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Viviscal side effects

Viviscal Side Effects

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Spoiler alert!

I ought to keep up the suspense. However, I know you are all busy people. So, in a nutshell:

There are, in fact, NO side effects from using Viviscal…provided you follow the usage directions!

In case you happen to be in a hurry, I’ll save you the trouble of reading the whole article; once again, there are no significant side effects from using Viviscal, provided you adhere to the instructions.

The way to minimize any potential side issues is to take the supplement with your meal; then you shouldn’t have any problems. It’s also best not to take it on an empty stomach. Other than that, happy hair growing! 🙂

Now, if you want, and do have the time, please continue reading.

Possible Viviscal Side Effects

While all of the benefits of Viviscal are well documented, there are still people out there who could be concerned about potential side effects.

If you do not follow the manufacturer’s directions these are some of the issues you may find yourself encountering:

Skeletal Issues

It sounds scary but, in fact, these “skeletal issues” materialize if you merely ingest too much Vitamin C.

Should you happen to feel any stiffness in your joints or pain which seems to come from your bones, ensure that you lower your dosage of the supplement.

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It is important to remember that in the case of the vast majority of people, you would have to take many times more than the recommended dose of Vitamin C for this to cause a problem.

Vitamin C is incorporated into Viviscal because it assists in strengthening soft tissue and skin.

You will find Vitamin C in food sources such as leafy green vegetables, oranges, and fish. That list is, of course, not exclusive.

It is crucial to be aware of just how much Vitamin C you are supplying to your body, especially when you add another vitamin to your diet.

So, if you do feel any joint stiffness or bone pain, then lower your dosage. Enough said.


Iron is essential for your hair because it helps to produce red blood cells that will deliver oxygen to your skin.

Pale skin, dark circles, and dizziness are all signs of anemia, and this is caused by not having enough iron in your blood.Viviscal Side Effects

However, if you take any supplement that contains iron, stomach irritation can be commonplace. To avoid this feeling of nausea, make sure that you take the supplement with food and this should nullify the feeling of sickness.

Remember; follow the directions to the letter!

If “taking with food” doesn’t solve the problem of nausea, consult your doctor who may recommend taking half the dosage.

Less is sometimes more in these scenarios.

Once you have developed a tolerance and you no longer experience nausea, you can go to a full dose.

Marine Food Allergy

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Should you have a fish or shellfish allergy, DO NOT take the product. The main component of the supplement is AminoMar which is a marine protein complex.

Maintaining Healthy Hair, Nails, and Skin

You can promote a healthy head of hair, bright and vibrant skin, and beautiful nails by ensuring that your body is getting a sufficient supply of the right vitamins.

Vitamins happen to be pretty popular these days, and with good reason. And yet this is a fact that has, sort of, become “forgotten” in recent years.Viviscal Side Effects

The best vitamins for hair are relatively inexpensive and straightforward enough to add to your diet.

There are lots of supplements available these days which will enable you to ensure that your hair is getting the optimum support.

But be aware; there are a whole host of supplements with vitamin combinations which contain dosages that are way past the amounts recommended for daily consumption.

Viviscal still happens to be one of the most effective hair growth products out there!

So…Will You Experience Side Effects From Taking Viviscal?

Adopting Viviscal as part of your hair loss management system may have potential side effects. But, and it is an important “but,” just like other supplements, you can minimize the risk by taking the recommended daily dose!

I realize that I’m a bit repetitive, but it is so important to remember that taking more may do more harm than good.

Less is most definitely more in this case.

And, remember, if something, anything, in fact, doesn’t feel quite right, speak to your doctor. Your overall health is, and always will be the most critical factor.

Alternatives to Viviscal

Viviscal does have a rival competitor; Hairfinity.

I will be posting a Hairfinity vs. Viviscal article in the not too distant future so you will be able to compare a couple of the biggest names in hair growth vitamins.

A Holistic Approach to Hair Re-growth

Vitamin supplements should always be part of a “holistic hair re-growth” system. They should be a constituent of a “three-pronged” strategy in combating hair loss.

You also have to look after your outside as well as inside.

Viviscal can help with the “inside” bit to keep your hair healthier, but you should also consider hair oils and shampoos for the “outside.”

Shampoos’ and Oils for the Outside

Shampoos such as Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo are highly rated, and this will also be the subject of a future review.

