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I did start breaking out until I heard ( I believe from Dave) that zinc will help combat the acne.So, being me, I did some research on the zinc -acne relationship. It turns out that zinc has very similar effects to tetracycline antibiotics, just without the side effects.I have taken a tetracycline antibiotic for acne and had great results, so I decided to give it a go. You might want to consider it. Watch out though, it makes me nauseous. The antibiotic did also, until figured out to take it with milk. No more nauseousness.Yyyaahh!  Well.... then my husband came down with a sinus infection, and was given the same antibiotic. The pharmacist ( different pharmacy than where I got mine) told him not to eat or drink dairy for two hours before or after taking the med! It would make the med less absorbent  what! Are you kidding me!!! I had been taking it the whole time with milk.Well, it work pretty well, so it must not have decreased the absorbency level by to much.

Well when I started taking the zinc, and it made me nauseous, I remembered how well the dairy worked with the antibiotic, so I started to drink milk when I took the zinc.You know , same effect as tetracycline, should work the same, right?  Worked wonderfully, again.Then I had a brainstorm idea. Zinc has the same effect as a tetracycline antibiotic, dairy makes the med less absorbant...huh? So again, being me, I did some research, and loll and behold, you are not supposed to eat or drink dairy for two hours before or after taking zinc bashI have taken almost the whole bottle!
 
I guess its a good thing I found out, eventually...
Sorry for the long story, lessen learned.
 
As for the folic acid, there is a link in one of the previous posts up above the talks about folic acid.It helps on a cellular Levell with DNA and RNA, and helps to utalize the proteins you are already consuming, as well as make new ones.
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that was a dumb question I asked earlier. Embarrassed. I had skimmed through the whole bullentin because I was taking care of my cousins. You cant leave them alone for a long period of time. Well, I just bought biotin and zinc. Im excited.
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I am glad you did. I hope you have great results. I sure am!cheerKeep us posted on how things go for you.
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so i bought hair formula 37 and now im trying it out, its been three days and i think my hair got a bit longer?? im not really sure actually but it feels kinda thicker im almost at my tailbonee! i cant wait for my hair to grow more, ill keep everyone updatedd...

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Wow, tail bone, huh?! thats great Clap do you have any pics?  Three days, and you think you are seeing results already?! I took HF37 for several months, and it took me about 6 weeks before I noticed any definite results.
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i think i might post pics later on when i see more growth for sure, but i wanted to ask does hair formula 37 make you gain any weight at all?? because it contains amino acids i hope there are no side effects can u please let me know, did you see any weight changes while taking it at all? it seems taking all these pills must have some sort of side effect! lol thanks!

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There were some side effects that I noticed, but they were all good ones in my book. My energy went through the roof, and my mood also tremendously improved. I have an axiety disorder and a fatigue problem, so this was a huge plus for me.
I have been thinking of getting back on it because it helped me so much in these departments. With winter coming, It wouldn't be a bad idea.
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yea, I had a lot of energy , when I was taking HF37. I dont know either if there is any side effects. I should've researched that when I was taking it . I've been taking biotin and zinc and my hair grew almost one inch this month . Clap. its a little bit passed 26 1/2 . It was stuck at 25 1/2 for the longest. I have to admit the zinc makes me feel a little sick Dead sometimes.

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Alisa does zinc still make you feel sick ? I don't know what to do it still makes me feel sick even when I eat it with food . Ive tried almost everything I can think of.
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How much are you taking? Try cutting into smaller doses, and taking it at different times through the day.
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I take 50mg is that alot ? I dont know anything about this. Embarrassed. The biotin is 500mcg .
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no, that is not alot. Can you cut it into smaller doses?Mabye take part in the morning, and the rest at night? You can go up quite a bit on your biotin, to. One vitamin I used to take had 3000 in it.
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Thank you, Alisa :) Thats smart , I'm going to cut down the doses. I dont know why I thought it was alot. i dont want to stop taking it because it helping with my hair growth .

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Hopefully it will work to cut up the amount. I am glad it is working for you. I need to start taking them both again. I have quit only because I have had a really bad sinus infection for going on 6 wks, and have not had the energy to remember to take more than my multi. Though, common sence would tell me to take them to help my immune system . Unhappy
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ugh count me in for feelingDead b/c of zinc, but i think i found a cure! take it with chocolate! i was watching my daughter eat some ( well she was watching me eat most of hersLOL) i noticed i had no yucky feelings like normal hmmm maybe i am on to something long live M&Ms!
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Thank you, Eve. I will try that the next time . My hair grew an inch this month . yay ! I'm so happy . I am going to try not to cut my hair anymore. I want to let it grow 5 more inches. I only sometimes feel sick when I take zinc. It doesnt happen that often .
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my hair too is growing over a inch a month since starting  my little regimen of stuff
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I only take biotin and zinc. I was taking b12 with it but it was making my stomach real upset. what is your hair goal?
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i want to get to bsl asap so far so good
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Hi everyone.....I've been taking biotin, multivitamin, & codliver oil for about a 3wks. No severe  breakout  or nausea feeling, i'm wondering if zinc(7.5mg) in centrum is good enough....and I also note that drinking alot of water really helps with smoothness of your skin.
 
 
Am wondering if there is a difference with chemically treated /natural hair, when taking biotin....I have chemically processed hair and on occasion, and get a proper treatment with Mizani hair products. Does topical products slows the growth of the hair when taking biotin? I've been noticing breakage of my hair even though I am taking the biotin throughout 3-4wksConfused


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