Hair Skin Nails Vitamins

How Skin Conditions and Vitamin D Deficiency Affect Your Skin
I don’t know a thing about you, but I’ll tell you if wanting to learn about skin conditions and vitamin D deficiency affects on your skin, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Those of us that are concerned about the negative affects that UV rays have on the skin’s health are in a bit of a quandary. How do we protect ourselves from wrinkles caused by sun damage and skin-cancer, without also risking vitamin D deficiencies? Here’s what I’ve learned.

There are five layers of the epidermis, the outermost of the skin’s layers. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is produced in the two deepest layers, when pre-vitamin D3, found in the epidermis, is exposed to UVB rays from the sun. UVB rays do not penetrate beneath the epidermis, but UVA rays do. Most sunscreens on the market, particularly the thinner ones that are found in many skincare products designed for daily use, only block UVB rays.

Since UVA rays penetrate more deeply, they cause cancer in the dermis layer that is even more dangerous than squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas. Those types of cancers occur in the epidermis.

So, the first point, if you are concerned about skin conditions and vitamin D, is to recognize that most sunscreens inhibit the skin’s ability to produce D3, but they do not block the hazardous UVA rays from the sun. It takes a broad spectrum sun-block like zinc oxide to do that.
In light skinned individuals, it takes about 20 minutes of UV exposure to reach maximum D3 production. In darker skinned individuals, it takes 3-6 times longer. Although supplements can cause toxicity, overexposure to sunlight does not. Because, once equilibrium is reached the vitamin is degraded. In other words, the body will only produce what it needs.

There is research concerning specific skin conditions and vitamin D supplementation. Psoriasis, for example, is known to improve with cholecalciferol supplementation. A chronic like of cholecalciferol intake plays a role in chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, tuberculosis, cancer, gum disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, depression, heart disease and Parkinson’s. In other words, this vitamin is extremely important to our continued health and well-being.

To protect yourself from skin-cancer, without risking deficiency, use a broad spectrum sun-block when you expect to spend more than 20 minutes in the sun. Do not rely on sunscreens in cosmetics to protect you from skin-cancer. If you have very limited exposure to sunlight, take a supplement that contains D3.

As far as age-related skin conditions and vitamin D are concerned, use a daily moisturizer that contains the antioxidants coenzyme Q10 and natural vitamin E. In most be specially formulated or it will not penetrate through the epidermis and into the dermis to fight cancers that can occur in those layers. Antioxidants are our best defense against cancers of kinds, but the natural concentration in our cells is lower as we age.

Make no mistake about it. With an effective moisturizer and a reasonable amount of sunlight and/or supplementation, our worries about age-related skin conditions and vitamin D deficiencies are over. Aren’t you glad that you took the time to read this article?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My hair is coming out from stress(I think) anyway I already take hair nails and skin vitamins. What will?
    happen if I start to take a daily vitamin with the hair skin nail vitamins. Do you think that can help my hair stop falling out and grow back.

    • ANSWER:
      i too take a daily vitamin and Hair, Skin and Nails (nature’s bounty) vitamins, because i was losing a lot of hair. The Hair, Skin and Nails pills were great at first i noticed that i wasn’t losing as much hair as before and my hair started to grow faster. However after 8months of taking it i noticed that my hair became so thin. Now i think i’m going to stop taking the pills. I love my hair because it’s thin and so soft to touch but i do miss my thick hair because it was so much easier to manage! I definately recomend these pills but stop as soon as you notice your hair getting thinner. It also helps to eat a handful of nuts each day such as almonds and walnuts for thicker hair.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can i take biotin vitamins and also take Hair nails and skin vitamins at the same time?
    or is too much? please let me know because i want to buy a hair skin and nail vitamins from natures bounty ,and i also wanted to buy the biotin one from natures bounty.? would i be able to take both of them? PLEASE HELP AND LET ME KNOW..thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can take them..

  3. QUESTION:
    Do the hair,skin and nails vitamins really work?
    Im trying to grow my hair quicker and im wondering if the nail skin and hair vitamins in Walmart really work? Or is it the same thing as taking a multivitamin(which im currently doing)?

    • ANSWER:
      No. There’s a reason why I have many sources.

      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, etc. .
      The FDA don’t even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.

      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer…

      MSN “Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good.”