Hair oils can also help. A favorite brand that comes at an inexpensive price is Wild Growth Hair Oil; yet another solution that is on my review to do list.

In a nutshell; your three-pronged approach, for maximum success, should include vitamins, hair oils, and shampoos.

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Silica for Hair Loss

Silica for Hair Loss – A Vital Nutrient for your Hair Health

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Silica is a very difficult nutrient to work into your diet, but it is vital when it comes to promoting your hair growth.


Silica is an essential Nutrient for Hair Loss

The trace mineral silica is a form of silicon and is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust, (oxygen happens to be the first).

The Earth supplies everything we need for our health, and as silicon is so abundant, it would, therefore, seem to be impossible that there could ever be a problem with silica deficiency. And yet there is!

Processed Food

Unfortunately, because we consume so much processed food, trace minerals have become a rarity in our diets. Chemical treatments have also depleted the soil in which our vegetable foods grow.

The mineral silica is capable of providing strength to our hair, and although it won’t perhaps stop your hair from falling out, it will prevent hair breakage.

How Silica Works

Silica is useful because it works by stimulating the body’s cell metabolism and formation, which, in turn, reduces the rapidity of the aging process.

The Best Fruit and Vegetables to Use to Add Silica to Your Diet

These are the foods that are rich in silica; lettuce, cauliflower, rice, oats, asparagus, parsnips, onion, celery, cabbage, strawberry, leek, cucumber, sunflower seeds, swiss chard, rhubarb.silica diet for hair loss

Try to obtain these groceries from purely organic sources. It is perhaps worth noting that many of these foods, in particular, rice, form a large part of Asian cuisine, and Asians tend to have the strongest and healthiest hair.

For the best results eat all your fruits and vegetable matter raw.

For certain vegetables that require cooking, steam them for only a few minutes.

Be sure to test your thyroid even though doctor’s tests show you do not have a thyroid problem. The basal temperature test is sometimes more sensitive than blood tests taken by doctors.

If you have hyperthyroidism, you will most certainly experience hair loss.

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The Common Causes of Female Hair Loss

7 of the Common Causes of Female Hair Loss

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What Causes Women’s Hair Loss?

We consider the most common causes of female hair loss.

Let’s face it, hair loss for anyone can be a very distressing problem, but women’s hair loss can be especially disturbing.

Here we will delve into the common causes of women’s hair loss and their solutions.

Without question, hair loss, whether you are a man or a woman, can be an extremely worrying issue, but for women, in particular, losing hair can be an especially distressing issue.

While the causes of women’s hair loss are likely to vary from person to person, an understanding of the common causes of female hair loss can help you find the right treatment or remedy.

Number 1

Hereditary thinning, or androgenetic alopecia to give its medical name, is the most common cause of women’s hair loss.

A woman will tend to develop female pattern hair loss by inheriting it from either side of her family, and this can lead to thinning of the hair in women rather than baldness. This process can begin in the woman’s teens, twenties or thirties.

Sadly, there are no cures for “hereditary female hair” loss. There are, however, treatments which may help some women. Such as minoxidil. Minoxidil is a lotion which should be administered to your scalp twice daily.

Another solution which women with thinning hair may wish to consider is “female hair transplantation.” Transplantation is a procedure which involves transferring hair from areas of your head with healthy hair growth to the thinning areas.

As with all procedures of a “surgical” nature, you should only undertake this after taking advice from a specialist.

Number 2

Improper cosmetic treatment is another common cause of female hair fall-out.

Salon favorites such as tints, bleaches, straighteners, hair dyes, and permanents rarely damage your hair if done correctly. However, “over-processing” can cause the hair to become weak or break.

If chemical treatments cause your hair to become brittle and lead to hair fall-out, then it is recommended that you stop the procedure until the damaged hair has grown out.

Number 3

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss which can affect women of any age, and this usually results in hair falling out and leaving round coin-sized patches on the pate. In rare cases, this can result in a total loss of hair.

Although the cause of alopecia areata in women is not apparent, in time the hair usually grows back by itself. Dermatologists can often successfully treat female hair loss caused by alopecia areata.

Number 4

Thyroid disease can also lead to women’s hair loss. If you receive a diagnosis of an under or an over-active thyroid condition, remember that a physician can often successfully treat any associated hair loss.

Number 5

Influenza, high fever or any other form of severe infection may lead to women’s hair loss. After experiencing a bout of illness, even as much as four weeks to three months afterward, you may be alarmed to witness a great deal of hair falling out.

