Yes, it does. Your hair thrives on vitamins, but it can be hard to maintain optimum levels. The reason for that is because the sources for all of these vitamins can be so varied. It’s hard for most people to fit all the different foods in which all of these vitamins are found. Also, if you are lacking a significant amount of any single vitamin, your hair can be affected severely. Here is what each vitamin does for your hair.
Vitamin A is a natural vitamin that grows every cell in your body. Therefore it’s also one of the natural vitamins essential for hair growth. It is also responsible for allowing your scalp to moisturize itself by producing this oil called sebum. Without having sufficient amounts of it you’re sure to face hair loss. It can be found in foods like milk, eggs, and yogurt.
Biotin, also known as Vitamin B, is one of the best vitamins for hair growth. It’s so essential to hair growth that it is also used to treat hair loss. Being deficient in vitamin B is nearly impossible because of how abundant it is in nature. It’s found in whole grains, almonds
Out of all food vitamins for hair growth, this one is special because it essentially works as an anti-aging serum. That might be overselling it a bit, but essentially you get the point. Vitamin C produces collagen, which thenfrom aging. Great sources for this vitamin C include peppers, strawberries, and citrus fruits.
Vitamin D & E
Vitamin D isn’t really for hair growth, rather it’s to prevent hair loss. See, many of the food vitamins for hair growth are very straightforward, however, the role played by vitamin D in hair growth is not yet understood. All we know is low levels of vitamin D is also linked to hair loss. Vitamin E helps prevent the same kind of stress that vitamin C does. Sunflower seeds, almonds, avocados, and spinach are all great sources for vitamin E. Though it’s similar to C, it does not prevent aging.
So I’m getting 90 0.5mg pills delivered to me in the next few days and even though I only plan to apply topically, I’m still a bit worried about the half-life in the bloodstream. I’m hoping that very little will actually make it systemic, but it is much more potent than fin and last much longer. Does anyone have any experience with topical Dut???
Since the brain is androgen-dependent, and males do not stop fully developing mentally before age 26 and physically before age 22, wouldn’t supressing DHT with finasteride stunt growth in a male who hasn’t hit 26 yet?
Has anyone here taken finasteride in their late teens and still physically and mentally developed as normal? If so I’d love to hear more, just for encouragement as all the stories I’ve heard have scared me shitless, and I have yet to take fin from my unopened bottle on my desk.
Yes, there have been reports of brain fog in rare individuals. If you are one of them, stopping the finasteride is a good idea. There has been no evidence that taking finasteride for a man over 17, causes growth problems. As far as sexual side effects.this article I think gives an answer to that question: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/new-report-that-finasteride-does-not-cause-sexual-side-effects/
The most common cause of hair transplant failures in men are technical failures caused by the surgeon and his team unless there is an underlying skin disease present. As you know, the hair transplant process is a team effort requiring skills on many levels. Make sure that the next time try to find an experienced surgeon with an experienced team
I feel as though I’d rather recede than diffuse all over top. Just so it’s easier to estimate a future transparent. My hair is long on top and when dry, it looks thick like Joe Jonas hair. When wet you can see the diffuse thing and patchy areas. I’m only thinning on top. I do have a recede hair line in the temples, but it’s not bad/I’ve had it since I was 18 – with actually fully thick hair. I’m 25 now. Been on fin and min for almost a year.
You should see a doctor. Diffuse thinning is a difficult problem and needs an assessment by an expert, like me. I would do a HAIRCHECK to see if I would find a pattern to your hair loss thinning (https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-and-what-its-value/). To find one in your area see ISHRS.org.
If caught early enough Finasteride is the cure for hair loss. I was seriously losing over 100 hairs in the shower alone and hairline was receding. I’m back to a nw1 hairline. It truly is a cure.
