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Unread 06-02-2021, 06:02 AM

Hello, Almost 1year post full lap hysterectomy...age 47. on premarin hrt....
noticing more and more brittle nails that break faster than they grow and hair not growing...even with boitin supplements.

does anyone use liquid collagen?

or recommend something for this....and help with weight loss as well. Ive gained way too much weight....but I don't get to excercise like I use to because of job change.

thank you
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Unread 06-03-2021, 04:24 AM

Taking collagen supplements won't necessarily help with your nails and hair if there's an underlying issue, such as an overactive or underactive thyroid, or a nutritional deficiency, which can be diagnosed through a simple blood test. Making sure that you're taking in enough lean protein and Vitamin C can help to support healthy nails, and combining this with an adequate intake of B vitamins and zinc can help to promote a healthy head of hair. I would also suggest taking a close look at your beauty routine; if it includes regular use of nail treatments, tight hairstyles like buns, braids, or ponytails, chemical treatments, or heat tools, those can have an impact, so you may need to cut back on them. As for help with weight loss, here are my top tips: keep a food diary, and don't forget to include all those BLTs - bites, licks, and tastes; fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, the remainder with a serving of carbs about the size of your cupped hand, and a palm-sized serving of protein; avoid high-glycemic carbs from white potatoes, sugary drinks, sugary spreads like jam or honey, candies, refined grain products, and most packaged breakfast, snack, or dessert foods; focus on low-glycemic carbs from most fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains; cook and cool high-carb foods to create resistant starch, which is more likely to be eliminated in your poop than stored as fat; have 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a shot glass of warm water prior to a high-carb meal to further lower the glycemic load; include regular moderate servings of MUFAs, monounsaturated fatty acids from avocados, nuts and seeds, and olive oil; buy a pedometer or fitness tracker, and aim for 10,000 steps per day; give your metabolism a boost by increasing your muscle mass through an online strength training class that utilizes your own weight or ordinary household objects. Best wishes for healthy nails and hair, for a successful weight loss and for your continued health!
Unread 07-29-2021, 02:44 PM
Re: collagen

I have Hashimoto's hypothyroid and have used collagen powders in my smoothies since my surgery. The collagen has helped my nails break less than they have in decades. (They rarely break since starting collagen, whereas breakage was almost constant before collagen.) I don't know if the collagen is doing anything for my hair, but my skin looks somewhat better. I use YouTheory vanilla collagen powder combined with Ancient Nutrition's strawberry lemonade collagen powder pretty much every morning.

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