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid…

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here’s an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Google: “Foods for Healthy Hair” – the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/feature…

      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair…

      Growing healthy hair doesn’t come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you’re in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you’re eating healthy foods. But when hair isn’t growing as fast, it’s because they’ve been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . . My hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 – 4 years in HS.

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80′s & 90′s. I’ve known people in their 30′s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70′s. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 years (not bra strap as stated earlier).

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take hair/skin/nails vitamins when you are 15?
    i just bought Finest Natural’s hair, skin, and nails vitamins
    it says to take 3 pills a day.
    i just want longer hair. Please help & tell me what vitamins are safe that i can take to make my hair longer.
    (:

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Do the {Nature’s Bounty} Hair, Skin, & Nails vitamins really work?
    I’m trying to grow my hair out and I decided to get these multivitamins called Hair, Skin, & Nails (from Nature’s Bounty)
    I’d like to know if theres anyone out there who knows from expirience if they help hair grow faster. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      f that!
      go to wal mart, and get biotin.
      lets just say 3 inches in 4 months,
      mkay?
      and its like.. 5 bucks.

  6. QUESTION:
    Do the hair, skin & nail vitamins work? & what exaclty do they do for you’re skin hair and nails?
    Do they help with damaged hair and spilt ends? & what do they do for you’re skin & nails?

    • ANSWER:
      vitamins C: A: K & E are best for your skin & hair: as well as biotin: gelatin & omega-3′s

      health starts @ the root: so they won’t do anything for split ends :: those can only be cut off to prevent further splitting & damage

      massage your scalp with olive: coconut: sesame seed: jojoba & sweet almond oils to stimulate healthy growth :: these oils are also good to spray throughout your hair & it will help smooth your hair::

      http://www.haircaregrowthaids.com/for-hair-growth-scalp-oil-hair-massages-and-its-benefits/

      avoid using shampoos with sls: sles or als in them::

      http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/ingredients-in-hair-care-products-the-good-the-bad–503134.html

      aubrey organics: made from earth: grahams: carol’s daughter: weleda: renpure: kiss my face: avalon organics: jasons: burt’s bees: emo gold: alba: druide: shikai: desert essence: giovanni: nature’s gate & valley of longevity are great: safe brands to use =]

      check all of your hair & skin products for harmful additives::

      http://www.jurgita.com/articles-id235.html

      http://www.essortment.com/lifestyle/harmfulbeautyp_szst.htm

      regular deep conditioning will help & you make your own great ones @ home::

      http://www.longlocks.com/hair-care-recipes-cookbook.htm

      a well balanced diet & exercise will help as well::

      http://www.hairstyle.com/hair-articles/diet-and-healthy-hair.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    is it safe to take hair/skin/nails vitamins when you are 15?
    i just bought nature’s bounty hair, skin, and nails vitamins. they have 3,000 mg of biotin. i want my hair to grow faster and healthier. is it safe for a 15 yr old?
    also it says to take it 3 times a day.
    also it says to take it 3 times a day.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Do those hair skin & nails vitamins really work?
    I’ve been thinking about taking these vitamins to improve the appearance of my skin, but first I want to know if anyone here has tried them, and if they really make a difference in your skin?

    • ANSWER:
      yes and u know whats even better than those…PRENATALS!!!! they sell them in stores I grew my hair out using those!!!

  9. QUESTION:
    When is it best to take hair, skin & nails vitamins?
    So I take hair, skin & nails vitamins by natures bounty and i wanted to know when is it best to take
    them, like before a meal, after a meal, or empty stomach in order to get the most benefit?

    and I also drink alot of water which i think is good to help it breakup

    • ANSWER:
      I do not think the formulation of vitamins will require you take them with food. I am old, and I have taken multivitamins for many years. The ingredients in the vitamins are not affected whether taken with or without food. I take my vitamins after breakfast that are advertised for hair and nail nourishment. Some people have sensitive stomach-lining, and taken vitamins on an empty stomach may cause heartburn.

      Harrald

  10. QUESTION:
    What hair skin nail vitamins do you recommend for teens?
    do hair nail skin vitamins work, do they increase hair growth, clear up acne, improve finger nails and toe nails. is it dangerous to take hair skin nail vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      B complex or any good multiple vitamin.

  11. QUESTION:
    When your taking “Hair, Skin, Nails Vitamins” how long does it take to work?
    If you take those vitamins how long will you hair grow? Or if it even works. And how long to see some thing different?