I don’t mean to bust your bubble, but finasteride, when it works, is great but it is not a cure and genetic hair loss is a progressive process which you will see again sometime later in life.
i have sleep disturbances with fin for nearly 2 weeks … usually i sleep ( 9-10 ) hours now … i woke up in the middle of the night and i sleep just 4 or 5 hours and can’t continue and feel sleepy throughout the day … is there any chance that side effect disappear by time ? because it affects me in my work and in my life generally …. if i took fin before sleeping could that help ? .. or just quitting is the only solution ? … i need to know your opinions because i can’t live like that !
Sleep disorders with finasteride are not reported. This could be psychological.
Conclusions The risk of developing new onset type 2 diabetes appears to be higher in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia exposed to 5?-reductase inhibitors than in men receiving tamsulosin, but did not differ between men receiving dutasteride and those receiving finasteride. Additional monitoring might be required for men starting these drugs, particularly in those with other risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Should I take minoxidil when I wake up and go to sleep or can I take it e.g at 5pm and 10pm
Wash your hair with a hot shower before bed and then use minoxidil just once a day. Wash it off in the morning
Posting for my ‘off-the-grid’ boyfriend. He took fin in his mid twenties. It worked great, and he had no sexual sides. He stopped cause he was afraid of cancer. Now that the 2018 follow up study came out, he’s thinking about going back on. Do you think he has less risk of developing sexual sides cause he didn’t before? If he goes on it and has sides, will they disappear when he goes off? Should he go on it?
I’m a junior in College and my roommates are telling me that I am losing my hair. I never noticed it before but I now realize that I can see through my entire scalp. It looks like my hair is thinning everywhere. I am thinking seriously about getting a hair transplant.
You need to be evaluated by an expert who specializes in hair transplantation, and is honest and doesn’t do it just for the money he gets from you. A good opinion is critical. I met with a man from Reddit last week who thought he was balding and had seen another doctor who offered him a hair transplant. When I examined him with the HAIR CHECK instrument and a trichoscope, it was clear he was not balding (and he did not have DUPA), so what he was seeing was very fine hair with very poor density (which I measured as very low). He was probably born that way and just noticed it recently from comments by friends. If he got a hair transplant with his poor hair and poor density, he would end up deformed for life because he had terrible hair and just would never make a good hair transplant candidate. If he felt strongly about his appearance, a wig might work for him or he should just accept what he has. We could offer him Scalp Micropigmentation which would make his hair appear much thicker. It would make his white scalp less prominent which is a much better option than a wig because it is full freedom to be himself.
First, it’s not a study directly correlating creatine and hair loss. You’re assuming that the findings of the difference in DHT: T ratio and the increased DHT value from creatine consumption means it will lead to hair loss. Also, there’s been several other studies (listed below) showing that creatine doesn’t affect testosterone levels, and with DHT being a metabolite of testosterone, it’s doubtful it would cause an increase in DHT. Another factor to consider is that strength training has been correlated with increasing testosterone
Steroids in creatine? Why? What benefit does a supplement company gain from mislabeling? They have more to lose by incorrectly labeling a product. Oral steroids have been shown to be dangerous on the liver. Also, creatine would be more costly if steroids were placed into the product.
Here are the others studies showing that testosterone does not get affected with creatine consumption:
Recently, I got a prescription for oral finasteride from my dermatologist. I’m a bit nervous to take the oral route due to the side effects that appear to be somewhat common and the possibility of the post-finasteride syndrome. I have learned that my pharmacy is able to compound 5% minoxidil with 1mg Finasteride into a topical solution. I was wondering if you had an opinion on this?
Keep in mind that topical only works where you put it. So, if you have hair loss where you don’t see it (like many people do when I perform a HAIR CHECK test), then these areas will still lose hair. Also, Post finasteride syndrome, I believe, doesn’t happen if you stop taking it after you find that even staying on it a month or so does not solve the ED problems.
FUT is cheaper and has better yield. Why does everyone care about the scar when you have hair? If you want the option to shave your head why get a transplant? Ok surgery recovery time is a small factor…