Vitamins and thin hair?

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  • posted by FatBob
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    Hi all,

    Can anyone recommend what vitamins they are taking during the 800kcal phase.

    I’m taking wellman – but when you look at the rda of each vitamin, and think about the super low calorie diet – I doubt it’s enough.

    It’s only made me think – as my barber noted that my hair is starting to go thin. Something no one has ever said before as usually my hair is very thick. But now he mentioned it – you can see my scalp a lot more now.

    I did the “fast 800” last year – went from 20.x stone to 17 stone. 3 stone in 8 weeks 🙂
    But my goal is 15 stone. So I’m going back on it.

  • posted by caronl
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    Hi Fatbob. I take a general vitamin supplement for 60+. After five months of low-carbing my hair started to thin this time last year. Difficult to know if this was age-related or diet-related. But I suspect that I had let protein levels go too low. I now try to ensure at least 50-60g of protein a day (which MM recommends) and my hair has stopped thinning. Have you looked at this aspect?

  • posted by alliecat
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    I had the identical experience Caron, about 20 years ago when I put myself on a ridiculous semi starvation diet (500-600cal).
    After 5 months, my hair was thinning and filling my brush. This time around, I did my research, and settled on 50-60g
    of protein/day, and no problems this time. I’m glad you were able to recognize the problem and reverse it 🙂

  • posted by Happyhel35
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    Iron tablets sorted it for me. Could you ask for a full blood count at the doctors? good luck x

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