    • ANSWER:
      idk ummmm… i wanna know 2. so far, Omega stuff in fish works fastest

  12. QUESTION:
    what are some of the best hair, skin, nails vitamins on the market?
    i’m looking for some good hair, skin and nail vitamins to promote healthy hair and nail growth and to keep skin looking healthy

    • ANSWER:
      Biotin.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the best skin, hair, nails vitamins on the market?
    And if there isn’t a good one to take, what are some good combo vitamins that will help especially my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Gelatin tablets. Or prenatal vitamins. Omega 3 and fatty acids will do wonders for skin.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there any hair, skin, and nails vitamins that have 5mg of biotin in them?
    I am searching for the best hair vitamins that are on the market. Hair vitamins that have 5mg of biotin in them but I have been able to find any that have more than 800 mcg; can someone please help me?

    • ANSWER:
      hairfinity. idk how much biotin content is in them but trust me they pretty much work for everybody!! my hair used to never grow and when it did it would break off and it was just past my ears. i took hairfinity for 7 months and now my hair is to the middle of my back. do some research on them and check out the testimonals and decide.
      www.hairfinity.com

  15. QUESTION:
    Do hair, skin and nails vitamins work?
    i bought the futurebiotics brand…has anyone tried hair, skin, nails vitamins B4?
    or any kind of hair vitamins. do they really make a difference?
    it has biotin in in
    and i dont want to take prenatals cause i dont want to get too much iron :P

    • ANSWER:
      Prenatal vitamins work well for hair and nail growth. Idk about the brand you bought, but the others work great for me.

  16. QUESTION:
    Will taking Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins help my acne clear up?
    I am 23 and have acne. I use SkinID system, but I still break out. I heard that taking “hair skin and nails” vitamins would help clear my face up. I was wondering if I could take my teens multivitamin and “hair, skin, and nails” vitamins at the same time, or should I rotate taking them?

    • ANSWER:
      no buy some cream called clearasil.

  17. QUESTION:
    where can i get hair skin and nails vitamins in the uk and caster oil?
    i wanna grow my hair and nails and apparently caster oil and hair skin and nails vitamins are good the people who made those videos on youtube are american so where can i get it in the uk?

    • ANSWER:
      Boots should sell castor oil. A tip as well if you’re planning on using castor oil on your skin with the Oil Cleaning Method is to only use a tiny amount of castor oil to grape seed oil or olive oil. Begin with a few drops and see how that goes. It can be really strong and drying stuff.

      Also, olive oil works a treat on your hair! Doesn’t make it greasy and it is one of the few oils that actually penetrate the hair shaft.

      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you have to take spring valley hair skin nails vitamins 3 times a day?
    I want to take them, but i know i wont be able to take them 3 times everyday. If i take them like once or twice a day will it just take longer for them to work?

    • ANSWER:
      You don’t have to TAKE any of that stuff. If they magically worked, you’d be more concern about what will happen to your other parts of the body. Your kidney, your liver, your organs or your lungs.

      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, etc. .

      The FDA don’t even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.

      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer…

      MSN “Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good.”

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid…

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here’s an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Google: “Foods for Healthy Hair” – the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/feature…

      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair…

      Growing healthy hair doesn’t come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you’re in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you’re eating healthy foods. But when hair isn’t growing as fast, it’s because they’ve been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80′s & 90′s. I’ve known people in their 30′s whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70′s. When I was in HS, my hair grew from bob to waist length in 3 1/2 to 4 years, and cut 2x a year.

  19. QUESTION:
    How does it takes prenatal and hair nails and skin vitamins takes?
    Now I’ve just start taking prenatal vitamins and hair, nails, and skin vitamins as well. My question is, how long does it takes for me to see some improvement?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Where to buy good hair/skin/nails vitamins in Canada?
    What’s your favorite that you take? My curly hair has such bad split ends.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    How much faster will my hair grow with the product Hair Skin and Nails vitamins?
    i cut my hair soooo short its like at my chin and it used to be 4 inches past my shoulder. :[ and i bought the hair skin and nails product because i hear it helps your hair get healthier and grow faster. does anybody know how much faster it will grow when i take these vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      try hair oil; it really works! put it on at nite before bed and wake up and shampoo it off. usually coconut hair oil works the best but try others to suit ur hair

