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churchill

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Offline Last Active Jan 30 2015 02:58 AM

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In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

27 January 2015 - 05:12 PM

5 years on still shedding, receded loads, sucks so bad. Where's the updates guys only a few people left now, what's happened to everyone???

 

Yes I was thinking the same. We need to keep this thread going so we can get to the bottom of this crazy thing. My situation is same as yours, except for 2,5 years, but also receded badly and with very thin hair everywhere from sides to top to neck. 


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

23 January 2015 - 06:53 PM

Promising update everyone...

 

Over the last few weeks I have noticed that I would get bloated after a big meal or a meal with lots of protein. I've never had the sensation before and kind of just chalked it up to getting older (26). One day I decided to do a little snooping and found out that a common cause of some of the symptoms I had been experiencing was low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria). You can look it up yourselves but it is linked with malabsorbtion of minerals/vitamins and proteins (and brittle nails and hair loss directly) which could account for long term hair loss. The reason it doesn't just fix itself is because once the acid is low enough then certain bacteria and fungi start to flourish that also hurt the production of acid. 

 

Now, that alone isn't enough to say for certain its the cause of our problem so I decided to get a supplement that's used to treat low HCL in the stomach (Betaine HCL) to see if that might improve things. Normally a healthy person with enough stomach acid would feel a burning sensation after taking 1-2 of these pills with a meal high in protein. I'm currently up to 4 pills with no burning sensation. This suggest I have really low stomach acid! There is an actual test but its very pricey and the 'challenge test' I'm taking is supposed to be a decently reliable test to see if one has low stomach acid. 

 

I've only been taking these pills for 3 days now but I will continue and see how many pills I end up needing to take to reach the optimal dosage. I am also taking another supplement that I will mention in another post coming soon after I have some definitive results for y'all. 

 

Why in the world B5 would affect stomach acid is beyond me but that's beside the point.

 

Hang in there everyone and good luck. 

 

Interesting stuff. But wouldn't a malabsorbtion show in the blood-tests? Most people here on the thread seem to have vitamin levels within the normal range.


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

13 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Do they actually fall off? Maybe you should go to a doctor?

 

From what I know Keratin is used to produce hair both hair and nails, so maybe that points to a deficiency there.

Have you tried taking Zinc and Biotin? They are pretty commonly found in supplements for hair, nails and skin.

I get them in my multivitamin.

 

I personally haven't noticed a change in my nails

 

 

Has anybody used Biotin in high doses? I get my daily value from my multivit but I think you need to take more to cure a deficiency.
However, I seem to remember that some people already tried Biotin and it didn't work

Yes they fall off, but it takes a long time. When I play football they get loose and painful. Then it takes a few months before another nail grows underneath, they fall of and it starts over again. 


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

13 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

I used to play a lot of football (soccer), but it is difficult now since this whole thing started because my toe-nails keep falling off, and that is pretty painful when playing. Never had this problem before the hair loss. This could just be a coincidence, but can't help thinking if it could be related.


In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

02 January 2015 - 08:02 PM

My hair looks like shit. Brittle, curly and Iv lost alot in the front now.. starting to show big time.

 

Iv ordered colostrum. I am going to take 10 grams a day like hermetic suggested. I will let you know how it goes.

 

Has anyone tried Raw Thyroid? It sounds a little bit dangeous but promosing.  

 

Have been on colostrum now for 4 weeks (10 grams/day) and no changes so far. sorry, don't want to discourage.