The infection causes your hair to go into a “resting phase” to redirect energy at healing. Hair fall which occurs as a result of disease will usually correct itself.

Number 6 

Certain medications may also lead to hair loss; for example, prescribed drugs used for blood thinning, depression, gout, arthritis, high blood pressure or heart problems.

High doses of vitamin A have also been known to cause women’s hair to fall out.

Number 7

Insufficient amounts of protein in a women’s diet can also be a cause of female hair loss. If you have extreme irregular dietary habits or go on a crash diet you may develop something called protein malnutrition.

Just as in the case of severe illness, the body will put hair into the resting phase to conserve the protein. Significant hair may occur eight to twelve weeks later and be all too easily pulled out by the roots.

You can quickly reverse the hair loss by ensuring you eat the correct levels of protein.

In conclusion, we have examined several common causes of women’s hair loss, and we have suggested some solutions for treating these problems. There are, however, so many different causes of women’s hair loss and you should always consult your dermatologist or physician to correctly diagnose your problem and suggest the best course of action to treat it.



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5 Common Causes of Women’s Hair Loss (Female Balding)

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We do tend to think of balding as a particularly masculine disease. However, women make up 4 out of 10 of the people who experience permanent hair loss.

Here, in this lovely video, you’ll find a list of the main reasons why this happens to female heads:


Number 1

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:

This disorder is also known as polycystic ovary syndrome. It is a metabolic disorder affecting up to five million women in the United States. Hair loss is one of many of its possible side effects.

The others include; weight gain, irregular periods and excessive hair growth on other parts of the body.

Number 2

Telogen Effluvium

This kind of sudden hair loss is our body’s reaction to experiencing a devastatingly traumatic physical/emotional event such as is caused by childbirth or extreme stress. It could also be a side effect of having to take certain medications.

When this happens as much as 90% of our hair in its anagen or growing phase is immediately accelerated to the telogen or shedding phase. At this point, hair might begin falling out by the handful!

Effluvium related hair loss is fortunately treatable and regrowth will often occur.

Number 3


This rare impulse-control “hair-pulling” disorder is characterized by an overwhelming and irresistible compulsion to pull all your hair out, whether it be on your head or your body!

Mostly this condition manifests itself as an action to relieve stress and tension, but it can also be something that people might “absent-mindedly” do automatically.

Scientists working in this field aren’t entirely sure how genetics and environmental factors lead to trichotillomania, but some think it’s linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder which is treatable through education, medication, and behavioral therapy.

Number 4

Alopecia Areata

Sometimes female hair loss results from our hair follicles taking up arms against us, as it were!

Alopecia Areata or “spot baldness” for instance is an autoimmune disorder which causes our white blood cells to mistakenly “gang up” and surround our hair follicles causing them to become inflamed and eventually leading to hair loss.

Fortunately, those white blood cells don’t completely obliterate the hair follicles, and this means that hair regrowth is always possible.

For the four and a half million or more Americans born with this disorder, this approximate is spread evenly between men and women.

Number 5

Androgenic alopecia

Finally, we come to the leading cause of hair loss among women. We also refer to this condition as “Female Pattern Baldness.” Sadly, because it’s hereditary, it can’t be prevented.

It works similarly to Alopecia Areata except for the fact that instead of our white blood cells surrounding and inflaming those hair follicles, as in the case of Alopecia Areata, a hormone derivative called dihydrotestosterone attacks those hair follicles even more aggressively.

While minoxidil, more famously known by its branded name: Rogaine, can slow the alopecia related hair loss down, there currently is no complete cure.

Unfortunately, the chances of regrowth are slim too.

Other Causes

The five conditions discussed in this video are only a few of the things that can lead to female hair loss.

Others are; hyperthyroidism, traction alopecia or self-induced hair loss as a result of hair-styling and chemotherapy.

While learning more about the causes of female hair loss is essential, it’s also paramount to spread the word about that 40% statistic and shine a light on how women make up such a massive proportion of our hair loss community.

This video makes a profound point at the end about how vital it is that we de-stigmatize and “de-gender” the balding process.

Regardless of whether you happen to be from Mars or from Venus, losing your hair can feel like losing a part of yourself.

I hope you enjoyed that short and concise video. Our thanks go to Cristen at the excellent YouTube channel “Stuff Mom Never Told You.

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