  22. QUESTION:
    whats better to use prenatal or hair skin and nails vitamins?
    ive herd of people using prenatal vitamins to make there hair grow faster. and i was wondering if its honestly better then the hair skin and nails vitamins. i just want to know what ones better. and how old do you have to be to use the prenatal vitamins? can you take them if your younger then 18? and information its welcome. i just want a way to grow healthy strong hair and i want to fast.:)

    thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      Do not ever take prenatals unless you are actually pregnant. You can actually overdose on vitamins and minerals. There are some serious health risks. I have looked this up and know this for a fact. Vitamin A is one of the several you should worry about. Your hair is going to grow around 1/2 every month. You should get it trimmed though every 3-4mth , only take about a inch off at most. This will insure deadends and split ends do not creep up the hair shaft and cause more damage over time. Keep your hair moisturized. Use a widetooth comb instead of a brush and DO NOT use hot tools on your hair because they cause split ends and breakage which is horrible for your hair. Take a multivitamin. They are good for you and you do not have to worry about health complications. One more thing about prenatals is that they can cause nausea and vomiting. Ok best of luck to you!

      One more thing: Some good natural moisturizers for your hair are olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil. You can use all of these on your hair to help moisturization which will help with the growth process. Also raw egg and mayonnaise is very good for your hair to. =)

  23. QUESTION:
    Hair, skin, and nails vitamins- do they work?
    I’m looking for hair growth and i recently picked up some vitamins at Target that are called Hair, skin, and nails by origin (for women). I’ve never heard of the brand before, but if they do the job i’ll take them!

    Does anyone have experience with the vitamins? Do they work? And if so, how long before you see results?

    • ANSWER:
      YES YES YES, they work. Just taking a regular daily vitamin and eating a protein-rich diet will help as well, along with drinking lots of water.

      But YES, those hair/skin/nail vitamins DO work, as do prenatals. In fact, I’ve taken prenatals myself to make my hair grow faster (although I’m lucky, my hair grows an average of 3/4″ a month, and most people is 1/2″ per month… and when I took the prenatals mine grew about 1 inch per month!)

      Go for it! And good luck!

      (ps… make sure you’re getting regular trims, like once every 3 months or so to keep your hair growing out nice so it don’t get split and frizzy and yucky… even if it’s just 1/2″ off or so… it helps immensely in how quickly your hair will grow, too!)

      Good luck!!! :)

  24. QUESTION:
    Would it be safe to use Teen one a day vitamins & Hair Skin & Nails vitamins also ?
    I would want to know if its safe to take both at the same time . Thanks [x

    • ANSWER:
      It is definitely 100% safe.
      But they both kind of do the same thing. Try them both for a week by themselves, then try them together. See which way you like best.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can I take “Hair/Skin/Nails Vitamins” on a daily basis?
    Hi guys! I’m just wondering… I recently started taking FinestNatural’s Hair, Skin & Nail Vitamin Supplement (due to stress-related hair fall). After taking these for a couple of weeks, can I continue taking these on a daily basis?
    If not, which multi-vitamins would you recommend for a 26-year old woman? Thanks a lot for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what brand you use. I would sugjest Pure&Natural Super Collagen+C or, NATURES BOUNTY. you can get these at any grocery store or pharmacy. I get mine from Costco. I hoped this helped!!!

  26. QUESTION:
    How much do hair, skin, and nails vitamins affect hair growth?
    I read somewhere that your hair grows one inch in about two months on a regular basis. How much more do you think my hair would grow per two months with hair skin and nails? I just cut 6 or 7 inches off my hair and had it past my boobs and now I hate my hair. :(

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Are the store brand (Target, CVS) Hair, Skin, and Nails vitamins equal to name brand?
    I just bought “Hair, Skin, Nails” at Target. It is by Origin and I was wondering if it is equal to other hair, skin, and nail vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      Both my mom and I live by this brand. I take one everyday. Both my mom and I have great hair. I’m always complimented on how thick and healthy my hair looks, and how great my skin is. I highly recommend this product. It will take about 3 weeks – 1 month to see results.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do the origin for women hair, skin, nails vitamins work? If no, what brand do you reccomend?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. try GNC or even just the biotin vitamin. they really work. ( you can get it at walmart, target, etc)

  29. QUESTION:
    i take gnc womens skin hair nails vitamins Help Doctors?
    i take gnc womens hair skin and nails vitamins in the directions it says take 2 pills a day with food in your stomach at the same time. iv’e been takeing 4 pills a day 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon on purpose is that bad for my health

    • ANSWER:
      In the short term, it probably wont do much damage. You should just stick to the recommended dosage from now on though.

