Jan 30, 2012

Melissa's Hair: Adding Biotin to my medicine cabinet

Lately I've been experiencing awesome hair growth. My 4b curls are shiny, more manageable, and more moisturized. People are complementing me and telling me they thought my hair was fake! I've been smiling from ear to ear. What's the reason for this great hair story? I've got to give props to my medicine cabinet. I've been a firm believer in taking vitamins since college.

SIDENOTE: ladies, take a multi-vitamin - it helps regulate your cycle and aids in better overall health. Of course, consult your doctor before you start taking supplements in order to ensure optimum health.

Pictured above are the vitamins and supplements I take on a daily basis. My life is pretty hectic and some days I don't eat all the foods needed to receive all the vitamins and minerals my body needs to operate. Below is a list of vitamins I take and what they do:
  • Fish, Flaxseed, Borage, and Omegas - good for the heart and brain functions, The minerals found in these vitamins can be found in seafood.
  • One-a-day Multivitamin - Basically the building block of supplemental health. Multivitamins have most of your daily value of vitamins and minerals.
  • Glucosamine and Chondrotin - for joint health. I exercise but I have arthritis, so this helps in keeping me loose and my joints healthy.
  • Super B-Complex - Said to help to convert food to energy more efficiently. Also, this brand has added Vitamin C for immunity.
  • Vitamin E - good for your skin and heart.
  • Biotin - good for hair, skin, nails.
The vitamin I want to talk about is biotin. A couple months ago I posted about biotin asking readers if they thought the vitamin was worth taking. After some online research, I decided to go ahead and start a round of biotin.

I take 2mg per day (two small pills). The manufacturer suggests you take 5mgs per day but, from my research, people who took the full recommended amount experienced hair growth in unwanted places (face, underarms, groin) and breakouts. No one wants that!

I started to see changes in my hair within two weeks. I been taking the biotin for four weeks. I'll definitely add the vitamin to my regimen. Ladies, if you want to see hair growth, taking biotin supplements are definitely worth a try. Most people don't eat the recommended serving of fruits and veggies in the first place, so it never hurts to add supplements to your diet.

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