(Closed) Prenatal vitaminds for hair growth?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m taking them now for the same reason. So far i’ve only really noticed my nails growing faster and stronger, but I’ve only been taking them for 3 weeks or so.  My hair seems shinier, but I could be just imagining it!  I’ve heard it works!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

it’s basically a multi-vitamin with folic acid.  it could probably upset your stomach a little because of the iron and calcium in it but just take it with food.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My 13-year-old daughter and I take one every morning with breakfast – yes – you need to take them with food – not sure why, but empty stomach and a prenatal just equal vomit to me.

My OBGYN says that they are the best generic multi for women of “child bearing” or developing age, so we bought the extra huge bottle at costco and take them.  My hair grows wicked fast regardless, but my daughter’s doesn’t usually, but since I’ve been on her about taking them, her hair does look more healthy and it seems to be growing better?

If anything, they can’t hurt!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

that’s such a good idea! i would think the vitamin would only help the hair that has grown since you began taking them…?

i too want healthier hair, but the faster it grows, the more often i will have to get my highlights done! haha.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I started taking them, but stopped. I had a family friend and doctor tell me that they can be dangerous because of all the extra calcium. A non-pregnant woman apparently doesn’t need as much, and it can cause major kidney stones.

Just an FYI

Post # 9
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Busy bee

kidney stones?! sexy. 

yeah it’s probably best to consult your physician before taking up a vitamin regimen anyways.  there are indeed vitamins you can overdose on, like iron, and as fifty said, calcium.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

yeah.. I have a HUGE calcium deficiency (like i think my calcium level is something like a 4 and it should be about 25… I think the prenates my work for me because i need a mult-vitamin anyway and hey my hair is at the strange in between stage so i’m defintiely ready for it to grow back heck why not..

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My sister takes them for her hair as well!  It grows uber quickly-I actually commented on how much faster than mine hers has grown in the past few months and that’s how I found out she is taking them…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would also check the label on the vitamins.  The brand I got only has 15% of my daily calcium, so I take an extra supplement for that.  BUT, yes I am in definite agreement to talk to your Healthcare provider.  There are interactions that can occur between medications that you wouldn’t even realize.  Something like aspirin, st. john’s wort, and even vitamins can interact with your medications so always tell you provider everything you take (i mean everything!)  Happy hair growing!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I’ve been taking just a Hair/Skin/Nails blend and some Zinc to ward off the sick.

I can’t say I’ve noticed much different between my hair, skin, or nails. :/  Maybe I’ll give another bottle a try, and after that I’ll try prenatal vitamins.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I take them, but mine only have 46% of the daily recommended calcium in them  -hardly an OD.  I LOVE them.  My hair and nails grow like crazy when I take them.  My favorite are the ones from Trader Joes, the one sI just started now are Prenatal Formula with Iron from GNC

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I’ve actually been thinking about taking prenatal vitamins for the hair growth too.  I have an appointment with my doctor next week – I’ll ask her about it.  

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@meredith – you can buy them OTC.  you can always discuss it with her.  My doctor recommended that I take them

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