  30. QUESTION:
    Should I take Hair Skin & Nails vitamins?
    Is it healthy for me to take Hair Skin & Nails vitamins? I am 18 years old and healthy. I started taking them a couple months ago and my hair grew super fast. The directions say to take 3 times a day, Isn’t this a little much? The directions also say “not intended for 18 or younger”. I need my hair to grow quicker. Am I taking a big risk?

    • ANSWER:
      sorry friend but I can not help

  31. QUESTION:
    is it ok for a 13 year old to take hair skin and nails vitamins?
    im 13 and i was wondering if it is ok for me to take the hair, skin, and nails vitamins. help!

    • ANSWER:
      A general daily vitamin would be good and will help hair, skin and nails. You don’t need a special vitamin for those areas. A daily vitamin you buy at the drug store is balanced so that you don’t get too much of any one vitamin. Some vitamins flush right out of our system every day, like Vitamin C. Other vitamins, A,D, E, and K are stored in our bodies and taking too much of them can hurt you. Play it safe and get a daily vitamin at the drug store.

  32. QUESTION:
    Will hair skin & nails vitamins make me sick? :(?
    I just got vitamins for my hair, skin and nails (One Source complete advanced beauty and wellness.. to be exact). It has your everything you would expect in such a vitamin- for example, MSM, vitamin C & E, Biotin and Gelatin, and so on. I am wondering if anyone has taken vitamins like this and if so was there any side affects? Ive multivitaminstamins before and they make me extremely sick to my stomach! any imput is great, thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Well honey, I guess youd have to try and see? and I guess stop taking it if it makes you sickie poo.

  33. QUESTION:
    Hair Skin Nails Vitamins?
    I’ve been hearing that GNC has these vitamins especially for hair,skin,and nails.
    I’m looking for something that will make my hair grow faster and clear up my skin.
    Do these actually work?
    If not, can you recommend something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamins A, C and E and zinc and calcium all help.

  34. QUESTION:
    How long would it take hair, skin, and nails vitamins to start making a difference?
    I’m taking “One source complete Hair, Skin, and Nails Multi Beauty and Wellness formula for women” once a day. I want it to make a difference by the time school starts (August 17th). How long would it take for it to make a difference?

    • ANSWER:
      At least 60 days. If you want to speed up the process, eat healthy. A bunch of greens and healthy protein such as nuts, fish and poultry!

  35. QUESTION:
    is it ok if i take biotin while im taking a hair,skin and nails vitamins?
    could i take both of them even though the hair, skin and nails vitamins already contain biotin would it be bad if i take too much if of it? please let me know and the reason why i want to take it is for hair growth.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well biotin is for hair skin and nails and if you take it alone you wil see the difference. I take 8000 mcg of biotin.1 a day and my nails and hair are very long. Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Do hair skin and nail vitamins work?
    I been using them for years off and on. I would like to know do they work for others. I believe they work for my nails, I would like to know for my skin and hair is it a difference, I notice my hair is thicker however I wonder what does it do for my skin/complexion. What are the risk if you take hair skin nail vitamins along with a daily vitamin.

    • ANSWER:
      It won’t make a huge difference but normally yes they make your hair and skin healthier.

  37. QUESTION:
    Prenatal vitamins or Hair+skin+nails vitamins.?
    Of course, they are both good for hair.
    read somewhere Prenatals help hair grow, read somehwere prenatals dont and its the pregnancy that does.

    So should i just take the hair vitamins?

    Also im on BC, but my hair isnt falling out due to it, its for some other odd reason, i dont know why.

    • ANSWER:
      these may help, simply because you will get more vitamins in your system, vitamin e is also good, many stores carry a vitamin e complex for hair and nails if you don’t want to get the prenatal ones

  38. QUESTION:
    Do prenatal vitamins and hair, skin and nails vitamins really make your hair longer?
    [: I want my hair to grow out a little bit faster, will taking these help me?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Prenatal vitamins or vitamins like Biotin do not make your hair grow faster. You shouldn’t even consider prenatal vit. unless you’re pregnant! If it seems that prenatal vitamins make pregnant women’s hair grow faster, well it’s not the vitamins it’s the hormones from being pregnant. Biotin makes your hair stronger, and as such, you might be able to grow longer hair because it’s not breaking off.

