 though, as it can be seen if you google pantethine and b5. Maybe there could be a clue here, into what specific process triggers the hair loss, I just don't have the biological knowledge to figure that out.