  39. QUESTION:
    Are hair, skin, and nails vitamins safe for minors?
    I’ve heard hair, skin, and nails vitamins work and I want to try them but im not sure if theyre safe for minors…?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Prenatal Vitamins and Hair Skin Nails Vitamins?
    Would it be bad to take prenatal vitamins AND hair, skin, nails vitamins?
    I’m planning to buy prenatal vitamins because it’s been known to maximize the vitamin deficiencies and i found some for only 4 dollars. I also was thinking about the hair, skin,nails vitamins as well since i’ve read lots of good reviews on them, and they would be cheap (7 dollars)

    My question is, would there be negative side effects to taking more than one kind of vitamin? Also if you believe i shouldn’t take both, which one would you recommend over the other?
    THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      First of all, since you didn’t mention this anywhere in your question, I am going to make the assumption that you are NOT pregnant, correct? You also didn’t mention your age, but I am going to answer your question based on my gut feeling that you fall within “childbearing age” (18-35 for all intents and purposes, as vitamin needs in women will differ past this age).

      Before I go into detail, I want to STRONGLY advise you NOT to take BOTH supplements concurrently. They contain many of the same ingredients, and “over-dosing”, even on vitamins/minerals/herbal supplements can be very dangerous.

      Now, in your post, you didn’t really mention WHY you were looking into taking this supplements, but you did mention something about vitamin deficiencies. Do you have a confirmed deficiency? Iron deficiency, or Anemia, is a very common cause of hair loss and skin/nail problems in women. A Thyroid-related disorder is another common cause. So if you are having an actual problem with losing your hair or brittle nails, then I would strongly suggest seeing your doctor to rule these things out first.

      With all that being said, here is my recommendation-

      IF you have any sort of iron deficiency, or IF you are planning to begin trying to conceive a baby (whether your first or subsequent), or IF you have recently had a baby and/or are breastfeeding, then by far, go with the Prenatal Vitamins. They offer Iron, which is not offered in most Hair/Skin/Nail supplements. They also contain higher amounts of Folic Acid, which is absolutely essential if you are even thinking about having a baby in the foreseeable future. Prenatal Vitamins also contain higher amounts of D-3 (very reliable when it comes to hair loss/regrowth) and Calcium.

      Now, IF your only concern is aesthetics, and you just want longer or fuller hair, and you are NOT pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant anytime soon, and provided you do NOT have any vitamin deficiencies (specifically iron), then you’d likely be fine to go with the Hair/Skin/Nail supplements. The one main advantage these will have over Prenatal Vitamins is the inclusion of Biotin, which is thought to aid in hair growth. One thing you’ll want to watch out for is the herbal ingredients that many Hair/Skin/Nail supplements tend to contain. Most herbal supplements have not been clinically tested/proven to have any benefit, and some can have unknown effects on the body. Read the label and do your research on those types of ingredients before putting them in your body.

      I hope I’ve helped answer your question. If you have any other questions, I’m happy to try to answer them for you as well :-)

  41. QUESTION:
    What kind of otc meds cant be taken with hair,skin, &nails vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      none that I am aware of

  42. QUESTION:
    CAN I TAKE PERNATAL VITAMINS WITH NATURE’S BOUNTY HAIR SKIN &nAILS VITAMINS.?
    HEY EVERYONE I WAS JUST WONDERING COULD I TAKE PERNATAL VITAMINS AND HAIR,SKIN AND NAILS VITAMINS TOGETHER AND I’AM NOT PERGNANT.I’M JUST TRYING TO MAKE MY HAIR GROW FASTER. AND ALSO DOES THE VITAMINS WORK GOOD FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND IS THERE ANY AFRICAN AMERICANS OUT THERE THAT TAKE THIS PILLS.PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I’d be careful with that, you can overdose on certain vitamins, and it is a waste of time taking more then needed cause a lot of them don’t get stored in the body. I don’t think any vitamin will make your hair grow faster.

  43. QUESTION:
    which hair skin & nails vitamins work?
    ok, i know that vitamins are going to differ for some people, but please let me know.

    1. Natures Bounty: Hair Skin & Nails – i want to grow out my hair mostly, and some people have said that it has helped their hair grow, but what are your feedback’s?

    2. Sundown Naturals Hair skin & nails – nobody has reviewed this yet, and idk if it the some as natures bounty, because if it is, i will be saving money, please tell me your feedback.

    3. CVS Hair skin & nails – ok, so this one i am VERY skeptical about, because its the cheapest, and for me, most CVS stuff doesn’t work. But if you have tried this, please let me know!

    PLEASE, tell me your feedback if you have tries any of these vitamins. I am desperate to grow out my hair, and it would mean SO much to me if you could tell me your reviews on it. THANK YOU!
    oh, and does biotin work also?

    • ANSWER:
      i take a hair and nail vitamin called BIOTIN. its in a green bottle with a yellow lid and it works wonders! my hair stays very healthy and grows at a satisfying rate, same with my nails!

  44. QUESTION:
    Nature Valley Hair Skin and Nails Vitamins?
    Take three a day? I think that’s a bit too much.
    I’ve been trying different things to clear up my skin because nothing is working. What results have you seen from the vitamin? Difference in your hair, skin, and nails?

    Do you think this is a healthy supplement and should I be taking the printed serving size daily?

    Answers much appreciated from past/current users of the vitamin.

    • ANSWER:
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  45. QUESTION:
    Does hair, skin, & nails vitamins actually work ?
    I was thinking about trying them out, cause i’m tired of my short hair ! Will it actually grow my hair out long & quickly ????

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Do hair, skin, and nails vitamins really work?
    Im really thinking about buying these vitamins b/c im trying to grow out my hair and make my nails stronger. My friend takes them and they really work her! What to do yall think?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure if the brand is available to you where you are, but I take Swisse “Hair, Skin and Nail” which contains a small amount of Biotin.

      I had paper thin nails and after a few weeks my nails were pretty darn strong! I can’t really comment on the hair part, I don’t think I have too much trouble there but I have been noticing less whiteheads on my face in the mornings. Not sure whether that could be the result of the vitamin or not though.

      I’d love to try another vitamin to compare this one to :)

  47. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for hair, skin, and nail vitamins to work?
    I would like my nails to grow faster because I work with water all day so they get soft and break off and I would really like them to grow out pretty fast, and I was wondering if I took biotin or the hair skin nail vitamins if they would work and if so how long it would take before I notice results..

    • ANSWER:
      Lol, thanks for answering my question. :P I guess I’m going to have to find out myself. Haha, I could let you know how long it would take. Hopefully no longer than 3 weeks. Lol.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have heard that prenatal vitamins are good for your hair and nails and they clear up your skin. Do they?
    I have heard that they are fine for anyone to take. I have also heard that it can cause liver and kidney failure because of the higher amount of certain vitamins they have to process. Which one is true? Are prenatal vitamins better than Hair Skin & Nails for healthier, faster growing hair, or vice versa? I would appreciate people that have tried both to answer, not people who have heard things. . . Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      According to the article I glanced at, no, prenatal vitamins are not safe for non-pregnant women to consume. The increased amounts of iron and folate can lead to small cancers and diabetes.

  49. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried hair skin and nails vitamins?
    I’m trying to grow my hair longera and I bought naturesbounty vitamins. Anyone try these vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      They only help with the condition of new hair but dont provide anything to boost hair growth, the best thing to help youre hair grow is to not hinder it so you always get 1/2 inch of growth every month and you do this buy avoiding hair dye, heat styling and excessive brushing which could pull out some of you’re hair. Also get a trim every month or so because this will reduce split ends and help with the over-all health of youre hair (Dont worry, getting a trim every once and a while wont cancel out the time you took to grow it if you only take a small amount off)

  50. QUESTION:
    Can I take Hair, Skin, & Nails Vitamin while pregnant, instead of prenatal vitamins.?
    What is the difference and which is better? I heard that there are the same ingredients in each of the vitamins. But I want to know if it will be harmful for me to take the HS&N while I’m pregnant.

    SERIOUS INQUIRIES PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t recall all that is in HS&N. As I remember lots of B vitamins and no iron or A&D and less Vitamin C. I would stick with the prenatals. Why not?